Wallet Killers: The FPL’s 10 Biggest ‘Price Fallers’

Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Managing Editor
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Fantasy football is all about getting off to a good start, and not having to play your wildcard too early into the season.

Whether it’s through a lack of luck, common sense or footballing insight, if you kickstart your campaign with several big hitters that either a) don’t make their manager’s starting XI or b) are already being considered a big money flop, then you’re in for a major rebuilding job.

Prices in fantasy football are very volatile, and if you’ve found yourselves still persevering with this lot, it may well be time to start maxing out that credit card; your stocks are dropping at a rate of knots.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £6.5m

The Nigerian’s impact at Manchester City still sees the striker rank in the top 10 all-timers for the greatest goal to minutes ratio in the Premier League history.

But at Leicester City it hasn’t quite worked out as many fantasy football managers had been expecting/hoping.

Perhaps you really are only as good as your surroundings.

“It is difficult for me to manage these strikers. I like Jamie, and Kelechi cannot play wide. It is difficult.”

Claude Puel

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £8.0m

A classic case of managers failing to realise a player is a combination of a big fish in a small pond, and part of surroundings that are setup solely for them to thrive.

Siggy was definitely worth £50million or so to the Swans, but everyone outside of Goodison Park knew the Icelandic international wasn’t worth it to anyone else.

Davy Klaassen

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £7.0m

Ahh, that Toffees revolution went *really* well.

Jason Puncheon

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £4.5m

A shrewd fantasy addition last season, with the Crystal Palace midfielder finding himself a favourite of Sam Allardyce – Big Sam would regularly deploy the former Saints man as the Eagles’ furtherest forward player.

Alas, it wasn’t too last, and Puncheon has now played just five minutes of Premier League football for Palace in the last eight games.

Josh King

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £7.0m

Stalled and stagnated at the Cherries – would’ve been perfect for all parties if Tottenham Hotspur’s interest had proved to be more than just gossip column inches.

Rob Holding

Price fall: £0.5m 

New value: £5.0m

£5million for Arsenal’s fifth – potential sixth – choice centre-back? Give your heads a wobble, FPL!

Etienne Capoue

Price fall: £0.6m 

New value: £4.9m

Even Capoue couldn’t tell you how he succeeded in becoming an FPL goalscoring points machine last season.

Manolo Gabbiadini

Price fall: £0.6m 

New value: £6.4m

Everything about the former Napoli man tells you he should be good.

He’s not.

Victor Lindelof

Price fall: £0.6m 

New value: £4.9m

Be amusing to see how Jose Mourinho dodges blame for the signing of the Benfica man when the defender joins Porto on loan in the summer.

Bernando Silva

Price fall: £0.6m 

New value: £7.4m

There’s no shame in being unable to usurp David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne in the middle of Manchester City’s midfielder. However, you have to question just what the then-Monaco man was doing in agreeing to become just another number at the Etihad Stadium.

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