Championship Transfer Tips - GW1

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Game Week One Transfer Tips

New to the world of Championship Fantasy Football? Don't know the differences between your Maupays and your Mitrovics?

Don't worry, we've got you covered with our recommended players to transfer in every game week.

Every game week we'll be highlighting 3 players that could be worth taking a look at, some of them will be hidden gems, a few may be slightly more riskier picks and others will be well known players who have a few 'easy' games coming up.

We also have a specific page for Fantasy Hub tips which feature one recommended transfer for each of our games, Check it out HERE.

Fantasy Hub is FREE to play and available on Android and iPhone here!

Kieren Westwood - £6.2m

The first person we think is a must have this game week is definitely Sheffield Wednesday shot stopper Kieren Westwood.

Following on from his excellent end of the 18/19 season, we're hoping Wednesday's man between the sticks can do the business.

The shot stopper endured a mixed season last year, in and out of the team under former manager Steve Bruce, however with Bruce's recent departure to Newcastle, Westwood will be hoping to cement his place as the Owl's number one keeper.

Despite only featuring 20 times last season, the Republic of Ireland international managed to shut up shop on 11 occasions - Giving him a clean sheet percentage of 55%, the highest percentage out of all Championship goalkeepers with over 5 appearances.

Boasting an impressive 290 career games in the Championship, accompanied by 93 Championship clean sheets. The veteran is an absolute steal in the Fantasy Hub app, at a cut price £6.2m he's a must have for the whole season, let alone the first game week.

On average Kieren Westwood keeps a clean sheet every 3.11 games, roughly 15 a season.

Kamil Grosicki - £7.2m

Next up is the most expensive of our three recommended players, however when you compare his statistics and overall pedigree with those similar to him in the Fantasy Hub app you'll see he is somewhat of a bargain.

At the end of the 18/19 season many would have tipped Kamil Grosicki for a move away from the KCOM Stadium and Hull City have done a great job in keeping ahold him - for now.

Hull find themselves away from home on the opening day of the season against a Swansea side who have just lost star striker, Oli McBurnie.

Whilst Hull haven't been too active in the summer transfer window the signing of 6'2 striker Tom Eaves is the perfect target man to get onto the end of Grosicki's crosses, which should they strike up a partnership could mean fantasy points galore.

The fan favourite made 39 appearances for Hull last season, bagging on 9 occasions and knocking up an impressive 12 assists - The second most assists in the league.

At just £7.2m, the Polish international is a cracking price and given his 21 goal contributions last season he's certainly one to consider.

Only Brentford's Said Benrahma assisted more goals last season (14) than Kamil Grosicki (12).

Sam Vokes - £6.9m

Given the recent exodus of Championship strikers with Oli McBurnie leaving to join Sheffield United in the Premier League and Kemar Roofe attracting serious interest from Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht. There is a struggle to find a cheap forward who will deliver the goods.

Stoke endured, by their standards, a poor season last year. Finishing 16th in the Championship and way below what was expected.

The Potters will be looking to drastically improve this year and with last season's January signing, Sam Vokes getting a full pre-season under his belt, we're confident that he'll hit the ground running.

The Welsh International has had a brilliant pre-season too, bagging 5 times in Stoke's 6 pre-season games and he'll be looking to continue his recent form into the new season.

A home clash against QPR is what awaits Stoke in game week one. Out of the surviving Championship teams last season, none conceded more goals than QPR, a weakness that will certainly be exploited on Saturday.

At £6.9m many users will overlook Vokes, due to his 3 goals in 12 appearances in the second half of last season. Although if you take a look at his last two full campaigns in the second division you'll see he is a proven and clinical goalscorer.

Scoring 20 times in 39 games for Burnley in their 13/14 promotion season and a further 15 goals in 43 games in the 2015/16 season.

Sam Vokes enjoyed a successful spell at Burnley before joining Stoke on a permanent deal in January.

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