Here’s Erin with her article on who which new signings can make an impact in fantasy football next season?
New Signings: Who Can Make an impact in Fantasy Football Next Season?
The 19/20 Premier League fixture list has now been announced, with anticipation amongst supporters already being high following what was undoubtedly one of the most exciting top-flight campaigns in recent history. While the transfer window has had a relatively slow start to date, there have certainly been a number of high-profile signings in the Premier League, which will potentially affect how Fantasy Football managers select their side for the opening weekend of fixtures. So, let’s take a closer look at three of the bigger summer transfers so far, along with their potential to earn fantasy points this season.
Having missed out on a move to Leeds United back in January, Daniel James secured a dream move to Manchester United, with the Welsh winger having set the Championship alight for Swansea City last season. Known for his lightning speed and trickery, James moved to Old Trafford for an estimated fee of around £15 million, with the 21-year-old undoubtedly hoping to make an impact for new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The issue is that James is uncertain to command a place in the starting line-up at the beginning of the season with Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez playing in his favoured left wing position. However, he could well be a useful substitute for the Red Devils. Scoring four goals from just over 30 appearances for the Swans during his time in Wales, James will be hoping to improve upon his record in front of goal, as well as provide chances for those around him.
West Ham once again demonstrated their financial muscle by completing the signing of Spanish international Pablo Fornals from Villarreal, with the 23-year-old having impressed for the Yellow Submarine in La Liga over recent years. The attacking midfielder has earned two caps for Spain at senior level and is part of the Under-21 squad participating at the European Championships this summer. Known for his creativity, Fornals will be hoping to strike up a good understanding with the likes of Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic at the London Stadium, among others. Despite not being prolific in front of goal, Fornals is likely to create a hatful of chances for his teammates, making him a good option for Fantasy Football managers ahead of the new season. West Ham are one of the sides looking to break up the top 6 monopoly and are one of the favoured teams to do so by both, the largest UK bookies and new betting sites, such as Black Type.
Having defeated Derby County in the Playoff Final, Aston Villa secured their return to the Premier League, with manager Dean Smith being quick to sign a player who he is more than familiar with.
Attacker Jota has signed from fierce rivals Birmingham City, with the Spaniard having played under Smith at former club Brentford. The 28-year-old joined the Blues for £6 million back in 2017, scoring eight goals in two seasons at St. Andrews. Jota is known for his eye for goal and creative ability, meaning that he could well be a huge asset for a Villa side looking for a fast start upon their return to the top-flight. Jota was signed for a relatively small fee, however his ability in the final third could well see him pick up a good amount of points in the early stages of the new season
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