This season’s FPL is gradually taking shape and managers are doing their best to put together 100 point teams each week. The popularity of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has grown across the globe and in the 2019/20 season, 7+ million players competed across 38 gameweeks. This year, some players have brought in huge numbers, in terms of points, while others have performed below par. Below are some FPL picks that should be considered in both the short and long-term.
BEN CHILWELL (CHE) £ 5.9m
The Chelsea left-back has delivered returns across five gameweeks and is one of the highest scoring defenders in FPL this season only behind teammate Kurt Zouma and Tyrone Mings. Only one of Chelsea’s next six games scores more than 3 on the Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR). Clean sheets look a possibility and combined with his attacking threat, Chilwell looks like a good buy at a relatively low price (£ 5.9m).
OLLIE WATKINS (AVL) £ 6.0m
Another player benefitting from Villa’s resurgence is 24 year-old England international, Ollie Watkins. The attacker has been feeding off the creativity from the Villa midfield, weighing in with six goals and 47 FPL points. Games coming up for Villa will benefit him and attacking returns are guaranteed over the course of the next 7 gameweeks.
HAKIM ZIYECH (CHE) £ 8.1m
Two double-figure hauls in two consecutive gameweeks has seen almost 300 000 managers put their trust in the Moroccan ahead of gameweek 9. Ziyech has scored or assisted in each of his last two games and looks to be on set-pieces for the club. With some favorable games coming up, the “Wizard” will look to settle even more and that is bound to yield results for managers who own him.
PATRICK BAMFORD (LEE) £ 6.0m
The Leeds man is in a rich vein of form and has rewarded managers with two double-figure hauls. Bamford is ranked 9th in the ICT index and at a cut-price of £ 6.0m most managers will be able to afford him. Three of Leeds next seven fixtures score 4 but Bamford would be hungry to add to his 7 goals and improve on his 58 FPL points.
JACK GREALISH (AVL) £7.4m
Villa’s captain has started this season on a high,providing huge returns in games against Liverpool and Southampton. Grealish looks like a good pick in the long-run with none of Villa’s seven games scoring more than 3 on the FDR. His influence going forward can definitely bring returns with goals and assists in those games and at £7.4m, he comes in relatively cheap for managers willing to take a chance on him.