Three Injured Players Who Will be Useful Additions to FPL Teams Next Season
Posted by FFPundits
3:20pm Jun 23 2020
Most FPL managers enjoy tinkering with their team on a weekly basis; however, it can be hugely frustrating if your free-scoring forward picks up a season-ending injury, or your usually consistent centre-back is given a retrospective five-match ban.
Many of these players will be transferred out of your team and subsequently forgotten about, so we’ve highlighted three returning Premier League players who should be extremely savvy additions upon returning to action next season.
Ricardo Pereira – Leicester City
The Leicester right-back picked up a season-ending ACL injury against Aston Villa at the beginning of March and isn’t expected to return to action until early August.
The former FC Porto man is reportedly feeling upbeat, and is looking forward to getting back on the pitch. He could be a useful addition to fantasy teams next season, as he has accrued points at both ends of the field.
He’s scored three times so far this season, and has also be credited with a couple of assists. Despite his position, he’s been responsible for six key passes, and prior to his season being cruelly curtailed, he was averaging a shot per game.
Ricardo Pereira averages 119 tackles per booking this season, the best rate of any player in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
No other player is even at 100+ tackles per yellow card… pic.twitter.com/HK3sbDU9T7
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 17, 2020
Pereira has also been part of a Foxes defence which has kept ten clean sheets since August 2019, with only Liverpool and Sheffield United boasting a better overall record at the back this season. FPL managers could do far worse than add the Portuguese defender to their side when he returns to the field later this year.
Gerard Deulofeu – Watford FC
The lively Spanish forward is another player who enjoyed a decent campaign in the top flight before suffering a season-ending injury at the beginning of March.
Although consistency has been an issue for the 26-year old, he has proved to be a useful addition to fantasy teams whenever Watford have faced sides around them in the league.
Despite the Hornets struggling at the wrong end of the table, he’s still managed to claim five assists and has also created five big chances for Nigel Pearson’s side. Although the former Everton and Barcelona man is unlikely to be a regular starter in the majority of FPL sides, he remains an incredibly useful asset.
David Brooks – Bournemouth
The Bournemouth play-maker has proved a popular value pick for FPL managers since he arrived in the top flight. Having scored seven goals and claimed six assists during his first season on the south coast, it’s completely understandable that many bosses have decided to include him in their fantasy line-ups.
With many fantasy players having already splashed out on their star men, the former Sheffield United man’s availability at a comparatively low price was extremely good news for those who enjoy bagging a bargain.
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Brooks’ relatively low profile at the time meant that the wheelers and dealers of fantasy football got a surprisingly good acquisition for a very small outlay when he joined the league. He remained a bargain in his second season even though he had a burgeoning reputation.
🏴 David Brooks this season…
– Made his first Premier League appearance for Bournemouth
– Scores 7 goals and records 5 assists in the Premier League
– Comes off the bench to score his first goal for his country
— thesportsman (@TheSportsman) June 8, 2019
The winger was expected to return in time for Euro 2020 this summer, and he’ll be hoping to add to his twelve international caps when the rescheduled tournament takes place next year.
Brooks’ direct style has certainly helped to get Welsh fans on their feet. He isn’t afraid to run at defenders, and will regularly look to test the opposition goalkeeper.
His fearless attitude has helped him amass a healthy amount of fantasy points, and his imminent return to fitness will certainly give FPL managers an extra option in midfield.
With Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems, Calum Chambers and Tom Heaton also on the sidelines, there are plenty of returning players who are likely to appeal to FPL managers ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
These Premier League regulars may have had rotten luck when it comes to injuries this season, but they are likely to come back with a renewed vigor and could help pick up some extremely important points next year.