English Premier League is just days away and the excitement is going through the roof currently. All the Premier League clubs are currently away for their preseason commitments but are working hard to prepare their players in the best possible way before the season kicks off on August 13th. English top flight clubs have already signed more than 50 players this summer and more are on their way. It will be an exciting title fight next season which promises to go down to the wire, given the presence of Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and many others quality managers in the top flight next season. Here we take a look at 5 early picks for the Fantasy Premier League season.
With 19 goals and 15 assists for Borussia Dortmund last year in 39 appearances, Mkhitaryan has established himself as one of the most lethal attackers in the world. Although he took time to settle in at Dortmund, once he did, he was unstoppable. Jose Mourinho will hope that United’s first Armenian player gets going quickly otherwise, it could again turn out to be another Di Maria. He is a versatile attacker, capable of playing across front three. If he finds form even close to what he had at Dortmund, he could be one of the highest scoring players in the game.
The Swiss midfielder arrived at Arsenal from Borussia Mönchengladbach early this summer and given by how he performed in the recently concluded European Championship, Gunners fans are bound to get excited. Priced at just £5.5m fantasy premier league points, Xhaka could turn out to be a fantastic purchase for the FPL players next season.
The former Manchester City striker was signed by Middlesbrough recently from Valencia after a brief struggling period in Spain. priced at £6m, Negredo could well be an excellent buy given his finishing and aerial abilities. With Middlesbrough facing Stoke, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Brom in their opening 4 fixtures, except the Spanish international to find the back of the net a few times.
Another Valencia player to have made a move to England this summer. Feghouli is a highly talented player, who has a knack for proving assists along with getting his fair share of goals. Although not a superstar like others on the list, Feghouli will allow you to accommodate other big money purchases you wish to make in your team. At £5.5m, one can argue Feghouli has been priced well below his abilities.
It is shocking to see the captain of Premier League Champions priced at just £5m. Morgan was a rock in Leicester defense last season and is guaranteed to play the full 90 minutes when fit. He also makes his presence felt in the opposition box during set-pieces. He could well be a steal at such a price, given how well drilled Ranieri’s team was last season.