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Mid-Priced FPL Forwards

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Mid-Priced FPL Forwards

There have been chatter about the lack of top quality premium forwards in the run up to GW01. This makes the forwards in the next price bucket extremely important.

Patrick Bamford (LEE | 8.0)

  • Shots / 90 = 3.12
  • XG / 90 = 0.54
  • xA / 90 = 0.11

Bamford performed exceptionally well last season where he scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in 38 appearances.

He is likely to be on penalties this season and with Leeds side continuously improving, we may see an improved Bamford this seaspm.

He is currently owned by 18.6% managers and this is likely to increase after GW04, where Leeds would have played Man United, Everton and Liverpool.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE | 8.0)

  • Shots / 90 = 3.66
  • XG / 90 = 0.57
  • xA / 90 = 0.07

The Everton forward scored 16 goals last season. This was his second consecutive season scoring more than 10 goals.

He ranks lowly on the creativity front, which is evident from the fact that he has just a single assist in last 69 games from the last two seasons.

He is one of the highest owned forward right now  (TSB – 26.4%) due to his performance and easy fixtures of Everton side.

He returned to the Everton side in early August after his exertions with England in the Euros and is rumored to be suffering a toe injury. Time is not on his side; there is a good chance he will miss GW01 against Southampton

Danny Ings (AVL | 8.0)

  • Shots / 90 = 2.33
  • XG / 90 = 0.34
  • xA / 90 = 0.09


Ings moved to Aston Villa last week, a move that surprised many FPL managers.

However, it can be said his move has already been foreshadowed by his refusal to renew his contract and the fact that Villa had a fresh 100m of Grealish money to spend.

Ings is most likely to be front man and focal point of Villa’s attack, pushing Watkins to the left.

If Ings can string a series of games together, he would be a formidable pick, even at 8.0. His issue is of course with his persistence injuries which had blighted his career.

Watkins (AVL | 7.5)

  • Shots / 90 = 2.62
  • XG / 90 = 0.41
  • xA / 90 = 0.16

Another popular player at this price is Villa’s Watkins. He enjoyed a breakout season last term, scoring 14 goals and assisted 9 in his debut season in the top flight. He also earned his first England cap.

His TSB% is currently about 18%, but likely to decrease as he struggles with an injury and is not likely to make a start on GW01.

Che Adams (SOU | 7.0)

  • Shots / 90 = 1.84
  • XG / 90 = 0.41
  • xA / 90 = 0.18

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With Ings leaving, Adams’ role at Southampton may be elevated.

He had 16 goal involvements last season – 9 goals and 7 assists.

The Saints also have Obafemi (FWD | 4.5) in their ranks and are rumored to be targeting a few other strikers, but Adams is nailed on to start GW01, against Everton.

He can be a good differential pick during the early stages.

Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI | 7.5)

  • Shots / 90 = 3.66
  • XG / 90 = 0.56
  • xA / 90 = 0.22

Iheanacho’s statistics per 90mins are the best among the forwards and performed really well last season where he scored 12 and assisted 2 goals last season.

He has already scored in the Shield, despite being on the field for 11 minutes. He has good fixtures to begin with and is currently owned by 12.7% managers.

The question is whether Rodgers will play him from the start or have him come on from the bench.


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