Fresh from the FPL Launch for the 2020/21 season, the community provide their initial take ahead of another season of action.
Who are the key teams and players to target? Which players are underpriced and which are overpriced? It’s all covered.
Fantasy Football Scout kicked off the FPL launch reaction by starting the conversation on potential bargains in the game. There’s plenty of options to consider, with the general consensus that most players have been priced kindly this season. Constructing a squad should be very entertaining!
? Spotted any potential bargains in FPL? Let us know below…
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 15, 2020
With value dominating the conversation, FPL Editor kicked off a series of hugely popular Twitter threads by considering key assets at specific price points. Some players span multiple categories in this ranking, with the potential gems most informative for constructing those Gameweek 1 sides.
Heaps of value this year.
All positions covered below.
? one to watch
? possible rotation
? potential gem
? position swap
? ‘Project Restart’ form
? possible team upgrade
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) August 15, 2020
Fantasy managers have been very lucky over the past two seasons to be gifted a consistently starting £4.0 defender, in the shape of John Lundstram and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The FPL Physio appears to have unveiled the must have for this campaign, Crystal Palace defender Nathan Ferguson.
?The playing £4.0 defender this year is Nathan Ferguson (Palace).
New RB, signed to be first choice.
Thank me later ?? pic.twitter.com/kjbR8QBOo9
— The FPL Physio (@FPL_physio) August 15, 2020
In a rare written article from Tom of Who Got The Assist? we are rewarded with the annual instalment of Talisman Theory. The most significant takeaway from this epic piece of analysis, is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s potential since his reclassification to a midfielder for the upcoming season.
TALISMAN THEORY: 2019/20 Report ?
In this *long form* article, I analyse the Talisman data from last season and evaluate 20/21 impacts for #FPL managers ????
Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed doing the write up ?
Likes & shares appreciated ♻️?https://t.co/PnkRHCmSJ8
— Who Got The Assist? (Tom) (@WGTA_FPL) August 17, 2020
Over on Fantasy Football Hub, Chris Tan takes a deep dive into the world of price points when it comes to constructing those fantasy lineups. He reveals his positional lists at each individual price point and then studies how to maximise potential in a variety of popular fantasy formations for the new season.
?NEW #FPL POST ?
Heard of building a team by price points?
@ChrisTanFPL talks us through what this means and puts it into practice in his superb new article
RTs appreciated ?
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) August 18, 2020
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FPL Tekkers considers each Premier League side in turn and selects three player picks from each: essential, differential and enabler. It’s a very popular Twitter thread and provides some useful insight into the newly promoted clubs; Fulham, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion.
This is my first thread for the upcoming 20/21 FPL season. I will be picking 3 players from each Premier League team (essential, differential and enabler).RTs, likes and more importantly feedback would be great Ownership stats accurate at the time of posting #FPL #FPLCommunity
— Chris (@FPLTekkers) August 17, 2020
Plenty of fantasy managers look at building their squads from the back and the goalkeeper slots always provide an interesting topic of conversation. Nick Pope has seen a significant rise in price to £5.5 million, but Eric Freeman is on the hunt for the goalkeeping gem for the upcoming season.
— Eric Freeman #FPL (@EricDFreeman) August 16, 2020
Player pricing has a huge bearing on the look of our squads for the opening gameweeks and it’s difficult to get the right balance across a team of 15 players. FPL Sigurd provides his eight tips for squad selection, with a blend of captaincy candidates, cheap goalkeepers and expected goals stars.
How to create the best team—my approach.
1. Get the two players you think have the best points expectancy, irrespective of price, from different teams. Captaincy justifies disregarding price on 2 players, but you will lose expected value if you overdo the high end premiums.
— FPL Sigurd (@JoremSigurd) August 15, 2020
One element of pricing which certainly jumped out to the community on launch day was the wealth of options in defence priced at £4.5 million. Ssia identifies his favoured six defenders at this price point and ranks them. Once fixtures are released, it may become easier to separate these exciting options.
THE BEST £4.5M DEFENDERS 20/21 [thread]
With the launch of the new FPL season a few hours ago, we have learnt the prices of all players and there are an abundance of 4.5 million defenders that have the potential to be excellent budget options.#FPL #FPLCommunity
— SSIA FPL (@ssiaFPL) August 15, 2020
On the first episode of a new season for the Planet FPL podcast, Suj and James take a look at all 20 Premier League clubs and analyse the pricing for the new season. As part of the FPL launch reaction, the duo share their frustration on some of the decisions made, including Trent Alexander-Arnold’s price.
⭐ Season 4 – The Beginning
? "Price Reactions"
?? Planet #FPL s4 ep1
– We discuss the game launch & our reaction to the #FPL Price list, reclassifications, who's too much & who's too cheap with an A-W run through of all 20 clubs ⤵️https://t.co/LBsgvDczgM
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) August 17, 2020
Finally, Adam Hopcroft uses form from Project Restart to identify bargains ahead of the new campaign. Michail Antonio was the standout budget player, but he is now a Forward in the game, with Mason Greenwood heading in the opposite direction. The Wolves full-backs excelled ahead of Trent.
Players priced 7.5m & below – top scorers since gw30+
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) August 17, 2020
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