fantasy premier league – Each clubs disappointments and can they rebound? – part 2


Here’s the second in a series of fantasy premier league articles where we look at each clubs most disappointing FPL player so far this season and see whether they can rebound this or next season. Hopefully it will identify some value players for this or next season.  In this article we’ve looked at Bournemouth and Brighton.

fantasy premier league – Each clubs disappointments and can they rebound? – part 2

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Bournemouth – Ryan Fraser £6.8m




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It was a pretty close call between him and Callum Wilson for the Bournemouth pick.  I’ve gone for Fraser and interestingly Fraser had the biggest price drop over the season for Bournemouth so far £0.7m.

Ryan Fraser as a disappointment this season should never have been a disappointment.  In retrospect his 18/19 season was an aberration as he produced an xA in 18/19 which was something you’d expect from De Bruyne rather than Fraser.  This season he just returned to his normal historic level which is pretty poor to say the least.  I’ve only put 3 seasons up but his 16/17 season is pretty consistent with 17/18.

He also wasn’t a nailed on starter last season either.  For me there’s no rebound here if he stays with Bournemouth, assuming they stay up.

He is out of contract in the summer and apparently Arsenal are interested which surprises me.  However this is the club who signed Cedric Soares on loan presumably to add him on a free in the Summer as well.  So it could be a continuation of a cheap squad build.

Brighton – Pascal Gross £6.2m




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Pascal Gross’s 2nd season with Brighton was already a disappointment so it begs the question as to why this season could be termed one when expectations for him can’t have been very high anyway.

That for me centered around the change of manager from the ultra defensive Chris Hughton to the more progressive and attacking Graham Potter.  Surely Gross’s creativity and set piece delivery would shine in the new environment.

Well it definitely didn’t turn out that way.  The signing of Aaron Mooy meant he took on some of the set piece duties and he also lost his penalty duties which bolstered his xG in 18/19.

He also fell out of favour with Potter only starting 18 matches.  He came off the bench on 5 occasions often for very short minutes and never got off the bench on 6 other occasions.

All this is despite him improving his xA and key pass stats every season.

Despite this it’s hard to see him rebounding next or this season

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