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FPL prices: West Ham offer value at both ends

20 Jun 2021
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The Scout provides analysis as the cost of Hammers and Norwich players are revealed

The Scout assesses the opening player prices in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League and their implications.

Target Hammers at the start?

West Ham United can provide strong value at both ends of the pitch early on.

The Hammers face Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Southampton in the first four Gameweeks. 

See: All of West Ham's FPL player prices

In defence, Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) combined 11 assists with 11 clean sheets last term, while Vladimir Coufal (£5.0m) delivered nine assists and nine clean sheets in his debut campaign.

Cresswell and Coufal's 2020/21 assists

Up front, Michail Antonio (£7.5m) could also emerge as a popular mid-price option for opening squads.

His average of 4.5 points per match was bettered only by the on-loan Jesse Lingard for David Moyes’ men.

Fancy another Pukki party?

Teemu Pukki will cost managers £6.0m as Norwich City return to the Premier League.

The Finn was involved in 30 of his side’s 75 league goals in last season’s Championship, scoring 26 and assisting a further four.

Pukki's 2020/21 goals

Pukki’s 114 shots inside the penalty area were more than double any other Norwich player. 

However, the Canaries’ opening schedule may put off early investment.

They face three of last season’s top five sides in succession at the start, taking on Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City

See: All of Norwich's FPL player prices

Also in this series

Part 1: 2021/22 FPL player price reveal
Part 2: Aubameyang now cheaper as a forward
Part 3: Dallas value affected by midfielder status
Part 4: Sanchez can emerge as No 1 pick in goal
Part 5: Salah and Kane given equal billing
Part 7: Top scorer Fernandes jumps in value
Part 8: Grealish and Toney to attract interest
Part 9: Everton stars look tempting for early fixtures
Part 10: Back cheaper Iheanacho over Vardy?
Part 11: Wilson has early appeal
Part 12: De Bruyne given highest-ever starting value

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