In this series, I will be offering those hidden gems in the FPL, that can provide the differentials that will ensure that you climb up the table and secure a win over your fiercest of rivals. I will be providing players throughout the season, to guarantee that you have the best alternatives to the big money players many will be choosing.
Firstly, we will be discussing the newly signed Brighton winger Leandro Trossard. The Belgian born winger provided 11 goals and 4 assists across 22 Jupiler Pro League games meaning he achieved a goal involvement every 131 minutes, compared to Heung Min Son, who in his last season in the Bundesliga before debuting for Spurs, secured a goal involvement every 163.5 minutes. Can he have the same impact at Brighton as Son has had at Spurs?Embed from Getty Images
Despite the Belgian Jupiler Pro league offering a lesser quality of football to the Premier League, (which will inevitably lead to a lower goal return) Brighton have caught themselves a tricky winger that offers a goal threat.
Inside the world of FPL, Leandro is classified as a midfielder. This means that every goal involvement, or any involvement at all for that matter, scores more points. So, instead of 3 attackers in your FPL you have 4, with Trossard providing attacking returns that most other midfielders won’t be able to acquire. At a price of £6M, which offers a mild risk where that same money could be spent on Premier League proven players like, Barkley and Moutinho. You may want to proceed with caution when completing this transfer. However , a selection percentage of 1%, offers the deciding factor, that when Leandro provides high returns a low number of competitors will be reaping the same benefits as you.
In conclusion, in terms of riskiness I rate this player a 3/5
As Liverpool fans, we are all too aware of Harry Wilson’s magisterial left foot, and Bournemouth have his fellow Welshman David Brooks out injured for the next 2 months with an ankle injury. Bearing that in mind, we are likely to see Wilson enjoy an extended run in the side, and with just 2.3% of FPL managers selecting him, Wilson offers the perfect chance to gain differential points to gain an advantage on your friends.
His price sits at a modest £6m, which allows you room to fit in more high end players, which will in turn, give you much more points. Not only from Wilson but from the high end player, so it’s a double positive. You will be sure to catapult up the table.Embed from Getty Images
The Welsh wizard will step up as Bournemouth number 1 free kick taker. Offering the ability to score goals from nothing, allowing him to earn points even if Bournemouth aren’t deserving of a result on the day. He also offers the ability to score a variety of goals throughout the season, with his finishing ability being very impressive for a 21 year old winger. However, there is no real guarantee he can achieve anything near the 15 goals and 3 assists he achieved for Derby in the Championship. Meaning we will likely see an initial drop off in numbers at the start at season. Despite this, his numbers will likely improve.
Luckily because of his low price you won’t need to move much around, to fit him into your side as it will likely allow you more room to fit in the upper echelon of players.
In terms of risk, I’d rate Wilson a 2.5/5, meaning I’d recommend fitting him in where possible.
That concludes this weeks, Hidden Gems, if you found any of my tips helpful or if you disagree with anything that was said feel free to let us know on our Twitter @AnfieldEdition, and we’ll be more than open to a debate. Good luck to everyone in the gameweeks ahead.