It has mostly been a situation where newcomers to the English Premier League struggle in the first season. Many even get relegated instantly. Thinking what I have in mind? Well, that wasn’t the case with Wolverhampton Wanderers, as the club finished 7th in its first campaign after gaining promotion.
Players like Matt Doherty, Raul Jimenez, Rui Patricio were all part of Wolves side that came from the Championship to finish seventh in the Premier League.
Coming into the English top flight, Sheffield United, Norwich City and Aston Villa look unlikely to replicate the same heroics as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men. But they possess stars that could make you this year’s Fantasy Premier League winner.
Let’s go on a journey to discover some of the stars that are likely to make impact this year…
Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
The England international has it all when it comes to dictating play from the centre of the pitch. The Villa striker is good in creation of chances for the team, and scoring goals. His determination to surge forward is another quality of his that draws fouls from the opponent. At £6.0M, Grealish is definitely a bargain that can make a huge impact.
Billy Sharp – Sheffield United
The Blades’ forward notched a whooping 23 goals last season to help Chris Wilder’s men gain promotion to the top flight. At 35-years-old, and in his third stint with the club, he will be hoping to get a good season too in the Premier League as he has had prolific campaigns in every other division of the Football League. He is priced at £6.0M.
Emi Buendia – Norwich City
The Argentine, 22-year-old, is being tipped by many experts to fetch maximum points for any fantasy manager who decides to purchase him. A very good set-piece taker for the Canaries, the player is in contention to be bought by many as a result of his creativity. Buendia is also a good choice at a price of £6.0M.
Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” – Aston Villa
The Egyptian professional was recently signed by Aston Villa and will bolster their attacking options. Watching him at just ended Africa Cup of Nations, Trezeguet has got skills that could hurt and cause havoc to any Premier League defence. He’s also good with finishing and contributes more in the final-third of the pitch. He would be a good addition to any manager’s dream team.
Teemu Pukki – Norwich City
Teemu Pukki, one of the standout performers from CHampionship is all set to make his mark in the Premiership. Pukki took Championship by storm last campaign as he fired Norwich City to promotion scoring twenty-seven goals and notching seven assists. Teemu was Norwich’s key performer last season and he surely will be this time again.