Premier League Logo
Fantasy Premier League

FPL experts' squads: Keep an eye on Zinchenko

21 Jul 2019
CC

Lee Bonfield says Ukrainian left-back could give Fantasy managers a relatively cheap route into champions' defence

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League starting squads.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)
Mat Ryan (BHA) £4.5m

With Fantasy managers not exactly spoilt for choice with £4.5m goalkeepers, I’ve gone for the Brighton & Hove Albion man given the Seagulls showed a bit of defensive form at the end of last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.0m

Despite the price rise, he is still a bargain offering clean sheets, assists and maybe the odd goal from a direct free-kick.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (MCI) £5.5m

With Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) seemingly out of favour and missing the Premier League Asia Trophy due to injury, I’m backing Zinchenko to become first choice at left-back, despite the threat of rotation from new boy Angelino (£5.0m).

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.0m

The most creative defender in the game last year, particularly after Christmas. If Everton sign a forward to convert the chances he creates, he’ll be essential.

Charlie Taylor (BUR) £4.5m

Post-Christmas, Burnley turned in some superb performances with Taylor getting forward into some dangerous areas. An exciting young prospect.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

An essential pick. Liverpool's opening fixtures look superb and the Egyptian King will be the main man for the FPL points once again.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £12.0m

Now 24, Sterling is reaching the peak of his powers. With no World Cup or European Championship this summer and a full pre-season behind him, expect him to hit the ground running.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) £8.0m

Everton's upturn in form at the end of last season coincided with 'Siggy' moving to his preferred No 10 role. He has great fixtures and is on penalties.

Lucas Moura (TOT) £7.5m

With Son Heung-Min (£9.5m) suspended for the first two Gameweeks, I'm backing Lucas to partner Harry Kane (£11.0m) up top for Tottenham Hotspur. His position in my team may be up for review in Gameweek 3.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.0m

I’m expecting big things from Leicester City this year. While there is some uncertainty around their midfield set-up, there can be no doubt that Vardy will again be the main man.

Joshua King (BOU) £6.5m

AFC Bournemouth's fixtures look pretty good to kick off the season, so if you're investing in their attack the Norwegian is worth the £1.5m saving over Callum Wilson (£8.0m).

Substitutes
David Button (BHA) £4.0m

Ryan's back-up at Brighton, so if my main man gets injured I can rely on Button to step straight in.

Leander Dendoncker (WOL) £4.5m

A filler pick. I expect him to get minutes and maybe even the odd goal in that Wolverhampton Wanderers side, since he got two last year.

Mason Greenwood (MUN) £4.5m

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer investing in youth at Manchester United, I'm expecting some minutes in the first team for the confident 17-year old.

Martin Kelly (CRY) £4.0m

The departure of Aaron-Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) to Man Utd frees up that full-back slot at Crystal Palace, and Kelly seems the obvious choice.

See: The Scout's FPL experts reveal their squads

See: Never miss out again by setting up the Premier League's digital calendar

Latest News

More News: Latest News

Latest Videos

More Videos: Latest Videos

Cookies on premierleague.com

The Premier League website employs cookies to make our website work and improve your user experience. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website. You may disable these but this may affect website functionality. Non-essential cookies help us improve the functionality of our website by collecting information and reporting on your use of the website as well as improving your user experience. You can manage your cookie settings and switch off non-essential cookies via the “Manage Settings” below.

Manage Settings
I accept cookies from this site