Every new season, we sit puzzled in front of the Fantasy Premier League app. We make decisions, reverse those decisions, and make countless back-and-forth tweaks to guarantee that we remain at the top of our buddies’ league week in, week out. Some exciting new signings have arrived in the Premier League with a point to prove, these players can boost your FPL team’s chances this time arou
Now, with yet another Premier League season upon us and all set to kick off on 13th August, it’s time you dust off your tactical books, build your FPL roster, and make the most of that £100 million budget to choose the best 15 players of your liking.
After you’ve chosen your team, you may use the transfer market to purchase and sell players. Until your first deadline, you can make an unlimited number of transfers at no cost.
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— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) July 28, 2021
Following your first deadline, you will earn one free transfer every game week. Each extra transfer made in the same game week deducts 4 points from your overall score (Classic scoring) and match score (Head-to-Head scoring) at the commencement of the next Gameweek.
As the new season approaches, there has certainly been a whole slew of new recruits to the Premier League’s massive talent pool. While these new entrants are certain to dazzle the English top-flight with their trickery and skills and can be an excellent addition to your FPL squads.
The clock is ticking ⏰
There's nine days left of tinkering before the #FPL GW1 deadline ‼️
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) August 4, 2021
With that being said, FootTheBall has compiled a list of players that might be the most effective new additions to your FPL roster.
1. JADON SANCHO (£9.5 M)
Jadon Sancho arrives from Dortmund and is making a return to take over the city of Manchester, but this time as a Red Devil. During his four-year stay at Dortmund, the winger established himself as one of the game’s most creative and prolific players, amassing 50 goals and 64 assists after joining the Black and Yellow from United’s adversaries, Manchester City.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 23, 2021
With two consecutive seasons of 20+ assists and 15+ goals in all competitions, the Englishman is arriving in the Premier League with a good reputation. Sancho will cost £9.5 million to kickstart the FPL season, making him the eighth-most expensive midfielder in the game.
And the hefty cost for a newcomer is entirely justified. The winger has it all. His technical excellence is complemented by his brilliant imagination and unrivaled inventiveness. Without a doubt, one of the most gifted players in the world.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 23, 2021
If Sancho can translate his remarkable artistic talent from Bundesliga to Premier League, that price tag placed on his back might be a bargain this upcoming season, with Fernandes, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Kevin De Bruyne all costing more than £12 million.
2. EMI BUENDIA (£6.5 M)
Most FPL managers are already aware of Emi Buendia, who starred for Norwich in the Premier League during the 2019-20 season, which resulted in The Canaries’ relegation. However, the Argentinean will now be a member of an in-form and quality Aston Villa squad and will almost probably settle into life in the Premier League more smoothly than he has with Norwich in the previous top-flight seasons.
🏆 It's official, Emi Buendia is 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 player in the Championship! pic.twitter.com/Icafg61ljM
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) April 29, 2021
Buendia was in tremendous form last season, netting 15 goals and assisting 16 times in The Championship, and aiding in The Canaries’ promotion back to the top flight.
The new Aston Villa acquisition has been valued at a mouthwatering £6.5 million by Fantasy Premier League, which may make him one of the bargains of the upcoming season, given the quality and inventiveness he offers on the offensive end.
🇦🇷 Emi Buendia – 2020/21 Championship stats (rank)
🅰️ Assists – 16 (1)
🔐 Key Passes – 122 (1)
📈 Rating – 7.78 (1)
🏹 Shots – 111 (5)
💪 Tackles – 93 (5)
⚽️ Goals – 15 (7)
🤤 Dribbles – 63 (8)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 5, 2021
Dynamic, full of creativity and elegance, always seeking to advance, with explosive changes of direction and movement, superb balance combined with quick feet, and unpredictable in 1v1s and distributing the ball, Buendia is a genuine talent. The Villans have a very favorable run of fixtures to kick-off the new season, playing Watford, Newcastle, and then Brentford, indicating that the midfielder is worth a short-term gamble.
3. MILOT RASHICA (£5.5 M)
Milot Rashica is yet another player who is sailing underneath the radar in the Fantasy Premier League’s realm. Following their promotion to the Premier League, Norwich City cemented the signing of the talented winger from the German club, Werder Bremen.
In 87 Bundesliga appearances for The Green-Whites, the Kosovan international netted 21 goals and added 17 assists, and was one of the club’s stalwarts over the last three seasons. Despite Werder Bremen’s relegation last season, he tried all in his power to drag his club out of the mud.
However, in order to aid the Canaries in dealing with Buendia’s departure, he will need to acclimatize quickly to the life in Premier League. Given his talents, he should be able to accomplish this with ease. He displays glimpses of magnificence, but he is also an extremely rare player. He is a modern hybrid of two profiles: the positioning and distributing abilities of a playmaker blended with the directness and dribbling skills of a winger.
— 433 (@433) January 15, 2021
Available for £5.5m, Rashica is another budget option and the perfect man to have on your FPL roster. However, Norwich’s opening four league matches feature meetings against Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, and Arsenal, which is as difficult as it gets, so he may be an excellent pick once Norwich’s fixtures lighten off.
4. PATSON DAKA (£7.5M)
Arriving from the Austrian side of Red Bull Salzburg to Leicester City, The Foxes have acquired a real gem. Scoring 51 goals and supplying 10 assists in 59 Austrian Bundesliga appearances tells a lot about the striker’s talent. Billed as the new Jamie Vardy, the Zambian striker has made an outstanding start to his life in England.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 31, 2021
Daka was the center of attention in Leicester City’s 3-3 stalemate with QPR on Saturday, as the club had their finest pre-season performance so far. The fresh £23 million forward was involved in all three goals scored by The Foxes and bagged one for himself as well during their comeback in the concluding 15 minutes.
Daka is enthralling as both a real-life player and a fantasy one. Many FPL managers, though, will be put off by his £7.5M price tag, and for a valid reason.
Congratulations to RB Salzburg and Zambia's forward Patson Daka who has been named the 2020/21 Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season!
Daka this season
Games – 42
Goals – 34
Assists – 12
Player of the season
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) May 25, 2021
Despite starting in just 21 matches, Daka was the leading scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga, scoring 27 goals in 28 appearances but the Premier League is a far cry from Austria’s top-flight, and the adjustment can be quite bumpy. But Daka has the talent to adjust and despite the fact that he will certainly commence his journey at the King Power as Vardy’s backup, he will undoubtedly get his chances.
5. MICHAEL OLISE (£5.5 M)
Crystal Palace’s new manager, Patrick Vieira, began his reign at Selhurst Park by bringing in a jewel in Michael Olise as his first signing. Last season, the 19-year-old attacking midfielder was a crucial player for Reading in The Championship, netting 7 goals and setting up 12 more in 46 outings, and was named EFL Young Player of the Season for his exploits.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 8, 2021
He is a versatile, left-footed attacking midfielder who was mostly deployed as a no. 10 behind the striker at Reading. He can also operate as a conventional winger owing to his pace, fluid movement, and dribbling skills.
The Frenchman, who is valued at £5.5 million, is another enticing addition to the Fantasy Premier League budget midfielder pool.
At just 19 years old, Reading's Michael Olise looks like he could be the next big thing to come from the Championship..
What a talent 🤩🤩🤩
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 18, 2021
Certainly, he will require a considerable acclimatization period, and the demands of any player stepping up from the Championship to the Premier League must be reasonable, which indicates that this is perhaps best exemplified as a ‘sit tight and see’ situation in FPL.