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TOP NEW TRANSFERS – THE OUTSIDERS

There are some exciting new additions to the Premier League for the new season. Guest Post writer @ashilparekh takes a look at some of the new imports available for selection for YOUR Fantasy Football team

@ashilparekh has looked at 8 newcomers and provided a rating for each based on the following criteria. Have a look through and let us know what you think of the scores and who do YOU think could shine??

  • Players position
  • Stats
  • Category
  • Game Time Potential
  • Rotation Threats
  • FPL Alternatives
  • International Exposure
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure
  • Set piece potential

 

  1. Andre Ayew (Ghana / Swansea City)

Huge experience at the highest level, has speed and brings quality balance to the side.

Brings versatility to this Swansea side, Monk can even field him alongside Gomis and Sigurdsson behind them.

andre ayewPreferred Position: Left Wing LW

Also Plays: Central Midfield CM and Attacking Midfield CAM

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 Marseille 35 9 3
2013-14 Marseille 23 6 3
2014-15 Marseille 27 10 3
Total   85 25 9

           Summary

  • Category: Midfielder
  • Game time : Very Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Montero Routledge
  • FPL Threats : Tadic Wijnaldum Milner Henderson Chadli Mirallas
  • International Exposure : 60+ International games
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: 35+ Games
  • Set piece potential : Free Kicks and Corners

 FPL Rating: 4.0/5


 

  1. Roberto Firmino (Brazil / Liverpool)

 

His impact depends on where Rodgers play him. Very Attack minded player.

firmino

Preferred Position: Attacking Midfield CAM

Also Plays: Left Wing LW and Secondary Striker

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 Hoffenheim 29 5 2
2013-14 Hoffenheim 33 16 11
2014-15 Hoffenheim 33 7 10
Total   95 28 23

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder
  • Game time : Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Depends on his position lallana Marovic
  • FPL Threats : Arsenal Mids , Oscar , Depay ,ADM , Yaya , Mata , Coutinho
  • International Exposure :10 games 4 goals
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: NA
  • Set piece potential : Free Kicks

FPL Rating: 4.5/5

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  1. Memphis Depay (Netherlands / Manchester United)

Depay became the second-youngest player to receive the Golden Boot accolade in the Eredivisie, topping the scoring charts with 22 league goals; iconic Brazilian forward Ronaldo still holds that particular record.

Should play as a support striker to Rooney, Can also lead the line if needed.

depay

Preferred Position: Left Wing LW

Also Plays: Right Wing RW and Secondary Striker

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 PSV 20 2 3
2013-14 PSV 32 12 8
2014-15 PSV 30 22 6
Total   82 36 17

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder (possibly as 2nd striker) OOP??
  • Game time : Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Janujaj Mata
  • FPL Threats : Arsenal Mids , Oscar , Firmino ,ADM , Yaya , Mata , Coutinho
  • International Exposure : Decent
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: 25 Games
  • Set piece potential : Free Kicks

 FPL Rating: 4.5/5

 

  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany / Manchester United)

He will become the first ever German footballer to play for the Red Devils.

Has immense experience at the biggest stages but don’t expect much from a Fantasy perspective.

schweinsteiger

Preferred Position: Central Midfield CM

Also Plays: Central Defensive Midfield CDM and Attacking Midfield CAM

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 Bayern Munich 27 7 3
2013-14 Bayern Munich 22 4 4
2014-15 Bayern Munich 15 4 5
Total   64 15 12

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder
  • Game time :Medium Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Carrick Fellani Herrera
  • FPL Threats : Tadic Ayew Milner Henderson Chadli Mirallas
  • International Exposure : WC Winner
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: UCL Winner
  • Set piece potential : Corners and Fks

FPL Rating: 3 /5


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  1. Dimitri Payet (France / West Ham United)

The poor man’s David Silva?? Assist Based player. Can definitely replicate what Stuart Downing did.

payet

Preferred Position: Attacking Midfield CAM

Also Plays: Left Wing LW and Right Wing RW

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 Lille 38 12 18
2013-14 Marseille 36 8 6
2014-15 Marseille 36 7 21
Total   110 27 45

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder
  • Game time : Very Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Nolan
  • FPL Threats : Sigurdsson Lallana Tadic Ayew Milner Henderson Chadli Mirallas
  • International Exposure : not much
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: 25+ Games so good European exposure.
  • Set piece potential : Corners and may be pens

FPL Rating: 4.0/5

 

 

  1. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands / Newcastle United)

Third costliest acquisition in the Magpies’ history. The guy has good experience, can play box to box as well, versatile to adapt many roles.

wijnaldum

Preferred Position: Attacking Midfield CAM

Also Plays: Central Midfield CM and Right Wing RW

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 PSV 33 14 4
2013-14 PSV 11 4 0
2014-15 PSV 33 14 5
Total   77 32 9

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder
  • Game time : Very Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: De Jong (for CAM)
  • FPL Threats : Tadic Ayew Milner Henderson Chadli Mirallas
  • International Exposure : Played a role in 2014 WC
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: 30+ Games
  • Set piece potential : Free Kicks and Corners

FPL Rating: 3.5/5

 

  1. Jeremain Lens (Netherlands / Sunderland)

Dick Advocaat has now signed Lens for the third time in his managerial career. This is extreme faith or at the very least owes him money!

Lens has good pace, very direct and an eye for goal. Don’t be shocked if the manager starts him as a striker. Potential for Fantasy point returns if he can link up well with PVA.

Jeremain-Lens-Sunderland-009

Preferred Position: Left Wing LW

Also Plays: Right Wing RW and Center Forward CF

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 PSV 30 15 11
2013-14 D Kiev 28 5 4
2014-15 D Kiev 21 5 10
Total   79 25 25

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder with Good scoring potential
  • Game time : Very Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Giaccherini
  • FPL Threats : Deulofeu Cabaye Barley Ritchie Puncheon Johnson Young
  • International Exposure : He scored five goals and made a further five assists during the2014 World Cup qualification campaign
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: More the decent Exp.
  • Set piece potential : Corners and may be pens

FPL Rating: 4/5

 

8. Gerard Deulofeu (Spain / Catalonia / Everton)

Martinez had stated it was his objective to secure the services of Tom Cleverly and Gerard Deulofeu. The guy has good pace, can create aplenty and has good shooting stats to back him up.

deulofeu

Preferred Position: Right Wing RW

Also Plays: Left Wing LW

Stats:

Competition Club Starts Goals Assist
2012-13 Barca B 33 18 6
2013-14 Everton 25 3 4
2014-15 Sevilla 17 1 6
Total   75 22 16

 

Summary

  • Category: Midfielder, in 2013-14 season at Everton he was categorized as a FWD and now a OOP?
  • Game time : Low Risk
  • Major Rotation Threats: Kevin Mirallas (if he stays), and Lennon (if he moves from spurs)
  • FPL Threats : Lens Cabaye Barley Ritchie Puncheon Johnson Young
  • International Exposure : Just 1 sub appearance for senior team
  • Europa / Champions League Exposure: Europa League winner with Sevilla 2014-2015.
  • Set piece potential : Corners

FPL Rating: 4/5

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Written by @ashilparekh . Never did what he planned.Never planned what he does. Currently working for bread (with cheese)

 

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Norwich City : Fantasy Football Potential?

Guest Post Provided by @Jonathan_W00d

Norwich City are back in the Premier League. After being relegated in the 2013/14 season, they have come back strong and have returned to England’s top flight at the first time of asking. For myself and many others this, in all honesty, did not come as a huge surprise. They were well equipped for the Championship as their big name players remained at the club. Despite a few hiccups in the first half of the season, they attained promotion via the play-offs and deserve to be in the Premier League.

norwich

The Canaries have a solid team that you would tip to stay up this year given the additions they have made and the future ones they may make. One of their most recent summer additions, Youseff Mulumbu, is a quality signing. He has been an unsung hero for West Brom for a number of seasons now, but his hard work has not gone unnoticed. With the likes of Raheem Sterling and Christian Benteke signing for Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, signings like Mulumbu often go unrecognised, but he could prove to be one of the bargains of the summer, especially considering that they acquired him for free. In truth, manager Alex Neil does not have to make a great number of additions to his squad, as he already has a plethora of talent at his disposal. Players such as Cameron Jerome, Nathan Redmond and Alexander Tettey were all superb in the Championship, and will no doubt want to show what they can do in the Premier League. However, it is no secret that adapting to the level required to stay in the top tier of English football is tricky, even when you have only been absent from the league for one season, like Norwich have. It will undoubtedly be a tough season, but Norwich look like a top flight team and have some brilliant players.

For me, Cameron Jerome is a must in a fantasy team. He netted twenty-one times in all competitions last season, alongside a fair number of assists. He is big, powerful and sure to put defences through their paces. Other Norwich players to also consider would be the likes of Nathan Redmond, who contributes well to general play, along with good pace and skill. With this he is likely to get a number of assists. Michael Turner could also be an option. The towering centre-half is always an aerial threat from corners but may be a risk given the calibre of players he and his defensive team mates will be facing.

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There are however, a few players from Norwich who I would certainly avoid selecting. While no doubt a solid keeper, John Ruddy will be under a lot of pressure. With newly promoted teams, a lot of the time it is down to the goal keeper to keep their side in the game. While Ruddy is certainly capable of this, he is unlikely to keep many clean sheets and therefore is not a good selection for a fantasy team. Another player to avoid is Louis Grabban. Although he scored a respectable twelve goals last season in all competitions, he may not be played a great deal this season. He may either not be picked or may be sent out on loan at some point, so Jerome would definitely be the better option here. When choosing a squad, look out for those Norwich players, there are a few hidden gems in that side.

 

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