Premier League New Boys: Ones to Watch


Ones to watch 2019-20

It's that time of year again, the new football season is right around the corner and people are already starting to think about their fantasy teams, which players did the business last season, the big name players to avoid and how much is that hidden gem you've been holding onto all summer.

Another thing to consider which people occasionally overlook are the three newly promoted teams. Instead of immediately darting for the likes of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah if you look hard enough you could uncover some potential bargains.

Every season there is normally at least one stand out performer from the recently promoted sides, take Raul Jimenez for example. A relatively unknown forward who bagged just 6 league goals for Benfica prior to joining Wolves on loan, The Mexican went on to storm the Premier League with his 13 goals and 8 assists.

This season we're hoping to point you in the right direction to a few cut-price players who could be worth including in your team, from Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United.

If you didn't know, you can already check the prices of your team's players, experiment with formations and start creating your teams on the Fantasy Hub app - available on iOS and Android HERE.

Raul Jimenez celebrating one of his 13 league goals with former Monaco & Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Aston Villa - Wesley

Our first player to watch out of the Premier League newcomers is Aston Villa's record transfer signing, Wesley. Now hear us out, we know alarm bells may be ringing with him being untested in the Premier League but there is method to our madness.

Last season, Wesley was plying his trade in the Belgian Jupiler pro league where he netted himself a solid ten goals and nine assists in just 28 games - not to mention a brief two goal fling in the Champions League on top of that.

Whilst still only being 22 years old and standing roughly 6'2, the Brazilian certainly knows his away around the box and his physical presence makes him a natural target man.

Last season, Aston Villa scored the most headed league goals in the top four division in England with 26, proving that their wide men know a thing or two about whipping crosses into the area, which should be a match made in heaven for their new front man.

You can pick Wesley up for just £6.1m in Fantasy Hub - an absolute steal if you're working on a tight budget.

Wesley scored twice for Aston Villa in their recent 5-1 pre-season victory against Walsall.

Norwich City - Mario Vrancic

Last season's Championship winners are up next, and despite Norwich being one of the favourites to make an immediate return to the second division they still have plenty of talented players.

There are a handful of players we could have gone with as our one to watch, Teemu Pukki & Max Aarons being two, however we've opted for a name some Premier League fans may not have heard before: Mario Vrancic.

One of the stand out performers in Norwich's title winning season, Mario Vrancic chipped in with ten goals and seven assists from midfield.

Vrancic is somewhat of a long shot specialist, with majority of his goals coming from outside the box including a few free-kicks.

Norwich may not get as many chances inside the box this season, so having someone who can score from distance or produce the goods from a set-piece is definitely a must have.

Sticking with the set-piece theme, Vrancic occasionally shared penalty duties with star forward Teemu Pukki last season, scoring twice from the spot.

Already spent most of your budget? Don't worry, Mario Vrancic will only set you back £5.8m.

Mario Vrancic celebrating one of goals for Norwich in their 2018/19 title winning season.

Sheffield United - Callum Robinson

Sheffield United's rise since appointing Chris Wilder has been nothing short of meteoric, from winning the League One title in 2017 to finishing second in the Championship last season.

Chris Wilder has received many plaudits for his style of play and how well he develops his players; one player who's rapid development warranted a summer switch to the blades was Callum Robinson.

Signed for what was then a club record fee, Robinson is certainly one to keep an eye on throughout the season.

The 24-year-old had an exceptional 18/19 season with Preston, scoring on 12 occasions and assisting three times despite missing 19 games with a hamstring injury.

15 goal contributions in just 24 starts as a winger is an impressive feat, and we're confident that the Republic of Ireland international will take to the Premier League like a duck to water.

A brilliant alternative to the usual forward options, and for £6.0m, he's is an absolute bargain.

Callum Robinson
Summer signing Callum Robinson scored his first goal for Sheffield United in their 5-0 pre-season win against Chesterfield.

How to get involved

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