Thursday, January 20, 2022

Twelfth Man Times: FPL Analysis of Players to look out for from West Brom


Fantasy Premier League tips and analysis on the newly-promoted side West Brom.

Fantasy Premier League will start less than 10 days and we all are still tinkering with our teams. There are a lot of questions in our mind on whether who should be on our bench or that one cheap player who can deliver some good points.

We are currently focusing on the newly promoted sides as these players are quite cheap in the Fantasy Premier League. In this article, we will focus on players from West Bromwich Albion who can prove out to Fantasy Gold in this edition.

West Brom are a very interesting side to look forward to in this edition of the Premier League. Because they have lost just 7 games in the entire season of Championship and have managed to score 77 goals. Although, they are not known for keeping clean sheets as they kept only 14 of them.

West Bromwich Albion players to keep an eye on for FPL managers

1. Sam Johnstone (4.5M)

Sam Johnstone - West Brom

The 27-year-old English goalkeeper is the number one for the newly-promoted side. He will start every game for West Brom if he’s not injured or suspended, this means a nail on the keeper who can offer rotation with our main keeper.

He averages 2.4 saves per game which is an interesting stat for a goalkeeper coming from Championship. The average of saves per game can increase gradually as he will face more shots in the Premier League as compared to Championship.

2. Semi Ajayi (5.0M)

 Semi Ajayi - West Brom

Semi Ajayi is a strong, tall, and consistent defender in the West Brom’s backline. Ajayi is very vital to Slaven Bilic’s side as one of the target men for the set pieces. The Nigerian International keeps an eye for a goal from every set-piece opportunity.

We can observe that Ajayi’s role in the team is similar to Harry Maguire and Virgil Van Dijk. Dig out something from the set-piece opportunity and sit back till the game is over. Moreover, these occasional instances can lead to big hauls from the defenders.

Semi Ajayi has scored 5 goals in the Championship in which 4 goals are scored from headers. Moreover, the defender excels in Aerial Duels which can help him to get some bonus points every now and then.

3.Matheus Pereira (6.0M)

 Matheus Pereira -West Brom

Every Fantasy Premier League kept an eye on Pereira’s price after his stellar performances in the Championship. Matheus Pereira has a total of 26 goal involvements for West Bromwich Albion.

The 24-year-old attacker can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger for his side. He is a sure starter from the West Brom options as Slaven Bilic admires his qualities. Pereira is on set-piece duties which increase his appeal even more as he can chip in with some assists.

Moreover, he takes nearly 2 shots per game which is an astonishing stat for FPL’s point of view. Furthermore, Matheus plays 2.8 key passes per game which shows the player has tons of creativity.


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