Fantasy Premier League

Yarmolenko can fill Arnautovic's midfield role

The Scout 12 Jul 2018
Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham United

The Scout on the prospects of West Ham's latest signing after five new players are added to FPL

Five new signings have been added to Fantasy Premier League for 2018/19 and one new entry in particular should give managers cause for optimism.

Listed as a midfielder, Andriy Yarmolenko (£7.0m) arrives at West Ham United with the qualities to fill the void left by Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) in Fantasy midfields, given the Austrian's reclassification as a forward.

Ukraine international Yarmolenko produced three goals and two assists for Borussia Dortmund in 18 Bundesliga appearances last season, but has a rich goalscoring pedigree.

He was the fifth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Ukrainian Premier League, with 99 goals in 228 league outings.

The 28-year-old, who has also scored 35 goals in 77 matches for Ukraine, is likely to play out wide in a 4-2-3-1 formation under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

And with Arnautovic's position change for 2018/19, Yarmolenko could become FPL managers' go-to option in the Hammers midfield. 

Defensive boost for Arsenal

Lucas Torreira is priced at £5.0m after signing for Arsenal from Sampdoria.

The defensive midfielder supplied four goals and an assist in 36 Serie A matches in 2017/18, but his biggest impact may be on helping to shore up an Arsenal defence that conceded 51 goals last season.

Goalkeepers
Rui Patricio (WOL) £4.5m
Angus Gunn (SOU) £4.5m

Midfielders
Matteo Guendouzi (ARS) £4.5m
Lucas Torreira (ARS) £5.0m
Andriy Yarmolenko (WHU) £7.0m

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