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Premier League Summer Transfer Analysis 23/24 [Part Five - Deadline Day]

The transfer machine keeps on rolling. We'll share our analysis of what to expect from each new arrival from a Draft EPL Fantasy perspective between now and when the Premier League transfer window slams shut on September 1. Our fifth and final installment looks at players who arrived in the final hours of the transfer window.

James Ward-Prowse playing for Southampton in the Premier League

23/24 Premier League Confirmed Transfers Analysis

Below, the crew list each Premier League transfer individually, providing their analysis of how they will perform in the 23/24 Premier League season. We use a five-star rating model to rank the new signings relative to their draft value; use these as a guide to help get your Draft Premier League season off to a flyer!

We’ve ranked the prospects based on a star rating, from 1 to 5:

⭐️ = Steer clear

⭐️⭐️ = Wait and see

⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Could be worth a punt

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Great prospect

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = The Premier League signing you’ve been waiting for!

In addition, since we are close to the beginning of the season and many leagues will have already completed their drafts, we have included a recommendation for what percentage of your Free Agent Budget (FAB) is a good value for what each player stands to bring to your fantasy roster.

Ansu Fati

Position: Winger/Attacking Midfielder (F in Fantrax)

Team: Brighton

Signed From: Barcelona

Prospects: The heir to Lionel Messi's famous No. 10 shirt will be playing for a club in only its seventh season in the Premier League; a testament to the contrasting fortunes of both parties. Having fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona, Fati's desire to get regular minutes saw him linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, but a call from Roberto De Zerbi and a promise of a 'crucial' role convinced the Guinea-Bissau-born Spaniard to join the Seagulls.

Fati burst onto the scene as an explosive 16-year-old, but a serious knee injury in November 2020, followed by a hamstring tear in November 2021, has seen him miss 106 games due to injury in his short career. He has only made 32 league starts across five seasons, which is one fewer than the man he finished runner-up to in the 2020 Golden Boy award, Erling Haaland, managed for Man City last season.

When on the pitch, Fati has shown a remarkable eye for goal, with an excellent goal-per-90 rate of 0.61 across his five league seasons at Barcelona. He's versatile too, as shown by De Zerbi's response to a question about his expected role: "Nine, ten, seven, eleven. Where we need." Looking at his Fantrax Default Scoring output paints a less rosy picture, however: in 14 starts last season (12 in La Liga, 2 in the Champions League) he averaged 6.1 PPS (4 goals, 1 assist) with an average minutes-per-start of 73, only lasting 90 minutes twice.

Given Brighton already have a number of attacking options, and Evan Ferguson's timely reminder of his incredible potential, Fati will have to earn his playing time. Don't be surprised if he is limited to substitute (and Europa League) appearances initially.

There's a reason Barcelona were happy to let him go out on loan. Fati is a low-risk-high-reward situation for Brighton, but the risk is much greater for fantasy managers given our limited bench space and the amount of FAB likely required to acquire him.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: No more than 35%, and much less if you already have a few players who are injured or aren't regular starters. Ideally, hype him up in your league group chat and hope someone else bids big, then test that manager's trade appetite a few weeks later.

Luis Sinisterra

Position: Winger (F in Fantrax)

Team: Bournemouth

Signed From: Leeds

Prospects: One of the most buzzworthy new arrivals last season, Sinisterra proved to be a frustrating player to roster. The Colombian winger is capable of the spectacular with his pace, directness and finishing ability, but he was frequently on the treatment table, only making 19 appearances in the 22/23 season (13 starts). Worse than just being sidelined all season, though, he returned on a few occasions to remind us of his potential, only to be stricken yet again. Apparently, he forced through the loan move to Bournemouth in order to return to the Premier League, with Jaidon Anthony heading the other way to help Leeds offset the unexpected departure. That's one less player that Sinisterra will have to compete with, but there's still plenty of competition across the attacking positions for Andoni Iraola to choose from.

The 24-year-old is primarily a left winger, though he can operate from the right as well. That means he'll be competing with Marcus Tavernier, Justin Kluivert, Antoine Semenyo, Dango Ouattara, and David Brooks for one of two starting roles. There's no denying his talent, but there's nothing to suggest he'll walk straight into the starting lineup given the other options available. That said, if he is able to nail down a starting role and stay fit (both big ifs), he could end up being one of the best new signings from the summer window. Since he was rarely at full fitness last season, it's difficult to glean too much from his 22/23 stats, but his 12.3 PP90 average showcases his potential to be a difference-maker for your team if things fall favorably.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐

Recommended FAB: In the best-case scenario for his availability, Sinisterra has FWD1 upside, but there are too many question marks to go all-in. Given the limited options available at Forward, we'd recommend spending a mid-tier waiver claim, or between 15-20% of your FAB budget to bring him in, if you have the patience for the inevitable rotation.

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde

Position: Central Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Wolves

Signed From: Strasbourg

Prospects: Wolves acted quickly to line up a replacement for Matheus Nunes given the late interest shown by Manchester City following the news of Lucas Paqueta’s potential involvement in a betting scandal. Bellegarde is a dynamic box-to-box midfielder who can help offset the loss of creativity that the now-departed Nunes offered. The 25-year-old has reportedly been on the club’s radar for more than 5 years and is thought to be entering the prime of his career, and they may be right about that, as he’s delivered two goals and two assists for Augsburg in three matches to begin the Ligue 1 campaign this season.

While small in stature at 5’7”, Bellegarde uses his body well and is highly regarded for his dribbling prowess as well as his ability to progress the ball forward. He’ll likely face an adjustment period where he’ll have to come to grips with the pace and physicality of the Premier League, but also looks like he’ll be trusted to take up the free role Nunes was entrusted with to begin the season. We’re working with a very small sample size there, particularly given the Portuguese’s sending off in GW2, but there were very promising signs for the fantasy potential for a player in that role (don’t forget, it was O’Neill who was in charge of Bournemouth during Hamed Traore’s purple patch with Bournemouth last season). Given the importance of the role to the squad and the lack of other ready-made options in the squad, Bellegarde should be a frequent starter with the responsibility of generating a good amount of the team's attacking moves.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Recommended FAB: We think Bellegarde is worth a low-to-mid-tier waiver claim, or 10-15% of your FAB budget, though you may be able to get away with bringing him into your team for minimal outlay since he’s not an established name and came in a bit under the radar amidst the other deadline day signings.

Matheus Nunes

Position: Central Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Man City

Signed From: Wolves

Prospects: Nunes to City came out of nowhere. A few great performances for Wolves to start the season, and all of a sudden he's on a title-contending team. Nunes will ball out on City, but the question is when? The Portuguese midfielder has to battle the likes of Bernardo, Kovacic, and potentially even Alvarez/Foden for a starting spot, and City have started the season strong enough to not really need to throw him in. Nunes wouldn't have left Wolves if there was no real potential for him to crack the starting XI, but patience will be needed.

Nunes will probably get around 15 starts this year, but it could be October before we see him in the XI. He is a player in a similar mould to Kovacic; his dribbling ability is probably among the best in the EPL, and Pep will be aware of his ball-carrying nature and what he can offer his midfield. Generally, any player in the City midfield or attack is worth rostering for their upside alone, and that's the benefit of this move. Nunes will offer significantly more upside than he did on Wolves, but may lose a bit of the floor he was starting to show. It is unlikely that Nunes is on any waiver wires, but if you want to trade him in, look to offer a manager a more secure MID4 with less upside. The likes of Lerma, Giles, and Mac Allister are all good opening offers.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: If Nunes is on your waiver and you think he has a good chance of securing a place in the starting eleven, we recommend dropping 5-10% of your FAB budget on him, if you can handle the frustration of Pep roulette [Editor's note: this is a consensus TDS opinion; Genie is much higher on him].

Brennan Johnson

Position: Winger/Striker (F in Fantrax)

Team: Tottenham

Signed From: Nottingham Forest

Prospects: Ange finally got his guy. Johnson was rumoured to be a top target for Postecoglu for quite some time now, but now he has finally made the switch to Spurs. Johnson is a very versatile player who can play anywhere across the front three and is still young enough for Ange to change his style to fit Spurs. Johnson is expected to compete with Richarlison/Solomon for the final spot in the Spurs front 3. Son is a lock to start when fit, and Kulusevski should see no more than the odd game out during fixture congestion.

Unfortunately, this may not be the season we Johnson in full flow. I expect Ange to take his time with Johnson as one for the future. He has already shown he can perform well in the EPL on a relegation side, but now playing with the likes of Son, Maddison, Bissouma, Kulusevski and more he should really hit his stride. When Johnson does start I expect him to offer FWD2 value, but should be considered a FWD3/4 due to his rotation, and lack of certainty over starts. If you roster Johnson now and need a more secure forward, look to offer him to anyone rostering Richarlison or Kulusevski.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: Johnson is unlikely to be on the waivers of many leagues, but if he was dropped for some reason he is worth 5-10% of your FAB for his upside in a potent attack. If you roster one of Richarlison or Kulusevski and want to trade him in, look to offer a more secure FWD3, or 20 FAB + a DEF3 such as Gvardiol or Van de Ven.

Ryan Gravenberch

Position: Central Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Liverpool

Signed From: Bayern Munich

Prospects: After missing out on signing him a few seasons ago when he left Ajax for Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp can finally call on the services of Gravenberch in the Reds’ engine room. The 21-year-old struggled to break into the first-team picture at Bayern last season, but that’s a tall task for 99% of players his age and shouldn’t be viewed as an indication that he isn’t a quality player; he very much is. The Dutchman can play in a variety of roles/systems in central midfield but leans closer to the defensive side of things as either a 6 or an 8. He is an excellent distributor of the ball and is also tidy in possession, with the ability to dribble his way out of trouble and kickstart attacking sequences. His style of play has earned comparisons to a player Liverpool have sorely missed and failed to replace to this point in Georginio Wijnaldum.

Gravenberch isn’t the same type of player as Fabinho, whose spot is still up for grabs in the Reds midfield, so we may not see Klopp turn to him as a solitary holding midfielder. However, he did fulfil that role in a 4-3-3 for Ajax that is much more tactically similar to the new system Klopp has been using since the late stages of last season. Interestingly, his arrival could see a shift to a double pivot alongside Alexis Mac Allister, allowing Dominik Szoboszlai to play a more advanced role but also seeing a return to the more traditional back four setup with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson expected to bomb down the flanks.

It remains to be seen how he will be utilized and whether he will immediately jump in ahead of Wataru Endo and Curtis Jones (not to mention Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago, who are both on their way back from injury), but it’s really the knock-on effects for the rest of the Liverpool team that are worth getting excited about with Gravenberch in the team more so than his own fantasy value. His numbers during his time at Bayern last season (while limited) were nothing to write home about, and we’ve yet to see much to get excited about from whoever is in the deeper midfield role for Liverpool. This is a player with huge real-life potential, but likely not someone we should be getting overly excited about for fantasy purposes.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: As likely the most defensive of Liverpool’s new-look midfield trio, and not a guaranteed starter, we would only recommend using a low-end waiver claim or FAB expenditure of 3-5% for Gravenberch.

Sergio Reguilon

Position: Left back (D in Fantrax)

Team: Man Utd

Signed From: Spurs

Prospects: The injuries to Shaw and Malacia were worse than feared, and the lack of trust in Alvaro Fernandez forced United's hand here. With multiple names rumoured it was Reguilon who ended up signing. Now Ten Hag basically has 3 players in Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, and Reguilon to use in 2 spots each game; Fernandez will get starts in the easier cup games but probably not any EPL or UCL games.

For now, Wan-Bissaka is the clear first-choice RB and should be the set-and-forget player there, at least until Shaw/Malacia return from injuries. We expect Reguilon and Dalot to battle for that LB spot, but after Dalot's performance vs. Arsenal, Reguilon may get his shot sooner rather than later. United play Bayern and Brighton 4 days apart after the international break, and it remains to be seen who will start which fixture. I would not be surprised to see Reguilon in the lineup for Brighton so Ten Hag can quickly right the wrong of the Arsenal performance.

Reguilon will have upside when he starts given how United use their left-backs, but the lack of clean sheets will hinder his ceiling. United are entering an easier stretch of games, where Ten Hag will need to figure out the defence. The better performer between Reguilon and Dalot will win out longer-term until Shaw is back. Once Shaw is back though, Reguilon is almost a non-factor and will be nothing more than his backup.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: If you are interested in taking a punt on Reguilon then use 3-5% of your FAB on him. He might be one that needs some time before he gets starts, but through this good fixture run, he is at least worth a punt.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Position: Winger (F in Fantrax)

Team: Nottingham Forest

Signed From: Chelsea

Prospects: Hudson-Odoi finally has his chance to make a name for himself in the EPL. It's crazy to think just a few years ago Bayern were willing to offer 50+ million to sign CHO, but now he has got himself a move to a relegation contending team for just 3 million pounds. Hudson-Odoi is still not guaranteed a starting spot at Forest, even with Johnson moving to Spurs. The likes of Gibbs-White, Awoniyi, Danilo, and Elanga are probably ahead of him in the pecking order, so he will need a few good performances off the bench to stake a serious claim for a starting role. While it isn't completely out of the realm of possibility he gets thrown into the XI right away to show what he's got, it seems unlikely after Forest's incredible performance vs. Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi was a decent FWD2 when he started for Chelsea, but is probably no more than a FWD3 here on Forest.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: If you are interested in punting on Hudson-Odoi you will probably need to spend between 20-30 FAB to get him, but we would set a max of 10.

Divock Origi

Position: Striker/Winger (F in Fantrax)

Team: Nottingham Forest

Signed From: AC Milan

Prospects: Forest certainly made use of the full transfer window, with Origi among three players who joined the club on deadline day. The former Liverpool super-sub joined AC Milan for the 22/23 season but failed to make much of an impact in Serie A, only contributing 2 goals and 1 assist in his 27 appearances. Still, the loan signing represents great value for Nottingham Forest, who only had Chris Wood as a secondary striker option behind the in-form Taiwo Awoniyi. Origi is an excellent finisher and best suited to a central role; the striker scored 22 goals and provided 10 assists in the Premier League while at Liverpool. Given Awoniyi’s form to begin the season, he will likely have to be content as a backup up top unless there's a change in system. However, the Belgian is also comfortable playing on either wing and could push the likes of Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi for starting minutes now that Brennan Johnson has departed for Spurs.

Something else to keep in mind is that Awoniyi will almost certainly be participating in the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in January and February, which will very likely lead to a handful of starts for Origi. If he hasn’t broken into the starting lineup by the festive period and you can afford to add him to your roster, he could be a real bargain for the early part of 2024. Until then, he’s one to monitor alongside the other new signings for Forest to see where he fits in and consider streaming when he does start.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Recommended FAB: Origi is most likely a speculative add for the time being. If you feel confident he starts in the short-term, you could invest 0-3% of your FAB budget or a very low waiver priority to bring him in, but we wouldn’t advise anything more.

Cole Palmer

Position: Winger/Attacking Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Chelsea

Signed From: Man City

Prospects: In a surprising move, Chelsea spent a pretty penny on the highly touted City youngster to move him to London. Palmer's talent is evident from his limited minutes, as well as reports of him coming through the ranks at City. He will count for Chelsea's homegrown quota once they are back in European competitions, which for them fellowis great additional value.

Palmer comes into a crowded Chelsea attack with felow exciting youngsters Chukwuemeka, Madueke, Mudryk, Gallagher, Jackson and Broja all under 24 behind the experienced figures of Sterling (28) and Nkunku (25) vying for the limited number of attacking positions. If we add Enzo (who can play as a 10), Chilwell (who has been playing LW this season) and Maatsen (nominally an LB but has had pre-season minutes at 10 and LW) to the mix, it is clear to see that the competition for places is going to be insane at Chelsea and it is made even more difficult to predict with most of the players vying to nail down a starting spot having a very limited number of senior starts under their belt.

Palmer has already contributed 2 winning goals from sub appearances for City this season and he will clearly feel that he has a better chance to get more minutes/starts at Chelsea, so there is definitely reason to be optimistic about his prospects here. His valuation for Fantrax however remains very difficult to nail down. If he was guaranteed minutes and close to 20 starts, he would need to be in a conversation together with Doku about players who excite us and are possibly worth 40-50% of your FAB. However, there has been no indication that he will be the main man on the right or down the middle, so we are more inclined to believe that he will in fact end up with fewer than 15 starts. This also means that, while he will have tremendous streaming and dynasty value, he will be very difficult to hold for the possible weeks/months of non-starts. He is more than likely to be rostered in competitive 10-12 team leagues and is not worth rostering and holding in smaller leagues, so any FAB/waiver recommendation we make here is more hypothetical than a true representation of his actual value.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Recommended FAB: I would recommend not bidding more than 3-5% FAB or a low-end waiver bid on him if he is available in 12-team leagues. In smaller leagues, you need to keep an eye on him and pick him up immediately if you see any indication of him starting, but other than that, he is not worth holding.

Alex Iwobi

Position: Central Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Fulham

Signed From: Everton

Prospects: Iwobi has quietly become a more than decent fantasy asset at Everton, with last season especially proving to be a breakout fantasy year for him as he played 38 games and managed a PP90 of 9.4 and a final overall rank of 27. For most of the season, he occupied an attacking midfield role which can be viewed as the reason for his good fantasy output.

It initially looked like he was the heir to the defensive midfield role at Fulham with Joao Palhinha's move to Bayern at the "Here we go" stage, however, that move collapsed in the 11th hour, so the talented Portuguese remains at the Cottage for the time being. His versatility and dynamic play will more than likely result in him nailing down a starting spot somewhere in the XI, but where that is will very much affect his fantasy prospects.

Andreas Pereira's spot seems to be the safest in the number 10 role and with Palhinha back available, Reed's defensive mid spot seems like one that Iwobi could take which could result in his fantasy value plummetting to where one would expect a midfielder with a defensive role to be (think Cheick Doucure). He could however make a push to be included in one of the winger positions where he would have to face competition from Willian, de Cordova Reid, Harry Wilson and Adama Traore. If he manages to get a spot here, he could replicate his output from last season. He is currently out injured with a hamstring issue, which his former boss Dyche described as "weeks rather than days" on 24th August. It remains to be seen if he is back fit after the International Break.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Recommended FAB: The potential upside of him taking one of the more attacking roles makes me want to spend a little FAB on him if he is available, 3-5% FAB or a low-end waiver pick, but as it is only the best-case scenario that has him scoring similarly to last season, we would not go out of my way to try to trade for him (as he is likely rostered in active leagues).

James McAtee

Position: Central/Attacking Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Sheffield United

Signed From: Manchester City

Prospects: McAtee and Doyle both come from the Manchester City academy, both are midfielders, and both made 21 starts on loan at Sheffield Utd in the Championship last season. Thankfully they will now be at different clubs so we won't get them confused: McAtee back to Sheffield Utd, and Doyle to Wolves as part of the Matheus Nunes deal.

McAtee averaged 9.5 PPS in Fantrax Default Scoring last season, registering 9 goals (from 6.3 xG) and 3 assists (4.3 xAG). His PPS was hampered by a very low average minutes-per-start (70); his PP90 of 12.3, although boosted by 16 substitute appearances, hints at his ability to score well in this scoring system.

It may sound odd given that they are second-favourites for relegation, but Sheffield Utd's midfield three of Norwood (deep-lying playmaker), Hamer (tenacious all-rounder), and Souza (ball-winner) should be fairly solid; if Heckingbottom persists with the 3-5-2 formation, McAtee could be limited to making an impact from the bench.

Given his relatively low PPS (you can shave roughly 30% off a Championship player's production when transitioning to the Premier League) and his probable struggles for playing time, McAtee isn't someone you should be spending your precious FAB on.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Recommended FAB: Keep your powder dry, but stream him if he starts in favourable matchups.

Tommy Doyle

Position: Central Midfielder (M in Fantrax)

Team: Wolves

Signed From: Manchester City

Prospects: Doyle played deeper at Sheffield Utd last season than teammate McAtee, and unsurprisingly scored less well for Fantrax purposes: 8.4 PPS, with 3 goals (2.8 xG) and 4 assists (4.0 xAG) in his 21 starts. Like McAtee, Doyle rarely played 90 minutes last season, averaging 76 minutes per start.

Given some of his better attributes are his passing range and his ability to make ball recoveries, he’s more of a Neves replacement than a Nunes replacement, with fellow Wolves new boy Bellegarde closer in style to Nunes.

Doyle is a talented set-piece taker, and given Neto and Sarabia (Wolves’ main corner takers so far) are both left-footed, he could get a decent share of deadball situations. However, his playing time is not guaranteed, with Mario Lemina, Joao Gomes, Boubacar Traore, and Joseph Hodge all vying for a spot in central midfield.

With the uncertainty over his playing time and his low Fantrax production in the Championship, Doyle is firmly in the “wait and see” camp. He should be an excellent signing for Wolves, however, and could be a reasonable Fantrax asset if he gets a share of set pieces.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Recommended FAB: Spend your FAB on some of the other players listed here, but monitor the Wolves set piece situation.


Other New Signings Not Worth Waivering

Ibrahim Sangare (M, Nottingham Forest) - A highly talented defensive midfielder who was a stalwart of Tifo's Sensible Transfers series for years. His best attribute is his progressive passing, which unfortunately goes unrewarded in Fantrax Default Scoring. If he can match his tackle and interception numbers from earlier in his career, he could have a place on your roster. ⭐⭐

Timothy Castange (D, Fulham) - Castagne has been a serviceable Fantrax asset in the past, but he is not guaranteed a starting spot and you do not want to spend your FAB on a rotation-risk Fulham defender. ⭐⭐

Mike Tresor (F, Burnley) - Yet another wide attacker joining the ranks at Vincent Kompany's newly promoted Clarets side. With Luca Koleosho making a positive impression in the early stages of the season, Tresor faces an uphill battle to earn a starting role but there's at least more opportunity for him to break in on the left wing than on the opposite flank. Likely a streamer at best. ⭐⭐

Murillo (M, Nottingham Forest) - For some reason, the new central defender recruit is listed as a midfielder. That will help offset the goals Forest concede, but he also won't have the full benefit of clean sheet bonuses. One to keep an eye on to see how he ghosts, but not worth bringing in just yet. ⭐⭐

Carlos Baleba (M, Brighton) - The latest in a long line of promising Brighton recruits, the 18-year-old successor to Moises Caicedo will likely be bedded in slowly and may not offer much in terms of fantasy points even when he does break into the team. ⭐️⭐️

Luke Thomas (D, Sheffield United) - The former Leicester City fullback may challenge Yasser Larouci for the starting left-back role, but you probably don't want anything to do with the Blades' fullbacks, particularly with their upcoming run of fixtures. ⭐️⭐️

Dean Henderson (G, Palace) - It remains to be seen when (or perhaps if) Hendo will assume the starting role over Sam Johnstone. He will likely be worth streaming in most match-ups, but you don't need to rush to pick him up. ⭐️⭐️

Nicolas Dominguez (M, Nottingham Forest) - Another central midfielder to add to the crowd at Forest, Dominguez could actually find his way into Steve Cooper's preferred lineup alongside Sangare and Danilo. He likely won't be much different than someone like Ryan Yates or Orel Mangala, but is worth monitoring to see if he can be a surprise package like Danilo was at the end of last season. ⭐️⭐️

Sofyan Amrabat (M, Manchester United) - Should be a good signing but scores horribly in Fantrax Default Scoring (3.6 PPS last season). Don't even be tempted to stream him unless he's getting a lot further forward than he did at Fiorentina. ⭐

Albert Sambi Lokonga (M, Luton) - There's a decent possibility Lokonga can establish himself as a regular starter for the Hatters alongside Nakamba and Barkley. He could be a decent streaming option in a pinch, but since he has joined Luton and won't have a share of set pieces it's probably best to leave him in the free-agent pool. ⭐️

Clement Lenglet (D, Aston Villa) - Despite Diego Carlos joining Tyrone Mings on the sidelines, Lenglet isn't a good option from a fantasy standpoint given his historical lack of output for Spurs last season. ⭐️

Santiago Bueno (D, Wolves) - A new center-back option for Wolves to provide some much-needed competition for Max Kilman and Craig Dawson. He would likely replace Dawson if he breaks into the starting lineup, but is unlikely to do so immediately. ⭐️

Enso Gonzalez (F, Wolves) - The young forward will find it difficult to jump ahead of the likes of Matheus Cunha, Fabio Silva and Sasa Kalajdzic in the pecking order for Wolves this season. ⭐️

Andrey Santos (M, Nottingham Forest) - The 19-year-old holding midfielder is on loan from Chelsea but will struggle to find Premier League minutes with Ibrahim Sangare and Nicolas Dominguez joining at the end of the window. ⭐️

Teden Mengi (D, Luton) - An unproven CB at Luton is probably all we need to say about this one. Doubtful that he starts and even if he does you probably don't want him anywhere near your roster. ⭐

Andrew Omobamidele (D, Nottingham Forest) - A solid, young center-back to provide some depth behind the preferred starters. Given Forest's injury issues, he may see some first-team minutes, but isn't likely to be a regular starter otherwise. ⭐️

Neal Maupay (F, Brentford) - A return to the team where he had some of his best days is a feel-good move for Maupay, but it's difficult to see who we would start over, with Mbeumo, Schade and Wissa all performing well to begin the season and Toney (if he stays) returning to the fold in January. ⭐️

Rob Holding (D, Crystal Palace) - Holding offers Palace a Premier League quality depth option to give Guehi or Andersen a rest, but he's not going to challenge either of them for a starting role. Even when he was in the starting lineup for Arsenal last season, he offered very little in terms of fantasy output. ⭐️

Han-Noah Massengo (M, Burnley) - A holding midfielder on a promoted club doesn't typically result in fantasy value, and we don't expect things to be any different here. ⭐️

Altay Bayindir (G, Manchester United) - Brought in as a backup for Andre Onana. Don't expect him to be a regular first-team player this season. ⭐️

Steven Benda (G, Fulham) - Brought in as a backup for Bernd Leno. Don't expect him to be a regular first-team player this season. ⭐️

Djordje Petrovic (G, Chelsea) - Signed as a backup for Robert Sanchez. Don't expect him to be a regular first-team player this season. ⭐️

Odysseas Vlachodimos (G, Forest) - Brought in as a backup for Matt Turner. Don't expect him to be a regular first-team player this season. ⭐

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Have you heard about our revolutionary new Draft Fantasy Football app? We call it The Fantasy Toolkit. Expand to read more!

Each gameweek, The Fantasy Toolkit will bring you:

  • Recommended waiver adds & drops

  • Optimal lineup suggestions

  • Matchup projections

  • Trade calculator

  • All in one customized and personalised package

It's included in our Ultimate Pass and Season Pass plans and will give you a massive leg up on your league-mates. Check out a full demonstration video HERE for more info!


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