Fantasy Premier League

Luiz leads deadline-day Fantasy additions

The Scout 1 Sep 2016
David Luiz, Chelsea

The Scout runs us through all 19 new players added to FPL

Wednesday's transfer deadline has seen a host of new Fantasy Premier League assets added to the game.

Hull City were the busiest club on show with as many as five new players arriving on their FPL roster. 

The capture of Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall (£4.5million) poses an immediate problem for 20% of FPL managers. The Scot will challenge Eldin Jakupovic for the No 1 jersey at the KCOM Stadium and the £4.1m shotstopper could move to the substitutes bench. 

The Tigers moved for Manchester United's Will Keane (£4.5m) to reinforce options up front. If Keane earns regular starts, he would hand FPL managers another cheap option for the third striker slot. 

He is joined by another Man Utd youngster, with left-sided midfielder James Weir (£4.5m) recruited to Hull's ranks. Norwegian midfielder Markus Henriksen (£5.5m) arrived on loan from AZ Alkmaar.

Finally, striker Dieumerci Mbokani (£5.5m) has also joined Mike Phelan's squad on loan from Dynamo Kiev - he returns to the FPL player list following his spell with Norwich City last season.

See:  Mbokani arrives on season-long loan | Norway international Henriksen signs

An array of defensive options have landed in the game in the last 24 hours and Chelsea's reunion with David Luiz (£6.0m) is undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching.

The Brazilian rejoins from Paris Saint-Germain and will immediately contest positions in Antonio Conte's back four. Luiz could also be pushed into a holding-midfield role, an intriguing FPL prospect given his penchant for long-range efforts.

Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) is another new arrival at Stamford Bridge. The left-back is set to challenge Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m), casting further doubt over Conte's first-choice rearguard. 

See: Luiz hungry to win again | First words - Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
Left-back Alonso has returned to the Premier League after spells with Bolton and Sunderland

Arsenal have also bolstered their defensive options. Shkodran Mustafi (£6.0m) joins from Valencia and should plug straight into the back four in the absence of the injured Per Mertesacker (£5.0m) and Gabriel (£5.0m).

His arrival is likely to end Rob Holding's (£4.5m) brief spell alongside Laurent Koscielny (£6.0m).

Swansea City's swoop for Barnsley's Alfie Mawson (£4.5m) could also limit another budget FPL option. The 22-year-old signing will now push Jordi Amat (£4.1m), owned by 13.5% of FPL managers, for starts in Francesco Guidolin's defence.

Stoke City acquired defender Bruno Martins Indi (£5.0m) on loan from Porto. The Dutchman will fight for the slot alongside Ryan Shawcross (£5.0m) in Mark Hughes' defence but can also provide cover at left-back. 

Michail Antonio's (£7.0m) shifts at right-back could be at an end following West Ham United's signing of Spain defender, Álvaro Arbeloa (£5.0m). The former Liverpool full-back joins as a free agent, a significant signing if it allows Antonio regular starts in an attacking berth. 

See: Arbeloa - I'm fit and I feel ready

Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League
The arrival of Alvaro Arbeloa could unleash Michail Antonio's full potential

Walter Mazzarri has also added to his back-line options by signing Adrian Mariappa (£4.0m). The former Crystal Palace centre-back will provide further cover for Mazzarri's 3-5-2 formation. 

Burnley have broken their club record to sign Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick (£5.5m). The Republic of Ireland international enjoyed an impressive UEFA Euro 2016 campaign but is returning to fitness from a recent hamstring injury. 

Sunderland bolstered their options in the middle of the park, bringing in Didier Ndong (£5.0m) from Lorient. The 22-year-old scored two goals in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season. 

Adama Traore (£5.0m) makes a return to the FPL player list following a 2015/16 stint with Aston Villa. The 20-year-old winger arrives at Middlesbrough, bringing speed and direct running.

Tottenham Hotspur have added pace and power to their squad with the signings of Moussa Sissoko (£7.0m) from Newcastle United and Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (£7.0m).

Sissoko will add further competition for places in Mauricio Pochettino's midfield, with Nkoudou boasting ample FPL potential having scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 41 appearances last season. 

Spurs have also brought in goalkeeper Pau Lopez (£5.0m) from Espanyol on a season-long loan as further back-up to Hugo Lloris (£5.4m). 

See: The inside track on Nkoudou | Sissoko proud to join Spurs

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Moussa Sissoko was one of three deadline-day arrivals at Spurs

Wales' UEFA Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.0m) arrives having earned a deadline day Premier League move to West Bromwich Albion. 

Finally, Leicester City have boosted their attack on the eve of their UEFA Champions League campaign.

The signing of Islam Slimani (£8.5m) from Sporting Lisbon gives FPL managers another exciting attacking option in the Foxes squad, although it could also heighten the likelihood of Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) suffering rotation around European ties.

See: 'I will give everything for Leicester City'

Fantasy Premier League additions

Goalkeepers
David Marshall (Hull City): £4.5m
Pau Lopez (Tottenham Hotspur): £5.0m

Defenders
Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal): £6.0m
Adrian Mariappa (Watford): £4.0m
Alfie Mawson (Swansea City): £4.5m
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea): £6.0m
Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City): £5.0m
Álvaro Arbeloa (West Ham United): £5.0m

Midfielders
Jeff Hendrick (Burnley): £5.5m
Didier Ndong (Sunderland): £5.0m
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough): £5.0m
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur): £7.0m
James Weir (Hull City): £4.5m
Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotpur): £7.0m
Markus Henriksen (Hull City): £5.5m

Forwards
Will Keane (Hull City): £4.5m
Islam Slimani (Leicester City): £8.5m 
Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City): £5.5m
Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion): £5.0m

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