With just a week before the Premier League starts, FYS made some huge changes to its Fantasy Premier League (FPL) team, which we think is better than our last team.
Here are the changes we have made:
1. BEN FOSTER (4.5 MILLION, WEST BROMWICH ALBION) -> ELLIOT (4.0 MILLION, NEWCASTLE UNITED)
Yes, we just reversed the change we made last week. With Elliot increasingly looking Newcastle United’s first choice keeper, it was worth the risk of getting him in and freeing up some cash.
2. S. MUSTAFI (5.5 MILLION, ARSENAL) -> CUCO MARTINA (4.5 MILLION, EVERTON)
The Arsenal centre back is a doubt for the start of the season, and without their first choice centre back pairing, Arsenal wouldn’t be getting clean sheets very easily. Everton snapped up Martina from Southampton, and till the time Seamus Coleman recovers Cuco Martina is likely to be Ronald Koeman’s first choice right back. Everton’s fixtures aren’t very welcoming, but missing out on a 4.5 million first choice Everton right back seemed too big a risk.
3. CEDRIC SOARES (5.0 MILLION, SOUTHAMPTON) -> MAYA YOSHIDA (5.0 MILLION, SOUTHAMPTON)
The Southampton right back is still not fit, and might not be fit for the opening fixtures, and due to Southampton’s amazing fixture list, we replaced him with Maya Yoshida, who performed admirably last season and will start regardless of Van Dijk staying at the club or not.
4. DELI ALLI (9.5 MILLION, TOTTENHAM) -> PAUL POGBA (8.0 MILLION, MANCHESTER UNITED)
No particular reason for this transfer, except that some cash was required to make a huge change up front. With the arrival of Matic, Pogba will be given more attacking freedom and with United’s run in, the Frenchman could be a decent acquisition.
5. CHICHARITO (7.0 MILLION, WEST HAM) -> STEVE MOUNIE (6.0 MILLION, HUDDERSFIELD)
The forward is being drafted out for now but FPL managers must keep a close eye on him and can snap the forward up if he starts, in Gameweek 3. Replaced him with Huddersfield’s record signing, who has scored 3 goals in the preseason and faces opponents rated 2 on the Fixture Difficulty Ranking in the first five gameweeks.
6. TROY DEENEY (6.5 MILLION, WATFORD) -> ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE( 10.5 MILLION, ARSENAL)
This was the big change, for which a series of transfers were necessary. Arsenal’s new £52 million striker has settled in nicely during the preseason, and with Alexis Sanchez still at the club, the Frenchman has the potential to make a big impact from the start of the season itself. Still owned by just over 17% teams, the duo of Lukaku and Lacazette, though expensive, should get us explosive returns.
With just a week to go for the Premier League to begin, FPL managers have a lot of big decisions to make. Keep following us for more ideas which you can use while setting up for best FPL team.