Pre-Season

Pulisic among the new players priced up by FPL

Tuesday evening saw Fantasy Premier League price up 13 more players, most of whom are new arrivals at their respective clubs.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) is perhaps the most noteworthy addition, with the USA international set to join up with his new Chelsea teammates once his country’s CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign is over.

Pulisic becomes Chelsea’s most expensive player in FPL, with all of the Blues’ other assets costing £7.0m or less.

The west London club acquired the young winger in January but loaned him straight back to Borussia Dortmund.

His 2018/19 campaign was disrupted by injury, with only nine of his 20 appearances coming from the start.

Pulisic registered four goals and four assists in 932 minutes of Bundesliga football last season.

The much-hyped American has yet to hit the five-goal mark in a single campaign, however.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Christian Pulisic

Mateo Kovacic, who recorded only two attacking returns in a loan spell with Chelsea last season, is available at £5.5m following his permanent move.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) and Che Adams (£6.0m) have also been added to the game, with Adams costing the same as Danny Ings (£6.0m).

Djenepo’s price is intriguing, despite the caution we urged in our Scout Report on the Mali international: £5.5m being about as low as he could possibly have been listed as given his attacking potential.

We’ll have an article out on Adams in the coming weeks, too, looking at his credentials as an FPL forward.

The former Birmingham City striker scored 22 goals in 46 Championship appearances last season.

Norwich’s summer recruits Josip Drmic and Patrick Roberts are available at £5.5m, while Aston Villa striker Wesley Moraes has been listed at £6.0m.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Josip Drmic
READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Wesley Moraes

Three goalkeepers who may very well be back-ups at their respective clubs next season have been added at £4.5m: Emiliano Martinez, Simon Moore and Jed Steer.

Steer played 18 Championship games after Orjan Nyland (£4.5m) and Lovre Kalinic picked up injuries but impressed in the run-in and signed a new contract at the end of the season.

Villa have since been linked with Jack Butland, so Steer may well be playing second fiddle again come Gameweek 1.

Aaron Lennon is available at £5.0m for Burnley, meanwhile.

Finally, there are two new defenders priced up at £5.0m: new Leicester City full-back James Justin and Watford’s latest recruit Craig Dawson.

Centre-back Dawson was a bit of a cult Fantasy favourite at West Brom, twice scoring four goals in a single season and hitting double figures for clean sheets on two occasions, too.

Justin may well provide back-up to the Foxes’ first-choice full-backs at first but is a name to monitor given his attacking reputation.

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1,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    TAA or Robbo?
    If you can only choose one between them.

    1. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      TAA for me

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Robbo

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      TAA, the set pieces/goal threat do it for me.

    4. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      TAA

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Has to be TAA. Better PPG last year

    6. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I am going for Robbo due to being less prone to rest/rotation. TAA is only slightly more dangerous up front but for 7.0 mil defender I wan't the one who will miss the game only in case of serious injury.

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        TAA is on set pieces. Surely that swings it in his favour?

    7. Football creep
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Both

    8. Pete Campbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      TAA

  2. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Lloris or Kepa set and forget?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Lloris.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Keper

    3. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Hugo

  3. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    L'equppe are reporting that Manchester City are in the race to sign Nathan Ake for about £40m. This would suggest that they have admitted defeat in the Harry Maguire transfer.
    Personally really like him, think he has a bigger ceilling than Maguire.
    5.0m Ake, one to watch for.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Interesting.

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      This also means pep has very little confidence in stones

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I thought the Stones/Laporte partnership would be a staple for years to come, but I guess not.

      2. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        This also means that Kompany has left so City are in the market for another CB

        Nothing to do with Stones

    3. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Rumours. Too cheap and he is left footed. Pep already has laporte

  4. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Is Patrick Roberts still a wonderkid?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Far from it

  5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Draft #3
    1.5M ITB

    Lloris
    TAA vvd cathcart Digne
    Bilva yarmolenko mane sanchez*
    Kane king

    Button grealish Valbuena Greenwood**

    Sanchez - only because of his current form. Can easily switch to other mid with money in the bank

    Greenwood - won't need 3rd sub.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      *bites lip

      1. Crazygopher
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Can see a few problems

      2. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        First reaction the team looks like it must have 5m itb, which is never a great sign.

        I can see you tearing up that midfield completely by GW3. There are caveats galore attached to those mids, and you don't have the two best captaincy options in Salah and Sterling. Honestly, I think that team will really struggle and you'll be Wildcarding early. That's just my opinion.

      3. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        If your determined to go Salah-less (and I know you are) then I would go Sterling over Mané and triple up on the Pool defence.

        Ditch Grealish to afford and bring him in later if Villa start performing.

      4. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Oh, and I’d def go Ederson over Lloris if you have that £0.5m and no other city defence.

        Also Greenwood to other 4.5 in case you need that Man U slot 🙂

    2. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ederson,Button
      Robbo,Laporte,Kelly,Dunk,TAA
      Jorginho,Mane,Mili,Siggy,Noble
      Ageuro,King,Ings

      Changes made again , hope good to go, any comment is welcome guys?

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        focus on penalty takers, but leaving out Salah?
        I would downgrade Ings to get him in

        1. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks for the suggestion , Ings to which player mate? Any suggestion?

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            just a 4.5 bench fodder and save the 0.5m. You already have enough playing subs

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Thanks mate

              1. HUATSHOOTER
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                I dont think the midfield is good enough without salah or a manc midfield .Seriously jorginho? Although hes a penalty taker but nopeee for me.

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  mouthinho is better suggestion mate?

      2. gaurava1216
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        midfield needs help

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Zaha or Mili?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Mili

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thinking mili….might get more pens cause of var

        1. Klein
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Or less due to VAR? Can't say really.

      3. Crazygopher
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Zaha if he stays. Mili might score a few pens. But Zaha will earn then.

        • Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Mili on freekick too

          1. HUATSHOOTER
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            But zaha is more attacking and he always earn penalty so zaha for me. And same price

        • gaurava1216
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          zaha all day

      4. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Kun or sterling?

        1. Crazygopher
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sterling

          • Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Kun,penalty taker plus point

            1. Boberella
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              This is my thinking too.

          • BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Leaning towards Kun

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Dilemma is that I would like to have Vardy and that is too much money on fwd

          • gaurava1216
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            sterling

        2. Boberella
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Morning all,

          Would you prefer:

          A) KDB + Kun
          B) Sterling + Vardy

          (B Also frees up 0.5m)

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            you know the asnwer

            1. Boberella
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I really don't!! 🙂
              Kun has done so well for me past few seasons and is first in my team, and I think KDB could be gold.
              Just seems everyone is preferring Sterling.
              Also, dunno about Vardy. Was great back end of last season, but bit of an unknown I reckon.
              I'm stuck.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Vardy is not an unknown.

                Sterling is better than Kun.

                1. Boberella
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Fair enough. Cheers

          2. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Definitely B imo

            1. Boberella
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Ok, cheers

          3. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Kun ,Vardy

            1. Boberella
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Lol

          4. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            As long as you have viable captain picks each week then go for points per million prospects. Salah and sterling score home and away. Vardy steady.

            1. Boberella
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Cheers. Good feedback.

          5. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Beasy

          6. CROCosta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sterling + KDB and fodder in atk?

        3. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Under the radar. Giroud Gray Gomez Rashford. Any reason not to get them?

          1. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Tearing my hair over whether to get Gomez or not. He offers ridiculous value, but so do all the Pool defenders, and it feels a waste not to have the big two.

            Giroud has also entered consideration but obviously can't know if he'll be playing yet so will have to wait and see.

            1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I've got Gomez and am very happy with him and the two fullbacks.

              1. DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                No Salah then? How do you feel about that? I've considered it and permacapping Sterling, but I think at the start of the season I don't want to play risky and risk falling behind.

            2. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I say Giroud as he is the only forward at present and is a buddy of the new manager

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              IF he nails that 4th defender spot, he's brilliant value. VVD will outscore him but the 1m saving will make him better value. However, first he needs to nail that spot ahead of Matip. It's a case of monitoring pre-season and Community Shield.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Rashford is just too expensive compared to Wilson and Jimenez and the 7.0 mids

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              United have important transfer work to get done. At the moment their squad is a mess and I wouldn't have any, but if they add Maguire to AWB their defence could be solid. Then if they add a suitable midfielder or two (I'm not talking Longstaff or another kid from the Championship) they could be okay. If Lukaku goes, who will replace him? It could all work out but at this current time, neither Rashford nor anyone else from the team is on my watchlist.

          3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah. Demarai Gray isn't good enough, youtube footballer. He's not going to step up

            Giroud haa never convinced as a big source of goals either. His strengths lie elsewhere.

        4. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Perez a decent option now if he goes to Leicester?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            could be, lets see where he fits into that Leic side

          2. Me Spurs
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I’m taking a punt on him decent player

          3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Probably, yes.

          4. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Ayote Preez? That would be interesting. Would he be lining up behind Vardy alongside Tielemans and Maddison?

            1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              As a winger, probably.

        5. Me Spurs
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          If Perez goes to Leicester is he more of an attractive prospect or less?

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I think more if he nails a spot down. This is because Leicester attack more.

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Nailedness uncertainty is one part of the analysis so cannot be excluded by saying if nailed imo. I would say that transfer to Lei increases uncertainty of nailedness so in short term makes him less attractive.

          2. Ole's at the wheel
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Could be playing 2nd striker def watching him

        6. Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Heaton Pope
          TAA Laporte Target Gibson Kelly
          Salah KdB Yarmolenko CHO Dendonk
          Kane Vardy King

          Defence is an eye sore at the moment
          Want Sterling but a rested Kane is an attractive choice

        7. HUATSHOOTER
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Allison button
          Walker robbo digne ake kelly
          Salah siggy zaha kante hayden
          Deulofeu king aguero

          Is this team okay?

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Walker to Laporte?

          2. CROCosta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            kante to 4.5, deulofeu to arnautovic
            rest lookin good

        8. Tom the Dud
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Does the Chinese Super League have their own Fantasy league?

          1. Tom the Dud
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            *Fantasy game

        9. 11SPECIALONE11
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Going to try 532 formation. Stick with or upgrade the forward line?

          Heaton

          TAA - Van Dijk - Laporte - Digne - Coleman

          Salah (C) - KDB - Sterling

          King - Calvert Lewin

          Bench: Button - Dendoncker - Hayden - Nketiah

          1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I had something similar but the Everton defensive double up was a step too far for me.

          2. st4rty
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 21 days ago

            DCL could be great if he nails down a place. Especially with those fixtures.

        10. zinaks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 20 days ago

          hey guys!!
          any suggestions for a nailed 5/5.5 Midfeilder?
          thanks a lot

        11. jojon440
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Heaton / Nyland

          TAA, Mendy, Dunk (Diop, Kelly)

          Sterling, B.Silva, Zaha, Perez (Dendoncker)

          Wilson, Jiminez, Kane