Premier League Fantasy Soccer Award Reveals: How A lot Will Salah, De Bruyne, And The Finest Gamers Value In The 2021-22 Season?
Fantasy managers participating in the popular online game are now learning how much some of the most popular selections will cost next year
Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has started to announce the prices of the best players in the 2021-22 game, with Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne again making top purchases.
The UK’s top fantasy platform reached new heights in popularity last season when over six million players signed up for the online competition, and that number is set to rise again with the help of special shows, programs and podcasts.
Budding managers will emulate reigning champion Michael Coone when the new season kicks off on August 14, and they can start planning their roster now after the FPL announced the first award release for a number of the league’s most sought-after players.
Whose prices were set?
Liverpool’s top 4 outfielders with the highest score of 2020-21 will again make a sizeable investment, with Mohamed Salah taking the lead with £ 12.5million.
One of Salah’s strike partners, Diogo Jota, will be available for £ 7.5mn along with right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, while the man covering the opposite flank, Andrew Robertson, has a price of £ 7.9million.
Leeds United’s most expensive quartet has also been revealed as Patrick Bamford starts at £ 8.0m after his impressive year in the Premier League.
Brazilian winger Raphinha will set the managers back £ 6.5m while Illan Meslier is a strong budget goalkeeper option at £ 5.0m. Liam Cooper is listed at £ 4.5 million.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace’s Wilfred Zaha is worth £ 7.0m which could still prove to be a bargain if he completes a long-awaited transfer to one of the bigger top division clubs, with Everton reportedly interested in his service is.
Who is likely to cost a lot of money besides Salah?
Salah looks likely to be the highest-paid player in the game for the second straight year, but Manchester City talisman De Bruyne will certainly be close behind after winning PFA Player of the Year.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes will also be in high demand as he won 244 points last season, more than any other player in the game.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane was just two points behind the Portuguese while teammate Son Heung-min finished fourth with an impressive 228 haul – and both men will be popular favorites again this time around.
Fans can expect a significant price increase for the most goalscoring goalkeeper of the game, Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez, while leading defensive statistician Stuart Dallas could also become a prime pick after returning eight goals and in his first season two assists for Leeds has contributed in the top class.
What is the budget for FPL managers?
As in previous years, the FPL managers are required to assemble a roster of 15 players with a budget of £ 100 million.
Players accumulate points from each game based on goals, assists, goals conceded and other factors, which means investing your money wisely to ensure the highest return possible.
Managers can change their roster indefinitely until the first deadline of the new campaign, which is on Friday evening August 13th, before the Brentford game against Arsenal.