Fantasy Football bargain players to sign ahead of Premier League 2019/20 season

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 Teemu Pukki, Emi Buendía and Enda Stevens could be the bargain fantasy football players you’re looking for  Picking up the best players from newly promoted sides can be key in fantasy football  It’s a good way of finding cheap players who can grab you bucket-loads of points   To try and help you find the best players from Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United, Mirror Football have worked out how many Fantasy Premier League points they would have won in the official game based on the number of goals and assists they had in the Championship last season  We haven’t included clean sheet bonuses on the assumption that the newly promoted sides are far less likely to keep them now that they’re in the Premier League DEFENDERS   Enda Stevens, Sheffield United: £5.0m, 42 points  The Republic of Ireland international got six assists and four goals for the Blades last season  Those would have been worth 42 FPL points.  No other newly promoted defender would have picked up more   Ahmed El Mohamady, Aston Villa: £4.5m, 36 points  The former Sunderland and Hull defender made eight assists last season – more than any other newly promoted defender  He also scored two goals for Villa, which would have been worth a total of 36 FPL points   El Mohamady made 52 key passes – those that lead to a goalscoring opportunity – according to whoscored com , which is the highest number of any defender who’s been promoted.   James Chester, Aston Villa: £4 5m, 30 points  The Welsh centre-back scored five goals for Villa last season, the highest of any defender out of the three promoted teams  He didn’t record any assists though, so he would have picked up 30 goal/assist FPL points   Max Aarons, Norwich City: £4.5m, 30 points  Six goals and two assists for Aarons would have picked him up 30 FPL points last season  He also made 31 key passes.   Ben Godfrey, Norwich City: £4.5m 30 points  Four goals and two assists for Godfrey would also have been worth 30 FPL points  Godfrey only made eight key passes though. MIDFIELDERS   Emi Buendía, Norwich City: £6 0m, 76 points  Buendía notched up 12 assists for the Canaries last season – the most of any newly promoted player  The Argentine also bagged eight goals, meaning he would have scored an additional 76 FPL points from goals and assists  The midfielder’s 91 key passes last season suggests he’s likely to grab plenty of assists this time round as well  Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood is the only newly promoted midfielder to have made more key passes ni 2018/19 (97)   Conor Hourihane, Aston Villa: £6.0m, 73 points  Jack Grealish may have attracted more media attention last season, but Hourihane out-scored and out-assisted him  Eight goals and 11 assists would have earnt the Irish international 73 FPL points   Mario Vrančić, Norwich City: £6.5m, 71 points  The Bosnian is the most expensive of any of the newly promoted midfielders  He scored more than any of the others though, 10, and assisted another seven.  Those goals and assists would have picked him up 71 FPL points  Vrančić only made 28 key passes though, which is fewer than any of the other midfielders featured in this article   Onel Hernández, Norwich City: £5.5m, 67 points  Eight goals and nine assists would have earned Hernández 67 points last season  That’s only four fewer than Vrančić who costs a whole £1.0m more.   Marco Stiepermann, Norwich City: £5 5m, 63 points  Stiepermann’s nine goals from midfield last season is second only to Mario Vrančić  Add to that his six assists and the German would have picked up 63 FPL points.   John McGinn, Aston Villa: £5 5m, 62 points   John McGinn has become the subject of recent transfer speculation linking him to Manchester United  The Villa midfielder scored seven and assisted nine in the Championship last season  Those goals and assists would have been worth 62 points in FPL.   Jack Grealish, Aston Villa: £6 0m, 51 points  Grealish is the star of the Villa team, something that’s reflected in his price tag  However, statistically he was outshone by both of his midfield teammates Conor Hourihane and John McGinn in 2018/19  Six goals and seven assists are not to be sniffed at, and they would have been worth 51 FPL points – 22 and 11 points fewer than Hourihane and McGinn respectively though  However, what the stats don’t show is who will be able to make the step up to the next level the best, and his price suggests that the bods at FPL favour Grealish   Jota, Aston Villa: £6.0m, 48 points  Jota made 11 assists for Birmingham City last season but only scored three  That means he would only have picked up 48 FPL points for them.   Anwar El Ghazi, Aston Villa: £5 5m, 48 points  Six goals and six assists would have been worth 48 FPL points. FORWARDS   Teemu Pukki, Norwich City: £6 5m, 140 points  The Finnish striker scored an impressive 29 goals and made eight assists last season  It’s unlikely that Pukki will match those kind of numbers this season, but if he does then he’ll pick up 140 points for them   Billy Sharp, Sheffield United: £6.0m, 104 points  Sharp scored 23 goals for the Blades last season as well as making four assists  If he can repeat that this time round then he’ll rack up 104 FPL points.   David McGoldrick, Sheffield United: £5 5m, 72 points  McGoldrick scored 15 goals last season and set up another four.  That would have been worth 72 FPL points – 32 fewer than Sharp  Perhaps it’s worth splashing out the extra £0.5m then.

 

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