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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 7: Hot or Cold Player Rankings

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL Draft players.  The ‘Hot’ or ‘Cold’ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!

Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!  New kid on the block hitting good form?  Early draft pick not performing?  Use this article as an objective way to influence your transfer and trade activity!


🔥🔥🔥 Gameweek 7 Player Rankings: Hot List 🔥🔥🔥

These are Fantasy EPL Draft players that have risen in our rankings!  These are potential free agents on good form or established players that you should be looking to trade-in.  Keep an eye on these players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can!


Diego Rico

Position:  Defender

Team:  Bournemouth

Ownership:  20%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  14.25 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  WHU (H), ars (A), NOR (H), wat (A), MUN (H)

What’s Changed?:  We picked out Rico in our Chaps Choices Sleepers XI for Gameweek 6 and he didn’t let us down!  The Bournemouth full-back has taken his time settling into life in the Premier League; but with two assists in two games and a total of 42.75 points from only three games played, Rico’s impressive average points per game is a fantastic 14.25.  Sign him up chaps.  Bournemouth loves going forward, and Rico is pivotal to this.  Defensively, Rico scored 9.75 points in a 1-1 draw; suggesting clean sheets and attacking returns aren’t essential to scoring big points.  He’s on corner duty too.


Nathan Redmond

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Southampton

Ownership:  93%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  10.62 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  tot (A), CHE (H), wol (A), LEI (H), mci (A)

What’s Changed?: With such high ownership statistics, Redmond is a chap to target for a potential trade.  Returning from two games out injured, Redmond was his usual self showing great attacking intent, and despite not picking up an attacking return; Redmond picked up 11 points!  Looking at the fixtures, typically you’d expect to stay clear of a player with Spurs, Chelsea, and Wolves coming up; however, between them they have shipped 32 goals in the opening six Gameweeks (Spurs 8, Chelsea 13, and Wolves 11 goals).  Redmond will fancy his chances of picking up some attacking returns over the coming Gameweeks.


Andriy Yarmolenko

Position:  Forward

Team:  West Ham

Ownership:  56%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  9.5 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  bou (A), CRY (H), eve (A), SHU (H), NEW (H)

What’s Changed?Yarmolenko has started this season steadily and has built up to some impressive performances in the last couple of Gameweeks.  With two goals in the last three games, Yarmolenko has cemented his spot in the West Ham side.  The great news for Yarmolenko owners is that West Ham is playing some great attacking football, with Yarmolenko centrally involved.  With some excellent fixtures coming up, and relatively low ownership, we highly recommend bringing Yarmolenko into your squad.


Gameweek 7 Player Rankings: More Hot Players!

  • Roberto Firmino (100%, Forward, Liverpool)
  • Callum Wilson (99%, Forward, Bournemouth)
  • Tammy Abraham (98%, Forward, Chelsea)
  • Chris Wood (34%, Forward, Burnley)
  • Adama Traore (20%, Forward, Wolves)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (100%, Midfielder, Manchester City)
  • Emi Buendia (94%, Midfielder, Norwich)
  • Mason Mount (93%, Midfielder, Chelsea)
  • John McGinn (92%, Midfielder, Aston Villa)
  • Christian Atsu (60%, Midfielder, Newcastle)
  • Tom Cleverly (30%, Midfielder, Watford)
  • Sofiane Boufal (9%, Midfielder, Southampton)
  • Enda Stevens (56%, Defender, Sheffield United)
  • Aaron Cresswell / Issa Diop (3%/30%, Defender, West Ham)
  • Adam Webster (6%, Defender, Brighton)


❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 7 Player Rankings: Cold List ❄️❄️❄️

These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our rankings.  This may be due to poor form, they have been dropped from the best eleven, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension.  It’s time to consider dropping these players from your squads!


Seamus Coleman

Position:  Defender

Team:  Everton

Ownership:  95%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  6.67

Next 5 Fixtures:  MCI (H), bur (A), WHU (H), bha (A), TOT (H)

What’s Changed?Seamus Coleman has not had the season we’d come to expect from either him or from an Everton defender in general.  Having kept two clean sheets in the opening two Gameweeks, Coleman has failed to register a clean sheet since.  With Manchester City up next, we fully expect the wait for a clean sheet to continue.  Outside of clean sheets, Coleman is scoring very poorly – his fellow left-back Digne is still managing to bag consistent double-figure returns.

RecommendationWe recommend trying to trade Coleman out to a manager who hasn’t realized how badly he’s been scoring!  Despite his high ownership of 95%, Coleman has not been able to repay the faith shown by Fantrax managers; scoring an average of 6.67 points per game.  There is also a bit of a concern that Sidibe may well take Coleman’s slot at right-back.  Start getting proactive here Chaps and trade him out!


Andros Townsend

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Crystal Palace

Ownership:  81%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  5.7 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  NOR (H), whu (A), MCI (H), ars (A), LEI (H)

What’s Changed?: Having started the season in the Palace starting XI, since Gameweek 2, Townsend has started only one game in the remaining four fixtures.  With no attacking returns, and playing in a poor attacking side, we cannot see Townsend picking up many points in the short term.  The Englishman is usually a magnet for ghost points in the Togga scoring system, but it’s not happening for him so far this season.

RecommendationDrop him immediately.  Anyone that is still persisting with Townsend is kidding themselves.  Somehow Townsend’s Fantrax ownership is 81%, despite scoring only 28.5 points at an average of 5.7 points per game.  If these statistics alone are not enough, then the fact Townsend isn’t in the starting XI should help you make their mind up.


Danny Ings

Position:  Forward

Team:  Southampton

Ownership:  70%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  4.6 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  tot (A), CHE (H), wol (A), LEI (H), mci (A)

What’s Changed?:  This season started well with an assist and a goal in the opening three Gameweeks.  But has now found himself out of the side as Che Adams leads the line.  Ings is scoring ok points from the bench, but are you really going to put him in your Fantrax starting XI when he’s only going to see 15 minutes from the bench?!

Recommendation:  Well, at this stage it is difficult to say how this one will pan out.  Whilst Ings isn’t in the starting lineup at present, Adams isn’t scoring goals but looks very promising and a constant threat.  We’d advise holding onto Ings for the time being and see how things play out of the coming two Gameweeks.


Gameweek 7 Player Rankings: More Cold Players!

  • Moise Kean (85%, Forward, Everton) – Rotational.  Bear with him while he’s settling in
  • Willian (81%, Forward, Chelsea) – Not the scoring machine he usually is – consider dropping him despite being in the Chelsea best XI
  • Andre Gray (23%, Forward, Watford) – Watford is in all sorts.  Drop him
  • Ismalia Sarr (22%, Forward, Watford) – Still not getting many minutes, drop him
  • Lucas Moura (98%, Midfielder, Tottenham) – Not in the best XI, consider dropping him depending on the free-agent pool
  • Dani Ceballos (94%, Midfielder, Arsenal) – Not performing well, try and trade him out
  • Todd Cantwell (85%, Midfielder, Norwich) – Try and trade him out… early season form is disappearing
  • Mesut Ozil (82%, Midfielder, Arsenal) – Youngster Sako starts ahead of him in GW6. Drop him immediately
  • Ross Barkley (72%, Midfielder, Chelsea) – His minutes are reducing, try and trade him out, and consider dropping him
  • Harry Wilson (72%, Midfielder, Bournemouth) – Very goal dependent, consider trading him to a less informed manager
  • Leandro Trossard (62%, Midfielder, Brighton) – Currently injured, but keep hold of him
  • Kyle Walker (99%, Defender, Manchester City) – Try and trade him out, big-name player who’s scoring poorly
  • Yerry Mina (86%, Defender, Everton) – Early season cleanie favorites have dropped off, Man City next.  Find an alternative.
  • David Luiz (67%, Defender, Arsenal) – Drop him. Scoring poorly and Arsenal conceding
  • Joseph Gomez (51%, Defender, Liverpool) – Not playing, possibly hold him and see what happens now the Champions League is starting. Matip looks to be first choice though


Previous Hot or Cold Player Rankings Editions: Gameweek 2 | Gameweek 3 | Gameweek 4 | Gameweek 5 | Gameweek 6

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