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Fantasy Premier League: January transfers you should have in your team

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Trippier could be a revelation in FPL
Trippier could be a revelation in FPL / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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With the Premier League transfer window now shut, there were a host of players bought in, swapped, or loaned in by different teams.

In view of the above, we take a look at the best new signings in January in every position, who could be great for your Fantasy Premier League team till the end of the season.


Defenders

1. Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier
Trippier in action for Newcastle against Leeds United / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages

Priced at 5.0 million, this Newcastle defender who knows a thing or two about Premier League having had a former stint with Tottenham Hotspur. Trippier is a La Liga winner with Atletico Madrid and comes with a winning mentality and an eye for assists.

The veteran scored more than 100 points in the FPL in his last two seasons in his previous stint in England. Having already played a couple of times for Newcastle, he has racked up nine points in two games. With his set piece techniques and attacking creativity, the defender can be a great differential going forward.

2. Matt Targett

Matt Target
Targett has been exceptional this season / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Priced at just 4.7 million, Newcastle United loaned in another great prospect, Matt Targett, who will be going straight into their starting XI.

His services were deemed to be surplus by Aston Villa, who signed Lucas Digne as his replacement. The English full back had a great last season, and can play a major role in linking up play with Saint-Maximin going forward for Newcastle.

Other Honorable mentions: 

  1. Hassane Kamara – Left Back - Watford
  2. Samir – Centre back – Watford

Midfielders

1. Dejan Kulusevski

Dejan Kulusevski
Dejan Kulusevski of Juventus FC looks on during a Serie A game. / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Priced at 6.0 million, Kulusevski was signed by Tottenham Hotspur on an 18-month loan on 31st January. The young midfielder is a versatile player who can play at multiple attacking positions.

Be it as a winger or up front with Kane, Kulusevski can be an unorthodox player who Conte can work with. After his torrid time at Juventus, the 21-year-old can showcase his skills much freely in North London. Kulusevski could be a great differential if he can keep his place in Conte’s 11.

2. Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen is back in the Premier League / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

The return of Danish superstar Christian Eriksen to the Premier League has brought smiles to many football lovers across the world. The new Bentford signing suffered a cardiac arrest at the Euros just over seven months now, but he has been training hard over the last few months in order to make a comeback into the game.

Though there may be some question marks over his fitness, Eriksen is still a great prospect, and is priced only at 5.5 million. He has Premier League experience and Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbuemo can benefit from his presence. In his first stint in the Premier League, Eriksen clocked in 150+ points in FPL in his last three seasons on average.

3. Donny Van de Beek

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, priced at 5.7 million could not make it work at Manchester United.

He was frozen out for most of his time at the club, but now, with a loan move to Everton and playing under Lampard, Van de Beek has the chance to showcase his talent, and maybe make United and their coaches realise what they might have done wrong in order to set up their team with the Dutchman. Van de Beek could be a great differential going forward for all  FPL managers.

Other Notable Midfielders

  1. Dele Alli
  2. Imran Louza

Forwards

1. Chris Wood

Chris Wood
Wood can make a big FPL impact for your team / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Another Newcastle signing and a proven Premier League player, New Zealander star Chris Wood has a lot of potential to score goals, more so with the arrival of Kieran Trippier, Matt Target and Saint Maximin on Tyneside.

Wood showed at Burnley that he has goalscoring pedigree and makes his own chance even if the team doesn't create many for him. Priced at 6.7 million, he can prove himself as a bargain when other FPL forwards are not doing so great.

2. Wout Weghorst

Wout Weghorst
VfL Wolfsburg v Hertha BSC - Bundesliga / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Burnley broke the bank and signed the Dutch forward for 15 million pounds and replaced Chris Wood. He had a great last season with Wolfsburg and could be a great asset for Sean Dyche.

Priced at just 6.6 million and Burnley having four games to be rescheduled, he can prove to be an interesting FPL pick.


Written by: Amit Bharara

IG: amitbharara

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