The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-Season 2020/21

Members Articles Unlocked ahead of Gameweek 26

It’s back! Fantasy Premier League has relaunched for 2020/21 and, as usual, we’ll have everything you need to set you up for the new campaign.

All of our pre-season content will be collated on this page, which will be regularly refreshed between now and Gameweek 1.

This is where you can find our price-by-price, position-by-position rundown of pretty much every asset in FPL.

There’ll also be analysis of all 20 teams, Scout Reports on new signings and Moving Target articles on those switching allegiance.

Any information we learn about the various pre-season fixtures, from line-ups, goals and assists to the wider Fantasy talking points, will also be documented here.

As the transfer window develops, you can track all the ins and outs of FPL assets throughout the summer.

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POSITIONAL REVIEWS

Our comprehensive guide to the FPL player list, sorted for your convenience by position and price. Articles without links are Coming Soon:

THE 2020/21 FIXTURES

Our guide to the upcoming matches:

STRATEGY

Insight from top FPL managers:

Pre-season Minutes

How many minutes each FPL option has played during the pre-season:

CLUB BY CLUB

ARSENAL

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Aug 25 | MK Dons 1-4 Arsenal (Stadium MK) | Elneny, Nketiah (Saka assist), McGuinness (Nelson assist), Nelson penalty
Aug 29 | Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (Wembley Stadium) | Aubameyang (Saka assist)
Sep 5 | Arsenal 2-3 Aston Villa (Emirates) | Aubameyang, Aubameyang

Scout Notes: Bernd Leno and Emiliano Martínez were both handed game-time during pre-season, with the latter given his place for the Community Shield final on the logic that he had helped win the FA Cup earlier this year. Mikel Arteta has favoured a 3-4-3 formation with Kieran Tierney the most likely to feature in the three-man defence. Mohamed Elneny played extensively in both of the games we were given line-ups for (the first two), partnered with Granit Xhaka in each. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains stationed on the left-hand side of the front-three, while quarantine spells for Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pépé allowed Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka to stake their claim for the centre-forward and right attacking-midfield berths respectively.

Form Players: Aubameyang (three goals), Nelson (one goal, one assist), Saka (two assists).

Players In:

MID | Willian | Chelsea (Free transfer)
DEF | Gabriel | Lille (£23m)
MID | Dani Ceballos | Real Madrid (Loan)

Players Out:

DEF | Tobi Omole | Released
DEF | Matthew Dennis | Released
DEF | Dinos Mavropanos | Stuttgard (Loan)
MID | Zech Medley | Gillingham (Loan)
DEF | Zak Swanson | MVV Maastricht (Loan)
MID | Matt Smith | Swindon Town (Loan)
MID | Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Roma (Undisclosed)
FWD | Tyreece John-Jules | Doncaster Rovers (Loan)

ASTON VILLA

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Aug 26 | Aston Villa 1-1 Bristol City | Samatta
Aug 29 | Aston Villa 5-2 Wycombe Wanderers | El Ghazi, El Ghazi, Samatta, Konsa, Trézéguet
Sep 5 | Arsenal 2-3 Aston Villa (Emirates) | Luiz, Ramsey, Ramsey

Scout Notes: All of Aston Villa’s pre-season friendlies were played behind closed doors with minimal media presence. Meanwhile, write-ups of their matches on the club’s official website included only goal-scorers, while omitting assists and line-ups. We do know that Ørjan Nyland got some minutes in goal, saving a penalty against Wycombe.

Form Players: Samatta (two goals), El Ghazi (two goals)

Players In:

MID | Ben Chrisene | Exeter City (Undisclosed)
DEF | Matty Cash | Nottingham Forest (£14m)
FWD | Ollie Watkins | Brentford (£28m)

Players Out:

FWD | Ross McCormack | Released
MID | Callum O’Hare | Released
MID | Jack Birch | Released
FWD | Anton Hooper | Released
MID | Colin Odutayo | Released
FWD | Dimitri Sea | Released
GK | Jamie Searle | Released
GK | Matija Sarkic | Wolverhampton Wanderers (Free transfer)
DEF | James Chester | Stoke City (Free transfer)
DEF | James Bree | Luton Town (Undisclosed)

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

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Aug 29 | Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (Amex Stadium) | Groß penalty (Connolly assist)
Sep 5 | Brighton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion (Amex Stadium) | None

Scout Notes: Budget midfielder Yves Bissouma has been heavily involved in Brighton’s pre-season campaign so far, perhaps pushing him ahead of Dale Stephens in the £4.5m midfielder pecking order. Utility man Solly March was also among the most-utilised players by Graham Potter, although we only had two matches to consider. Leandro Trossard was only involved in 62 minutes, missing the second pre-season game for international duty with Belgium. Adam Webster and Ben White were both tied as the most-involved centre-backs of pre-season alongside the more expensive Lewis Dunk.

Form Players: None

Players In:

MID | Jensen Weir | Wigan Athletic (£500,000)
MID | Adam Lallana | Liverpool (Free transfer)
DEF | Joel Veltman | Ajax (£1m)
DEF | Lars Dendoncker | Club Brugge (Free transfer)

Players Out:

DEF | Leon Balogun | Wigan Athletic (then Rangers)
MID | Archie Davies | Released
DEF | Lewis Freestone | Released
DEF | George Cox | Released
MID | Anthony Knockaert | Fulham (Loan option taken up)
MID | Beram Kayal | Released
FWD | Percy Tau | Anderlecht (Loan)
DEF | Warren O’Hora | MK Dons (Loan)
DEF | Martin Montoya | Real Betis (Undisclosed)
DEF | Matthew Clarke | Derby County (Loan)
MID | Aaron Mooy | Shanghai SIPG (Undisclosed)
DEF | Shane Duffy | Celtic (Loan)
FWD | Glenn Murray | Watford (Loan)

BURNLEY

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Aug 29 | Burnley 3-0 Tranmere Rovers | Vydra (Pieters assist), B Thomas (Dunne assist), Gudmundsson (Pieters assist)
Aug 29 | Burnley 1-2 Shrewsbury Town | Wood penalty (Thompson assist)
Sep 1 | Preston North End 0-0 Burnley (Deepdale) | None
Sep 5 | Burnley 4-1 Heart of Midlothian (Barnfield) | Rodriguez penalty (Richardson assist), Thompson (Tarkowski assist), Richardson (Thompson assist), Gudmundsson
Sep 5 | Burnley 4-2 Mansfield Town (Barnfield) | Brownhill (McNeil assist), Wood (McNeil assist), Thomas, Wood

Scout Notes: Sean Dyche has faced an injury crisis in central defence during pre-season. Ben Mee was not fit enough to be involved in any friendlies, while Kevin Long managed just 90 minutes. Amid transfer interest from West Ham, James Tarkowski had to miss some summer action with a minor knock, allowing Jimmy Dunne and Bobby Thomas to each get 90-minute outings together at centre-back on three separate occasions. There is a chance one of them could get game-time from Gameweek 2 onwards.

Form Players: Wood (three goals)

Players In:

GK | Will Norris | Wolverhampton Wanderers (Undisclosed)
GK | Marc Richter | Augsburg
MID | Will Rickard | Free transfer
DEF | Marcel Elva-Fountaine | Reading (Free transfer)
DEF | Connor Barrett | Leicester City (Free transfer)
DEF | Ismaila Diallo | Arsenal (Free transfer)

Players Out:

GK | Joe Hart | Tottenham Hotspur (Free transfer)
MID | Jeff Hendrick | Newcastle United (Free transfer)
GK | Adam Legzdins | Released
MID | Aaron Lennon | Released
DEF | Oliver Younger | Released
DEF | Scott Wilson | Released
DEF | Joel Senior | Released
DEF | Ryan Cooney | Morecambe (Loan)
MID | Adam Phillips | Morecambe (Loan)
DEF | Ben Gibson | Norwich City (Loan)

CHELSEA

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Aug 29 | Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (Amex Stadium) | Werner (Hudson-Odoi assist)

Scout Notes: Fantasy managers only got to watch Chelsea once during pre-season, making it hard to make too many observations about how they will line-up in Gameweek 1. Investigating updates from Frank Lampard’s Thursday press conference on our Team News Page is likely to be more fruitful.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

FWD | Timo Werner | RB Leipzig (£47.6m)
MID | Hakim Ziyech | Ajax (£40.0m)
DEF | Ben Chilwell | Leicester City (£45m)
DEF | Malang Sarr |Nice (Free transfer)
DEF | Thiago Silva | Paris Saint-Germain (Free transfer)
MID | Kai Havertz | Bayer Leverkusen (£75.8m)

Players Out:

DEF | Josh Grant| Released
DEF | Marcel Lavinier | Released
DEF | Richard Nartey | Released
MID | Pedro | Released
MID | Willian | Arsenal (Free transfer)
MID | Danilo Pantic | Cukaricki (Loan)
MID | Jacob Maddox | Vitoria SC (Undisclosed)
GK | Jamie Cumming | Stevenage (Loan)
FWD | Ike Ugbo | Cercle Bruges (Loan)
MID | Trevoh Chalobah | Lorient (Loan)
MID | Izzy Brown | Sheffield Wednesday (Loan)
GK | Jamal Blackman | Rotherham United (Loan)
DEF | Ethan Ampadu | Sheffield United (Loan)
MID | Kenedy | Granada (Loan)

CRYSTAL PALACE

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Aug 25 | Crystal Palace 2-1 Oxford United (Selhurst Park) | Zaha (Schlupp assist), Townsend (McArthur assist)
Aug 29 | Crystal Palace 3-0 Charlton Athletic (Selhurst Park) | Ayew (Zaha assist), Ayew (Townsend assist), Zaha (Schlupp assist)
Sep 1 | Millwall 0-1 Crystal Palace (The Den) | Meyer (Zaha assist)
Sep 5 | Crystal Palace 1-1 Brondby IF (Selhurst Park) | Zaha (Ayew assist)

Scout Notes: After switching from left-midfield to centre-forward half-way through the win over Oxford, Wilfried Zaha has now started three matches in a row out-of-position as a striker in Roy Hodgson’s 4-4-2 system. Tyrick Mitchell has spent more time at left-back than any other Palace player during pre-season in the absence of Patrick van Aanholt. However, we must apply a caveat to the £4.0m defender. He was benched for the first pre-season game, which saw Jairo Riedewald handed a start on the left-hand side of defence. The only reason Mitchell came on against Oxford was because James McCarthy got injured 20 minutes in, forcing Riedewald into central midfield to cover, in light of Luka Milivojevic‘s ongoing absence and Cheikhou Kouyaté deputising for the three injured centre-backs. McCarthy has returned to fitness now, registering some minutes for his country while on international duty. So, Mitchell does have a current advantage on the left-back berth, but a slew of injury returnees in central defence or midfield could force him into direct competition with Riedewald.

Form Players: Zaha (three goals, two assists), Ayew (two goals, one assist), Townsend (one goal, assist), Schlupp (two assists).

Players In:

DEF | Nathan Ferguson | West Bromwich Albion (Free transfer)
MID | Jake Giddings | Free agent
MID | Eberechi Eze | Queens Park Rangers (£19.5m)

Players Out:

MID | Kian Flanagan | Released
GK | Dion-Curtis Henry | Released
GK | Daniel Tupper | Released

EVERTON

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Aug 22 | Blackpool 3-3 Everton (Bloomfield Road) | Calvert-Lewin (Sigurdsson assist), Sigurdsson penalty (Calvert-Lewin assist), Sigurdsson (Walcott assist)
Sep 1 | Blackburn Rovers P-P Everton (Ewood Park)
Sep 5 | Everton 2-0 Preston North End (Goodison Park) | Kenny (Walcott assist), Calvert-Lewin

Scout Notes: £4.0m defender Jarrad Branthwaite has probably not played enough of Everton’s two pre-season games to make a viable asset for the start of the campaign. He registered 45 minutes this summer, while Lewis Gibson and Mason Holgate featured for 118 and 93 minutes at centre-back each – while Michael Keane was on international duty with England. Jonjoe Kenny played 135 minutes at right-back, while Seamus Coleman mustered just one 45-minute outing. Interestingly, £4.5m midfielder Anthony Gordon was the third-most-used Everton player of pre-season (140 minutes) although we only have two matches to rely on, both played before the signing of James Rodriguez.

Form Players: Sigurdsson (two goals, one assist), Calvert-Lewin (two goals, one assist)

Players In:

DEF | Niels Nkounkou | Marseille (Free transfer)
MID | Allan | Napoli (£21.7m)
MID | James Rodriguez | Real Madrid (£23m)
MID | Abdoulaye Doucouré | Watford (£20m)

Players Out:

DEF | Morgan Feeney | Sunderland (Free transfer)
MID | Alexander Denny | Released
DEF | Matthew Foulds | Released
FWD | Manasse Mampala | Released
MID | Korede Adedoyin | Released
FWD | Oumar Niasse | Released
DEF | Cuco Martina | Released
MID | Morgan Schneiderlin | Nice (Undisclosed)
DEF | Leighton Baines | Retired
GK | Maarten Stekelenburg | Ajax (Free transfer)
MID | Nathangelo Markelo | FC Twente (Loan)
MID | Kieran Dowell | Norwich City (Undisclosed)

FULHAM

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Aug 29 | Fulham 2-2- MK Dons (Motspur Park) | Kamara (Francois assist), Cairney (Cavaleiro assist)

Scout Notes: We only had access to one pre-season match for Fulham this summer, in which Scott Parker used two entirely different line-ups for 45 minutes each. Fantasy managers will likely glean more from his Thursday press conference, details of which can be found on our Team News Page.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

DEF | Antonee Robinson | Wigan Athletic (£2m)
MID | Mario Lemina | Southampton (Loan)
MID | Harrison Reed | Southampton (Undisclosed)
GK | Alphonse Areola | Paris Saint Germain (Loan)

Players Out:

DEF | Cody Drameh | Leeds United (£1m)
MID | Luca de la Torre | Released
DEF | Alfie Mawson | Bristol City (Loan)
DEF | Steven Sessegnon | Bristol City (Loan)
GK | Marcus Bettinelli | Middlesbrough (Loan)

LEEDS UNITED

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Sep 1 | Stoke City 3-0 Leeds United (bet365 Stadium) | None
Sep 5 | Leeds United 3-1 Pacos de Ferreira (Thorp Arch) | Struijk (Douglas assist), Hernandez (Bamford assist), Costa (Bamford assist)

Scout Notes: Both of Leeds’ pre-season games were played during the international break, which severely limits how much we could learn about how they will line up in the Premier League. For each of their friendlies, a sizeable number of senior first-team players were with their countries, so make sure you check out the updates from Marcelo Bielsa’s Thursday press conference on our Team News Page.

Form Players: Bamford (two assists)

Players In:

MID | Helder Costa | Wolverhampton Wanderers (£16m)
GK | Illan Meslier | Lorient (Option to buy activated)
MID | Jack Harrison | Manchester City (Loan)
FWD | Joe Gelhardt | Wigan Athletic (Undisclosed)
DEF | Cody Drameh | Fulham (£1m)
FWD | Rodrigo | Valencia (£26m)
DEF | Robin Koch | Freiburg (Undisclosed)

Players Out:

FWD | Ryan Edmondson | Aberdeen (Loan)
FWD | Kun Temenuzhkov | Real Union (Loan)

LEICESTER CITY

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Aug 26 | Birmingham City 0-2 Leicester City (St. Andrew’s) | Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Tielemans assist), Albrighton
Aug 29 | Leicester City 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Loughborough University Stadium)
Sep 5 | Leicester City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (King Power Stadium) | Amartey

Scout Notes: Leicester are short of defensive options at the start of the new Premier League season. Jonny Evans is suspended until Gameweek 3 and Wes Morgan picked up a pre-season injury. Çaglar Söyüncü is a nailed-on starter for Gameweek 1 but it remains unclear who will partner him at centre-back. Outside of the Turkish international, Josh Knight was the most-used option in that position during the summer. Timothy Castagne has not been around long enough to give us any indication about which side of the defence he and James Justin will play in the absence of Ricardo Pereira. Harvey Barnes was the most involved Leicester player across the three games, featuring for 211 minutes from a possible 270.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

DEF | Timothy Castagne | Atalanta (Undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Calvin Bassey | Rangers (Free transfer)
GK | Viktor Johansson | Released
MID | Ryan Loft | Released
MID | Connor Tee | Released
GK | Daniel Iversen | OH Leuven (Loan)
MID | Bartosz Kapustka | Legia Warsaw (Loan)
DEF | Ben Chilwell | Chelsea (£45m)

LIVERPOOL

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Aug 22 | Stuttgart 0-3 Liverpool (Saalfelden Arena) | Firmino (C Jones assist), Keïta (Firmino assist), Brewster (Milner assist)
Aug 25 | Salzburg 2-2 Liverpool (Red Bull Arena) | Brewster (Milner assist), Brewster (C Jones assist)
Aug 29 | Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (Community Shield) | Minamino
Sep 5 | Liverpool 7-2 Blackpool (Anfield) | Matip (Milner assist), Mane, Firmino (Minamino assist), Elliott (Origi assist), Minamino (Firmino assist), Origi (Jones assist), van den Berg (Elliott assist)

Scout Notes: Unlike most Premier League managers, Jurgen Klopp has used his best XI as often as possible in pre-season games this summer. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané were both among the most heavily involved Liverpool assets across the four games, each registering 260 minutes from a possible 360. The only key name who largely missed out was Trent Alexander-Arnold, omitted from the first three games over fitness concerns and absent from the fourth due to international duty with England. The right-back was used as a substitute against Iceland and then played the majority of a 0-0 draw with Denmark, so does have some game-time under his belt from pre-season, just no minutes with Liverpool themselves.

Form Players: Brewster (three goals), Milner (three assists), C Jones (three assists), Minamino (two goals, one assist), Firmino (one goal, two assists)

Players In:

DEF | Konstantinos Tsimikas | Olympiakos (£11.75m)

Players Out:

GK | Daniel Atherton | Released
MID | Pedro Chirivella | Nantes (Free transfer)
DEF | Nathaniel Clyne| Released
GK | Shamal George| Released
DEF | Jack Walls | Released
DEF | Dejan Lovren | Zenit Saint Petersburg (£10.9m)
MID | Adam Lallana | Brighton and Hove Albion (Free transfer)
DEF | Morgan Boyes | Fleetwood Town (Loan)
DEF | Adam Lewis | Amiens (Loan)
MID | Ovie Ejaria | Reading (Undisclosed)

MANCHESTER CITY

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Scout Notes: With no pre-season matches and no press conference until after the Gameweek 1 deadline, Fantasy managers do not have much to go on in terms of predicting the Manchester City team this season.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

FWD | Pablo Moreno | Juventus (£9m)
MID | Ferran Torres | Valencia (£24.5m)
DEF | Nathan Aké | Bournemouth (£41m)
GK | Scott Carson | Derby County (Loan)

Players Out:

MID | Ernest Agyiri | Released
MID | Leroy Sané | Bayern Munich (£45m)
MID | Jack Harrison | Leeds United (Loan)
MID | David Silva | Real Sociedad (Free transfer)
FWD | Lukas Nmecha | Anderlecht (Loan)
DEF | Angelino | RB Leipzig (Loan)

MANCHESTER UNITED

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Scout Notes: As is the case with their city rivals, Manchester United have not played any pre-season friendlies this summer and do not feature in Gameweek 1 either. Therefore, it is tough to discuss their assets at great length until we get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first press conference of the season, which occurs roughly a week after the Gameweek 1 deadline.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

FWD | Odion Ighalo | Shanghai Shenhua (Loan)
MID | Donny van de Beek | Ajax (£35m)

Players Out:

DEF | Cameron Borthwick-Jackson | Released
MID | Dion McGhee | Released
MID | Angel Gomes | Released
MID | Ethan Hamilton | Released
GK | Michael O’Hara | Released
FWD | Largie Ramazani | Released
DEF | George Tanner | Released
MID | Alexis Sánchez | Inter Milan
MID | Tahith Chong | Werder Bremen (Loan)
GK | Joel Pereira| Huddersfield Town (Loan)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

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Aug 25 | Newcastle United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra (Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate) | Carroll (Lascelles assist), Atsu (Gayle assist), Fernández (Barlaser assist)
Aug 29 | Newcastle United 2-1 Barnsley (Darsley Park) | Carroll (Ritchie assist), Murphy penalty
Sep 1 | Newcastle United 1-5 Middlesbrough (Rockliffe Park) | Saint-Maximin (S Longstaff assist)
Sep 5 | Newcastle United 0-1 Stoke City (St. James’ Park)

Scout Notes: Karl Darlow is the clear deputy for the injured Martin Dúbravka this season, the £5.0m man registering 242 minutes from a possible 360, while new-signing Mark Gillespie managed just 118. Jacob Murphy has used more than any other winger in the Newcastle squad. No forward was deployed more often than Andy Carroll during pre-season, and the former Liverpool man also top-scored from the friendlies. However, the addition of Callum Wilson is likely to keep him out of the team.

Form Players: Carroll (two goals).

Players In:

GK | Mark Gillespie | Motherwell (Free transfer)
MID | Jeff Hendrick | Burnley (Free transfer)
FWD | Callum Wilson | Bournemouth (£20m)
MID | Ryan Fraser | Bournemouth (£15m)
DEF | Jamal Lewis | Norwich City (£15m)

Players Out:

FWD | Luke Charman | Released
MID | Jack Colback | Released
GK | Robert Elliot | Released
DEF | Liam Gibson | Released
GK | Nathan Harker | Released
MID | Victor Fernandez | Viitorul Constanta (Free transfer)
GK | Jake Turner | Morecambe (Loan)
MID | Tom Allan | Accrington Stanley (Loan)
DEF | Kelland Watts | Plymouth Argyle (Loan)
GK | Freddie Woodman | Swansea City (Loan)

SHEFFIELD UNITED

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Aug 25 | Dundee United 0-1 Sheffield United (Tannadice Park) | Sharp (Berge assist) | MATCH ABANDONED AT HALF TIME
Aug 28 | Hearts 0-1 Sheffield United (Tynecastle Park) | Fleck (Sharp assist)
Sep 1 | Derby County 0-2 Sheffield United (Pride Park) | Osborn (Norwood assist), Sharp (K Bryan assist)
Sep 4 | Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End (Bramall Lane) | Lundstram (McBurnie assist), Sharp (Mousset assist)

Scout Notes: Billy Sharp has capitalised on Oliver McBurnie and David McGoldrick missing most of pre-season by registering more minutes than any other Sheffield United player, netting three times and adding an assist. Likewise, the complete absence of Jack O’Connell from all the friendlies has allowed Jack Robinson to finish the summer as the joint-most selected centre-back alongside Chris Basham.

Form Players: Sharp (three goals, one assist)

Players In:

GK | Wes Foderingham | Rangers (Free transfer)
GK | Aaron Ramsdale | Bournemouth (£18.5m)
DEF | Jayden Bogle | Derby County (£11m combined with Lowe)
DEF | Max Lowe | Derby County (£11m combined with Bogle)
DEF | Ethan Ampadu | Chelsea (Loan)
MID | Ismaila Coulibaly | Sarpsborg 08
MID | Oliver Burke | West Bromwich Albion

Players Out:

MID | Mark Duffy | Released
DEF | Keenan Ferguson | Released
MID | Oliver Greaves | Released
GK | Jake Eastwood | Kilmarnock (Loan)
FWD | Tyler Smith | Swindon Town (Loan)
MID | Luke Freeman | Nottingham Forest (Loan)
DEF | Rhys Norrington-Davies | Luton Town (Loan)
MID | Ismail Coulibaly | K Beerschot VA (Loan)
FWD | Callum Robinson | West Bromwich Albion

SOUTHAMPTON

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Aug 29 | Southampton 7-1 Swansea City (St Mary’s Stadium) | Adams (Bertrand assist), Redmond (Adams assist), Ings penalty (Armstrong assist), Ward-Prowse penalty (Redmond assist), Bertrand (Redmond assist), Ings (Bertrand assist), Ward-Prowse (Ings assist) | TOTAL MATCH TIME WAS 120 MINUTES

Scout Notes: Southampton played just one pre-season friendly, in which they swept Swansea aside. The likely first-team played an hour of that win and, even though, predicting the line-up looks relatively straight forward, do check out the updates from Ralph Hasenhüttl’s press conference on our Team News Page.

Form Players: Ings (two goals, one assist), Redmond (one goal, two assists), Bertrand (one goal, two assists), Ward-Prowse (two goals), Adams (one goal, one assist).

Players In:

DEF | Kyle Walker-Peters | Tottenham Hotspur (£12m)
DEF | Mohammed Salisu | Real Valladolid (£10.9m)

Players Out:

GK | Alexander Cull | Released
MID | Mohamed Elyounoussi | Celtic (Loan)
DEF | Maya Yoshida | Released
MID | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg | Tottenham Hotspur (£15m)
DEF | Aaron O’Driscoll | Mansfield Town (Free transfer)
MID | Mario Lemina | Fulham (Loan)
MID | Harrison Reed | Fulham (Undisclosed)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

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Aug 22 | Spurs 3-0 Ipswich (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) | Sessegnon (Alli assist), Son (Alli assist), Son (Foyth assist)
Aug 28 | Spurs 4-1 Reading (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) | Own Goal (Son assist), Alli (Moura assist), Son (Bergwijn assist), Lamela (Son assist)
Aug 29 | Spurs 1-0 Birmingham (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) | Bergwijn (Højbjerg assist)
Sep 5 | Watford 2-1 Spurs (Vicarage Road) | Son penalty (Lamela assist)

Scout Notes: All of Son Heung-min‘s goal involvements in the first two friendlies occurred when he was playing as a centre-forward in the absence of Harry Kane. As a result of a post-holiday quarantine and England duty, the latter has not featured for Spurs at all during pre-season, although is expected to reclaim the centre-forward role from Son for Gameweek 1. While Matt Doherty has joined the north London side, Serge Aurier is still an important figure for Jose Mourinho. The Ivory Coast international registered 225 pre-season minutes from a possible 360, more than any other recognised right-back. Ryan Sessegnon has also featured extensively on the flanks of attacking midfield, although is unlikely to start there in the Premier League this season.

Form Players: Son (four goals, two assists), Alli (one goal, two assists), Bergwijn (one goal, one assist).

Players In:

MID | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg | Southampton (£15m)
GK | Joe Hart | Burnley (Free transfer)
DEF | Matt Doherty | Wolves (Undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Jan Vertonghen | Benfica (Free transfer)
GK | Michel Vorm | Released
DEF | Tariq Hinds | Released
MID | Rayan Clarke | Released
DEF | Jonathan Dinzeyi | Released
MID | Phoenix Patterson | Released
DEF | Maxwell Statham | Released
MID | Maximus Tainio | Released
FWD | Troy Parrott | Millwall (Loan)
DEF | TJ Eyoma | Lincoln City (Loan)
DEF | Kyle Walker-Peters | Southampton (£12m)
MID | Oliver Skipp | Norwich City (Loan)
MID | Luke Amos | QPR (Undisclosed)
MID | Luke Amos | QPR (Loan)
MID | Oliver Skipp | Norwich City (Loan)

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

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Aug 29 | West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Nottingham Forest (St. George’s Park) | None
Sep 5 | Brighton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion (Amex Stadium) | None

Scout Notes: £5.5m option Charlie Austin has played more pre-season minutes than any other West Bromwich Albion forward, although we only have two matches to consider, neither of which featured a Baggies player finding the back of the net.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

MID | Matheus Pereira | Sporting Lisbon (Undisclosed)
DEF | Cedric Kipre | Wigan Athletic
MID | Grady Diangana | West Ham United
GK | David Button | Brighton and Hove Albion
FWD | Callum Robinson | Sheffield United

Players Out:

MID | Chris Brunt | Released
MID | Finn Azaz | Cheltenham Town (Loan)
GK | Josh Griffiths | Cheltenham Town (Loan)
MID | Jonathan Leko | Birmingham City (Undisclosed)
DEF | Oliver Burke | Sheffield United

WEST HAM UNITED

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Aug 25 | Ipswich 1-4 West Ham United (Portman Road) | Haller (Diangana assist), Haller (Diangana assist), Soucek (Coventry assist), Haller
Aug 25 | Wycombe Wanderers 1-5 West Ham United (Adams Park Stadium) | Masuaku (Fornals assist), Own Goal, Lanzini (Bowen assist), Bowen (Antonio assist), Bowen (Masuaku assist)
Aug 29 | West Ham United 2-1 Brentford (London Stadium) | Yarmolenko (Fornals assist), Soucek (Antonio assist)
Sep 1 | Reading P-P West Ham United (Madejski Stadium) |
Sep 5 | West Ham United 3-5 Bournemouth (London Stadium) | Bowen (Cullen assist), Bowen (Cullen assist), Anderson (Snodgrass assist)

Scout Notes: Sebastien Haller has played more time as the central striker for West Ham than Michail Antonio this summer. The latter missed some time with a hip complaint, but his French colleague had already found the net three times by that point. Jarrod Bowen has been a regular option on the right-hand side of attacking midfield, joined in that trio by Pablo Fornals. Those two players finished the pre-season campaign in the top-six most-used West Ham players. Joining them in that bracket were centre-backs Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena, as well as left-back Aaron Cresswell. Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks largely shared right-back duties, registering 148 and 122 pre-season minutes respectively – not much in it.

Form Players: Haller (three goals), Bowen (two goals, one assist), Soucek (two goals), Masuaku (one goal, one assist), Antonio (two assists), Cullen (two assists), Fornals (two assists).

Players In:

MID | Tomas Soucek | Slavia Prague (£13.5m)

Players Out:

MID | Sead Haksabanovic | IFK Norrkoping (Undisclosed)
MID | Carlos Sánchez | Released
DEF | Pablo Zabaleta | Released
FWD | Albian Ajeti | Celtic (£4.5m)
DEF | Jeremy Ngakia | Watford (Free transfer)
FWD | Jordan Hugill | Norwich City (£5m)
GK | Roberto | Real Valladolid (Free transfer)
MID | Grady Diangana | West Bromwich Albion

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

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Scout Notes: With no pre-season games played this summer, Fantasy managers will be more reliant than ever on Nuno Espirito Santo’s Friday press conference. You can catch the updates on our Team News Page.

Form Players: None.

Players In:

GK | Matija Sarkic | Aston Villa (Free transfer)
FWD | Fabio Silva | Porto
DEF | Fernando Marçal | Lyon (Undisclosed)
MID | Vitinha | Porto (Loan)

Players Out:

MID | Jordan Graham| Released
DEF | Connor Johnson | Released
MID | Callum Thompson | Released
MID | Helder Costa | Leeds United (£16m)
MID | Tsun Dai | Shenzhen (Undisclosed)
MID | Ryan Giles | Coventry City (Loan)
MID | Elliot Watt | Bradford City (Undisclosed)
GK | Will Norris | Burnley (Undisclosed)
MID | Morgan Gibbs-White | Swansea City (loan)
DEF | Matt Doherty | Tottenham Hotspur (Undisclosed)

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