5 Most Overpriced Players in FPL 2023/24 – Pre Season Edition

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July 10, 2023

5 Most Overpriced Players in FPL 2023/24 – Pre Season Edition

Welcome back, fantasy football enthusiasts! With the new Premier League season just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for another thrilling round of Fantasy Premier League (FPL). As managers eagerly analyze player performances, tactical strategies, and potential bargains, one crucial aspect of FPL success is identifying overpriced players.

In this pre-season edition, we delve into the realm of the five most overpriced players in FPL for the upcoming 2023/24 campaign. While price tags don’t necessarily correlate directly with a player’s output, it’s essential to maximise your squad’s potential by making smart investment choices.

Disclaimer: Please note that the opinions expressed in this blog post are based on pre-season analysis and personal judgment. Player valuations can fluctuate throughout the season based on factors such as form, injuries, and fixture schedules.

Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier makes his way into this list primarily because he is now £2m more expensive than Sven Botman, which is a huge saving to spread funds elsewhere. Both of these defenders were imperious as part of a very solid Newcastle United defence last season. With champions league qualification now adding more games to an already long season then I think we might see a little bit more rotation in the Newcastle back line that might stop Trippier playing every minute.

With tough opening fixtures, I think there’s better options to use from the off than Trippier, who will undoubtedly fetch a high ownership all season round following last season’s heroics.

Ben White

Ben White enters Arsenal’s squad this season as their most expensive defensive asset. Which isn’t completely unjustified due to a fantastic role played at right back during last season. But this was severely helped by injuries allowing him to stray from his natural role as a centre half. There’s no doubt Ben White poses a decent attacking threat going forward but when compared to the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba and Gabriel at £5 million. I’m not too sure that the positives of owning Ben White are worth the extra money when money is so tight in the starting stages.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota is also in the list of players that has received a position change for 2023/24 moving from a forward to midfield option. Starting at £8.0 million might make Jota seem like a good option as he’s cheaper than most of the premium assets you would look for at the start of the season. But I find Diogo Jota to be quite expensive for his price point. Considering that he will be a huge rotation risk with Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nünez and he’s not going to be taking Mohammed Salah place in the team. So as we saw last season, his minutes aren’t guaranteed and for a midfielder at £8m then you need them to be starting every game.

Kevin De Bruyne

We’ve not even kicked a ball yet in the Premier League season and Kevin De Bruyne is labelled down as a fitness risk due to injury. Which has to put a lot of managers off in the opening weeks before we gets a run of games under his belt. Of course, we all know what he can do when fully fit but we don’t know how long it will take for him to get there. At £10.5m you need that player to be playing every minute so whilst this isn’t a guarantee, I think managers should be looking at options like Saka, Fernandes, Rashford and Salah instead at a similar price point.

Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins had a fantastic campaign in the second half of the season after the World Cup in Qatar. Following Unai Emery’s appointment Watkins was firmly in the goals and leading the line week in week out for Villa. This is something that many managers will hope continues as Ivan Toney sits out until January. But at £8 million I’m not entirely convinced. With European football now a factor in decision making at Aston Villa it wouldn’t come as a complete shock if there was more minutes saving and rotation at Villa to accommodate for the unrelenting schedule of Thursday-Sunday football. With Watkins the same price point as Jesus and more expensive than Christopher Nkunku and Alexsander Mitrović, you might just be able to save yourself a pretty penny or too by gambling on someone else.

Thanks for reading this edition of FPL Planet and we hope you enjoyed learning the 5 most overpriced players in the new Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. Hopefully this guide helps you to make the right decisions and get ahead of the competition in the upcoming campaign.



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