Selecting FPL forwards is definitely providing some headaches in the Fantasy Football Community.
After disappointment last season, many managers are considering going for budget range Fantasy Premier League forwards.
It’s surprising to see Aubameyang top of the xG+xA charts from last season! He’s got a good all-round game and has a tasty pair of opening fixtures. Aguero also beats our popular midfield choices.
xG+xA per 90 – Regular starters only
🔵D Silva 0.68
Is Auba being over looked?
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) July 23, 2019
Taking the data to the budget players, it’s Wolves pairing Jota and Jimenez who are way up the rankings. Wilson could be worth the extra money over King afterall.
Underlying stats for mid-priced assets (last 10 games) pic.twitter.com/PS5CS32M8Q
— #FPL Pro 🇳🇿 (@ProfessionalFPL) July 23, 2019
Forget the premium forwards at your peril. FPL Dare delves into the statistics on Kane, Aguero and Aubameyang. They all have an argument for inclusion in your side.
📽️New #FPL video!📽️
BEST PREMIUM FORWARD!
— FPL DARE (@fpldare) July 24, 2019
Aston Villa made a high profile striker signing in the shape of Wesley. Stuart James has the rundown on all you need to know about this Brazilian’s background.
Lost his father at 9, became a dad at 15, had a daughter a year later, worked in a factory making screws, & made it as a footballer despite having one leg almost 3cm shorter than the other… the remarkable story of Wesley, Villa’s £22m Brazilian striker:https://t.co/lfvd9uXvY9
— Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) July 21, 2019
Top of the bench picks is Mason Greenwood. He’s the go to from the 4.5 forwards and Manchester United fan, Drew, thinks he could be more than just bench fodder.
— #FPL Drew (@FFPundits_Drew) July 10, 2019
FPL Tips looks across the price range for forwards in his latest YouTube episode. Dominic Calvert-Lewis takes the headlines after having the form and the fixtures.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
🍬 Calvert-Lewin (6.0) was directly involved in 5 goals (2 ⚽️ & 3 🅰️) during 10 starts between GW28-38 last season.
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) July 19, 2019
FPL Secrets gives us all the statistics on forwards from last season. The Golden Boot was handed out for a mere 22 goals, with plenty of budget options challenging for the top 10.
Top Forwards by Goals Scored Last Season 📊
— Fantasy Football Secrets ⚽️📈 (@FPLSecrets) July 20, 2019
Harry Kane is the premium forward on every FPL managers mind. Arrow FPL brave produced a great thread detailing his importance for your FPL Gameweek 1 team.
💭 Harry Kane Thread 💭
With so much of the attention surrounding the Salah and/or Sterling bandwagon, we feel that Sir Harold isn’t getting the credit he deserves.
— Arrow FPL (@ArrowFPL) July 18, 2019
9. Eye Test
It’s budget season at Chelsea, where their main striker will be priced at a kind 7 million. Fantasy Football Eye Test consider whether Giroud should be included.
👁️NEW #FPL ARTICLE👁️
Looking at Olivier Giroud for your fantasy team?
Check out Part 2 of @FPLSaint's brilliant articles on xG and see if the Frenchman deserves a spot in your squad!
(Part 1 on Gabriel Jesus also on the website)https://t.co/Eqtt78e1WL
— Fantasy Football Eye Test (@FFEyeTest) July 16, 2019
Eric Freeman, has provided great detail on West Ham’s new star striker. The Eintracht Frankfurt fan shares his capabilities for big points in Fantasy Premier League.
— Eric Freeman #FPL (@EricDFreeman) July 17, 2019
FPL Tipz completes the forward discussion with a note on Marcus Rashford. He’s not a popular pick in the game but could be worthy of inclusion, especially if Lukaku departs.
Scoring in pre season,
Nailed on with a pricey new contract.
Scored plenty in the new Ole system…
Decent opening fixtures
— FPLTIPZ (@FPLTIPZ) July 13, 2019
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