The Premier League will kick-off on September 12 and as clubs’ managers in the league are setting up their teams to have a successful 2020-2021 season, those who play Fantasy Premier League are also setting up their squad for the season.
Getting the right players in the Fantasy Premier League depends on how you are able to read the game and the personality of the players. If you make the right choice, you will earn the right points and if you don’t, you know the consequences.
But sometimes, for you to make the right choice, you need to have the right budget that can afford the choices you decide to make. There are some names in the Premier League that will always earn you points week in and week out, but they don’t come cheap. So, it is now a matter of having enough fictional funds to buy the players of your choice.
Hence, to help you make the right decision with your low budget in the forthcoming 2020-2021 Fantasy Premier League season, here are the top options that can easily earn you points and are relatively cheaper than the regular Premier League superstars.
List of players that could be top options for your 2020-2021 Fantasy Premier League season
1. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) £7.5m
The value of Mason Greenwood could skyrocket before the season goes into full motion as he has proven to be a reliable player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the just concluded 2019-2020 season.
Despite the fact that the 18-year-old English youngster has been deployed more as a right-winger and used sometimes as a midfielder, he was able to score a whopping 10 goals in just 12 starts. This means that he scores a goal every 131.2 minutes which is higher than Raheem Sterling‘s average of a goal every 133 minutes despite being as expensive as £11.5 million.
As good as the teenager is, his goals ratio is also more than that of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah who cost £12 million. The goal ratio of the Egyptian striker was 151.8 minutes in the just-concluded season.
The only thing that can stop Greenwood in the forthcoming season is if he drops from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order and probably falls out from United starting eleven. Besides that, he will be a great buy in the Fantasy Premier League.
2. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) £6.5m
Another good buy could be Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United. He is not one of the high flying Premier League players but he can earn you some good points in Fantasy football.
Since he left Championship side Hull City to join West Ham in the Premier League before the second half of the season, he has shown a great promise. Before he left Hull City, he scored 16 goals and made seven assists, and in 11 starts for West Ham, he scored a goal and made four assists.
Besides that, he was able to record 23 shots and created 15 chances before the 2019-2020 season ended which means that he could do more if his manager David Moyes gives him more playing time next season.
- Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) £8.5m
Christian Pulisic is another player in Fantasy Premier League that can give you so much for a cheaper price. The 21-year-old United States of America soccer captain is gradually establishing himself as the talisman of Chelsea football club especially towards the last half of the Premier League season.
Despite his struggles with a couple of injuries, the American has managed to score 9 goals and made 6 assists in 25 Premier League matches. This means that if injuries allow him in the forthcoming season, he would be a great points earner in Fantasy Premier League.
4. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) £7 million
Jack Grealish is one of the most sought after in the transfer market right now and that is happening for a reason, he has become a very influential member of the Aston Villa team.
At the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, his value was just £6 million in Fantasy, but his value increased to £7 million before the end of the season. His eight goals and seven assists throughout the just-concluded season meant that the midfielder could do even better in the forthcoming season.
5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) £8.5 million
Riyad Mahrez is another player that could be a very good buy for Fantasy managers. He has had a fantastic 2019-2020 season and he could even do more in the forthcoming season.
The good news is that his price tag is still relatively low which means that you can get him as cheap as £8.5 million and still end up gaining so many points from such a decision.
In the just-concluded season, the Algerian scored 11 goals and made 14 assists in the Premier League. Imagine the number of points you would have gained if he was in your squad.
How do Fantasy football works?
Fantasy Premier League gives you the power to own your team and play the role of the manager. As a starter, you will be awarded £100 million to set up your team. You are allowed to sign two goalkeepers five defenders, five midfielders, and three attackers which make up a total of 15 players.
You are entitled to name your first eleven from those 15 players ahead of every Premier League game week. The points you will earn depend on the performance of the players you named in your first eleven.
For instance, if you use a goalkeeper and defenders that kept clean sheets, you will earn points and if they don’t, you will drop points. Also, if you use midfielders and forwards that assist or score goals, you will earn points that are good enough to brag with.