FPL promoted teams Brentford
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FPL promoted teams Brentford

Brentford ended their 74-year wait for their return to the English top flight after winning the Championship playoffs last term.


FPL promoted teams Brentford

2020-21 Championship Season

They finished 3rd in the Championship last season with 87 points, 4 points off Watford in second.

They lost 7 games over the course of 46 games and went on a 21-game unbeaten run between Oct to mid-Feb. They were never outside the top 4 after Christmas.

In the playoffs, they overcame a first leg defeat at Bournemouth before beating Swansea in front of 12,000 fans at Wembley.

Ivan Toney featured in the team of the season.

Brentford’s Formation

For the most part, Brentford set up in a 4-3-3 system however towards the end of last season Thomas Frank decided to shake things up and make the switch to a 3-5-2.

When they opted for the 3-5-2 system, they fielded Mbuemo/Forss as a supporting striker for the main man Ivan Toney.

The consensus is that they will revert to the original 4-3-3 for the start of the new season, however we will have to wait and see if any business is done during the summer transfer window to know for sure.

Top Players

Under Danish manager Thomas Frank, they have 7 Danish players in their books in a highly international squad, featuring players from France, Finland and Sweden.

Winston Reid is the only player in the team with previous Premier League experience but he has since returned to West Ham following the loan spell.

Ivan Toney (6.5 | FWD) became the highest goal-scorer of the competition by scoring 31 goals and assisting 10. He is currently the highest owned forward in the FPL (TSB- 35.6%).

He has some great underlying stats, probably the best for a striker from the promoted teams. He is an incredible poacher that likes to attack the far post but also very skillful. Shows all the qualities needed to cope with the transition in quality from Championship to Premier League level.

Bryan Mbeumo (5.5 | MID) has the potential to become one of the better play maker in the league. He had 8 goals and 10 assists in the Championship. He is an incredibly talented youngster who is constantly improving.

Other Players to watch for

Joshua Dasilva (5.5 | MID) had 5 goals + 4 assists in the Championship and will start games. He is a favourite amongst the Brentford followers – an England U21 attacking midfielder that shows a lot of promise. He loves a shot from outside the box and is particularly good at them too.

Sergi Canos (5.5 | MID) had 9 goals + 8 assists. He has good underlying stats shooting wise. He is a great pick for that price if he starts because he has less play minutes than the other Brentford attacking midfielders.

David Raya (4.5 | GK) has an average of 2.1 saves per game. He has all the ingredients for a high ceiling goalkeeping option, expect when Brentford do keep a clean sheet, he will be on for 7-8 points at least. Still, there are better GK available for £4.5 like Brighton’s Sanchez.

New Signings

The Bees have not made any significant signings of note at time of writing.

First Five Fixtures

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Verdict

Brentford has the best opening fixtures of all three promoted sides, however they are still not easy for the side with no Premier League experience. Overall, they will be a exciting team to watch but perhaps there is no need to invest too heavily on them early on.

Toney is worth a punt early on and could actually be a “safe” option given his high early ownership.

 

 


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By Aditya Mishra

A jolly person who is always obsessed with sports and studies and loves to watch and write on Football . Best FPL finish - 21K