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Fantasy Premier League Tips: 25 Players You Need This Season

Robert Mann

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Fantasy Premier League Tips: 25 Players You Need This Season

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Across the country and the world, Fantasy Premier League sides are being built and, with the new season just days away, we take a look at the best players to include in your team.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is, undoubtedly, the most popular fantasy football game and offers users the chance to battle it out with their friends and rivals across the globe.

And before Brentford take on Arsenal in the first game of the season on Friday, FPL managers will be in the process of nipping and tucking their 15-man squads for the opening gameweek.

Managers will be in the process of nipping and tucking their 15-man squads for the opening gameweek
Managers will be in the process of nipping and tucking their 15-man squads for the opening gameweek

Like with every new season, there becomes a chance at FPL glory - but picking the right players is easier said than done.

So, whether you're a seasoned veteran of FPL or a beginner just starting to get to grips with the game, SPORTbible's guide offers everything you need to new ahead of the new campaign.

But first, having delved into the statistics from last season, we take a look at 25 players that you need to include in your upcoming squad.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

The current Premier League Golden Boot is held by Kane with 23 goals
The current Premier League Golden Boot is held by Kane with 23 goals

Harry Kane won his third Premier League Golden Boot in 2020-21 and impressively paired it with the Playmaker of the Season award after providing more assists than any other player.

Price: £12.5m

Danny Ings (Aston Villa)

Aston Villa signed Danny Ings from Southampton on a three-year contract in a £25m deal
Aston Villa signed Danny Ings from Southampton on a three-year contract in a £25m deal

Since the start of the 2019-20 season, only Kane (with 35) and Mohamed Salah (32) have scored more non-penalty goals in the Premier League than Danny Ings (31).

Price: £8.0m

Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Ivan Tony is currently the second-most popular forward in FPL
Ivan Tony is currently the second-most popular forward in FPL

Ivan Tony is currently the second-most popular forward in FPL, only behind Ollie Watkins whose ownership is likely to plummet following Villa's acquisition of Ings.

Price: £6.5m

Callum Wilson (Newcastle)

Callum Wilson scored 12 times and registered six assists in 25 appearances for Newcastle last season
Callum Wilson scored 12 times and registered six assists in 25 appearances for Newcastle last season

Callum Wilson delivered the goods last season for the Magpies, scoring 12 times and registering six assists in 25 appearances.

Price: £7.5m

Michail Antonio (West Ham United)

Michail Antonio found the back of the net ten times for West Ham last term
Michail Antonio found the back of the net ten times for West Ham last term

Injuries restricted Michail Antonio to 25 Premier League outings in 2020-21, but he made the most of his time on the pitch, scoring ten goals and providing five assists.

Price: £7.5m

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck 16 times for Everton last season and earned a place in England's Euro 2020 squad
Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck 16 times for Everton last season and earned a place in England's Euro 2020 squad

The 2020-21 season was the most fruitful of Dominic Calvert-Lewin's career as he struck 16 times for Everton in the Premier League, earning a place in England's Euro 2020 squad in the process.

Price: £8.0m

Edinson Cavani (Manchester Utd)

Edinson Cavani scored ten goals in his final 11 games for Manchester United to earn a one-year contract extension
Edinson Cavani scored ten goals in his final 11 games for Manchester United to earn a one-year contract extension

Edinson Cavani finished his first season in England with a flourish, scoring ten goals in his final 11 games including to earn a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.

Price: £6.5m

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Trent Alexander-Arnold is entering his fifth season as a member of Liverpool's first team
Trent Alexander-Arnold is entering his fifth season as a member of Liverpool's first team

Liverpool's star boy in Trent Alexander-Arnold is also an established fixture in their starting line-up and is - at age 22 - entering his fifth season as a member of the first team.

Price: £7.5m

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Ollie Watkins is the most-selected forward in the Fantasy Premier League
Ollie Watkins is the most-selected forward in the Fantasy Premier League

Ollie Watkins is the most selected forward in FPL this summer partly because of his bargain price and partly because of Aston Villa's opening - and winnable - fixtures.

Price: £7.5m

Emi Buendia (Aston Villa)

Emi Buendia scored 15 goals and assisted 15 times for Norwich last season
Emi Buendia scored 15 goals and assisted 15 times for Norwich last season

Emi Buendia scored 15 goals and assisted 15 assists times during Norwich's promotion campaign, earning him a move to greener pastures at Villa.

Price: £6.0m

Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)

Joao Cancelo should feature in Pep Guardiola's star-studded starting line-up
Joao Cancelo should feature in Pep Guardiola's star-studded starting line-up

Joao Cancelo moved from 13 starts to 27 starts last season and scored twice, as well as assisting three times.

Price: £6.0m

Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Phil Foden registered 14 league goal involvements in just 17 starts last season
Phil Foden registered 14 league goal involvements in just 17 starts last season

Phil Foden registered 14 league goal involvements in just 17 starts last season - a hugely impressive return for a player classified as a midfielder.

Price: £8.0m

Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

Manchester United's Luke Shaw provided four goals involvements in just six games for England at Euro 2020
Manchester United's Luke Shaw provided four goals involvements in just six games for England at Euro 2020

Luke Shaw registered five assists last term, before providing four goals involvements in just six games for England at Euro 2020 - and even scored in the final defeat to Italy.

Price: £5.5m

Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal)

Nicolas Pepe was a big hit among Arsenal fans last term
Nicolas Pepe was a big hit among Arsenal fans last term

Having started just four of the Gunners first 19 league games of the season last term, Nicolas Pepe started 12 of the following 19 and provided 11 goal involvements in that time - registering eight goals and three assists.

Price: £7.5m

Raphinha (Leeds United)

Raphinha made a major impression on Leeds last season after signing from Rennes
Raphinha made a major impression on Leeds last season after signing from Rennes

Raphinha made a major impression on Leeds United last season after signing from Rennes, becoming one of the signings of the season after an initial period of adaptation at Elland Road.

Price: £6.5m

Ben White (Arsenal)

Arsenal completed the signing of Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month
Arsenal completed the signing of Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month

Managers will rightly be tempted by Ben White, mostly because his FPL price is less than 10 per cent of his real-life fee.

Price: £4.5m

Kai Havertz (Chelsea)

Chelsea's part-time forward Kai Havertz could take on goalscoring duties
Chelsea's part-time forward Kai Havertz could take on goalscoring duties

Navigating Chelsea's FPL assets could depend a lot on whether they land Romelu Lukaku before the season starts and, if they don't, part-time forward Kai Havertz could take on goalscoring duties.

Price: £8.5m

John Stones (Manchester City)

John Stones will be sure to bag minute for Manchester City this season
John Stones will be sure to bag minute for Manchester City this season

Given City's abundance of rotatable attackers, John Stones seems to offer the best balance of value and guaranteed minutes.

Price: £5.5m

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Wilfried Zaha has had the same price tag since the 2017-18 season
Wilfried Zaha has had the same price tag since the 2017-18 season

Wilfried Zaha gets the same price tag he's had since 2017-18 and, with Patrick Vieira looking to play some more expansive football to Selhurst Park, he looks as good a pick as ever.

Price: £7.0m

Leon Bailey (Aston Villa)

Leon Bailey is Aston Villa's new attacking option following the departure of Jack Grealish
Leon Bailey is Aston Villa's new attacking option following the departure of Jack Grealish

Villa's ballsy transfer policy has provided several new attacking options, with Leon Bailey perhaps the most generously priced.

Price: £6.5m

Jack Grealish (Manchester City)

Jack Grealish was reportedly offered to Real Madrid and Manchester United before Aston Villa sold him to Manchester City
Jack Grealish was reportedly offered to Real Madrid and Manchester United before Aston Villa sold him to Manchester City

Jack Grealish, the former Villa number ten, is an assist machine and now plays for the best side in the country - he's guaranteed points.

Price: £8.0m

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Bruno Fernandes topped FPL scoring charts last term with 244 points
Bruno Fernandes topped FPL scoring charts last term with 244 points

Bruno Fernandes topped FPL scoring charts last term with 244 points and his ability to score from anywhere and pick a pass no one else can see means he is likely to be a big hitter again.

Price: £12.0m

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

James Ward-Prowse was one of the top point scorers in the fantasy league last term
James Ward-Prowse was one of the top point scorers in the fantasy league last term

James Ward-Prowse was one of the top point scorers in the fantasy league last term and should continue to add to his growing reputation this season

Price: £6.5m

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United)

Stuart Dallas enjoyed the best season of his career to date last year
Stuart Dallas enjoyed the best season of his career to date last year

Stuart Dallas enjoyed the best season of his career to date last year and won the Whites player of the season award.

Price: £6.5m

Harvey Barnes (Leicester City)

Harvey Barnes' stellar form saw him called up to England's Euro 2020 squad
Harvey Barnes' stellar form saw him called up to England's Euro 2020 squad

Harvey Barnes enjoyed an outstanding season last term that saw him tipped to make England's Euro 2020 squad.

Price: £7.0m

Topics: Fantasy Premier League

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