As we’re now into the international break, I may still roll out a couple more Over The Radar features in addition to a few other planned posts, including a timely guest post from Ruth_NZ, but for many FPL managers replacing the second highest scoring midfielder will be the main priority.
Normally I would probably start and end the search in the same mid-price bracket as Payet, who started the season at a reasonable 7.5m and is currently priced at 8.3m. However, there are other factors to consider such as the form of the 8.8m-priced Mesut Özil, who has continued to score well since I reviewed him two weeks ago, and the possible return to fitness after the international break of Sergio Agüero. Many FPL managers have spread their spare Agüero money around their team so replacing Payet with a cheap midfield option could be an opportunity release some of it.
As a result, there are a wider range of options to consider than might normally be the case. To help me decide out who to review, I’m asking for your help. If you could answer the following poll question that would be great (I will close the poll after two days). I will probably look at a couple of options from each price bracket over the break, but it would be good to focus on the area where demand is greatest. If one area comes out well ahead I may focus more energy there. Thank you!