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Top 5 hidden gems in FPL next season

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An important strategy for FPL, when playing against your friends or in any league, is to be able to find points from players whom many might not have. Here are five players you could choose to gain points that others will miss out on.

Josh Brownhill (Midfielder, Burnley)

Under Vincent Kompany, Josh Brownhill has seen his game progress rapidly in an attacking sense. Last season the former Bristol City midfielder provided seven goals and eight assists. This included playing a deeper role and being given the license to play further forward. From both positions in the midfield, Brownhill played out his best career season for goals and assists. His last season in the Premier League saw him score twice, but this time around we could see an increase. With his price on FPL likely to be around £4.5m, Brownhill is a great option to consider for your team.

Carlton Morris (Forward, Luton Town)

After joining Luton from Barnsley last season for £2m Morris went on to have his best scoring season in his career. The 6’2 striker was able to bag 20 goals in the Championship last season, scoring six headers. With his height and strength, the Premier League could face problems dealing with his ariel presence. He looks sure to be Luton’s main man going into the season and could be the one to supply the first-time Premier League side with their goals. His price for FPL should also be cheap, so an option to think about.

Taiwo Awoniyi (Forward, Nottingham Forest)

Despite a slow start to last season only scoring four goals before a groin injury in January, the former Liverpool striker was able to finish the season convincingly. The Nigerian international was able to score six goals in the last four games. This included two braces, against Southampton at home and versus Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, bringing his total to 10 for the season in the league. With Awoniyi’s strength and instinct to be in the right place at the right time, his second Premier League season could see similar figures reached again. After signing for £17.5m last season he will be the man leading the Forest line. Another player some might ignore when building their first FPL team for the new season.

Iliman Ndiaye (Forward, Sheffield United)

The 2022-23 was a very successful one for Ndiaye. He was selected in the Senegal World Cup squad for Qatar where he made 3 appearances. On top of that, the Blades attacker doubled his goals from the season before going from seven to 14 last season. Alongside his goals, an impressive eleven assists were also contributed. In terms of looking for a budget player and someone who could go under the radar in terms of being selected for FPL teams, the French-born forward should be one to examine as a potential pick.

Benoit Badiashile (Defender, Chelsea)

Many FPL players will have doubts about going near any Chelsea players after the poor season they had last time out. They finished 12th and struggled to win under caretaker manager Frank Lampard at the end of a tough campaign. But with Mauricio Pochettino now the man in charge there could be a change in performance. One could be January centre-back signing Benoit Badiashile. After arriving from Monaco for £35m, the Frenchman made 11 Premier League appearances, with four clean sheets and scoring once in a rare win at Bournemouth. For an FPL defender, these are reasonable stats. With Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for the Saudi League and Trevoh Chalobah linked with a move away, Badiashile could see more consistent minutes under the new Chelsea boss. The 22-year-old has the potential to be a strong FPL asset for the upcoming season.

At potentially low prices and not being an obvious choice for many, all five of the players stated could be the difference for you and your FPL team this upcoming season.

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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