Fantasy Premier League Deadline is fast approaching, and Harry Kane and Mo Salah combined prices (25.5) have left us with less than 75 to spend on 13 players. In order to get the best out of our teams, let us try out these players that are tipped to spark this season.
27Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) – £6m
The Nigerian had plenty of games at the end of last season and had looked sharped ever since even in pre-season. Whether he starts regularly is still in doubt, but he’s keeping us on our toes and giving us a selection headache.
26Leo Bonatini (Wolves) – £5m
Loe Bonatini is Wolves dangerman, and the striker found the back of the net twelve times as he helped the side climb from Championship to Premier League. New boy Raul Jimenez will give him competition but he’s got plenty of potentials to be the bargain of the season.
25Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6m
Wilson has had a torrid career as injuries have blighted the ex-Coventry City star, but that has not taken much from him. 8 scored goals last season, he might do more this season.
24Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.5m
Now he’s at Fulham; the Serbian star has become a prime target. He’ll be an excellent initial buy but may need to be transferred if too many managers pick him.
23Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £7m
Zaha has been moved from midfield to attack, and his position in FPL has also changed. Last season was good, and we expect him to carry on from where he stopped this season.
22Cenk Tosun (Everton) – £7m
The Turkish striker is beginning to show signs of being a keeper terror as he has begun to adapt to life in the Premier League. He starred towards the end of last season and we expect more from him this season.
21Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)- £6.5m
The west Londoners’ wonderkid didn’t get the World Cup wildcard some felt he might, but he’s now set for his first Premier League campaign and looks a great prospect at £6.5m given his contributions last term. Getting anywhere near the 16 goals and eight assists he provided will make him a steal.
20Diogo Jota (Wolves) – £6.5m
Everybody has eyes on this kid. The Portuguese 21-year-old hit 17 goals last-term, you would really have to be foolish not to consider him a bargain.
19Tom Cairney (Fulham) – £5m
Tom was an integral part of the Cottagers revival from Championship and he is set for the big stage. Though the EPL is hard, he is up to the challenge and is worth a little punt.
18Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8m
He may divide opinion, but you won’t see many players worth this getting six goals and 10 assists, plus a hatful of extra points for clean sheets.
17Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £7.5m
Naby Keita is in a team filled with quality footballers, and he can only shine brighter. The Liverpool midfielder is consistent and is surely a bargain.
16Ademola Lookman (Everton) – £5.5m
Back from RB Leipzig, the ex-Charlton star will either be a first-team star for the Toffees or move on to pastures new. If he remains at Goodison Park, or in the Premier League, then he’s someone to watch out for.
15David Hoilett (Cardiff City) – £5.5m
His Premier League spells with Blackburn, and Queens Park Rangers seem like long distant memories but back again with the Bluebirds and will be vital to there success.
14Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – £5.5m
If Ruben stays with the Blues then you might as well skip him but should he leave or get loaned to another club, then you should consider him
13Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolves) – £5.5m
Another Molineux maestro in our bargain bin is winger Cavaleiro who scored nine and created 12 goals last year. Don’t let the muscular frame fool you, he’s got plenty of skill and guile, plus he’s quality with both feet.
12N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £5m
It’s a risky one but he’ll start every game, get the odd bonus point, goal, and assist. But mainly Kante will be steady points throughout a season, with the added bonus of clean sheets.
11Will Hughes (Watford) – £5m
Injury stopped Hughes in his tracks last season, but he still got two goals and three assists and was being watched by Gareth Southgate with the potential for an England call-up. If he stays free of problems, he could be a real hit for the Hornets.
10Ruben Neves (Wolves) – £5m
Pass master and long-range goal scorer, the Portuguese star seems like a decent shot for FPL managers, although he maybe lacks a little in the assist department.
9Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £5m
Previously wanted by Tottenham, many were slightly surprised it was the Foxes who managed to land Pereira. He’s an attacking full-back, who was once a winger, and has four goals and eight assists across the last two campaigns in Ligue 1 and the Primeira Liga.
8Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £5m
What a season the young Merseysider had, and now he’s set to begin the campaign as Jurgen Klopp’s No.1 right-back. He can only improve so expect more than the one goal and two assists he managed in 2017/18.
7Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – £5.5m
He really came to life at the end of last season and has been given a much higher price. He usually aids attackers and can also score if he has the chance. Watch out for him, worth the risk
6Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5m
Ryan Betran missed the World Cup selection, and he will want to step up so he can make it to Euro 2020. He created five goals for the second season in a row when the Saints were almost being relegated.
5Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – £4.5m
As Bournemouth conceded goals and clean sheets reduced, Daniels had his worst season so far in terms of FPL points but with the Cherries set for a freshen up under Eddie Howe, we feel he will once again get amongst the goals and assists.
4Jordan Pickford (Everton) – £5m
With the Toffees rebuilding under Marco Silva, we can expect them to be a lot more consistent and also seal the leakages in defence, and this will do wonders for England hero Pickford’s point-scoring ability.
3Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £4.5m
Having kept 10 clean sheets for Getafe last season, the Spanish star, 31, signed for the Eagles and is an immediate upgrade on what they had between the sticks last season. We will be looking forward to his heroics, and if he does anything like that in the Premier League, he’ll be value for money.
2Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) – £4.5m
The Dane played a crucial role in keeping the Terriers up and got a decent 135 points for all his troubles. If he does the same again, he’ll be a good signing.
1Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) – £4.5m
Aside Swansea’s relegation, the Polish goalkeeper still managed to nab 157 points last term. Fabianski finished third in the keeper’s log, 1 point behind Ederson (158). Swansea’s weak defence was part of why Fabianski managed only nine clean sheets, but for a keeper that faced 193 shots and saved 137, this keeper is good. He had since moved to West Ham, and he will make good competition for De Gea. He’s a great shot-stopper to start with.