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FPL reveal the first player prices of 2019/20

The first Fantasy Premier League player prices of the 2019/20 season have been revealed by the game’s official Twitter account.

Wednesday evening saw five players priced up, with four of them more expensive than they were at the start of 2018/19.

We also had the first positional reclassification of the season announced.

Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) – Goalkeeper

Having begun the last two seasons at £4.5m, Lukasz Fabianski has been handed a price rise to £5.0m for the start of the new campaign.

Fabianski was the sixth-highest-scoring FPL goalkeeper of 2018/19, having been the top Premier League shot-stopper for saves made (148).

The Polish goalkeeper has been in the top four for that statistic in each of the last five seasons.

The Hammers actually sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 2 to 12, once the opening weekend visit of Manchester City is out of the way.

It remains to be seen how FPL price up other goalkeepers in last year’s budget bracket but Fabianski’s price hike may be a blow to those who considered the Poland international a reliable, cut-price option who they could ‘set and forget’.

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) – Defender

The top-scoring FPL defender of 2018/19 has, as expected, been handed a price rise ahead of next season.

Andrew Robertson was available for £6.0m 12 months ago but Fantasy managers looking to buy the Scotland international will now have to fork out £7.0m – just £0.1m more than his peak price in Gameweeks 30-32 in the season just gone.

Robertson registered 21 clean sheets, 12 assists and 29 bonus points last season.

It will be interesting to see what price Trent Alexander-Arnold is listed as by FPL, given that the Liverpool and England right-back outscored his teammate in terms of points per match (6.4 v 5.9) in 2018/19 and recorded twice as many assists (ten v five) in the final 11 Gameweeks of last season.

Matt Ritchie (£5.5m) – Defender

The first FPL positional change of 2019/20 has been announced.

Matt Ritchie, as we and many others anticipated, has been reclassified as a Fantasy defender, having been used almost exclusively as a left-back/wing-back from Gameweek 13 onwards.

Rafael Benitez switched to a 3-4-2-1/5-4-1 in November and effectively stuck with it for the remainder of the season.

The Spanish head coach will, of course, depart the north-east when his contract expires at the end of June.

Whoever takes up the managerial role at St James’ Park, then, may have different ideas about Newcastle’s formation and where Ritchie fits into that new system.

We could, therefore, have Ritchie as an “out of position” asset as soon as Gameweek 1.

The Magpies’ opening run of fixtures is one of the least appealing in the division, however, and there may be little interest in Newcastle assets straight away.

Whether the new head coach on Tyneside can match the 11 clean sheets that Newcastle kept in 2018/19 is another question, given how well Benitez organised the personnel at his disposal.

Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) – Midfielder

The best-value FPL midfielder of 2018/19 (based on points per million spent) has, unsurprisingly, been handed a steep price rise.

Fraser started last season as a budget £5.5m option but had risen to £6.4m by the season’s end, having finished as the sixth-highest-scoring FPL midfielder with 181 points.

A total of 21 attacking returns was more than he had managed in the previous two seasons combined, while only Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling registered more assists than the Scotland international (14).

£7.5m was perhaps at the top-end of what we were expecting but no FPL asset came close to matching the 28 big chances that he created.

The Cherries face all three newly promoted teams in the first nine Gameweeks of 2019/20.

Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m) – Defender

Leicester City’s attack-minded right-back has been handed a price rise, which may be enough to deter many FPL managers.

Nevertheless, only Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson registered more assists than Pereira (eight) among FPL defenders last season.

The Portugal international was the second-highest-scoring FPL defender who didn’t play for one of the ‘big six’ and outscored Matt Doherty by two points.

Pereira didn’t miss out on any of the ten clean sheets that the Foxes recorded, while he had the occasional “out of position” run-out on the wing – though was very much used as an orthodox right-back under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

It will be interesting to see what price Ben Chilwell is on the opposite flank, given that the England left-back registered half the number of attacking returns (no goals, five assists) in 2018/19.

The fact that Leicester sit bottom of our Season Ticker for Gameweeks 1 to 8 may delay any sort of investment in the Foxes’ backline, however.

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  1. The 5% Team
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 4 hours ago

    Robertson = 7.0

    cheaper than expected I'd say

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Was expecting more!

  2. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Robbo is a must for that price

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Too much for me, even though it's a decent price

    2. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Bargain

  3. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Peak Baines was edging the £8m and never hit over 200 points. Robertson serious value for me.

    1. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah he's definitely come in £0.5m cheaper than I expected he would. Good news! All hinges on TAA now!

  4. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Ritchie £5.5m defender. Decent-ish if the new gaffer has him OOP on the flanks in a 4atb formation.

    1. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      I think Benitez leaving Newcastle, while frustrating for their fans, could be the catalyst needed to turn Ritchie into a serious OOP option. It obviously depends on who the new manager will be, and whether they're any good post-Benitez, but him leaving increases his chances of moving out of that left-back slot!

  5. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    why would you get Robbo for 7.0 when you can have Ritchie for 5.5!?

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 53 mins ago

      You're allowed more than one defender. Both good value.

  6. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    7.0 for Robertson is a steal. If he collected those 200+ points as a midfielder he would be close to 10 million (maybe even higher).

  7. Marvin OBE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    AWB going to Utd it seems.

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Where did you find that info?

      1. Marvin OBE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Sky sports news are reporting it.

        1. Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          Joking mate 🙂

          1. Marvin OBE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            I thought you might be.

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Yep we’ll probably play him right defence

        1. Marvin OBE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          Good player. A good signing for you.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Yeah, he is class. Step in the right direction!

        2. Conor1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          Great signing. Will challenge Young and might get a few games.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Youngy won’t play for us again. He’s done at this level.

              1. Geoff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                Strongly don't agree with that. He won't be first choice but he'll certainly get minutes

            • Marvin OBE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              He should start. Especially for the money he's costing.

        3. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          Robbo at the expected price. Might be an Alonso case once again, better not get him at the start at least due to the inevitable price drop.

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            I don't want to miss out on any of his points...in my team from GW1

          2. Pinball Wizard
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            what if his price rises even more? I don't see a price drop unless he gets injured or banned.

          3. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Your tricks won’t work on me, Triple Liverpool D even if all 3 are £7m

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          Robbo is definitely in.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              I’m going to see if he’s injured or not 1st

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                What kind of injury may he be having?

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 3 hours ago

                  already has one, hammy (probably be alright though I'd guess)

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 3 hours ago

                    Cheers

          2. OneDifferential
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Andrew

          3. Godfrey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            7.5 for Fraser is quite high

            1. Gringo Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Way too much if he stays at Bournemouth

          4. CloudSky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Fraser 7.5 mil.

            With those prices, there is no way anyone in the game shouldnt go at least 4 atb, possibly 5.

            1. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Pretty much expected price I guess...he was the 6th highest scoring midfielder

            2. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Could be great if he gats a move somewhere!

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                Except for he will not be nailed

            3. Pinball Wizard
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Happy days when I got Fraser at 5.5 for gw1 last season...

              Now at 7.5 I guess I will have to go with Brooks probably

              Since Bournemouth have good fixtures

          5. Naby K8a
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            The lack of transfer business atm is killing my enthusiasm for the new season. Everyone with the same team zzz

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Transfer business is very expensive in this day and age. Very hard to yank core players from a team.

              1. Naby K8a
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                Leicester wanting 90m for Maguire the latest example of that. Mental

              2. Bad Kompany
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                Whenever it’s a top team trying to get a player they add an extra 15m to the price

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 3 hours ago

                  Why shouldnt they?

                  1. Bad Kompany
                    • 1 Year
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    It is a very smart move by them. It does however make the transfers take longer if they even happen

            2. DavidMunday815
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Yeah at the moment we can only have the same five players!

          6. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            FPL twitter is delusional as usual

          7. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Just one of Robbo and TAA?

            Or both?

            14m for those plus one of mane and robbo....

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Surely both

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Both. Hoping TAA is at 6.5.

            3. Pinball Wizard
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              I'll probably go with Alisson, who might be at 6.0 and one of TAA/VVD/Robbo Otherwise is just too expensive

              1. Game Over
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 51 mins ago

                No!

            4. All Out of Mounie
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 49 mins ago

              Going both, unless Allison is cheaper than Ederson.

          8. Bad Kompany
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Current thoughts:

            Fab and Fraser seem to have been priced correctly.

            Disappointed that Robertson is so cheap. Huge ownership incoming.

            Really like Ritchie price at defender. Will wait and see new manager and how they line up and how they look. Think that he’ll likely be OOP and on set pieces so could be an absolute steal.

            1. Pinball Wizard
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Yeah and Newcastle fixtures are terrible too:
              ARS | nor | tot | WAT | liv

              So I wouldn't get near him until gw 6, that gives us time to see if he is oop as well.

          9. Pereira at 6.0m - too expensive?
            Godfrey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            I think we need a 125 million budget with those prices. Ricardo at 6.0.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Pereira 6 vs Robbo 7 is interesting. Wonder who will come through as good options in the 5m / 5.5m bracket...

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              😆 Who makes these pricing decisions?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                To expand, Robbo at 7.0 versus Pereira at 6.0 makes very little sense. Did Leicester even keep a clean sheet after Rodgers came in?

            3. Right back Atsu
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Disagree, Fab, Robbo and Richie cheap.

            4. asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 1 hour ago

              Can’t see the value whatsoever despite the fact he played further forward.

              Listed under “exciting option to punt on pre wildcard/free hit”

            5. Legomané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 51 mins ago

              Sadly (as a GW1 owner last season) not interested.

            6. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              I agree he’s overpriced. However, there’s a good chance he’s among top scorers of any player 6 million and lower over course of season.

              Will there be better value defenders that emerge? Of course. But as a set and forget for short, medium, or long term he’s a safe/ strong pick unlike the usual forwards, midfielders at same price ( obviously still waiting for prices)

          10. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Ricardo Pereira 6.0 sheeeesh

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Digne to be 6.5 or what?

            2. Bambi
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              This makes a mockery of Robbo price. Why the hell would anyone go for mid tier defenders when Robbo and the likes are only a little bit more

            3. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              'No defender created more big chances than Ricardo Pereira in the calendar year of 2019…'

          11. Bad Kompany
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Lol at Ricardo pereira price

          12. Zilla
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Surely they're giving us more budget wtf

          13. Naby K8a
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            6m for a Brendan Rodgers defender. Sack whoever thought that was a good idea

          14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Jimmy’s parents give him €7.5m and send him to the shop to buy some FPL points

            The shop is selling Andrew Robertson’s for €7.0m and Ryan Fraser’s for €7.5m

            Question: What should Jimmy do?

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              And buying Ricardo Pereira in that scenario is like coming home with a bag of magic beans

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Robbo and save the 0.5m.

          15. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            At least this means Maguire may be decent value at 5.5 if United can sort their backline

          16. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Idiotic price. Robbo too low, and Ricardo too high. Its not rocket science to come up with reasonable prices for each player.

            1. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              If Pereira is OOP though . . . thats a different conversation.

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              I really wanted the 'I'd pay up to 10m for Robbo' boys to have a decision to make, but now it's just easy for them - doesn't mean Robbo will definitely score as well again, but it's still gonna be Template FC

          17. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Wondering, if Chilwell was 5.5m would you take him.

          18. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            TAA - 7.0m
            VVD - 7.0m
            Laporte - 6.5m
            Digne - 6.5m

            Looks certain to me.

            1. Bambi
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              back 5 confirmed.

            2. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              TAA may be 7.5 though

              1. Pinball Wizard
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                wouldn't make sense to price TAA higher than Robbo

            3. CloudSky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Sounds about right.

          19. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Scenes when Liverpool buy another left back xD

          20. CloudSky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Looks like this is all for todays price reveals.

          21. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            They're done announcing it seems

          22. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            https://twitter.com/AbsoluteChelsea/status/1143936365148692481

            Kurt Zouma has told friends he wants to make his move to Everton permanent after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park.
            Could make the likes of Digne/Coleman better options.

            Courtesy of @RotationFPL