Saturday, 19 July 2014

FPL 2014/15 Hidden Gems

FPL 2014/15 Hidden Gems

Fantasy Premier League is back for the 2014/15 season. An interesting season is surely ahead, which will include good games played by great teams with some excellent players strutting their stuff. In this piece I'll be highlighting the players that could have an outstanding season, even though not much is expected of them. There is always one player that shines brighter than expected, in the 2012/13 it was Michu of Swansea City, who has recently moved to Serie A side Napoli on a season-long loan deal. In the following season it was Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey. The opportunity is there for someone to have their dream season, the question is, who will it be?

The first player I think is going to have a productive campaign is Danny Ings of promoted side Burnley. The twenty-two year old striker scored 26 goals on his way to winning the Championship Player of the Year. The England international has never played in the Premier League before and it'll be interesting to see how he performs at the highest level. He's an inexpensive striker at £6.0 on FPL and he might just be the painkiller for those FPL managers suffering from "Life After Su├írez".

Crystal Palace and Tottenham had agreed an £8m fee for twenty-four year old Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic midfielder has struggled to get into the starting XI for the North London side and new manager Mauricio Pochettino has obviously not included him in his plans for the upcoming season. After the two London clubs agreed a fee, Swansea hijacked the deal and bought him. Likely to get a lot of minutes under his belt, he could be excellent for the Welsh side. At £6.0 he could be an absolute bargain if he proves his potential.

West Ham's new addition Aaron Creswell will surely rack up a large amount of FPL points and the twenty-four year old could be a superb addition to your squad. The left back provided 16 assists for Ipswich Town last season and with a very defensive minded Sam Allardyce side that keep a fair amount of clean sheets he could become FPL Gold at a price of £5.5.

Jonjo Shelvey of Swansea is my top hidden gem, it's looking likely that he will play an attacking role due to the departure of Michu. Having racked up 122 points on last year's game in a more defensive role, surely he could be in for a big season. At £5.5 surely he's worth a spot in your midfield.

Honourable mentions go to Loic Remy, Thomas Ince, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Naismith, Mark Noble, Joel Ward, Andy Carroll, Geoff Cameron and Harry Kane.

Hope you enjoyed the article. Written by Joe, @FPLHippo