Transfers

FPL transfers: New Chelsea, Leeds + Soton players assessed

The Premier League transfer window has reopened for a month and players are already on the move up and down the country.

While our sister site, Fantasy Football Community, will cover all things speculative in the Rumour Mill, we will report only on the confirmed deals that go through.

More specifically, we’ll be asking what each transfer means from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

The most significant players on the move will be the subject of their own dedicated Scout Report but all the other transfers will be covered in summaries throughout January, starting with this one.

You’ll also find all the major deals in list form on our dedicated Transfers page.

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FPL TRANSFER ROUND-UP

Benoit Badiashile (Monaco to Chelsea, £35m)

Having spent big money on defenders Wesley Fofana (£4.3m), Marc Cucurella (£5.2m) and Kalidou Koulibaly (£5.5m) during the summer, Chelsea’s first signing of this winter window is another stopper: 21-year-old Benoit Badiashile.

The impressive 6’4″ left-footer has already played 135 times for Monaco and twice for France’s senior side, although he didn’t take part in the World Cup.

He is fast and comfortable with the ball, specialising in sweeping diagonal balls from left centre-back out to the right wing.

“Well he’s a young centre back that’s played a few games all ready. Physically really good, left-footed which is a profile we haven’t got so much, so he comes into the squad and we’re excited to work with him”. – Graham Potter

An unused substitute during Sunday’s FA Cup defeat at Manchester City, Badiashile will only lessen the FPL appeal of buying a Chelsea centre-back knowing there’s another name in the mix. It perhaps also means that Cucurella is less likely to be used there, denting his prospects once Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) returns from injury.

David Datro Fofana (Molde to Chelsea, £8-10m)

Chelsea signing number two is 20-year-old forward David Datro Fofana (£5.0m) – not related to Wesley – who was given a cameo on Sunday.

Norwegian side Molde have produced the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Erling Haaland (£12.2m) over the years, with Fofana living in Haaland’s old apartment upon signing for them two years ago.

He went on to score 15 times during the 2022 Eliteserien season and, if Fofana can get anywhere near the Manchester City man’s goal record, perhaps that building will see a rise in property prices.

He’d certainly be an FPL bargain, although the Ivorian international is likely to either play a bit-part role or be loaned elsewhere.


Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama to Chelsea, £18m)

It’s even more likely that Brazilian box-to-box midfielder Andrey Santos will be sent somewhere for first-team football, although there is a chance that he just spends the second half of the season with the developmental squad.

Aged 18, he has just helped Vasco da Gama to promotion thanks to eight goals in 33 appearances.

Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb to Southampton, £8m)

At Southampton, there’s no time to bed in young prospects during such a battle for Premier League survival: they’re at the very bottom of the division after six losses on the spin.

Nathan Jones at least now has money to spend in the transfer window after an unconvincing start to his reign, with 30-year-old international winger Mislav Orsic the first new recruit through the doors.

He arrives with plenty of pedigree. Not only did Orsic assist Croatia’s dramatic World Cup quarter-final equaliser against Brazil, but he also scored the winner in the third-place play-off.

Fifteen Champions League and 13 Europa League goals have contributed to his total of 91 strikes throughout 216 Dinamo Zagreb matches.

SeasonCompetitionAppearancesGoals
2022/23Champions League125
2021/22Europa League84
2021/22Champions League71
2020/21Europa League126
2020/21Champions League20
2019/20Champions League127
2018/19Europa League103
2018/19Champions League62

Haunting English sides is already a hobby of his, having scored a hat-trick past Spurs in March 2021 before netting versus West Ham United and then a winner against Chelsea four months ago.

Orsic’s quality isn’t in doubt but the appeal of Southampton assets is understandably low right now, even if they are near the top of the Season Ticker over the next seven Gameweeks.

Max Wober (RB Salzburg to Leeds United, undisclosed)

Continuing his pursuit of RB Salzburg players, Jesse Marsch has added versatile defender Max Wober to the summer arrivals of Brenden Aaronson (£5.5m) and Rasmus Kristensen (£4.8m).

It allows Marsch to reunite with a player he once made the Austrian Bundesliga’s most expensive signing in August 2019.

Leeds United’s surprise Gameweek 18 clean sheet at Newcastle United was only their third of this season, having conceded ten times in their previous three matches.

What Wober offers is aerial strength and an ability to play either at centre-back or left-back, although his 30 cup minutes at Cardiff City actually came in midfield.

“Max, you can see, is a man on the pitch. Not normally a six, but I know I can use him there. Calmed things down and made the right decisions” – Jesse Marsch

However, in terms of FPL, Leeds’ good fixture run should only be offering appeal to attacking assets like Rodrigo (£6.3m) and Crysencio Summerville (£4.3m).


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582 Comments Post a Comment
  1. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which 1 or 2 of these would you do this week (2 FT, 1.9 itb)

    A) Kepa -> DDG/Ederson
    B) James -> Botman/ManC
    C) Andreas -> Odegaard/Rodrigo

    I can decide personnel after but I can't figure out which is a priority

    Kepa - Ward
    Trippier - Shaw - White - Bueno - James
    KDB - Almiron - Rashford - Martinelli - Andreas
    Haaland - Kane - Mitrovic

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sell the one that's injured

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’d lose James for sure

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Agree keep it simple and replace injured player for Stones or Botman

    4. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      And just roll the second free transfer or use it as well?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Roll

  2. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Interested to hear what folks would do here.

    1FT 3.1 ITB
    Kepa
    Tripper Shaw Cancelo
    Almiron KDB Rashford Martinelli
    Mitro Haaland Darwin
    (Ward Andreas White Patterson)

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lose Darwin

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Darwin to Kane is an option I'm considering.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Probably just roll as 2 transfers going into 21 could be good. But if minded to make transfer either Mitrovic to Martial or Cancelo to Stones

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Rolling FT is one of the 3 options I've considered. Probably give Martial a miss due to xMins with a short turnaround of games. I've only considered selling Cancelo as part of a hit.

        1. Darwin to Kane
        2. Cancelo and Mitro to Stones and Kane (-4)
        3. Roll FT

    3. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Darwin -> Kane or replace Cancelo

    4. LE CHARO
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      We have almost the same team, only differences are Shaw vs Botman and Patterson vs Bueno. Initial plan had always been Darwin to Kane, but with MU's double, I'll probably do Mitrovic + Cancelo > Kane + Shaw/Dalot.

      In your case, you already own Shaw, so I think Darwin > Kane is sufficient, unless you want to keep Darwin in case Liverpool double in GW21

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah that is one of the moves I've considered. Not 100% convinced on the Kane move yet as it either involves losing Darwin for free or Mitro with a hit. Also Kane on 4YCs and won't be captained over Haaland

        1. Darwin to Kane
        2. Cancelo and Mitro to Stones and Kane (-4)
        3. Roll FT

        1. LE CHARO
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I wouldn't worry about Kane's 4 YCs because he only needs not to get booked vs Arsenal, and the worst that can happen is that he misses City away. Even if that happens, he remains an excellent long-term pick anyway.

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is 4 DGW players enough?

    Currently have Shaw, Rash, Halland and Cancelo (soon to become Dalot/Akanji)

    Could get Kane as I have 2 fts but not sure I want to lose Darwin with Brighton next and a possible DGW 21 for Liverpool.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’m going with 7 via a WC but I’ve had a tough season and playing catch up so this is a dice throw

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah had it tough for a while myself.
        But on the up since the restart after W Cup.

        Good luck.

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          22 years between us on here shows experience doesn’t mean a thing!

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You have 4/5 of the main DGW picks covered.

  4. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which one?

    A) Bruno , Kane & Mitro
    B) Zaha, Kane & Darwin

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not sold on either of the first two kids to be honest

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bruno and Mitro vs Zaha and Darwin, probably the latter

  5. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which one? For this week

    A) Salah
    B) Bruno
    C) Zaha

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A for me there dude!

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      To buy, sell, start, captain?

      1. Kane Train
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Come on lol. Buy

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I don't see why you would buy Salah this GW. Bruno has only had 1 DD haul this season, there are better picks imo. Zaha out the 3 but I wouldn't pick any of them this GW

          1. Kane Train
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I have Salah already. Just seeing which of the three is better for this gameweek. Double gameweek doesn’t always mean they will score more then single gameweek players

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Zaha

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

  6. Fit_to_drop
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is KDB to Mahrez to free up funds a bad move? (Holding Salah for possible DGW)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I wouldn't make that move

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers Tony

    2. Indpush
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm considering this move but will wait to see how many minutes he gets this week in the Cup game.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Posted a day or so back, here again (3m ITB):

    Kepa
    Cancelo Trippier Shaw
    KDB Rashford Martinelli Almiron
    Haaland Darwin Mitrovic
    Ward // Bueno Andreas White

    1) Would you change bench order?
    2) Darwin > Kane (FT)?
    3) Keep Cancelo? Play/Bench/Sell? (-4)

    Im really annoyed Darwin fell 0.1m as that extra 0.1m could get me Andreas > Mitoma, or KDB > Salah (next week). Latter still possible if he drops I guess.

    Annoying how Liverpool may get a DGW, as is the Cancelo conundrum.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mitrovic to toney if fit or save

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1. Tough one, probably lean towards changing it to Andreas White Bueno
      2. It's an option I'm considering so maybe
      3. If keeping I would rather roll the dice and start him over benching.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thank you. Yeah Bueno was a random move to 1st. Could work though. Got time to ponder.

        Thanks on other two.

  8. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    De Gea or Ederson

    Thinking Ederson as he has another double gameweek coming up again and he is 100% nailed

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      United may double in 22

      1. Kane Train
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Already have Shaw. Probably enough United defense

  9. Norco
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Quick fire:

    1. Botman; or
    2. Doherty

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Botman - long term pick and better defence

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1

    3. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1

  10. Moneymar
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Cancelo and Darwin to Stones and Kane for a hit?

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep

  11. gart888
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kane was hovering around 90% on fplstatistics all week, and then all of a sudden is about to rise tonight?

    What happened?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      FA cup match has been played and no injury.
      Many now transferring in for DGW

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I think

      2. gart888
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

        Still seems silly to make the move now though, united, newcastle, city all still play mid week and injuries there might force our hands on other fixtures.

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Yes exactly

  12. Taegugk Warrior
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2FT.
    A. Walker + Darwin to Stones + Martial
    B. Walker + Mount to Stones + Mahrez
    C. Mount + Darwin to Bruno + Martial (bench walker, play white)
    D. Mount + Darwin to Mahrez + Martial (bench walker, play white)

  13. making up the numbers
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Big dilemma:

    1. KDB - nailed on

    2.Mahrez - in form

    Who to back in next few weeks?

    1. Indpush
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keep an eye on the minutes for City mids during the next cup game this week

  14. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    When do we know if Liverpool will get a double gameweek?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ben Crellin thinks it should be before GW20 deadline but not specifics.

  15. Ragabolly
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Risers: None

    Fallers: Laporte (5.7)

    1. sulldaddy
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      thanks Raga!!

    2. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks!

      Looks like a lot of folks have more discipline with their transfers than I do

  16. RICICLE
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Just done Cancelo > Shaw, maybe in retrospect I should of done Patterson > Shaw instead, but cannot take that annoying price drop on useless Cancelo, and to thought initially I would immediately regret the transfer as there’s always the chance Cancelo starts and does well.

    But no………..swell of relief knowing he is now gone and have a nailed on starter, can always do Patterson to Drones perhaps nearer next GW.

    Sorry, not sure of my point here, rambling haha!

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Drones?

      Stones*

    2. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep, off with him
      Think his red card earlier in the season dropped Peps ranking

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah things went downhill for him from the point it seemed. It’s a shame Pep has to meddle so much, I understand as a manager he’s only doing he’s the thinks is right, just a shame as Cancelo is a great player.

        Ah well, he’s gone now, no more headaches as to whether he starts or not.
        Will pair on the Patterson > Stones/Akanji move until closer to next GW.

  17. Johan Queef
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I stupidly waited on Shaw last week, and we know how that went...

    Salah, Darwin, & James -> KDB, Kane, & Dalot

    I have 0.1 to spare after this so might need to move soon. Thoughts?

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Would this be for a -4 or -8?

      1. Johan Queef
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        -4

        Main reluctance is getting rid of Salah and having no Liverpool, but that might just be because I'm a Liverpool fan!

        1. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'm a Salah and Darwin owner and am reluctant to get rid of them too (Salah more than Darwin). It may be a foolish bias because I own them but I think they could come good, plus there's a possible double coming.

          I think I would definitely do James to Dalot. I'd consider Darwin to Kane for free. And I'd keep Salah.

          1. Johan Queef
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Yep, it's only this morning that I've been thinking of the Salah to KDB part. Other option to fund Kane is Cancelo to Stones which was in my original thinking.

    2. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Missed the boat on Shaw as well and going for Dalot also.

  18. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is this worth a -8?

    Cancelo --> Stones
    Foden --> Mitoma
    Mitrovic --> Kane

    Current team is:
    Kepa, Ward
    Cancelo, Trippier, Shaw, White, Bueno
    Salah, Foden, Rashford, Martinelli, Andreas
    Haaland, Darwin, Mitrovic

    1. Fefguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeh could be worth it

    2. GREEN JUMPERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd find another way if you really want Kane.

    3. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I don't think it's worth.

    4. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I know you're moving Cancelo for funds, but I don't like it. A single move for Mitoma isn't the worst if you're sure Foden won't start both (it's Foden, he wont), especially with potential Brighton doubles soon.

  19. Fefguero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone taking a hit to go Cancelo to stones?

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep it’s likely I will be doing (above)

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Or to Akanji

    2. Scratch
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nah. Last chance saloon for Cancelo

    3. Kane Train
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No. Stones will only play 1 game

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Source?

  20. Scalper
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Not sure what to do here…

    A) Hold and save 1FT for potential DGW 21

    B) Use FT

    Kepa
    Cancelo shaw trippy
    Foden rashy marti mount
    Kane haaland Mitro

    I’m thinking the best move is to hold FT. I have 6 DGW 20 players even though Foden and cancelo might play just once.

  21. Sillet Bang
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ederson
    Botman Trippier Shaw
    Martinelli Odegard Rashford Kdb Rodrygo
    Kane Haaland@

    Ward Ferguson White Burn

    gtg I think!

    1. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Triple newc def seems like overkill

  22. Ruinenlust
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) DDG and Cancelo

    Or

    B) Kepa and Stones?

    1. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    2. GREEN JUMPERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

  23. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Kane and Rico Lewis in for Greenwood and Cancelo the best move here? It will be for a -4 and have exact funds to do this.

    Kepa Ward
    Cancelo Shaw Cucu Trips Bueno
    KDB Rash Odegaard Martinelli Mount
    Haaland Mitro Greenwood

    1FT, 4.2itb

    Will most likely be doing a -4 next week as well to bring in Salah for KDB and making up the difference in cost by ditching one of the Chelsea players.

    Or do I just don't go for Kane and just do Mount to Kulu or Cancelo to Stones and save the hit?

    1. pingissimus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Suspect Kane adds up here as long term planning.

      Likewise goofed with Mount and suggest Kulu is the same mistake repeated. Spurs are foul.

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Rico not worth the hit, far from nailed

  24. Ynwalfc
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone going with Akanji for the DGW?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I don't think it's worth it. Tough fixture for CS and loads of competition so not nailed.

  25. The 12th Man
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Keep or sell Watkins?

    Next 3. LEE,Sou,LEI

    Would be moving to Kane for -4.

    If keeping would move him to Nketiah after LEI game.