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FPL Team Preview Newcastle United

Newcastle United finished twelfth last season with same number of points as Wolves but had a better goal difference.


FPL Team Preview Newcastle – 2020-21 Premier League Season

The Magpies enjoyed a moderate season, they were never in real relegation woes throughout and hovered around the 12th-15th position

They won 3 of their last 4 matches to secure 12th place.

They scored 46 but conceded 62 – only 4 teams had shipped in more.

Best Players

callum wilson

Callum Wilson (£7.5 | FWD) had an injury-hit, yet fantastic season as he netted 12 and assisted 5 goals in his 26 appearances.

He is fit now and in line for selection on GW01.

He had an xG/90 average of 0.59 with xA/90 average of 0.13. He was also quite good in taking shots as he took 2.12 shots per game on an average. He will be the main penalty and set-piece taker for Newcastle and with an ownership of just 4.8%, he ticks all the boxes . He will be one of our main players to target on.

He was the only Magpie to have >100 FPL points.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.5 | FWD) impressed with his 25 appearances last season. He is a good play-maker in the Newcastle provided 5 assists last season. He takes 1.71 Sh/90 on an average and has an xG+A/90 of 0.39 . His position is changed to FWD this season but at his price range there are probably more explosive choices.

Miguel Almiron (£5.5 | MID) also had a good last season where he was involved in 6 goals, scoring 4 of them. Interesting stat – he has an average KP/90 of 1.14 which is considered respectable. However, with his attacking returns, it is hard to justify him as a FPL asset unless he enjoys an uptick of form.

Dubravka (£4.5 | GK) is currently listed doubtful. However, at his price, he is definitely worth tracking as a second GK. In the previous two seasons, he had played every minute of every game for Newcastle and had 11 clean sheets each season. 

New Signings

FPL GW37 Stats

Newcastle have not made any significant transfers. There are strong rumours about a bid for Joe Willock (£6.0 | MID), who scored 8 goals in just 14 appearances on loan from Arsenal.

First Five Fixtures

  • vWHU
  • @AVL
  • vSOU
  • @MUN
  • vLEE

Barring Manchester United, Newcastle has got a good set of fixtures and lasting till GW09.

Verdict

Like previous seasons, not many Newcastle assets stand out.

Wilson would be a strong pick, even a season keeper if he can stay fit for a period of time. Will be shortlisting Dubravka for the time being.

 


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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