Fantasy Football: Old Teams, New Faces

Arsenal

Kolasinac (6) – Good value for money if he plays as a LB, less so as a left sided CB in a three. Prediction : 130

Lacazette (10.5) – Expensive considering he’s never played in England. Great service behind him though. Good for 15 goals. Prediction: 160

Bournemouth

Begovic (4.5) – Not played regularly for two years but good pedigree, better than Boruc. High saves and bonus potential. Prediction: 125

Ake (5) – Similar to Kolasinac, depends on position. No danger from set pieces, low goal/assist potential. Prediction: 100

Defoe (8) – Will he start? Could play as a striker with King behind. Good potential but better value out there this year. Prediction: 110

Burnley

Taylor (4.5) – Great value if he can dislodge Ward but that’ll be easier said than done. Lowton is safer for the same price. Prediction: 45

Bardsley (4.5) – Only got 27 for Stoke last year and will be back-up to Lowton. Prediction: 25

Cork (4.5) – Battling with Defour and Hendrick. Good signing and should make the team. Prediction: 65

Walters (5.5) – Could make the right side his own. Potential for high minutes but not a huge goal/assist return. Prediction: 85

Chelsea

Caballero (5) – Much better keepers for that price. Won’t play. Prediction: 0

Rudiger (6) – Price will drop as he won’t play often. Prediction: 30

Bakayoko (5) – Similar price and role to Kante but won’t play as often. Prediction: 65

Morata (10) – Huge goal and assist potential unless Batschuayi keeps him out of the team. Risky and similar to Lacazette for output. Prediction: 165

Crystal Palace

Riedewald (5) – One of four CBs or six FBs. Limited playing time at 20. Prediction: 30

Loftus-Cheek (4.5) – Good value if he starts every week but probably wont. Prediction: 40

Everton

Pickford (5) – Excellent for Sunderland (102). Should improve. Buy after gameweek 6. Prediction: 120

Keane (5.5) – Again excellent for another team last year. Can this new defence gel? Definite starter but in a back 4 or 5? Prediction: 125

Martina (4.5) – Could be good early season but only there as Coleman is injured. Prediction: 60

Klaassen (7.5) – Huge potential for assists and should get 5-10 goals. Great option once they have easier games. Prediction: 145

Rooney (7.5) –  76 in 1540 minutes last year. Should double this return if he hits form. Prediction: 110

Sandro (7.5) – A real wildcard. Got 14 league goals and 5 assists last year. Can he play with Rooney? Prediction:  95

Leicester

Jakupovic (4.5) – Won’t play. Back-up to Schmeichel. Prediction: 5

Maguire (5) -Should dislodge Huth or Morgan. Prediction: 80

Iborra (6) – DMs usually don’t score too highly. Good player though, 3x Europa League winner and ex-Sevilla captain. Prediction: 95

Liverpool

Robertson (5) – Can he dislodge Milner and potentially Joe Gomez? I wouldn’t take a punt on a Liverpool defender either way. Prediction: 50

Salah (9) – Same bracket as Coutinho, Firminho and Mane. They’ll have to rotate though and Sturridge is now fit. Prediction: 160

Solanke (5) – More of a cup player and bench warmer. Prediction: 30

Man City

Ederson (5.5) – City have to be better defensively this year and he’ll be #1. Prediction: 120

Walker (6.5) – FF favourite but way too expensive for me. No goal threat but good assist and clean sheet potential. Prediction: 125

Mendy (6.5) – Similar to Walker but better at crossing. Prediction: 130

Danilo (5.5) – Priced lower as he won’t start. Prediction: 35

Silva (8) – Is the right winger any different to Sterling or Sane? Who starts where? Should match the latter’s first season tally. Prediction: 105

Man United

Lindelof (5.5) – Will partner Bailly but might miss out to Rojo later on. Mourinho loves a clean sheet so lots of potential there. Prediction: 115

Matic (5) – Will sit deep and may be rotated with Herrera and Carrick behind Pogba. Prediction: 85

Lukaku (11.5) – Massive price tag but the talent to match. Always in my team and averages 174 over 5 seasons. Prediction: 195

Southampton

Bednarek (4.5) – He and Pied are probably cover for Cedric Soares. Prediction: 15

Stoke

Zouma (5.5) – Overpriced for someone who’s never played a whole season. Shame. Prediction: 85

Tymon (4.5) – Who?

Fletcher (5) – Nothing spectacular but may start games as he did at WBA. Prediction: 80

Swansea

Bartley (4.5) – Actaully a loan return but I wanted to include him as he could be good value. Prediction: 75

Mesa (4.5) – Priced appropriately for a DM. May not score all season. Prediction: 50

Abraham (5.5) – More than Ayew, less than the injured Llorente. Does he start? Looks good but won’t play all season. Prediction: 70

Tottenham

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Watford

Femenia (4.5) – I guess it’s him or Janmaat. Prediction: 60

Cleverley (5) – Loaned last year, signed this one. Got 55 before. Prediction: 55

Hughes (5) – Watford have 5 CMs for a maximum of 3 places so it’ll be a fight. It could end up being the 3 here that start though. Prediction: 65

Chalobah (4.5) – Probably the man to miss out if anyone will. Prediction: 45

West Brom

Hegazi (4.5) – Looks like he’ll be cover but may well be useful. Prediction: 25

Rodriguez (6) – Potentially very good value whether he partners Rondon, plays alone or wide. Prediction: 120

West Ham

Hart (4.5) – Could be a steal if West Ham remember how to defend. Prone to errors though. We’ll see how good he is this year. Prediction: 115

Zabaleta (5) – Will he start over Antonio? Is he now a midfielder/attacker? Prediction: 80

Arnautovic (7) – Probably the best pick from their midfield (or Lanzini). He has a big price tag and needs to live up to it. Prediction: 120

Chicharito (7) – What a signing. Got double digits in 3 seasons running in under 1500 minutes. Must be better than Carroll. Prediction: 115

 

 

 

 

 

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