Fantasy Football Helper: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Mason Greenwood And More
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The new season of Premier League Fantasy Football is approaching so if you haven't picked your team yet, now is a great time to get involved. Last year, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling rose to the top of the table in terms of points but fitting them both into your team this year would mean you'd have to take a gamble on more budget-friendly options. The price hikes of last year's budget options such as Raul Jimenez and Callum Wilson have added an extra spanner in the works.
We've taken a look at some of the lesser known and cheaper players like Manchester United's Mason Greenwood and Chelsea's Mason Mount to see if they could provide you with a points boost for a fraction of the price. We'll also look at last year's defensive revelation, Trent Alexander-Arnold to see if he's still worth his price tag.
Mason Greenwood - £4.5m
Manchester United's young striker just can't stop scoring. He bagged 31 goals and 9 assists in just 30 games last season for the Under 18's and has continued that vein of form by bagging goals against both Leeds and Inter Milan in pre-season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has repeatedly stated that he's going to give youth a chance this season, and with Lukaku reportedly leaving, Mason should be in line for some game time.
Mason Mount - £6.0m
Thanks to Chelsea's transfer ban, we don't have to worry about any incoming transfers for the Blues. Instead, Frank Lampard will be looking for their younger players to step up. Mount performed well under Lampard during his stint as Derby manager and is comfortable on the ball, can take set-pieces and can shoot with both feet. At £6.0m, he isn't the cheapest on this list, but he's got a very good chance of making the starting eleven.
Tammy Abraham - £7.0m
The Chelsea striker has spent the last three seasons on loan with mixed results. He bagged a total of 52 goals in two seasons in the Championship while playing for Bristol City and Aston Villa. He only managed to score five goals when tested in the Premier League with Swansea though. However, Chelsea are short of striking options with just Oliver Giroud and Michy Batshuayi as the only alternatives. With last year's top scorer, Hazard, joining Zidane at Real Madrid and a transfer ban firmly in place, Lampard will undoubtedly have to turn to Abraham to help fill the void. If he can pick up his Championship form he could become a real asset.
Trent Alexander-Arnold - £7.0m
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold was arguably the Premier League's best right-back last year which is incredible considering he's only 20 years old. Spending big on defenders this year could prove a successful tactic as we're expecting the top targets to reach 200 plus points. Sure, Captain Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson achieved a higher tally overall last season, but it's worth mentioning that TAA played around 75% of his teammate's minutes. If he can avoid injury, his £7.0m price tag will seem like a bargain.