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Three Premier League signings to level up your Fantasy Premier League team

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Even though it is only early in the transfer window, there have been some big moves already. Every transfer made means an extra option for your FPL team.

Here are three options to consider, who’ve featured in high-profile Premier League transfers ahead of the new season.

Joao Pedro (Brighton)

After a successful Championship season on a personal level, Joao Pedro has been signed by Europa League new boys Brighton for a club record fee of £30m. During his last campaign with Watford, the Brazilian scored 11 goals and produced four assists. An even more impressive feat from the 21-year-old is that on multiple occasions for the Hornets, he wore the captain’s armband.

In Pedro’s only full Premier League season – the 2021-22 campaign – he managed just three goals in 28 appearances. Under the coaching of Italian Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton fans will hope that his numbers for this Premier League campaign will be vastly greater.

It does look like the potential for this signing to work is high, as for the last couple of seasons Pedro has been playing in a demoralised and weakened Watford team. But for next season he will be playing in a Seagulls side that is full of confidence after a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Although the price of the forward hasn’t been announced yet, in the 2021-22 campaign Pedro was valued at £5.5m, and it is likely his price will be similar to that for this season in FPL.

Christopher Nkunku (Chelsea, £7.5m)

Chelsea announced the signing of Christopher Nkunku for a fee of £52m in December of last year, with the deal structured to see the forward link up with his new club this summer,. The Frenchman had a superb Bundesliga campaign in the 2022-23 season, finishing as joint-top scorer with 16 goals in only 25 appearances.

The former PSG man had continued his goal-scoring from the season before, when he managed to score 36 goals and deliver 16 assists. All 51 goal contributions for that season came in 52 games across all competitions.

Even though Nkunku was signed under the management of the now-departed Graham Potter, he will be one of the main men for new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino. The versatile forward is more than capable of playing behind the striker, a position in which the Argentine manager used Dele Alli at Spurs (where his best season saw him score 18 goals in the Premier League back in the 2016-17 season). Under the new manager, this signing has the potential to be highly successful.

The price of Nkunku is also something to think about when deciding whether he is the kind of player you want in your FPL team. At £7.5m, many FPL managers will consider the France international due to his goal-scoring record at RB Leipzig during the last couple of seasons.


James Maddison (Tottenham)

Despite relegation with Leicester City, James Maddison still had an exceptional season. In 30 Premier League appearances during the 2022-23 campaign, the Coventry-born midfielder hit double figures again with 10 goals, alongside nine assists.

After strong interest from Eddie Howe and Newcastle, it was Ange Postecoglou and Spurs who signed the creative midfielder for a fee of £40m. Maddison was able to get into the England World Cup squad for Qatar but was hampered by injury, so didn’t feature for Gareth Southgate’s side.

In FPL last season, the 26-year-old was priced at £8m at the beginning and his price for this season should be similar. After two seasons where Maddison struck 181 and then 135 points in FPL, the new Spurs signing is definitely someone to consider for 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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