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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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Sunderland’s Jordi Gomez & The 5 #FPL Players You MUST Pick For GW37

DEFENDER: Nacho Monreal – £4.9m (Away v Man Utd, Home v Sunderland)

The loss at home to Swansea may have come as a shock to more than just Arsenal fans, but Gunners players deserve to be trusted for this final Double Gameweek of the season.

Having displaced Kieran Gibbs from the side in December, left-back Nacho Monreal has now played the full 90 minutes in 15 of Arsenal’s last 18 league games, and he’ll have good memories of his last trip to Old Trafford following his goal there in the FA Cup in March.

MIDFIELDER: Steven Gerrard – £8.5m (Home v Crystal Palace)

In his last ever game at Anfield, you just know that Steven Gerrard is going to do something.

The Liverpool captain has scored in his last two games (both headers, strangely) and he picked up all three bonus points from last weekend’s draw at Chelsea. With differentials crucial as we reach the very end of the season, he could just be worth a gamble. Face it, you can see him scoring a penalty in front of the Kop can’t you?

FORWARD: Jermain Defoe – £5.0m (Home v Leicester, Away v Arsenal)

His goal at Everton was incredibly fortunate, but it will have given Jermain Defoe a huge confidence boost heading into the week which will determine whether or not Sunderland are going to stay up.

The experienced former England forward didn’t return from the MLS in order to get relegated to the Championship, and you can expect him to do everything he can to find the net at home to Leicester and then away at Arsenal.

THE OUTSIDER: Jordi Gomez – £5.1m (Home v Leicester, Away v Arsenal)

UPDATE – JORDI GOMEZ NOW INJURED http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/sunderlands-jordi-gomez-wes-brown-9263975

Despite the fact that they are playing with three strikers, Sunderland’s penalties are taken by midfielder Jordi Gomez – who managed to net two spot kicks in the last home match against Southampton.

He managed an assist at Everton too (when his shot went in off Danny Graham) and he’ll be crucial in the Mackems’ two matches which are going to decide their future.

THE CAPTAIN: Alexis Sanchez – £11.5m (Away v Man Utd, Home v Sunderland)

He’s looking a little tired as his first season in England comes to an end, but given that just over a third of Fantasy bosses own Alexis Sanchez (and bear in mind just how many players will have given up by now) then you have to play the percentages and give him the armband this week.

The Chilean will be a threat to a Manchester United defence which still fails to convince many, whilst he’ll be looking to replicate his performance against Sunderland earlier in the season when he scored both goals in a 2-0 win.

Manchester United vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

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