At the end of the day, #FPL is about doing better than your closest rivals. When things get tight later in the season, it usually boils down to that 1-2 players in your team that is different from your rivals’.
Today we look at some FPL players with the lowest Teams Selected By (TSB) but still pack relatively good value, at least for the next few GWs.
Fikayo Tomori (CHE | DF | 4.5 | TSB = 0.0%) – Tomori was on the Chelsea bench in GW01, as the Blues went with Christensen and Zouma as their pairing. Zouma was shockingly out of place in the game and with Rudiger still struggling with match fitness, there is a chance that Tomori will get a run-in. Chelsea also have European commitments to contend with starting Tomori in a couple of league games looks like a reality and necessity.
Marco Stiepermann (NOR| MF | 5.5 | TSB = 0.1%) – We had previously identified the German and the playmaker lasted 57mins at Anfield (GW01) but for a 5.5 midfielder, it is key to note that he starts and plays an attacking position just behind Pukki in attack. He will have easier games in his season to come and worth a pick, especially between GW06-GW09 when the Canaries have a good run of games.
Mamadou Sakho (CRY | DF | 5.0 | TSB = 0.1%) – Another overlooked player. Sakho is left of GW01 because of match fitness but there is no doubt that he will be Palace’s first choice CB when he returns. For what it’s worth, Palace still look like an organised side that is difficult to beat (even when Martin Kelly started). We fancy Palace to have between 8-12 clean sheets over a season so Sakho is worth a look.
Dan Burn (BRI | DF | 4.5 | TSB = 0.1%) – Brighton’s 3-0 opening day win turned a few heads and Burn definitely had FPL managers’ attention. Burn has been with the Seagulls since summer of 2018 but appears to be in new manager Graham Potter’s plans as a defender in a back three. He currently cost the same as Dunk but will be a surprise pick when he scores a couple of goals (he is after all, 2.01m tall).
Aaron Ramsdale (BOU | GK | 4.5 | TSB = 0.1%) – The GK conundrum at Bournemouth is interesting. They have four goalkeepers in their first team books, all priced at 4.5 and Eddie Howe went with the one with the lowest TSB. He did ok against Sheffield United and nothing suggests that he will be tinkered out, at least not so soon. Bournemouth have a good run of games GW04-GW07 and Ramsdale can make a good pick. A replacement for Alisson Becker, maybe?
Bjorn Engels (AVL | DF | 4.5 | TSB = 0.1%) – Mings is a certain number one CB at Villa and in the longer term, Chester appears to be his natural partner. But Chester is out until September so if Engels can string a series of performances together, he looks likely to deputise. Between GW02-GW05, Villa plays thrice at home and have winnable games.
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