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FPL prices: McGinn looks to offer value at Villa

By The Scout 29 Jun 2019
John McGinn, Aston Villa

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The Scout assesses the player prices in 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League and what they mean for FPL managers.

John McGinn (£5.5m)

The price of John McGinn could make the Scot the go-to Aston Villa player for Fantasy managers.

McGinn is cheaper than his midfield team-mates Jack Grealish and Conor Hourihane, who both cost £6.0m.

McGinn produced seven goals and nine assists in the Championship last season as Villa won promotion via the playoffs.

And the underlying statistics hint at his goal threat.

McGinn’s 40 shots inside the penalty area almost matched the combined total of 44 provided by Grealish (26) and Hourihane (18).

Aston Villa's first nine Gameweeks
GW Opp GW Opp GW Opp
1 TOT (A) 4 CRY (A) 7 BUR (H)
2 BOU (H) 5 WHU (H) 8 NOR (A)
3 EVE (H) 6 ARS (A) 9 BHA (H)

Dean Smith’s side also have a promising schedule to start the season, facing only two of last season’s top seven in the first nine Gameweeks.

Pukki premium

Norwich City’s top scorer, Teemu Pukki (£6.5m), is the most expensive player from the three promoted sides.

That price tag comes as a result of his 29 goals and nine assists for the Championship winners.

Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) offers a slightly cheaper route into the Canaries' attack.

The winger, a midfielder in FPL, produced eight goals and 12 assists last season and takes Norwich's set-pieces.

At the back, the price of Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul (£4.5m) could make him a standout candidate.

The Dutchman's total of 136 saves was the fourth-highest tally in the Championship in 2018/19.

Sheff Utd options 

Enda Stevens (£5.0m) is the most expensive defender from the promoted clubs.

Sheffield United return to the Premier League having kept 21 clean sheets, the most in the Championship.

Stevens scored four goals and assisted a further six from left wing-back.

The set-piece duties of Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) can make him a handy cut-price midfielder.

Norwood's total of 97 chances created for Sheffield United was the second highest in the Championship last season.

The Blades’ top scorer, Billy Sharp, comes in at £6.0m after producing 23 goals and four assists in the previous campaign.

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