More managers than ever play FPL and tips on how to play and who should i choose it also exists everywhere.
This means that some players belong to everyone, but it also means that some are lost from the herd. These are called “differentials” in the world of FPL and are the ones that can raise your rank if they go for you.
Ahead of the first Gameweek of the season, I’ll pick who’s on my radar (but not necessarily gracing my team).
Leon Bailey, Aston Villa (£5.0m)
Bailey had a stop start start last season, with injury limiting him to just 750 minutes (about 8 games worth) of action.
However, after scoring 3 goals and an assist in a strong pre-season and earning the praise of his manager, Bailly is in contention to start the matchday 1 away at Bournemouth.
He has a pedigree, having registered a stable 0.51 expected goal involvements per game while at Leverkusen in Germany and last season’s injury record seems unfortunate: he had only missed 10 games of the previous 3 years due to injury.
At that price, he looks worth a point for Gameweek 1 – and is currently in less than 10% of FPL manager’s squads, with most looking for 0.5m more like Pedro Neto.
Matt Doherty, Tottenham (£5.0m)
Despite not being in the starting line-up at the start of the season, seemingly out of favor with former manager Nuno and also Antonio Conte, Doherty burst onto the scene at the turn of the year and was nothing short of a revelation until his season was cut short by injury in about April. .
Over the course of roughly 12 weeks of play, the Irishman put up a frankly ridiculous 7 points per game as he slotted into the positions we saw him at Wolves. high up on the pitch, in scoring positions.
Although there is plenty of competition for wing back slots at Spurs, and all eyes are on team-mate Ivan Perisic, who is in around a third of squads to Doherty in just 1.1% of them. Nevertheless, he looks set to start the season for Spurs in this tantalizing game at home to Southampton and could well be a bargain at his price again.
Callum Wilson, Newcastle United (£7.5m)
Last season was hampered by injury for Wilson, who managed just under 1400 minutes (18 starts, 2 suns) last term – his worst time on the field.
Despite this, Wilson got off to a bright start and scored an impressive 4 goals in his first 5 games while finishing the season with a decent 4.86 points per 90 marks.
With a nice early game against Nottingham Forest and a much improved squad from the one that started last campaign, I think the Toon No9 could be positive to flourish under a manager in Eddie Howe who knows his strengths and will ensure that it has the item. of the serve which has seen him score well in the past. Wilson is only on 3% of teams right now.
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