fantasy premier league transfers – new player profiles, moves within the PL and outgoings.


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Here’s our fantasy premier league transfers article where we focus on new players to Premier League.  In this article we look at Newcastle forward Joelinton,Villa CBs Engels and Konsa, Sheffield Mid Robinson and Leicester LB Justin.  We also look at the effect of transfers within the premier league like Ayoze Perez as well as outgoings like Trippier

fantasy premier league transfers – new player profiles, moves within the PL and outgoings.

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New player profiles

Joelinton

Newcastle have signed for £40m Brazilian Joelinton from Hoffenheim.  He’s a 22 year old 6 foot 1 inch CF who got 7 goals and 7 assists from 25 starts plus 3 as sub in 18/19.  That’s a goal or assist every 152 mins which is ok.  No International experience.

His xG90 was 0.37 and xA90 0.22.  While the xG is pretty ordinary for a striker the xA is very good and the xA is a similar level to what Callum Wilson operates at who is one of the better creative strikers.  Obviously his xG is miles above Joelintons though.  It’s worth noting he has consistently underperformed his underlying stats.

The price will be everything as he’s yet to appear in FPL.  Newcastle are 10th ranked on my attacking fixture ease schedule over 6 games.

For the cost he will surely start which means the end of budget striker £5.5 Muto

Here’s an article on him

GW1 ARS (H)
GW2 NOR (A)
GW3 TOT (A)
GW4 WAT (H)
GW5 LIV (A)
GW6 BHA (H)

Bjorn Engels

Aston Villa signed 24 yo  6 foot 4 inch Belgian CB Bjoen Engels from Ligue 1 side Stade Reims for £7m.

In 18/19 he started 33 games with 1 goal and 1 assist for a goal or assist every 1435 minutes which is pretty poor.  He’s played 2 games for the Begian U21 side and has a reasonable whoscored rating of 6.83.

At the moment he has a groin injury with an unknown return date.  He’s £4.5m in FPL.  For no price difference you cn get Tyrone Mings as the Villa defender for what I would perceive to be less gametime risk.

Villa are 16th over the first 6 fixtures in my defensive fixture ease article.  However you would probably use them as part of a cheap rotation.  Here’s a link to my earlier defensive rotation article

Here’s a link to an article on him

GW1 TOT (A)
GW2 BOU (H)
GW3 EVE (H)
GW4 CRY (A)
GW5 WHU (H)
GW6 ARS (A)

Ezri Konsa

Aston Villa have signed 21 year old 6 foot CB Ezri Konsa from Brentford for £12m.  He played 42 games for Brentford in the Championship in 18/19 and scored 1 goal with a resulting goal or assist every 3,752 minutes.  He’s played 7 games for the Ebgland U 21 side and has a whoscored rating of 6.72

He’s £4.5m in FPL.

As I said above, Villa are 16th over the first 6 fixtures in my defensive fixture ease article.  However you would probably use them as part of a cheap rotation.  Here’s a link to my earlier defensive rotation article.  Again I would think Mings would have more certain gametime for the same price.

Here’s a link to an article on him

GW1 TOT (A)
GW2 BOU (H)
GW3 EVE (H)
GW4 CRY (A)
GW5 WHU (H)
GW6 ARS (A)

Callum Robinson

Robinson is a 24yo 5 foot 10 inch LW who Sheffield United have signed from Preston for £7m. He started 24 games plus 3 as sub in 18/19 for 12 goals and 3 assists at a goal or assist every 136 minutes which is pretty respectable.  He’s played 6 games for the Republic of Ireland.

He’s £5.5m in FPL and a midfielder.

I personally don’t see how he fits into the Sheffield system which relies on FBs for width rather than wingers.  Perhaps he could be some makeshift left sided forward but he doesn’t appeal to me.

Sheffield are 19th over the first 6 games in my attacking fixture ease schedule. 

Here’s an article on him

GW1 BOU (A)
GW2 CRY (H)
GW3 LEI (H)
GW4 CHE (A)
GW5 SOU (H)
GW6 EVE (A)

 James Justin

Leicester have signed 21 year old 6 foot LB/RB from Luton for an undisclosed fee.  He started 37 games plus 6 as sub for Luton in League 1 last season for 3 goals and 8 assists at a very good goal or assist every 295 minutes.  It is League 1 though but it shows his attacking intent.

He’s played 2 games for the England U20 side.

I don’t expect him to get anywhere near the first team unless 1 of Chilwell or Pereira is suddenly sold.

Here’s an article on him

Within the premier league transfers 

Lys Mousset

The Bournemouth striker has moved to Sheffield United for a record fee.  The FPL £5.0m forward only played 350 minutes last season and only scored 1 goal and no assists in that time.  Interestingly his underlying stats are ok.  His xG is 0.45 and his xA 0.09.  His shot volume at 3.51 per 90 is very good so there is some hope.  Unfortunately he has been an underperformer of those stats and I would expect him to get less chances at Sheffield than Bournemouth

Here’s an article on him

Ravel Morrison

The attacking midfielder who has a big history for a mixture of reasons has signed for Sheffield United.  He’s only £5.0m and apart from 34 minutes in 14/15 he’s only had about 1,000 minutes in 13/14 for a goal or assist every 230 minutes.

The CAM position for Sheffield United is up for grabs though with 30 plus year old Duffy and new signing from QPR Luke Freeman contesting it

Here’s an article on him.  Make of it what you will

Sam Byram

Right back moved from West Ham to Norwich.  Surely just cover for Aarons if he’s injured or signed by someone else.  There’s no FPL price discount for this though.  He’s £4.5m and if you’re going near the Norwich defence then you’re better going for Aarons

A BBC article on the signing

Fabian Delph

The makeshift LB or CDM moved from Man City to Everton.  He’s never scored more than 3 goals or got more than 4 assists in a season.  Interestingly he is classified as a defender but at £5.5m I would still prefer Coleman.  Will compete with Gomes and Schneiderlin or try and replace Gueye in competition with the latter if Gueye leaves for PSG.

Here’s a fanzine article on his signing

Jay Rodriguez

An interesting one.  A £6.0m forward for Burnley.  I assume he’s been bought in for competition against Wood and Barnes although I would be surprised if he unsurps them for GW1.  His last season in the PL was a bit of a disaster in 17/18 with WBA and a goal or assist every 350 mins and a pretty poor xG90 of o.22 and xA90 of 0.06.  However there is a player in there somewhere.  His 16/17 season with Southampton saw a very impressive goal or assist every 127 minutes and an xG90 of 0.50 and an xA90 of 0.05.  That’s an xG better than Rashford or Firmino last season although they offered way more on the xA front.

He could alternatively play LM.

Here’s an article on his

return to Burnley 

Tyrone Mings

The Bournemouth CB/LB signed for Villa after a successful part season for them in the Championship for a fee which could go as high as £26.5m.  For the fee alone and his 18/19 season I expect him to be the safest starter for Villa in defence and at £4.5m you’re not paying any premium for my perceived security.

Although he seems to have been around a while he’s actually only played 359 minutes of Premier League football in total over 4 seasons.  This is a mixture of injury and selection but it hardly makes him a premier league veteran.

Last season for Villa he played 14 games plus 1 assist for 1 goal and 2 assists for a respectable goal or assist every 461 minutes.  He had a good whoscored rating in the Championship of 6.98.

Here’s an article on his signing

Erik Pieters

The 30 year old LB joined Burnley from Championship Stoke for a fee around £1m.  With Stephen Ward leaving he’s presumably cover for Charlie Taylor although I guess it’s not out of the question that he could take his place.  Both are £4.5m which leaves the safest cheap route into the Burnley defence as £4.5m RB Lowton.

Pieters has played 169 games in the PL in total so is experienced.  Believe it or not he has played 18 games for the Dutch National side and had the misfortune of appearing in the Cheshire housewives TV programme.

He was left out of a number of the last games of the season for Stoke though interestingly.  His attacking record is mixed.  Poor in his last season in the PL but pretty good last season for Stoke in the Championship.

Here’s an article on him.

Ayoze Perez

The FPL £6.5m mid signed for Leicester for £30m from Newcastle.  I expect him to play on the right hand side of the midfield for Leicester but drift in to an almost a second striker role with RB Pereira providing the width.  This would be similar to how things worked at Newcastle.

His PPM of 3.8 is pretty disappointing although within a defensive set up by Benitez so you’d expect some bounce for a more attacking team in Leicester and for the reclassification as a  midfielder as opposed to a forward with 1 more point for a goal and 1 for a clean sheet.

His underlying stats for Leicester were also pretty disappointing at an xG90 of 0.25 and an xA90 of 0.12.  His shots per 90 at 1.68 is also appalling.  His strength though was his consistent ability to outperform those stats.  He is a very good finisher.

Here’s an article on his signing

In case you were wondering who these people are

When I read the premier league summer transfer summary I sometimes see players I have no clue who they are.  Well here are a few transfers in who are not relevant to FPL but at least you know they are no threat to someone you’re getting in

Vonate Daley Campbell – 18 yo RB Leicester U23

George Hirst –  20 yo CF Leicester U23

Aidan Fitzpatrick – 18 yo RM Norwich U23

Ali Regbha  – 19 yo RW Leicester U23

Outgoings and the effect they may have

Trippier

The RB has left Spurs for Atletico Madrid.  I expect the £5.0m defs Aurier and Walker-Peters to fight out the RB spot although they both could suffer rest related rotation in any case. Hopefully we will find out more in pre-season but at £5.0m in the Spurs defence that’s pretty good value.  However after a 2 game suspension £5.0m Foyth will then also come into contention for the role so it will be a pretty crowded space.  Vertonghen and Alderweireld at £5.5m are the certain entries into the Spurs defence albeit with little attacking potential.

Knockaert    

The Brighton RW has now joined  Fulham on an initial loan deal.  That for me gives £5.0m March and £6.0m Jahanbakhsh the chance to establish their place in the team.  March’s record last season was pretty appalling with a goal and 6 assists with 1 if either every 350 minutes and a PPM of 2.7.

Jahanbakhsh was even worse.  A PPM of 1.7 and no goals or assists in 1014 minutes.  It is worth remembering that in 33 games for AZ in Holland he got 21 goals and 12 assists at a goal or assist every 86 minutes.  That’s Aguero numbers.  No while teh Dutch league translation to the premier league is uncertain at best there has to be a player in there somewhere for those numbers.  In a more attacking system maybe we’ll see it.  It’s just a shame he’s £6.0m.

Joselu

The Newcastle forward returned to Spain.  Did momentarily give an FPL £5.5m option to Muto but now I expect Joelinton (above ) to lead the line.

Adomah

Released by Villa which should give £5.5m mid El Ghazi a clear run although it appears that Egypt winger Trezeguet is about to sign for Villa which will provide pretty serious competition for him at an undoubtedly more expensive FPL price

Herrera  

What do you do when you have defensive midfield problems.  You let your best tackling midfielder walk out the door for nothing.  While in theory it could give an ability for £5.5m Fred or £5.0 McTominay to start in midfield neither are realistic FPL options and OGS has been playing 2 at times in the midfield which will surely be Matic and Pogba.

Fixture Ease attacking players

Here’s a useful quick reference for any attacking player over the next 6 games in order of easiness

fantasy premier league transfers

Fixture ease defensive players

Here’s a useful quick reference for any defensive player over the next 6 games in order of easiness

That’s it hope you found it useful

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5 thoughts on “fantasy premier league transfers – new player profiles, moves within the PL and outgoings.”

  1. Geek!

    You’re Callum Robinson (SHU) stats are wrong mate!
    It should say 12 goals/ 3 assists (1yellow)

    NB. reference whoscored/soccerbase

    • Thanks Luke, yes I read the wrong thing. It’s now corrected. Appreciate it thanks very much.

      Yes I saw some highlights of the Chesterfield game and he did look good

  2. Another point on Callum Robinson, in preseason he has been playing as a second striker, and has looked pretty lively. Possibly worth adding to the watchlist given that he is classified as a midfielder?

    • Thanks Luke, yes I read the wrong thing. It’s now corrected. Appreciate it thanks very much.

      Yes I saw some highlights of the Chesterfield game and he did look good

  3. Being from Ireland myself, I have seen Callum Robinson play for Ireland. He is yet another player who qualifies to play for the ROI through what we refer to as the “granny rule”. One of his grandmothers was born here. I believe he has appeared 8 times for Ireland, not 6. In any case, although he has looked lively for Ireland, I wouldnt think he is FPL material, unless he has some sort of break out season.

    Of all the names here, only Perez is appealing. Joelinton a monitor.

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