Three Premier League youngsters who'll be looking to break into your 2020/2021 Fantasy Premier League team
Posted by FFPundits
10:08am Jul 15 2020
Young Premier League stars to consider for the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League football season
Following this season’s unfortunate schedule gap, it has been great fun for us Fantasy Football anoraks to be back at the managerial helm, watching our carefully selected squad either propel us towards further glory or despair.
With the season finishing, however, and Euro 2020 postponed to 2021, it’s time to take a look at a few of the Premier League’s most promising youngsters who are currently shouting at managers to select them for next year’s squad.
Will you have the courage to ignore their pleas?
Christian Pulisic (21 years old)
After a sizable period on the sidelines (January-June), the skillful attacking midfielder stormed back into the Chelsea lineup with some assertive performances.
He put in some memorable displays along with a few exquisite goals, one being a fine solo effort against reigning champions Manchester City. Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has heaped praise on the ex-Dortmund attacking midfielder, saying he ‘has so much talent’ and can get ‘better and better’.
Pulisic’s boundless potential ensures he’ll be a tasty option for your squad next season. The core issue will be whether the imminent arrival of summer signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech might limit his game time.
Pulisic’s talent and attacking prowess should see him be a high-scoring Fantasy League player regardless.
Phil Foden (20 years old)
With Liverpool being crowned as champions, Man City will be hungry to bounce back next season with renewed vigour.
Pep Guardiola will be focusing on the vision for next season, undoubtedly analysing who will be needed in the City XI to boost the squad’s effectiveness.
Young Phil Foden’s increase in-game time in the final stages of the season would suggest he might be one of the players who will be pivotal in the upcoming campaign.
Guardiola obviously trusts him, hence the time on the pitch Foden’s been granted. As you would expect with a City youngster, Foden duly stepped up to the mark with some eye-catching goals and scintillating all-round displays. Watch highlights of Foden’s ‘man of the match’ performance against Burnley here.
With David Silva not getting any younger and Foden now making a serious claim for a role in City’s already stellar midfield, next season looks like the time to gamble on one of England’s brightest youngsters.
With comparisons to Paul Gasgoigne already being made (talent-wise, not off the pitch antics), the pundits are in no doubt of his potential. He is also humbly priced compared to many other Fantasy Football midfielders.
Bukayo Saka (18 years old)
Young Bukayo Saka has had a riveting second half of the season for Arsenal, after the wide-midfielder burst onto the scene primarily as a make-shift wing-back.
He has been instrumental in Arsenal’s better performances, winning over fans with his skillful technique, surging runs down the wing and his lethal deliveries into the box.
The young starlet – who signed a new contract with the Gunners this season – is well-priced in the Fantasy League considering how highly regarded he is.
If his current form continues into the next Premier League campaign, he’ll no doubt be included in many managers’ Fantasy squads.