More managers than ever are playing the FPL, and are giving advice on how to play and who to choose Also everywhere.
This means that some players are owned by everyone, but it also means that some players will be missed by the group. These are called “differentials” in the FPL world, and if they serve you, they can get you up the rankings.
Before the first game week of the season, I’ll pick out who I’m following (but not necessarily adding to my team).
Leon Bailey, Aston Villa (£5m)
Bailey had a one-game suspension last term, with injuries limiting him to just 750 minutes (about eight games’ worth) of action.
However, after scoring three goals and assists in a strong pre-season and earning praise from the manager, Pele is expected to start Bournemouth’s first game.
He has the pedigree, registered a solid 0.51 expected goals per game And at Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, last season’s injury record appeared to be a blip: He has only missed 10 games due to injury in the past three years.
At this price, he seems like a worthy bet on Game 1 — and most of the teams currently in less than 10% of FPL managers are eyeing a player like Pedro Neto for half a million more.
Matt Doherty, Tottenham (£5m)
Despite not being in the squad at the start of the season, and former head coaches Nuno and Antonio Conte both seem to dislike Doherty, Doherty’s sudden appearance at the start of the year was only a revelation until his season It was brutally shortened around April due to injury.
Over the course of about 12 game weeks, the Irishman has amassed an absurd seven points per game and he burst into the spot we saw him at Wolves. High above, in goal position.
Despite the fierce competition for the Spurs full-back spot, all eyes are on his teammate Ivan Perisic, who makes up about a third of the squad, with Doherty only 1.1 of them %. Nonetheless, he seems likely to start the season for Spurs in that enticing home game against Southampton, and is likely to be a bargain again for his price.
Callum Wilson, Newcastle United (£7.5m)
Plagued by Wilson’s injury last season, he played just under 1,400 minutes last term (18 starts; 2 Suns appearances) — his worst time on the court.
Nonetheless, Wilson got off to a bright start, scoring an impressive four goals in his first five games while finishing the season with a respectable 4.86 points per 90 minutes.
With a good early game against Nottingham Forest and a team that has improved a lot from where we started last season, I think in Eddie Howe who knows his strengths and will make sure he gets that ability. Under the manager’s lead, the Toon’s No. 9 will likely thrive in positive situations past seeing him score high in service. Wilson is currently only 3% of the team.
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