Best Newcastle United players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

Amid the never-ending discord between supporter, manager and much-maligned owner, Newcastle United’s 2017/18 campaign was one that any newly promoted Championship club would be happy to emulate.

Having bounced back from their relegation in 2015/16 at the first attempt, the Magpies finished tenth in the Premier League last season and only fell into the drop zone on two occasions throughout the season – one of which was on the opening weekend.

United had the seventh-best defensive record in the top flight (conceding four fewer goals than Arsenal) and the likes of Jamaal Lascelles and Martin Dubravka offered excellent value in Fantasy Premier League, priced as they were at £4.5m.

Ayoze Perez, meanwhile, was one of the stand-out budget forwards in the second half of the season, scoring six goals in the final eight matches of the season.

Price hikes for Lascelles, Dubravka and Perez, a lack of investment from Mike Ashley, and awful fixtures in the first eight Gameweeks will likely deter many FPL bosses from purchasing any Newcastle assets initially. However, Benitez’s ability to make his squad greater than the sum of its parts means that a handful of their budget picks are worth considering once the fixtures ease up.

In-depth data on Newcastle’s season is available in the Members’ Area, while Fantasy Football Scout members can also read our detailed analysis of the key statistics in the article below.

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1,020 Comments Post a Comment
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 18 days ago

    Any opinion on nailed 4.0 defenders?

  2. Tube!!
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 18 days ago

    Would you change anything.....

    Ederson. (Button)
    Robbo. Cedric. Peltier. (Pereira. Wan Bissaka).
    Salah. Sane. Milojoveic. Richarlison. Jota.
    Kun. Firmino. (Quaner)

    1. Pillson
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 18 days ago

      I would downgrade firmino to Wood or one of the 7m strikers, leaving you money to upgrade milo and your defence

      1. Tube!!
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 18 days ago

        Thanks but keeping Firmino and then GW3 > Lacazette.

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          2 years, 18 days ago

          Cedric out. He seduces us every year. Not taking the bait this time..

  3. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 18 days ago

    Start with

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 18 days ago

      Kun for gw2 capt (bit of a gamble with Jesus lurking)

    • 3 Years
    2 years, 18 days ago

    Pick an option lads.

    A. Richarlison Dilva Kane
    B. Martial Mahrez Aguero

    Rest of team is

    Ederson Boruc
    Robertson Bailly Tomkins Cedric Wan-Bissaka
    Salah Hughes Ward
    Firmino Wood

    1. Pillson
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 18 days ago

      B has short term potential, A more of a slow burner. Reluctantly picking A

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