Fantasy Premier League: Analysing Forward Options

Harry Kane (£10.5m)

Kane has proven himself to be one of the most useful FPL assets in the past few years. However, the dip in his goal scoring in the last 2 seasons cannot be ignored. Even though he did score 18 goals which was the 6th highest in the league his xG last season was 11.80 goals proving that his numbers are high due to sheer quality not opportunities. Last season under Jose Mourinho, Kane played extremely deep and he prefers the left side of the attacking field more where he has to share his shots with Heung-Min Son (£9.0m). Kane recorded 78 shots out of which 34 were on target, both stats his lowest since the 2013-14 season.

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Timo Werner (£9.5m)

Chelsea’s marquee signing this season, Timo Werner scored 28 goals in the Bundesliga finishing just behind Robert Lewandoski in the race of the golden boot last season and provided 8 assists. With an average of 1.90 shots on target per 90 Werner is a very explosive striker. Timo likes to use his pace and run behind the defenders whether he is playing on the left or the center. This will be complimented by another new signing by Chelsea FC ie. Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m), who has a knack of launching over the head crosses in the center.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m)

In a disappointing season for Everton, one of the silver linings for the toffees was Dominic Calvert-Lewin finding his feet under Carlo Ancelotti. Calvert-Lewin scored 13 goals has cemented his position as a starter in the squad. His 37 shots on target last season was the highest for an Everton player. With the signing of Allan and potentially James Rodriguez, service to the English International will increase only thus making him an even more attractive FPL asset to have in your team.

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Chris Wood (£6.5m)

The New Zealander is at the focal point of the Burnley attack. Even though he missed 6 games due to injury and started 3 on the bench, Wood was directly involved in 35% of all goals scored by the club last season scoring 14 goals. Wood is an extremely good budget option with a favourable set of fixtures till GW9 with according to FDR only one fixture: Leicester City (A) rated 4 and 4 games rated as 3 and 3 games rated as 2 . However, one needs to be wary of the fact that Burnley will miss Gameweek 1 but, that is bound to be compensated with a double gameweek in the near future.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m)

The top scorer in the Championship last season, the Serbian has redefined himself under Scott Parker after he took over from Claudio Ranieri in February 2019. Mitrovic scored 26 goals and got 2 assists in the Championship last season. Though he does not have a particularly good track record in England’s top flight, if he can continue some sort of his form from last season he can be an absolute necessity to have in your team. The former Newcastle United striker has an itchy right foot taking 3.79 shots per 90.

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Charlie Austin (£5.5m)

Post restart Austin has replaced Kanu as the starter and looks like will stay there in the Premier League. Out of the 4 penalty kicks taken by him, he converted all 4 giving him a total of 10 goals in 18 starts. As a 3rd striker he can give a lot of funds to bolster your mid-field. With an ownership of 1.5% he can be a great differential to get an early advantage over others. The first few fixtures of West Brom offer a very suitable run with none of there 8 games rated more than 3 by FDR.

Rhian Brewster (£4.5m)

The young prodigy can play a major role in the defending champion’s attack with Jurgen Klopp looking to tinker with his attacking trio. The 19 year old scored 10 goals last year for Swansea City taking 48 shots in 20 games. The young sensation has a shot conversion rate of 0.21 which is much higher than the like of Sergio Aguero and teammate Mohammed Salah. If Brewster is given enough minutes in the team he can be an ideal 3rd striker having a very low price tag and a great team behind him.

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