FPL Players to Watch - Fulham FC

10:26pm Jul 18 2018

A brief 2017/18 overview of Fulham FC and what they might offer Fantasy Premier League bosses this season

Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, following their 3rd place finish in the 2017/18 EFL Championship season.

Their tally of 15 clean sheets was the lowest of the 3 newly promoted teams but 60% of those came at home; a higher percentage than Cardiff, with 58% and Wolves, who kept just 50% of their clean sheets on home turf.

6 Championship sides conceded fewer goals last season but only Wolves scored more than Fulham’s 79 league goals.

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Goalkeeper: Marcus Bettinelli (£4.5m)

Bettinelli made 26 starts last season, replacing David Button as first-choice between the sticks.

He went on to keep a total of 14 clean sheets across the 2017/18 Championship season and Fulham’s 3 play-off matches, after Button had kept just 3 clean sheets in his 20 appearances.

Defender Tim Ream (4.5) appears to be the first-choice centre-back option going into the 2018/19 Premier League season, having made 44 starts last season and he could offer an alternative route into the Fulham defence.

Midfielder: Ryan Sessegnon (£6.5m)

The 18-year-old featured in all 46 league matches, starting out in defence, as a left-back, but moving forward into a left-wing position, for the second half of the season.

Ryan Sessegnon’s 24 efforts on target resulted in an impressive tally of 15 goals; more than any of his teammates, while only 5 Championship players scored more.

Only Ryan Fredericks (7), who recently signed for West Ham, and Stefan Johansen (8) provided more than Sessegnon’s 6 assists, amongst teammates.

Midfielder: Tom Cairney (£5.0m)

Along with Sessegnon, Tom Cairney was named in the PFA Championship team of the year, following his 34 appearances for Fulham, during which he contributed 5 goals and 5 assists.

He created an impressive tally of 63 chances; beaten by only Stefan Johansen (92) amongst teammates.

Cairney’s £5.0m price tag means we can consider him as an enabler in FPL and potentially look to use him as a first-place substitute, ahead of Brighton’s Dale Stephens (4.5), who offers much less of an attacking threat.

Also worth reading:
> The Pundits Team – First Draft!
> FPL Players to Watch – Wolves
> FPL Players to Watch – Cardiff F.C.

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