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Best Promoted Players For Your Fantasy Premier League 2021/22 Team

Robert Mann

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Best Promoted Players For Your Fantasy Premier League 2021/22 Team

When picking your fantasy football team ahead of the new season, it's easy to focus on established Premier League players - but this is where you could be going wrong.

Norwich City, Watford and Brentford were the three teams that achieved promotion from the Championship to the Premier League last season.

And each of those sides possess assets that stood out and should, therefore, be considered in your Fantasy Premier League team, but which players should you include?

Norwich City won the 2020/21 Championship in style
Norwich City won the 2020/21 Championship in style

Once more, usual suspects such as Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane will be bought by millions of managers, but a £100m transfer budget means that books have to be balanced.

At the start of the season, promoted clubs generally offer better value than more established sides and are, as a result, a reasonable place to start when assembling your 15-man squad.

While some managers may be unwilling to gamble on unproven players early on, SPORTbible takes a look at some promoted players that are well worth considering.

David Raya (Brentford)

Brentford had the lowest expected goals conceded in the Championship last season
Brentford had the lowest expected goals conceded in the Championship last season

Brentford arrive in the Premier League with the worst defensive record of all three promoted teams, however, they had the lowest expected goals conceded in the entire division.

The Bees' number one 'keeper in David Raya could offer value priced at just £4.5m - though their ability to control matches will be tested in the world's toughest league.

Price: £4.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Arsenal (h)

Daniel Bachmann (Watford)

Watford were the best defensive side from the promoted teams
Watford were the best defensive side from the promoted teams

Watford were the best defensive side from the promoted teams, conceding the least goals in the Championship last season (30) and also kept the most clean sheets (23).

And after Daniel Bachmann's stellar performances for Austria during this summer's Euro 2020, we're backing the 27-year-old to continue his fine form between the sticks.

Price: £4.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Aston Villa (h)

Max Aarons (Norwich City)

Max Aarons looks to be the best pick out of Norwich's defensive options
Max Aarons looks to be the best pick out of Norwich's defensive options

Norwich City's attack-minded right-back Max Aarons hasn't yet morphed into an assist machine, supplying only two in the Championship last season.

However, having said that, he does looks to be the best pick out of Norwich's defensive options.

Price: £4.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Liverpool (h)

Rico Henry (Brentford)

Rico Henry was selected in the Championship Team of the Season after an exceptional campaign
Rico Henry was selected in the Championship Team of the Season after an exceptional campaign

Rico Henry was selected in the Championship Team of the Season after another exceptional campaign at left-back.

Henry provides plenty of chances from that area of the pitch and was Brentford's most creative defender last season, fashioning 25 chances.

Price: £4.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Arsenal (h)

Tom Cantwell (Norwich City)

Tom Cantwell broke into Norwich's Premier League side season two years ago
Tom Cantwell broke into Norwich's Premier League side season two years ago

Tom Cantwell broke into Norwich's Premier League side season two years ago, scoring six goals and provided a couple of assists.

Having attracted interest from several top clubs last season, Cantwell decided to stay at Norwich and looks sure to be included in a fair few fantasy teams this season.

Price: £5.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Liverpool (h)

Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford)

Bryan Mbeumo had a solid year with Brentford in the Championship last term
Bryan Mbeumo had a solid year with Brentford in the Championship last term

Bryan Mbeumo had a solid year with Brentford in the Championship last season, picking up eight goals and ten assists.

We're expecting Mbeumo to burst onto the Premier League scene and, with his price standing generous at just £5.5m, he looks a serious bargain for a midfielder of his calibre.

Price: £5.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Arsenal (h)

Troy Deeney (Watford)

Watford captain and prolific goalscorer Troy Deeney is back in the Premier League
Watford captain and prolific goalscorer Troy Deeney is back in the Premier League

With Watford captain Troy Deeney back in the Premier League, you could perhaps be the most certain of any asset here of what your bargain might bring you.

At his incredibly low price, Deeney represents a pretty good deal if, of course, medical issues don't get the better of him.

Price: £5.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Aston Villa (h)

Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Ivan Toney is currently the most-owned forward in FPL
Ivan Toney is currently the most-owned forward in FPL

Since his Newcastle United days, Brentford's Ivan Toney hasn't kicked a ball in the Premier League for over five years.

Despite that, the 25-year-old is currently the most-owned forward in FPL, ahead of established big-hitters like Kane - whom he is almost half the price of.

Price: £6.5m

Gameweek 1 fixture: Arsenal (h)

Topics: Premier League, Fantasy Premier League

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