It’s that time of the year where fantasy football owners are mulling over their selections ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Bruno Fernandez are all likely to be in the majority of teams in the new season but they, of course, come at a high cost.
We’ve taken a look at three players who are much cheaper on the price scale and might provide you with some excellent value.
Matt Doherty (Tottenham)
As we saw last season with Trent Alexander-Arnold, defenders can not only prove useful with clean sheets, they can also contribute a large chunk of your total points with goals and assists. A lot of thought, therefore, should go into your players at the back.
Matt Doherty had a solid season last year as he recorded four goals, eight assists and 12 clean sheets at Wolves. The Irishman bagged a move to Spurs this summer and that could see his numbers increase further. Expect to see him given the licence to get deep into the opposition’s half under Jose Mourinho where it looks like he is going to replace Serge Aurier in the right-back slot in the team.
Mourinho will be desperate for his side to record more clean sheets this season. The Portuguese boss prides himself on his teams being very organised at the back. With that in mind, Doherty should be given the nod in your team.
Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
Most fantasy team owners tend to include three Manchester City players in their team as Pep Guardiola’s side are consistently one of the highest scoring teams in the league. City are the 8/11 favourites in the betting to win the Premier League title this season so expect to see them perform better than they did in the 2019/20 campaign.
The player who could fall under the radar in Pep’s side is new signing Ferran Torres. Those who have seen the former Valencia winger play in Spain will know how good of a player he is.
Torres has been brought in as a replacement for Leroy Sane. He should feature in most matches and have a lot of success in the Premier League. He is far cheaper than the likes of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva so take a chance on the young Spaniard.
Neal Maupay (Brighton)
After moving from Brentford, Neal Maupay had his first year in the Premier League during the 2019/20 campaign and he would have been delighted with the way it went.
The Frenchman scored 10 goals last season, a decent return for a player who made the step up from the Championship. The Brighton forward will be in with a great chance of building on that total in his second year in the league.
Brighton have added Adam Lallana to their squad this summer and if he returns to his best form, he will prove to be a great provider for Maupay. Under manager Graham Potter, the Seagulls are a team which are going in the right direction and could finish in the top half next season.
Good luck with your team in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign. Hopefully, you have a lot of success in your respective leagues.