With transfer deadline day upon us soon, we have decided to look at players who are already in the league (and in the Fantrax system) who might be close to a move away from their current employers. If you have the roster space available, these players are worth taking a punt on.
Fantrax Players to Add Ahead of Deadline Day
Here we outline Fantasy EPL players available in the player pool right now, who could have value on new teams after a potential transfer in the upcoming 2 days.
Callum Hudson-Odoi to Nottingham Forest
Prospects: Long gone are the days of 30+ Million bids getting rejected from Bayern Munich. Hudson-Odoi is reportedly looking to push for a move to “restart his career”. Forest seem like a good match for him, as he would get the playing time he deserves if Brennan Johnson leaves. His best fantasy season came in 20/21 when he started 10 games for Chelsea, getting 2 goals and 3 assists at 6.8 FP/G (but a more tantalising 13.3 PP90). He is not likely to become a world-beater, but he might just be a decent FWD3 in a market where the FA pool for forwards in 12-team leagues is a barren wasteland. Be mindful that he will still be battling with Elanga for a starting spot even if Johnson leaves. There is no guarantee of minutes, but he is still worth an add regardless.
Cole Palmer to Chelsea
Prospects: The highly-rated City youngster has reportedly signed for the Blues. As much as we rate his talent, we cannot quite understand how or where he will be getting minutes at Stamford Bridge. They already have the highly rated Madueke for the RW spot, who is not getting a look-in with Sterling having a career revival. Palmer can also play in an advanced midfield role, but with Gallagher being in good form, and Enzo also an option to slot in there when Lavia is fit, the midfield depth is also quite crowded. Palmer looks like a player for the future who won't be getting consistent enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant. He is one to try to trade out on the news to someone rostering a Chelsea asset.
James McAtee to Sheffield United/Burnley
Prospects: Another City youngster who is potentially on the move, McAtee helped Sheffield United's promotion campaign last season playing as a central midfielder for the Blades. He started 21 games, scored 9 goals and got 3 assists. As for fantasy, he ended up with 12.3 FPts/90 and 7.6 ghosts per 90. If signed by either newly promoted club, he will surely claim a starting spot and his attacking play has enough potential for a speculative add, especially for stretches of easier fixtures.
Thomas Doyle to Wolves
Prospects: Our last City youngster, Doyle, was also on loan at Sheffield United, and also started 21 games at centre-mid. He tallied 3 goals and 4 assists, with a rate of 10.4 FPts/90 and 7.9 ghosts per 90 in the Championship. He will need to prove himself before earning a starting spot at Wolves, but you should keep an eye out for him.
Marc Cucurella to Man United
Prospects: The former Brighton man looks likely to move to Manchester United on loan to deputise for the injured Shaw. One year removed from his breakout season, a lot has changed for the former Barcelona youth player. He had a horrid year at Chelsea last season after his big-money move and is now surplus to requirements. If he can somehow replicate some of his Brighton form, he will make the United owners think about signing him permanently. Otherwise, he is going straight back to the squad periphery at Chelsea once his loan ends. Shaw's injury is believed to be up to 2 months, so if Cucurella can force his way into the first team (not necessarily a foregone conclusion) he will have a decent run that makes him worth picking up.
Nuno Tavares to Nottingham Forest
Prospects: The Arsenal attacking full-back comes in to make the Forest full-back picture even murkier. He will most likely have great matches against lower-ranked opponents, but he won't start consistently or provide consistent value. He is worth a stream when he starts, but not one to pick up and stash.
Brennan Johnson to Spurs
Prospects: Johnson has previously been linked with Brentford and Chelsea this off-season, only to get close to Spurs in the final days. While there still seems to be some work to get the deal over the line, even if it happens he will have to do a lot to displace Kulusevski or Richarlison to nail down a spot. The benefit Johnson has going for him is his versatility. He can play anywhere across the front 3, increasing his likelihood of spot starts, especially if Richarlison continues his horrid run of form. He is one to pick up and try to trade out to a manager who rosters one of Spurs' front 3.
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