Internal Transfers Review

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The FPL Addicts are reviewing the transfers from Premier League club to Premier League club looking for any potential Fantasy Premier League gems with the start of the season fast approaching.

Internal Transfers Goalkeepers

Internal Transfers Begovic

Asmir Begovic (4.5) is a proven Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper from his time at Stoke City. He is underpriced considering the addition of Ake (5.0) to the Bournemouth defence. Buy.

Jordan Pickford (5.0) is a fine young goalkeeper although I am not one to make snap judgments off a single season of performance. Horrid start to the season, maybe fantasy relevant when we have a little more cash to play with an Everton’s fixtures turn for the better. Monitor.

Willy Caballero (5.0) has moved to Chelsea to warm the bench whilst Eldin Jakupovic (4.5) has moved to Leicester City to sit behind Kasper. Both are not FPL season options. Ignore.

Internal Transfers Defenders

Internal Transfers Nathan Ake

Well, there are plenty of overpriced options to pick from here, surprise, surprise Fantasy Premier League towers have a bias towards the players already based within the Premier League.

Nathan Ake (5.0) he is one of the best central-defensive talents at 22-years-of-age within the Premier League. With an eye for goal, strong in the tackle he is a star in the making. Strongly Consider.

Pablo Zabaleta (5.0) he is a leader of men, a strong professional who will put his best foot forward. That said at 32 (like Ivanovic last season) his best days are behind him. Will have plenty of work to do within his back-four, will not be as attacking as his time at Manchester City.

Harry Maguire (5.0) likes to get forward in open play, is a real threat from set-pieces and has joined a reasonable defence. There is a lot to like about the young star although I am disappointed in his 5.0 price tag. Monitor.

Kyle Walker (6.5) had a breakout season at 27-years-of-age collecting five assists although you can attribute the clean sheets to his team mate’s high performance. Will face rotation from Danilo although will fly forward under Pep. Monitor.

Michael Keane (5.5) was a star performer at Burnley last season although Heaton may have saved his blushes on more than a few occasions. Is overpriced at 5.5 especially given the tough run at the start of the season. Lightly Monitor.

Cuco Martina (4.5) is one of Koeman’s favourites although his abilities as a player at this level are questionable. Will be a rotation option at right-back until Coleman returns. Lightly Monitor.

Kurt Zouma (5.5) he was priced as a Chelsea defender which means after his move to Stoke City his FPL value is approaching zero. Look to some of his team mates for value if he can solidify the Stoke defence. Avoid.

Internal Transfers Other Defenders

The best of the rest features Phil Bardsley (4.5) who will be a backup right back at Burnley, Josh Tymon (4.5) as left back cover at Stoke City whilst Javier Manquillo (4.5) will battle for a spot in Newcastle’s back four. Avoid.

Internal Transfers Midfielders

Internal Transfers Walters

Marko Arnautovic (7.0) can be a real handful for opponents and fellow team mates alike. Is a strong signing as a winger/additional forward option. Between Ayew, Antonio and Snodgrass it is difficult to pick out an FPL prospect. Monitor.

Jonathan Walters (5.5) the 33-year-old is shaping as an OOP (out of position) prospect with some strong performances throughout the pre-season. I see him as a pinch-hitter off the bench although he may very well start the season given his form. Monitor.

Internal Transfers Defensive Midfielders

The defensive midfielder internal transfers are strong, these players are generally low-cost to their respective clubs and are difficult fantasy prospects to assess.

Darren Fletcher (5.0) a model professional, he accumulates more attacking points than you would expect although at 5.0 he is hardly offering value. Light Monitor.

Nemanja Matic (5.0) collected seven assists last season, don’t expect a repeat of this as the midfielder becomes the defensive shield at Manchester United. Avoid.

Tom Cleverly (5.0) could shape as a potential option in the 5th midfielder slot this season. My money would be on him being a backup option under new manager Marco Silva. Lightly Monitor.

Jack Cork (4.5) is a handy midfielder although his attacking returns are likely to be minimal, especially at Burnley. Avoid.

Internal Transfers Jermain Defoe (8.0)

Internal Transfers Defoe

Flashback to Defoe’s loan spell at Bournemouth early in his career. He scored in over 10 consecutive matches during his time at the club.

There is much debate to be had regarding the Fantasy Premier League merits of Jermain Defoe. At 8.0 he is carrying the premium of penalties from his time at Sunderland last season. Joshua King (7.5) is likely to carry those duties.

This leaves the 34-year-old Defoe at a premium price, one which he can overcome at his age due to his high-quality shooting skills. He started an impressive 37 matches last season and was extremely durable featuring for over 3200 minutes of the season.

Defoe is a stretch too far for me although I said that last season and he went on an impressive run with a handful of penalty kicks. If he is guaranteed minutes and penalties, then he will shape as an option. At this stage, this appears unlikely, but you never know. Monitor.

2 comments on “Internal Transfers Review

  1. Carlos

    Been burnt with Walters and Arnautovic many many times. I say never again. They have a couple of flashes of brilliance then nothing for months. I had enough

    • Liam Post Author

      Both have had very strong seasons in the past (when they were on penalty duties). I owed Walters for a perfect hat-trick even! They will both be fantasy relevant at times this season although I would avoid starting with them.

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