Burnley, Sheffield United & Luton earned promotion to the Premier League last season and with them a new crop of players are now available in FPL.
For the large majority of you who don’t monitor the Championship for eventual fantasy prospects, we’ve got some FPL Tips for you.
This year feels harder than usual to find good quality Fantasy Premier League assets because a lot of quality players didn’t get promoted.
Here’s a bit of Footy Trivia: Did you know that neither the top 2 goalscorers or assisters were promoted last season?
Who are the best newly promoted players in FPL 2023-24? Let’s find out.
A Burnley cult hero, he comes in priced at 5.5 just in time for his 11th season in the game. With 0.45 xGI in the Championship and 0.50 GI, he is certainly worth looking at.
A good rule of thumb for translating goals/assists from the Championship to the Premier League is by halving their total tally.
If he can put up 0.25 GI/90, especially now that Barnes is gone providing Rodriguez more minutes, at some point or the other Rodriguez will be a solid enabler need-be.
At the modest price of 5.0, his 0.31 xGI/90 is certainly solid work. Nailed in the Claret’s midfield, he was their top creator with 8 assists whilst chipping in with 7 goals, and featuring in a more attacking role than under Dyche he could tick along nicely.
If we are to stick to the rule of thumb and halve his output, 8 g/a should land him around 120 points which is respectable at his price. When Burnley have a double gameweek, we’ll all probably take a peek at his data.
As Sheffield United’s star player, he was one of two players in the league to rack up double digits in both goals and assists with 24 G/A overall.
Whilst he is less of a poacher and prefers to contribute in the build up to goals, he still was the 8th top scorer in the championship with 14 goals. Halving his data, we’re looking at 12 G/A in the Premier League which would be a decent tally considering his affordable 5.5 price tag.
However, Ndiaye has been linked with a move away from Sheffield United, so managers who put him into their teams for gameweek one could end up punished.
Morris was the player with the most goals and assists among all newly promoted teams with a strong 26 G/A.
Whilst having overperformed with 0.67 GI/90 from 0.52 xGI/90 and he will certainly regress, with the rule of thumb of halving a players output when moving from the Championship to the Premier League.
At 0.34 GI/90 he’s not too far off Dominic Solanke who produced 0.41 GI/90 last season, earning him a price hike from £5.5m to £6.5m, and we could see much of the same with Morris this season.
Based on data, he’s the best 4.0 defender. He averaged 0.14 xGI/90 in the Championship, more than Bell at 0.08 and Beyer at 0.09. Even though Burnley had the best defence at 0.83 xGA/90, Luton and Sheffield weren’t far behind at 0.95 and 0.96 xGA/90 respectively and the difference is close to negligible.
Whilst Baldock may be a slight minutes concern with Bogle competing at RWB, most Sheffield United fans think that to survive in the Premier League they’ll need Baldock’s defensive prowess and that Bogle is too attacking to regularly start.
It’s worth remembering that only 3 years ago it took £5.5m to bring him into your team off the back of a 142 point season.