The 2023/24 Premier League season is in full swing, and the more games played, the better insight EPL fantasy players have into which players are demonstrating peak fitness levels and which are worth adding to their team. Even though it’s still early and injuries are likely to happen, a few players have stood out so far.
1. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
With Fantasy Premier League, it’s all about getting clean sheets, so strategically picking a defender on a team with a high winning and no goals conceded percentage is critical, and you can usually count on Manchester City’s Kyle Walker to be an asset to any FPL team. Fresh off the back of a treble-winning season with City, Walker will be hungry to add to his medal collection. For those betting on football, the Cityzens are priced at 4/9 to retain their Premier League title, and if last season is anything to go by, the England right-back will be an important part of that.
And while many EPL fantasy players have previously complained about ‘Pep Roulette’, a term that refers to the difficulty of trusting that Guardiola will put out a consistent team and not switch up the starting 11, Kyle Walker has started every game of the 2023/24 season. This could be a good indication that Guardiola has been impressed by the defender and will be sticking with him over the coming fixtures. His excellent statistics and consistent appearances are calling for fantasy players who haven’t picked him up yet to consider putting in a transfer request.
2. James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur)
Many have referred to Maddison joining Tottenham Hotspur from the newly relegated side Leicester City as the signing of the summer. Maddison’s impact on the team has been immediate, with the midfielder building close relationships with Heung-min Son and Cristian Romero. But it’s not just his lively presence in the locker room; Maddison has impacted Tottenham’s style of play, bagging two goals and two assists so far. Considering it’s still early in the season and Maddison is already off to a flying start, picking him up in fantasy football is a must for players looking for a midfielder who can make plays, get assists, and score themselves.
3. James Ward-Prowse (West Ham)
James Ward-Prowse has had a dream start to his West Ham career after joining from Southampton over the summer. The 28-year-old has made three appearances for the Hammers and made two assists in his debut game against Chelsea, winning 3-1. He later scored his first goal against Brighton, where the final score was again 3-1. Like James Maddison, Ward-Prowse will be a good selection if you’re looking for a midfielder who can score and assist their teammates.
Even though it’s still early in the Premier League season, a few players are starting to look like some worthy pick-ups for your team over the coming weeks, especially if you’re focused on keeping clean sheets and getting points for assists and goals.