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FPL Summer Signings: Werner the standout for experts

By The Scout 6 Sep 2020
Timo Werner, Chelsea

Neal Thurman is among those from The Scout's panel backing Chelsea striker to be pick of the new arrivals in 2020/21

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The Scout’s panel of experts have their say on the summer signings they expect to thrive in 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League.

What the experts say
Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

Timo Werner (£9.5m) is the obvious answer as he's going to start regularly in what looks to be an even more prolific attack. He's a premium forward without significant age or injury concerns, which separates him from Sergio Aguero (£10.5m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Harry Kane (£10.5m).

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

It’s Werner for me. Quality player, great age, big upgrade on what they already have and amazing statistics.

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

The best summer signings often come in defence, and Thiago Silva (£5.5m) is a clear upgrade for Chelsea. In addition to his footballing talents I expect him to provide defensive accountability with his experience, and to help the Blues to a comfortable top-four position.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Werner looks a great signing and creativity has been added to a Chelsea side already amassing plenty of chances. A clinical forward turns good teams into trophy challengers.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

So many great signings this summer - the majority of them at Chelsea. But for me, the standout FPL signing is Matt Doherty (£6.0m) for Tottenham Hotspur.

He should, alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m), shore up that Spurs defence, making all their cheaper defensive assets such as Eric Dier (£5.0m) even more attractive options.

Like Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Doherty's potential for attacking returns is very strong.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Werner is the summer signing who has attracted the highest FPL ownership and with good reason. He has been prolific in the Bundesliga and, with pace and creativity to his game, seems well-placed to succeed in the Premier League.

Lee (@FPLFamily)

After flirting with a number of big names at Old Trafford this summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally got some business done with Donny van de Beek (£7.0m).

The Dutch central midfielder is unlikely to figure too highly on FPL radars, but his addition makes the likes of Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and perhaps Paul Pogba (£8.0m) even more exciting in that Manchester United midfield. From Gameweek 2, I'll have Rashford in my side.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

Chelsea have been really busy in the transfer window and Werner, going off pre-season and Germany’s recent international match, looks a force to be reckoned with.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)

Enough good can't be said about Leeds United snapping up Robin Koch (£4.5m) from Freiburg.

Leeds lost a lot defensively with Ben White (£4.5m) returning to Brighton & Hove Albion after his loan spell. Not only has White been replaced, you can argue that they have upgraded on him. Koch's addition will be massive for Leeds' fight to stay up.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

Chelsea have done great business in this transfer window, with Werner top of the pile. I expect him to be the one that hits the ground running and I'm excited to have him in my Gameweek 1 team.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

Werner represents an excellent signing for Chelsea. If he can replicate his form in the Bundesliga, then Chelsea could power themselves into title contention this year.

See: The Scout on new arrivals

More from the FPL Panel of experts

Part 1: FPL 2020/21 Differentials: Rashford an overlooked gem
Part 2: FPL 2020/21 Differentials: Experts back Calvert-Lewin
Part 3: FPL Must-haves: Experts look to Man City duo
Part 4: FPL Value: Who will offer the most points per million?

Don't get caught out. GW1 deadline: 11:00 BST on 12 September. Register your team now at fantasy.premierleague.com.

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