With player prices released earlier today, it’s a great time to take a look at some initial ideas for bargain players. Player values in relation to the overall budget seems slightly less challenging than last season. Below I’ve highlighted some initial thoughts around players who seem to be available at reasonable prices.
Pope (Burnley – 2.5m) – scored over 100 points last season and Burnley could be in the Europa League this time around. Only risk is if he get displaced by Heaton.
Leno (Arsenal – 3m) or Cech (Arsenal – 2m) – whichever is number one choice for Arsenal, both are a decent price.
Tarkowski (Burnley – 3m) – cheap option for a player who scored over 100 points last season and Burnley may well get European football.
D. Sanchez (Spurs- 3m) – should he hold down a regular place at Spurs Sanchez could be a very good option. Especially with the Belgian defenders possibly getting an extended break after the World Cup.
Robertson (Liverpool – 3m) – did well last season and I’m surprised at how cheap he is starting for this season. Should hopefully hold down a regular place in a team who may challenge for the title.
Kolasinac (Arsenal – 2.5m) – scored over 100 points last season but his place could be at risk this time around. Regardless 2.5m is incredibly cheap.
Williams (Everton – 2.5m) – Everton didn’t have the best of campaigns last time around. Should they turn this around this season Williams could be a bargain at 2.5m
Shaw (Man Utd- 2.5m) – Mourinho indicated that his back line in a recent friendly may well start the season. This included Shaw with Young likely to be given an extended break after the World Cup.
Mahrez (Man City – 4m) – could have an instant impact at Man City. He also scored almost 200 points last season so has a proven track record in the Premier League.
Willian (Chelsea – 4m) – another who scored almost 200 points last season. 4m looks cheap for a player capable of picking up this many points.
Keita (Liverpool – 3m) – Liverpool’s new signing looks a good prospect and at 3m could be one of the biggest bargains in the game.
Aubameyang (Arsenal – 5.5m) – after the way he ended last season, I’d imagine Aubameyang will be Arsenal’s main goal threat for the season. Starting at only 5.5m he looks certain to be a player who rises in value over the course of the season.
Sanchez (Man Utd – 5m) – Lukaku is likely to be out for the first game of the season. Sanchez should be fresh after not taking part in the World Cup. I’m surprised to see him priced so low as he was the highest scoring player the season before last.
Morata or Giroud (Chelsea – 3.5m) – whichever turns out to be the main striker at Chelsea is almost certain to get a decent number of goals. 3.5m is extremely cheap for either.
Rashford (Man Utd – 3m) – depending on how long Lukaku will be given a break for it’s hard to imagine who will start up front for Man Utd. Should this responsibility fall to Rashford he’s a great price at only 3m.
If you’ve spotted any other bargains at this early stage please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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