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Three potentially overpriced FPL players to avoid for the 2023-24 season

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With the FPL prices for next season now announced, it is time to look at which players appear to have been valued too highly and are possibly best to avoid.

Ben White – Arsenal (Defender, £5.5m)
Having the joint second highest points tally as a defender last season, White has had an increase of £1m on his price for the upcoming campaign. Now at £5.5m, the Arsenal full-back has the same price as John Stones, Reece James, and Luke Shaw.

In his new role on the right flank, the former Brighton defender was able to get forward from full-back and contribute towards the attack for Arsenal last season. So, along with all the clean sheet points that White earned, he also gained points from his two goals and five assists.

However, his price is slightly more inflated compared to his teammates. As Arsenal were so strong last season, many FPL players will want at least one defensive option from the Gunners. At £5.0m, centre back Gabriel may be considered a better option.

Selecting Gabriel over White will save £0.5m, which can be used to fund a different part of your team, and the Brazilian defender only scored 10 points less than White in FPL last season. For back-to-back seasons Gabriel has scored 146 points which is very consistent and he’s a strong asset to have in your FPL team.

Along with alternative names who are at the same cost as White they could potentially be better options to choose for the £5.5m price tag.

Diogo Jota – Liverpool (Midfielder, £8m)
Even with his £1.0m decrease in price from last season, Jota is still regarded as somewhat overpriced and could be one to avoid. The Portuguese international is now the same price as Arsenal star man Gabriel Martinelli, who scored over 100 more points than Jota in last season’s FPL.

After spending a lot of the previous season out injured, the former Wolves man was only able to accumulate a total of 80 points after 22 appearances (12 being starts). It wasn’t the worst of seasons, as Jota still provided seven goals and four assists.

The main factor as to why Jota is still seen as overpriced for this upcoming season is the lack of guaranteed starts he will get. He already has the competition of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, and Luis Diaz.

Then there is the also new signing of Dominik Szoboszlai to contend with. Szoboszlai can play on the wing if needed, which could lead to a further a lack of minutes for Jota.
So, even with the decrease in his price compared to last season, for £8m there are potentially better alternatives and theoretically stronger Liverpool players to choose from.

Anthony Martial – Manchester United (Forward, £6.5m)
The Frenchman has had a decrease of £0.5m in price from last season, but the striker still comes at a cost which is too high for many serious FPL players to consider. With options like Bournemouth’s leading scorer Dominic Solanke at the same price, the injury-prone Martial could be one to avoid.

After spending so much time on the sidelines, the 27-year-old only managed to play 21 times in the Premier League (11 of them being starts) last season. Along with the low number of games, Martial only managed to score six goals, and for a strong FPL return more than that is needed from your chosen striker.

There are even cheaper options than Martial for this season’s FPL, with the likes of Evan Ferguson from Brighton at only £6m. When playing FPL, the main component needed for your team is consistency. With his injuries and price being as high as it is, Martial is possibly not worth the risk in your FPL team.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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