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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. wattonjack
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Play

    A) Lundy (BOU)
    B) Chilwell (wol)

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

      A

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

      chilwell

    3. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A of you want a guaranteed 1 pointer. B if you want the prospect of more.

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

    McCarthy
    TAA Lundstram Aurier Holgate
    Salah Mane KDB Moura
    Vardy Deeney

    Martin Fernandez Cantwell Greenwood 1ft 0itb

    Gtg? Any news on Mane? Anything worth a transfer?

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

      Aurier to Sheffield?

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

        Forget that...didn’t see Lundstram

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      You think Lund will get more than 1 point?

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

        Yes

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          How come? I just don't understand the logic, he's on my bench and I'm playing complete dross instead.

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          It's obviously not impossible, but you're ignoring the data if you think that's the likely scenario

  3. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Which is better?

    Basham + 2 million
    or
    VVD

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

      Vvd

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

    After Norwich which is the best way to go

    A TAA, Robertson,Salah

    B TAA, Mane, Salah

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

      TAA Salah Firmino/VVD

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

      B

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

      A

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

      B

    5. Turns
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A all day. Who would you captain if you have both Mane and Salah. Nightmare everytime they have a decent fixture!

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

    So i have 4 problems in my team to get rid of (at least). They are Lund, Grealish, Martial and Vardy. Have 2 Ft. What to do?

    Currently on one of theese:
    Grealish + Vardy -> Mahrez + Ings
    Or
    Martial + Vardy -> Son + Ings

    Thoughts?

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

      B but consider 28

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

      B

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

    On WC which option do you prefer. Struggling over whether to get Aguero for short term. On A with no Aguero but B tempting and C bit more left field

    A Firmino Son Fernández ( as below)

    B Aguero Fleck Van Dijk ( and play him over Stephens)- then carry transfer and in 28 Aguero to Vardy and Fleck upgrade to 7.5 mid or

    C Keep Son with Aguero over Firmino and get Martinelli over Jiménez ( and get Firmino and Jiménez following week paid for by Aguero haul!!)

    Henderson
    TAA Stevens Stephens
    Salah KDB Son* Barnes
    Firmino* Ings Jiménez

    Pope Mooy Boly Fernández*

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

      C

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

      Wouldn’t get Aguero on WC this week

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

    Got a decent enough rank thanks to solid captain choices, but a lot of deadwood. Contemplating my first hits of the season. I realise Maupay is terrible, but if he plays this week he at least has a good fixture.

    How does this sound?
    This week - Kelly/Vardy > Stephens/Aubameyang (-4)
    Next week - Dendoncker/Maupay > Traore/Jiminez (-4)

    Henderson
    Soyuncu - TAA - Kelly
    Cantwell - KDB - Salah - Martial
    Vardy - Maupay - Ings

    Button - Rico - Lundstram - Dendonker

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

      Vardy to Auba for a hit is not worth it

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

        Auba fixtures look pretty good though, even with the blank.

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

          After the next 2 you’re going to want vardy back

  8. Viper
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Would you start Soyuncu or Lundstram?

    Also going to be starting Jimenez & Traore

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

      Soyuncu, lundstram won’t start.

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

    I can't decide who to sell out of Lundstram, Kelly or Williams, so I think I might do Martial & Vardy > Son & Ings instead!

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

      yes for the transfers

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

    reposting looking for replies

    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

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

      D even with blank

      Not sure on Barnes but at 6m prob worth it as 4th mid

  11. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    How this WC draft lookin' lads ?

    Pope-Button
    TAA-Lascelles-Bednarek-Stevens-Tanganga
    Salah-Son-Fleck-Traore-Perez
    Aguero-Firmino-Ings

    0.3 ITB

    Aguero to Jimenez in GW 27.

    Not owning KdB scares me a bit. I can sacrifice Son to get him but Son plays in GW 28.

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

      Will you ft Button for the BB?

      I think it’s a risk worth taking with fixtures and a blank or 2 in the next 6

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 7 days ago

        yup but for GW 37. Free hit in DGW 34 probably.

        Pope doesnt have blank fixtures

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

          Sorry ref: KdB

    2. AC2077
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Solid team, I'd be very happy with that.

        Tempted with Fleck myself, but I'm not sure about the returns.

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Cheers mate. Still undecided with Kun but I'm chasing in my cash league and i think thats great oportunity to C him this week as my rivals doesnt own him

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

      Play

      1) Rico
      2) Lundstram

      Captain

      A) Aguero
      B) Salah

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 7 days ago

        2
        A

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

        2
        B

      3. AC2077
          5 months, 7 days ago

          2
          A (Salah VC)

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

          1A

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

          Thanks, was set on 1B, but really considering 2A now

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

          1b

      4. AC2077
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Any ideas on what to do with Maddison?

          I'm thinking of swapping him to Adama or Barnes.

          Foster
          TTA - VVD - Stevens
          Grealish - Maddison - KDB - Salah
          Vardy - Ings - Jimmy

          (Button, Holgate, Gibson, Cantwell)

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

            Barnes if you have too

            1. AC2077
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers.

                I want to get Henderson in goal, but the blank and no back up keeper is stopping me.

              • Esalman
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                I have both Maddison and Martial, and I'd rather get rid of Martial first. Maddison has good fixtures coming up.

                1. AC2077
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    I'd would've got rid of Martial the moment Rashford was ruled out. They can't play without eachother.

                    Maddison's not been on a great run, and with Wolves and City coming up it's got me questioning him.

                    But I think Vardy's form has hamapered Madds a little.

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

                      This. They both suffered due to Rashford's injury/Vardy's form.

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

              After a few bad gameweeks I'd opted to have a day or 2 away from FPL

              Now I'm getting my head back in the game..

              McCarthy
              Trent sidibe Gomez
              Kdb grealish (c)Salah (vc)mahrez
              Auba ings Jimenez

              On a-4 with 2.7 itb with wildcard available.

              Gtg?

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

              Anything worth -4? (2m itb)

              Ryan
              TAA Robertson Holgate
              Salah KdB Grealish Traore
              Ings Aguero(C) Jimenez

              Bench: Rico, Soy, Cantwell, Button.

              1. AC2077
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Great team.

                  I'd swap Ryan for Henderson, but not sure it's worth a -4

                  1. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Hendo has blank in GW 28 and probably GW 31. Not worth a hit.

                • Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Thanks. Maybe Button to Hendo next GW.

              2. Tmel
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Lund Holgate
                Salah Traore Grealish KDB
                Auba Vardy Jimi
                (Button Rico Dendoncker Soy)

                1FT & 0.2ITB

                a) Lund > Egan
                b) Vardy > Ings
                c) Lund & Soy > Egan & Gomez (-4)
                d) Lund & Vardy > Gomez & Ings (-4)

                1. AC2077
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    B

                  • No MO limits
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    А

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

                    A

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

                    A

                2. STONEROSES
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  What’s the general feeling with Mané?
                  Likely to be back for next League game?

                  1. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    I think he will. Thinking to bring him on WC this GW

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

                    Nah , at best limited minutes this gw

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

                      Maby, but fully back next week?

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

                  2FT should I Vardy, Abraham --> Aguero, Martinelli? Yay / Nay

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

                    Yay

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

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

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

                  McGovern Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

                  0 FT, 3.9 ITB

                  Thanks all

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

                    Vardy to Aguero if you think it’ll payoff

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

                      would be a bold [-4] move, with Kun blanking GW28 and Vardy playing Norwich GW28

                  2. Citizenkane91
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    No. DCL to Jimi and Lundstram to Doherty next gw for a -4 instead?

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

                      Sounds nice

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

                  Did West Ham really need another attacking midfielder?

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

                    Yes, the current lot are not delivering.

                  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Pace and a bit of grit. Yes.
                    I know what you mean though. A few defenders would be good ffs

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

                  Surely in all the games Sterling hasn't started Mahrez has started ?

                  Not sure the quickest way to find that out

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

                    might Play Jesus and BSilva

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

                  Hi everyone, what do think about this?

                  Vardy & Traore to Kun (c) & Fleck for -4?

                  Already own Aub.

                  Have exact money so must do tonight.

                  A. Yes go for it!
                  B. Not a chance and stop being a muppet!

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

                  What would you do?

                  A. Kelly -> Stevens
                  B. Kelly -> Stephens
                  C. Vardy -> Agüero

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

                    Tough one. If no value to lose in him, go C, bigger upside

                9. Rinseboy
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Hows this for a wildcard team? anything you would change? thanks for feedback guys

                  Henderson
                  TAA VVD Stephen's
                  KDB Salah Barnes Bergwijin
                  Aguero Ings Jimi
                  Pope OConnell Fernandez Hayden

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

                    Seems fine

                  2. MARVELLUS
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Looks good, Berg is a gamble but you know that, got to have one punt right?
                    If you can check out my WC below

                  3. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    like Bergwijn pick. Think to do same instead Sonny boy

                  4. Citizenkane91
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Soton faces more shots on average, and now Henderson faces goal-shy teams in the next 5. Likely that baps distribute to their defenders, whereas McCarthy is more likely to get bap and save points. I would therefore probably triple up on their defenders instead, since your team is structured in such a way that gw 28 isn't a caveat. I'd play 4 and 5 at the back with TAA VVD Egan Stevens (O'Connel/Lascelles/Bertrand/R.James/Doherty), a good front three like you have, and a premium mid with two cheaps. Alternatively, a LIV def out' for one of Mane/Firminho looks an interesting prospect, too, particularly for gw 27.

                    Mid of Salah Son Barnes Hayden and X/X, maybe? Gw 28 would be a nice time to take a chance on Pulisic again, RM James should increase his xGI.

                    McCarthy (Pope/enabler)
                    TAA VVD Stevens Egan Bertrand
                    Salah Son (Barnes, X, X)
                    Aguero Ings Jimi

                    Just an idea to get you to think about formation. I do like your WC, though.

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

                      thanks this is some excellent feedback. good points re the keepers. Gives me some good food for thought

                      1. Citizenkane91
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 7 days ago

                        Delighted to hear. In the end, go with your gut (after playing Devil's advocate with it! Uncovers blindspots, biases, and shifts the problem space so you can find new solutions, partially by phasing out counterproductive selection biases ).

                10. Fergymac
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Bench one of:
                    A) DCL
                    B) Deeney
                    C) Traore
                    D) Grealish

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

                      C, he won't play anyway.

                  • MARVELLUS
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    What do you think of this slightly different WC. Thinking is:
                    SOT in form, good fixtures, double up is a gamble, think JWP is injured so more reliance on Redmond?
                    I would lose a lot of value on Vardy, so why sell for just one tough game
                    Richarlison is a punt, any better midfielder up to 8.3m?

                    Hendo Mccarthy
                    Lascelles Egan TAA VVD Taylor
                    Rich Salah KDB Redmond Hayden
                    Vardy Jimi Ings

                    Thanks all

                    1. QUEN
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 7 days ago

                      Think moura better punt than rich

                  • TakingTheMkhi
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    All my rivals have Aguero and I don't. So I'll be OK if I captain Salah right? Gonna be hiding behind the sofa for Man City's game..!!

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

                      Id C Salah anyways. Dont want a 12m player thas not nailed.

                  • No MO limits
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    What is the best move here guys with 1ft, 0.1itb?

                    1) Alli-> Mahrez (punt for next 2), will need to use next 2ft to cover gw28
                    2) Lund-> O’Connell (will allow me to navigate gw28)
                    3) save

                    McCarthy
                    Vvd - TAA - Lund
                    Grealish- Alli - KDB- Salah
                    Vardy - DCL - Ings

                    Maddison, Lascelles, Kelly

                  • fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    1. Lundstram >> Stevens / Baldock / Stephens [-4]
                    2. Save [Play Dunk]

                    Thanks

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

                      2

                  • ooooo
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    Trent Kelly Lund
                    Salah Son KDB Traore
                    Jiminez Vardy Haller

                    Button Rico Dendonker Soy

                    Haller to Ings?

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

                      For free, yes.