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What can FPL managers expect from new West Ham midfielder Jarrod Bowen?

One of the biggest deals of the January transfer window saw Jarrod Bowen move from Hull City to West Ham United for a reported £22m.

The versatile winger, 23, signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers on deadline day and could be poised to make his debut in Gameweek 26, having not arrived in time to be eligible to face Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

Price up by Fantasy Premier League as a £6.5m midfielder, Bowen moves to east London with a reputation for scoring goals: the ex-Hull prospect had found the back of the net on 16 occasions in 29 Championship appearances this season before his big-money move.

Bowen spent a lot of his time as an inverted winger on the right flank at the KCOM Stadium but has also deputised as an auxiliary centre-forward and in ‘the hole’, which presents him with a number of different routes into the Hammers’ starting XI.

Upon Bowen’s capture, West Ham manager David Moyes said:

We are delighted to welcome Jarrod to West Ham United. I think he could be a big success.

He’s probably what you’d call a wide forward these days, or perhaps an old-fashioned inside-right. He has played a couple of games as a second centre forward or as a no.10.

When you score goals like he does, and in the numbers he does, in the Championship, it will give you a great chance of scoring goals in the Premier League. We were attracted to the goals he has scored over the years; not just in one year, but over the last three years.

The player himself said:

I know this is the next step at another level. People expect me to score and I’ve put myself in that position. It’s a challenge I relish and one I’m looking forward to because scoring goals in the Premier League and winning games for this club would be unbelievable.

The fans will always see 110 per cent when I play, and I think that’s the main thing – and then with everything else, I just try to excite people and get people off their seats.

What can we Fantasy managers expect from Bowen in the remaining third of 2019/20, then?

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The History and Statistics

Born in December 1996, Bowen was knocked back by Aston Villa and Cardiff City in trials as a youth.

He began his career in earnest with local club Hereford United, progressing through the academy side and into the first-team set-up at the tender age of 17.

The young attacking midfielder made eight Conference Premier (now National League) appearances at the back-end of the 2013/14 season, scoring once and helping the struggling Bulls to survival – although his hometown club were subsequently expelled from the division for financial reasons.

Bowen then made the move to Hull in July 2014, although featured only for the under-18s and under-21s in his first two campaigns on Humberside.

Finally making his Tigers debut in August 2016 in an EFL Cup tie, Bowen went on to make seven Premier League appearances (as a £4.5m FPL forward) as first Mike Phelan and then Marco Silva were unable to prevent Hull from dropping into the second tier.

The 2017/18 campaign was Bowen’s breakthrough season as he immediately established himself as a first-team regular under Leonid Slutsky, consolidating his place in the starting XI even after the Russian had departed.

Bowen was an ever-present last season (only one of his 46 league run-outs came as a substitute) and was again integral to the Hull side in 2019/20, not missing a single minute of Championship football until his move to east London in late-January.

The new West Ham midfielder made 124 league appearances for the Tigers in total, scoring on 52 occasions.

The full breakdown is as follows:

SeasonAppsGoalsAssists
2016/17700
2017/1842142
2018/1946224
2019/2029167

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944 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Hello

    1. petter84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Yo

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Lundstram Dunk
    Salah KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy DCL

    McGovern Soyuncu Greenwood Dendoncker

    1 FT, 6.6 ITB

    What to do here??

    1. Greenwood >> Ings
    2. Grealish Greenwood >> Mahrez Ings [-4]
    3. DCL >> Aguero
    4. Lundstram >> ??

    Thanks all.

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      1

  3. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    With Sterling being ruled out this surely gives owners of Aguero an easy choice whom to captain. .

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Nice 'n easy Terry Campese!

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      With Sterling out, I can see City winning 4-0+. Just like they did against Watford and Villa.

  4. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Is anyone getting rid of Vardy?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Already did
      Finally got Ings in

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Thinking of switching to Auba

        1. Eastman
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Think I may hold until gw 28 and reassess.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Why? Could score against Wolves.

    3. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      At this point, I’d keep Vardy for their fixture turn.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Yep, this

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Lost him last week and hoping for 2 more blanks anyway so I can get him back at no loss when he hits 9.4 in 28

    5. AD2110
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Swapped for Kun

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Surely Mahrez starts now?
    Worth a -4 to swap Alli to Mahrez?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Alli plays villa

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        I know, but Spurs are so, meh

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn’t

  6. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Every time I watch West Ham, it is clear to me that when Antonio plays and is fully fit, he takes West Ham's play up a level.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      He’s rarely fully fit though

    2. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      His ongoing injuries..hamstrings..are blighting his season..otherwise he'd be a very good option.

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Play:

    1. Dunk (WAT)
    2. Lundstram (BOU) hope he plays

    Thanks

    1. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Dunk

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Dunk

    3. petter84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Dunk

  8. Dosh
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Chances of these players starting?

    Mahrez
    Aguero

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Definitely a chance they'll play.

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      High and high

  9. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Play Henderson or McCarthy?

    I’m also playing Stephens (Southampton) if that makes a difference.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Henderson then

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Henderson

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Hendo regardless

  10. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Williams -> Taylor? 0.1 ITB. Will be priced out when Taylor rises. May need a decent sub as Traore is doubt. Or Tangana?

    McCarthy
    TAA, VVD, O'Connell
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Traore
    Aguero, Aubameyang, Jimenez

    (Button, Lascelles, Hayden, Williams)

    Cheers

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Traore will be fine, save

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

  11. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Dunk
    Salah(c) KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Ings DCL

    McGovern Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

    0 FT, 3.9 ITB

    Good to go, or anything worth [-4] hit?

    Thanks

  12. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Is Jorgihno worth the extra 0.1 over Mooy on WC? Would most likely to play in 28.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      No

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Only 0.05 worth more

  13. davies
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    A) Pope VVD

    B) McCarthy Robertson

    1. COYR
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Nothing at all in it.

      Pope/VVD because cheaper

      1. davies
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        And also need a GK for 31

  14. COYR
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Defence currently needs some attention (a lot probably in the same boat)!

    Pope Woodman*
    TAA Soy* Lund* Kelly* Williams*

    1FT 1.2ITB

    A) Kelly > Gomez
    B) Kelly > O'Connell
    C) Other

    Thanks!

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B, but only because I think Gomez is a waste of a LIV slot

      1. COYR
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Fair enough, thanks for the input! Ideally I'd want VVD but need to downgrade elsewhere (and for a hit)

  15. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Tanganga or Lascelles?

    1. Prison Mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Lascelles more nailed

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        True day. Spurs starting to keep clean sheets though, and he is dirt cheap. Wonder if he could keep his place as a starter.

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          True dat*

  16. Prison Mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Last decision to make on the WC team... A or B?

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Stephens O'Connell Lascelles ****
    Salah KDB Barnes Hayden ****
    Jiménez Ings ****

    A) Boly, Son & Firmino

    B) VVD, Traoré & Aguero

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      b

    2. fkmzcgp
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B is more template so probably safer, A would be good if you’re chasing in your ML

    3. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

  17. fkmzcgp
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Bench one of - Egan, Traore, Martial

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Yuck. Who else do you have?

      1. fkmzcgp
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Team is -

        TAA - Robertson - Aurier - Egan - Kelly
        Salah - KDB - Martial - Traore - Cantwell
        Vardy - DCL - Ings

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          It’s between aurier and Egan for me.

          Spurs CS chances are slim

  18. Akshatjazz
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Who is better option

      Egan (or) Stevens ??

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Stevens, but 0.6 more expensive

        1. Akshatjazz
            5 months, 7 days ago

            So do u suggest me that I shld go for Stevens ??

          • Akshatjazz
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Suggest me the playing XI of my team

              Hendo, McCarthy
              TAA, Robertson, lascelles, stephens, lundstrum*
              Kbd, Salah , fleck,traore, Perez,
              Auba, ings, Jimenez

              1. Daniel S.
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                4 3 3

                1. Akshatjazz
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Which 3 midfielders ??

          • Fiddlesticks
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Just curious, do most people contribute towards a prize fund in their private leagues, and if so how much do you contribute? I’d get pretty bored if there was no actual prize to play for

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Money Leagues? I have loads. 50 quid one, 2 x 20 quid ones and 3 x 10 pound ones.

              1. Fiddlesticks
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Yeh money leagues. I’ve a £50 one, a £20 and a few £10. Are they leagues through people you know? I’d join more if I could!

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Mixture of mates, existing work ones, former work ones, friends of friends, FB friends, etc..

            2. Gazwaz80
                5 months, 7 days ago

                The only one I’m in is at work, 28 of us in it, tenner each...

                1. Daniel S.
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Old my mates stopped playing in money leagues where I am in since I always win and they are quitters

                  1. Daniel S.
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    *old = all

            3. Nolberto Solano
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Martial to Mahrez for a hit?

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Yep

            4. Atwood
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              How has Martial looked recently? Poor points but is he even getting close?

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Shocking

              2. potatoace'scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Lazy

              3. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Selling before he drops. Though he scored twice v Chelsea last season.

            5. FPL Kakarot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Which WC team is better?

              TEAM A - 3-4-3
              McCarthy - Button
              TAA - Gomez - Boly - Lascelles - Egan
              Salah - KDB - Son - Traore - Hayden
              Auba - Jimenez - Ings

              TEAM B -3-5-2

              McCarthy - Hendo
              TAA - Gomez - Boly - Lascelles - Egan
              Salah - KDB - Son - Mahrez - Redmond
              Ings - Jiminez - Martinelli

              I am edging to B because of that West Ham fixture and the uncertainty on the Traore injury....

              Thoughts?

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                A - team structure is a lot better.

              2. in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                A

            6. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Gtg and right benching order?

              Hendo (Button)
              TAA Holgate Rico (Taylor Lundstram)
              Salah (C) KDB Martial Traore (Cantwell)
              Aguero (VC) Vardy Ings

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                I’d skipper Aguero, but personal preference.

                Don’t like Rico, but think you’re just about right given the alternatives.

              2. Totti
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                lundstram over rico

              3. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks!

            7. Gentle_Turks
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              A. Martial to Mane - double up with Salah(c)
              B. DCL to Aguero(c)

              B. would mean using a transfer to get Aguero out before GW28

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Neither

                1. Gentle_Turks
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  So plan C. then, DCL to Jimenez?

              2. Totti
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                B for me or neither

            8. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Wondering what decent Rate my team score is. Pre WC team marked at 323 and planned WC is 368. What rating would you hope for WC squad?

              1. potatoace'scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Seems like a good WC score to me.

              2. Fitzy.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                I wouldn't bother looking for one to be honest, never used it in all the years they've had it on here.

              3. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                323 is very low. I don't trust it, my teams normally average out at around 60 a week. WC would probably be a little higher like you are because it can be more fixture focused.

              4. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Mines 352, but moves to 358 after my proposed transfers.

            9. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Just a tester.

              Would you consider Mane > Mahrez.

              Even if you knew Mane would play this gw.

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                No

              2. Totti
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                no no no no no no

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Nope.

            10. Totti
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              best midfielder up to 7.3

              who do u rather

              A) redmond (already owning ings)
              B) moura
              C) harvey barnes
              D) grealish
              E) other suggestion

              plz need your replies

              1. FCRS BGD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                D

            11. Nailed Jesus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              How risky is it to bring in Aguero tonight before the presser tmr? He's not going off to any concert tonight is he?

              1. Totti
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                if you want to get him in
                get him
                nothing would be confirmed in the press (he's pep mate 😉 )

              2. ragnarlookbrood
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                he's going amsterdam

                1. petter84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Hehe

            12. Noregretz
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Ryan
              TAA, VVD, Soy
              Moura, Grealish, KDB, Salah
              Vardy, Ings, DCL

              Button, Kelly, Dedon, Lund

              2FT and £2.6ITB

              Looking for tweaks in defence and upfront

              Defender:
              Looking for a 3rd defender with decent fixtures, with a 4th for cover/rotation in place for soy, Lund or Kelly.

              What options are there?

            13. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Are we expecting Walker-Peters to walk straight into the Southampton team? Trying to decide whether to get him or Stephens

              1. potatoace'scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Might have to .
                JWP has been filling in back there for a few games. And now hes injured.

              2. The Fed
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Yann Valery is available at right back also. If you can stretch to Bertrand he looks really good, gets into dangerous positions. Otherwise I would go for Stephens for goal thread and being nailed.