Three Championship Players Who Could Prove Useful Additions to 2020-2021 PL Fantasy Teams
Posted by FFPundits
3:58pm Mar 6 2020
At the beginning of each season, FPL managers will meticulously assemble their squad ahead of the forthcoming campaign and many of them will undoubtedly be on the lookout for potential bargains once again.
Whilst the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero and Harry Maguire will undoubtedly be popular, it may also pay dividends to recruit from the three recently promoted clubs.
Although many of the newcomers tend to spend the majority of the season fending off relegation, there are always one or two underrated star performers who could easily prove their worth in the top flight.
We take a look at three Championship stars who could prove to be incredibly useful assets to fantasy managers next season.
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The centre-back has been impressing on loan at Leeds United this season and has been repeatedly been linked with a move to Anfield as a result. pic.twitter.com/qiL0tqmEfr
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Ben White – Leeds United
Although Leeds have made a poor start to 2020, the Whites are still on target for a return to the Premier League. The defender was drafted in as a last minute replacement for Pontus Jansson, and it didn’t take him long to win over the fans.
He’s currently on loan from Brighton, although he has refused to rule out the possibility of making the switch a permanent one. Either way, the 22-year old appears likely to be plying his trade in the Premier League next season.
Fantasy managers will be looking for some extra bodies to bulk out their squad, and with the highest number of clearances in the second tier this season, White could be a savvy addition.
Although he is yet to get on the scoresheet since arriving in West Yorkshire, he has amassed just four bookings in 34 appearances, and his discipline could prove very important to the weekly points tally.
Leeds have kept 14 clean sheets in their opening 34 Championship outings, and White has played a crucial role in that defensive resilience.
Matheus Pereira – West Brom
The Baggies are 8/11 favourites in the latest Championship betting to finish top of the table, and should they manage to secure their return to the Premier League in May, Slaven Bilic’s side have a number of key performers who could prove invaluable to FPL managers next season.
Every fantasy boss is on the lookout for a goalscoring midfielder and Matheus Pereira appears to fit the bill. The Brazilian has netted six times in his first 26 starts for the Midlands club, however it’s his impressive record of creating chances that really catches the eye.
With three points available per assist, Pereira could prove invaluable next season. He’d registered 12 assists by mid-February despite missing a couple of games at the end of January due to suspension.
Most chances created in the Championship:
1⃣ John Swift – 74
2⃣ Barry Bannan – 71
3⃣ Jed Wallace – 70
➡ Matheus Pereira – 70
➡ Stewart Downing – 70
6⃣ Said Benrahma – 68
7⃣ Jack Harrison – 63
➡ Alex Mowatt – 63
9⃣ Eberechi Eze – 61#ReadingFC pic.twitter.com/gPN2PDU75Y
— Second Tier Podcast (@TheSecondTier) February 17, 2020
Lyle Taylor – Charlton Athletic
Although Charlton are unlikely to be gracing the Premier League anytime soon, striker Lyle Taylor could easily make the step up to the top tier this summer.
The Montserrat International is only contracted until the end of the season, and although Lee Bowyer is keen to keep him at the Valley, he is likely to be a target for a number of bottom half clubs in the top flight.
Despite only making 14 starts this season, he’s found the net on eleven occasions, and having made the step up from League One seamlessly, he is unlikely to be fazed by moving up to the higher level.
With an average of 2.1 shots per game, and a knack of drawing fouls from opposition defenders, the 29-year old could prove to be a decent bit of business for FPL managers, if he makes his move to the Premier League this summer.
Although many Championship performers can take a few weeks to acclimatise to the rigours of the top flight, this trio are easily capable of making the transition.
All three players could prove useful additions to fantasy squads next season, and even if they spend the first few weeks warming your bench, they will surely help you accumulate some vital points throughout the course of the campaign.