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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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  1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Henderson (Button)
    TAA Holgate Lund
    Salah (c) Traore KDB Grealish
    Vardy Jimi Ings
    Bench - Cathcart Dendoncker Lascelles

    A stick
    or for a -4
    B Traore to Son
    C Lund to Egan
    D Lund to Stephens

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Stick

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

      Stick and play Cathcart over Lund.

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

      Grealish to Son

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

    I'm probably the only person on here who owns him, but is there any chance of Maupay starting this week? Need to get rid but wondering if I can wait a week, since he has Watford at home.

    1. Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I have him too. Don't know what to do

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

        Annoying right? Definitely getting rid next week but fancy him to finally get some points if he starts this one...

        1. Daghe Munegu
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Would you play him or grealish if you had to chose?

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

            Grealish

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

      I have him, quite a few still do. Keeping but downgrading to a first sub option is fine I think. I’ll start this week then wildcard him out

    3. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Can you bench him this week and see if Murray gets another run out?

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

      I finally sold him this week.

    5. Jullepuu
        5 months, 7 days ago

        I recon he starts the fixture alright as well

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

      Is Vardy >> Aguero [-4] worth it??

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        You know the risks.
        Could pay off massively but could also hurt if benched then blank in 28.

    7. Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Is Shane Long an option as 8th attacker?

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

      Pope has to be a shoe-in on wildcard considering he has 0 blanks and good fixtures in 34/37 for BB, no?

      1. Offside Trapattoni
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Season keeper for me

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

        Yes - looks good

      3. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 7 days ago

        As in, to partner Henderson or in place of him?

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

          Partner

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

            I hate rotating GKs, find their CS, save points and pen saved to be too unpredictable to base on fixtures.

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

      Bowen might be a tidy option in dgw territory/run in actually

    10. TM44
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Gtg? 0ft, £0.7itb

      McCarthy

      Holgate robbo lascelles

      Salah (c) Kdb son grealish

      Vardy jiminez ings

      Bench: button, lundstram, soyuncu, cantwell

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        We’ve very similar teams. Looks GTG

    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

      1. Vardy >> Aguero [-4]
      2. Grealish >> Mahrez [-4]
      3. Hold

    12. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Pope
      TAA VVD Sidibe Stevens
      KDB Martial Salah
      Ings Vardy DCL

      Button Traore Grealish Rico

      Martial to Mahrez worth a -4??

      Correct players on bench?

      1. AC2077
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Get rid of Martial imo, he's useless without Rashford.

          Not sure about Mahrez because of the GW28 blank for city.

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

        Ryan,
        TAA, Lund, rico
        Kdb, salah, grealish, madddison
        Firm, ings & vardy

        Button, som, cantwell & kelly

        2FT,

        1) vardy and maddison —> aguero and traore?
        2)maddison and rico out?

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

          Aguero and other?

          1. AC2077
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Barnes or Fleck maybe?

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

          KDB's scores the GW after City defeats - 17, 3, 7, 19, 14

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

            great stat, would you (C) him or Salah?

          2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            This is just a classic example of going out of your way to find stats that make you feel good But really are irrelevant. Sorry.....

        3. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Roll my FT?

          Henderson
          TAA,VVD,Digne
          Salah, KDB, Son, Grealish, Mooy
          DCL, Deeney

          McCarthy, Greenwood,Lascelles,Williams 1FT 5.5m itb

          1. Roll
          2. Greenwood > Ings or Jimenez and benching Mooy

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

            2 with Ings

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Yeh probably the sensible route.
              Then one of Deeney or DCL > Jimenez the week after.

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

                100% agree, solid moves

          2. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Greenwood > Jimmy. I’d imagine you’d want him long term right?

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              I want Jimenez and Ings but not sure which to get first.

            2. ted mcsheenery
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Deeney has one more game for me then switch to Jimi,
              so I'd say Ings first.
              With Greewood and DCL done to Ings and Jimenez your squad will be outstanding!

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks

          3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            2 . Ings

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

          Lascelles or Fernandez?

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

            Anyone?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Money no object, nandez.

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

                +1

                1. ted mcsheenery
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Yup

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

          Is Gomez a safe pick on a WC assuming you have a strong defence backup?

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

          Evening all. Anything worth a hit here? Have money for DCL -> Ings next week. Bench needs sorting too.

          McCarthy
          TAA - VVD - Aurier
          Salah - KDB - Son - Maddison - Traore
          Vardy - DCL
          -----------
          4.5 - Lund - Kelly - G'wood

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

          Who is the best fpl midfielder from Tottenham?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Son probably

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

            Son

        8. Pépé Pig
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          On WC:

          A) Pope & Basham
          B) Henderson & Taylor

          Cheers!

        9. Tomas_brolin
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          I really can’t decide

          A Gomez and Aguero
          B Robertson and Auba

          ??

          Will he even start? Fixtures for city aren’t great. But West Ham at home...

          1. AC2077
              5 months, 7 days ago

              B
              Robbo has a higher point ceiling compared to Gomez, and not worrying about Pep Roulette.

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

            McCarthy
            Trent Kelly Lund
            Salah Son KDB Traore
            Jiminez Vardy Haller

            Button Rico Dendonker Soy

            1 Ft and 2.6itb. Haller to ings or prioritise Lund to VVD or Traore out?

            1. AC2077
                5 months, 7 days ago

                As you have Kelly, who looks to be benched now, I'd go VVD.

              • The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Is Kelly even playing? Lost his spot I thought?

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

              I'm really struggling with my WC. Currently, this is my draft:

              McCarthy - Henderson
              TAA - Lascelles - Egan - Stephens - Boly
              Salah - Mané (placeholder) - De Bruyne - Hayden - Saka (placeholder)
              Aubameyang - Jiménez - Ings

              Ideally, I want a team that includes double LIV def (VVD/TAA), Salah, Son, KDB, Agüero and Traoré, but it's not possible. Which option do I drop?

              – Traoré (would be very inflexible having two 4.-something mids)
              – Son (no Spurs cover)
              – KDB (have value tied up with him; will become Son if I drop him)
              – Agüero (would have to go with someone like Wood instead, going heavy in midfield)
              – VVD (owning only two LIV assets)

            3. Razor425
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              On wildcard stuck between double Soton or double Sheffield defence?

              Thoughts

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

                One of each?

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

                  Think I’m going without Saints

              2. Pépé Pig
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Gotta be double Sheff

              3. AC2077
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Consider the blank on GW28 for the Sheffield Defence.

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

                Correct bench order and captain?

                Henderson
                Taa Robbo Soy
                Salah(C) Maddison Kdb Trossard
                Jimenez Ings Vardy

                Lascelles Cantwell Kelly

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

                  Yes

              5. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Would consider Bowen if he weren't called Jarrod. Can't have any Jarrods in my team sorry.

                1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  There's an American triathlete called Jarrod Shoemaker.

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

                  Agreed.

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

                2ft 0.3 itb.

                A) Greenwood & Martial > Jimmy & Hayden
                B) Lund & Martial > Stevens (SHU) & Barnes (LEI)
                C) Lund > max 4.8 def (C Taylor or SHU 4.6 def)

                Ryan Button
                Taa Aurier Stephens (Lascelles, Lund)
                Salah Mane Kdb Martial Traore
                Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

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

                  Martial and vardy to Jimmy and Barnes/Grealish

              7. Tony Martial
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 7 days ago

                GTG?

                Henderson
                TAA Gomez Cahill
                Salah KDB B.Fernandes Grealish
                Auba Jiminez Ings

                Bench:McCarthy,Adama,B.Williams,Lascelles

                1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Looking good.

                  Personally I’d start Traore over Grealish

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Gtg

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Thanks 50/50 on Adama or Grealish!

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

                Start Grealish or Fleck? I'm pretty sure to go for Jack but just checking as RMT has Fleck scoring more...

                1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  Fleck

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

                  Grealish. Spurs are pants away from home.

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

                  Grealish- passes the eye test way more than fleck

                4. AC2077
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Fleck is solid at home. I'd take the gamble on him.

                5. AC2077
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    Vardy to Holgate? Or am I mad?

                    Switching from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2

                    Henderson
                    Taa - VVD - Stevens
                    Maddison - Grealish - Salah - KDB
                    Vardy - Jimmy - Ings

                    (Button, Holgate, Cantwell, Gibson)

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

                      Mad

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

                      Over Maddison if you wanna go left field.

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

                    Is it out the question Jesus starts? Raz is out and Jesus and Kun started a few games ago vs Villa and it was 6-1

                    Looking for a one week punt prior to WC. Have Aguero and KDB

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

                      Not out the question but I wouldn't rely on it enough to punt.

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

                        Where would you punt? It’s likely to be for vardy so can go Ings/Jesus/Jimmy/Firmino

                        Other strikers are Kun and maupay

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

                    Wanna know something crazy?

                    #1 player in the world has never owned Jamie Vardy this season!

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

                      And he still has all his chips left. Has not played TC yet or 2nd WC.

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

                      Just looked and gameweek 9 captained alonso for 28 points wtf!

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

                        And he’s never owned mane

                  • Tony Martial
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 7 days ago

                    So would you start Adama or Grealish?

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

                      Grealish