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Three players you shouldn’t be sleeping on in FPL

With the Premier league starting in 6 days, many people will be finalising on their FPL teams and deciding on who the perfect players are to them to maximise their score. Everyone is looking to make sure their team stands out in terms of having the most differentials, as it is very important in having a good start and getting a lead from everyone else. In this article, I will be talking about 3 players that are currently being slept on by FPL users and should definitely be considered when making your teams. All “selected by” figures are accurate at the time of writing.

1) Raul Jimenez – Selected by 3.6%

Raul Jimenez suffered a horrific head injury against Arsenal last season, which unfortunately kept him out for the entire season. Without him, it was evident Wolves struggled to score goals and sustain attacks, as he is so vital to their team. Jimenez is however back and fully fit with him being expected to lead the line for Wolves when the season starts. Everyone is aware of his fantastic premier league season back in 19/20, where he scored 17 goals and got 6 assists.

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Wolves are a completely different team with him playing, and Jimenez being back in full fitness, I expect him to bounce back even stronger, and with just 3.6% ownership, he could be the key differential in the early weeks to set your team apart from the others. Wolves first 3 fixtures aren’t the easiest on paper, but I do expect him to get some goals in that period, and after that, Wolves have a good run of matches.

2) Mason Greenwood – Selected by 3.9%

Ever since making his debut, Mason Greenwood has set the world on notice with his performance and ability. Greenwood had a tough start in the previous season, with some of the reasons behind that being out of his control, and with him going through a lot. Throughout last season however, he refined his game and has become a much more mature player, with him adding more to his skillset. Greenwood ended his Premier League last season on a very good run of form, with him scoring 6 goals and getting one assist in 8 starts.

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With Marcus Rashford set to miss the start of the season because of his surgery, it is expected that Greenwood is going to start in his absence, especially with him being present for the entirety of Manchester United’s preseason. With the signing of Jadon Sancho, the team has more quality in attack and creativity, add this on top of Greenwood improving as a player each season, I fully expect Greenwood to have a great season and get plenty of the goals at the start. With 3.9% ownership, he is one midfielder you should definitely consider bringing in to your FPL teams.

3) Leandro Trossard – Selected by 1.5%

Everyone is familiar with how unlucky Brighton were last season, especially in front of goal, with them missing chance after chance each game. Leandro Trossard was often the key architect behind their attacks and was let down several times in matches by his other forwards. He himself had games where he could’ve scored, where he would either hit the post or just miss in general. Whilst his total tally of 5 goals and 5 assists last season is not the best, I don’t think that should put you off bringing in Trossard to your teams.

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Brighton will still continue to play exciting, attacking football under their manager Graham Potter, and I believe they will not be as unlucky they were last season, and if that is to be the case, you can fully expect Trossard to be involved in a lot of their attacks. Brighton have a very good run of fixtures at the start of the season, and if you’re willing to take a punt on Brighton not being as unfortunate as they were last season, Trossard could be a very good addition to your FPL team in midfield as he is one of their key players.

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