'Cheat Code' Ivan Persic Should Be Everyone's First Pick On Fantasy Football This Season
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Spurs new boy Ivan Perisic has been added as a defender for the upcoming Fantasy Football season and at a bargain price of just £5.5 million, the Croatian will certainly be a popular pick ahead of next month's opener.
The 33-year-old, who notched eight goals and seven assists for Inter Milan in 2021/22 while playing as a left-sided wing-back, will reunite with former boss Antonio Conte after he penned a two-year deal with the Premier League club.
Perisic, who has played in multiple positions throughout his respected career for club and country, will bring plenty of versatility to the squad.
He has also been deployed as both an attacking midfielder and a second striker in the past, but the guys over at Fantasy Premier League have decided to give him a defender slot for the 2022/23 campaign.
So far, a hefty 49.3% of users have decided to select Perisic in their team, with only three players [Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold] more popular.
Most selected players so far...— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) July 6, 2022
1️⃣ Haaland (£11.5m) - 64.4%
2️⃣ Salah (£13.0m) - 60.5%
3️⃣ Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) - 57.5%
4️⃣ Perisic (£5.5m) - 49.3%
5️⃣ Cancelo (£7.0m) - 45.9%#FPL pic.twitter.com/7wzRW0QLaf
The Fantasy Premier League's decision to deploy the versatile Perisic as a defender has brought plenty of reaction from social media.
One fan said: "Although everyone will pick him, I’m definitely most excited about Perisic being listed as a defender in FPL. It’s actually a dream. A wingback that will score and assist and also can deputize in the front three."
Another wrote: "Perisic as a defender is literally a steal," while a third commented: "Ivan Perisic as a defender on Fantasy Football is a must have for sure."
A fourth said: "An intersting price reveal for Perisic as defender. If he plays everygame then it is no brainer to not have him."
FPL managers are not ready for Ivan Perisic. He's gonna break the game at 5.5 million. Potential cheat-code.#FPL— Zeeshan Sayed (Showman) (@SayedZeesh) July 4, 2022
At just 5.5 million this season, is new @spursofficial signing Ivan Perisic a must have?— FPL Zone (@FPLZone_) July 6, 2022
Plenty of G/A last season for Inter, and guaranteed assists to Son and Kane, what's not to love?#FPL #THFC #PL pic.twitter.com/6fJN9g5d5m
Spurs' opening six Premier League fixtures could provide huge points for users who decided to splash £5.5 million on Perisic.
They come up against Southampton at home on the first day, with games against Chelsea, Wolves, Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Fulham to follow.
Will you be putting Perisic in your team ahead of the opening day?
Let us know the comments.