These players will prove to be quite helpful when the league resumes after the end of the World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar was a huge success. However, club football returns with the conclusion of the most prestigious international tournament in world football. One of the most popular football leagues in the world, the Premier League, also makes a return.
With the resumption of the Premier League, the Fantasy Premier League will also begin simultaneously. The users received a brilliant opportunity to make unlimited transfers to their team during the World Cup to rethink their strategy and sign players in accordance with the events at the tournament.
There were injuries to key players and some of the individuals found form while playing for their country. All of these factors will play a key role in helping fantasy managers decide their strategy moving forward. On that note, here are ten players to consider in FPL after the World Cup:
Croatia had a great World Cup campaign where they finished in third place. Ivan Perisic was one of their star performers. He was playing in an advanced position on the left flank compared to a deeper wing-back role at Tottenham Hotspur. He had one goal and three assists at the tournament and could be a good option in the Premier League.
Alexis Mac Allister
Alexis Mac Allister will be a popular pick in FPL after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 with Argentina. He was a regular in the starting lineup for the national team and came away with a goal and an assist. The Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder also has five goals in 14 appearances in the Premier League.
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Emilian Martinez was the hero in the final for Argentina at the World Cup. He returns to the Premier League after winning the golden glove at the prestigious tournament. A lot of fantasy premier league managers will be including him in their lineups when the league resumes.
Bruno Fernandes was impressive even though Portugal could only reach the quarter-finals at the World Cup. The Manchester United midfielder found his form at the tournament, delivering two goals and three assists in only four appearances. Plenty of managers in FPL will aim to bet on the midfielder to carry his World Cup form in the league.
Anthony Martial is fit again and will enjoy a lot of game time after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United. The forward did not take part in the World Cup, hence remains raring to go when the Premier League resumes. The opportunity is perfect for the Frenchman to lead the attacking line at MUFC and score a lot of points in FPL for the managers that opt for him.
Marcus Rashford was impressive for England despite not enjoying a regular starting place. Gareth Southgate’s lack of trust in the forward kept him underutilised. Having said that, the Manchester United forward got three goals in five appearances (137 minutes of game time). He will be fresh and hungry for goals.
Gabriel Jesus picked up a long-term injury during the FIFA World Cup 2022. His absence could be beneficial for Eddie Nketiah who will likely lead the forward line for league leaders Arsenal. At £6.5m, he could be a cheap and useful pick for FPL managers.
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne will be fresh from the FIFA World Cup 2022 after Belgium could not navigate past the group stage. He is an immense player for Manchester City and already has three goals and 10 assists for them in the league.
Julian Alvarez was a significant contributor to Argentina winning the World Cup 2022. He scored four goals for the national team with an assist, starting ahead of players like Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala. He will surely enjoy more game time at Manchester City considering his form, which makes him a player to consider.
Erling Haaland is one of the most popular picks in the FPL this season. Not taking part in the FIFA World Cup 2022 means that he is fresh and thirsty for more goals. The Norwegian forward already has an eye-watering 18 goals and three assists from 14 appearances in the Premier League. He must be a player to consider for managers who already do not have him.