As the Fantasy Premier League season fast approaches, avid players of the game will be deliberating over the big decisions ahead of the opening fixtures.
Each season, the promoted clubs can provide value to your squad and we’ve decided to look at five new additions to FPL who should be on your radar.
Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham (£6.5m)
Yes, we’ve been down this road before and yes, we’ve been disappointed, but it is impossible to overlook Aleksandr Mitrovic’s record-breaking form last season.
The Serbia international endured a difficult time on Fulham’s last visit to the Premier League, scoring just three league goals as he struggled to win favour under former manager Scott Parker.
Marco Silva’s arrival after the club’s relegation provided Mitrovic with a new lease of life and the results were spectacular.
⭐️ Aleksandar Mitrovic finishes the season with 43 @SkyBetChamp goals, joint 5th most in 2nd tier history
59 George Camsell, 1926-27
46 Derek Dooley, 1951-52
45 Jimmy Hampson, 1929-30
44 Arthur Rowley, 1956-57
43 Brian Clough, 1958-59
43 Aleksandar Mitrovic, 2021-22 pic.twitter.com/XY9uTgypBz
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 7, 2022
Mitrovic scored a staggering 43 goals in 44 league appearances for Fulham last season, obliterating the Championship goal record set by Ivan Toney the previous season.
The 27-year-old will be the central figure in Fulham’s fight for survival this season and at £6.5m could prove the ideal second/third forward in your squad. With a record of 46 goals in 74 caps for Serbia at international level, there are few forwards with such pedigree at this price point.
Domonic Solanke – Bournemouth (£6m)
After a testing time in the Premier League, Domonic Solanke has rebuilt his career and confidence during two seasons in the second tier with Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old – who was once backed to become an England regular by Jose Mourinho and earned a senior cap for the Three Lions in 2017 – has scored 45 goals in all competitions across the last two seasons for the Cherries.
— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) May 18, 2022
Solanke struck a career-best 29 league goals last season to trail only Aleksandr Mitrovic for second-tier goals, a haul which would have won the forward the Championship’s Golden Boot in seven of the previous nine campaigns.
Solanke also recorded an impressive eight assists and will return to the Premier League with a point to prove in the 2022/23 season.
Brennan Johnson – Nottingham Forest (£6m)
Brennan Johnson burst onto the scene with Nottingham Forest last season, returning from a productive loan spell at Lincoln to fire the club to promotion for the first time in 23 years.
The 21-year-old scored 16 league goals to win the EFL Championship Young Player of the Season award, adding a further two goals during Forest’s successful play-off campaign.
Johnson added a further ten assists in a stand-out season, one which saw him break into the Wales squad where he will hope to earn a prominent role at the World Cup in Qatar.
🏆 𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗢𝗪𝗡! 🏹
🤩 Brennan Johnson has been named the @SkyBetChamp Young Player of the Season
❤️ Congratulations, Brennan 👏
🌳🔴 #NFFC pic.twitter.com/VbhMBtaGTs
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) April 24, 2022
Forest won more Championship points than any other side in 2022 and will look to take that momentum into their Premier League return, with the club having had a remarkable resurgence under Steve Cooper.
Johnson is expected to start predominantly from the right for Forest, but is classified as a forward in FPL.
Harry Wilson – Fulham (£6m)
The Championship’s best creative talent last season, Harry Wilson led the league for assists in a free-scoring Fulham side that romped to the title.
Signed in a £12m deal from Liverpool last summer, Wilson was directly involved in 29 goals during Fulham’s promotion-winning campaign.
He scored ten goals and provided 19 assists for Marco Silva’s side, while his set-piece responsibilities with also make the 25-year-old an attractive asset for FPL managers.
CHAMPIONS!!🙌🏼🏆 @FulhamFC pic.twitter.com/HAmS7AXkSu
— harry wilson (@harrywilson_) May 3, 2022
Wilson’s previously impressed during a loan spell in the Premier League at Bournemouth, scoring seven goals in just 20 starts for the Cherries.
The Wales international’s 102 chances created were more than any other Fulham player, whilst he also ranked second for shots (94) and third for shots inside the box (52).
Taiwo Awoniyi – Nottingham Forest (£6m)
Nottingham Forest broke their transfer record to sign Awoniyi from Union Berlin this summer, spending £17m to bolster their forward options.
The 24-year-old – who spent six seasons on Liverpool’s books without making a senior appearance – scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga side last season and will be tasked with leading the line for Forest this season.
Get yourself a striker that develops at the rate @TaiwoAwoniyi18 develops
The @FCUnion_en forward scores all manner of goals and a lot of them. 🥅🔥#Bundesliga pic.twitter.com/W3Nkj61RZP
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) May 16, 2022
Steve Cooper has backed Awoniyi to become a ‘top striker’ at Premier League level, after finishing as the Bundesliga’s sixth highest scorer last season to help Union Berlin to a fifth-place finish and Europa League qualification for the first time since the 2001/02 season.
He made his senior debut for Nigeria in October and has since scored once in four caps, registering his first goal for the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
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