The Promoted Teams


What we know about the unknown knows

Posted by Tom on June 18, 2017

The three promoted teams often have FPL managers all over the world scrambling at their keyboards in an attempt to work out who can provide a points at a low cost. The cheap, low – priced are integral to FPL success and here I will talk about the key targets from each of Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield.

Newcastle United:

  1. Dwight Gayle – The joint highest scorer in the championship last year with 23 goals in only 32 league appearances. Considering he missed a large part of the season through injury – these are extraordinary numbers. He also provided 4 assist. He looks set to be first choice and if priced between 6/7 Million, he could nail down that 3rd striker position. Great fixtures to start as well!

  2. Matt Ritchie– A key part of Rafa Benitez’s midfield providing 16 goals and 9 assists in all competitions. He is seemingly one of the first of the first names on the team sheet with 48 appearances in all competitions. To further strengthen his appeal, he is on free kicks and penalties. Purchase with caution though – he struggled to make an impact in his first EPL campaign with Bournemouth…!

  3. Jamaal Lascelles – The captain of the club. Helped the defence keep 19 clean sheets – the second most in the League behind Brighton (21). Also helped himself to 3 goals and 2 assists in 43 League appearances. If priced at 4.5 Million he could be a great option in the early stages of the season!

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Anthony Knockaert – An almost ever present in the Brighton starting 11, making 44 starts and 1 sub appearance. He scored 15 times and laid on a further 8 for his team mates. A strong set piece taker as well. If he can take last season’s form into next season he could nail down a spot in our midfield.

  2. Glenn Murray – the joint highest scorer last season along with Gayle. Murray played in 45 games scoring 23 times and setting up his teammates on 5 occasions. Brighton do have a strong set of opening fixtures so with a few early goals Murray go push himself straight to the front of the third striker queue.

  3. Lewis Dunk – An integral part of the division’s best defence. Played 43 times and helped the club keep a league high 21 cleans sheets. Also contributed 2 goals and an assist. Dunk does have the fixtures to stake a claim for a budget spot in our defences.

Huddersfield Town

  1. Tommy Smith – The right back had an amazing season. He scored 4, assisted 10 and kept 12 clean sheets in 45 appearances. Not the strongest defensive record however Smith has shown he loves to attack and defenders like this, especially in the lower price brackets can be vital. Strong fixtures to start.

  2. Nahki Wells – The Huddersfield attacker appeared in all 46 games last year, scoring 10 and assisting 2. Could push for a 5th midfielder slot in our teams, if he scores goals at a low price he has the potential to be a vital FPL asset.

  3. Danny Ward – The Wales international keeper only kept 12 clean sheets last year, however, expect his goal to be peppered next season making save points a real possibility. That GW2 fixture, Newcastle at home could be an early clean sheet for those willing to take a risk.

The Keeper

Karl Darlow (Newcastle) – Save points and early clean sheets are strong possibilities next season for Darlow. Newcastle kept 19 clean sheets last season showing they are no mugs at the back. He plays Stoke, Swansea and the 2 other promoted teams in the first 6, not bad fixtures at all.

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