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New FPL Transfers Everton Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane

New FPL Transfers Everton Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane

New FPL Transfers Everton Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane

Hello and welcome to New FPL Transfers Everton Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane. Having covered Everton’s attacking transfers in the previous article we now make our way back to the defence and look at new keeper Jordan Pickford and central defender Michael Keane. Both are young (Pickfrd is 23, Keane 24) and Koeman will hope that both will serve the club for seasons to come – well, at least until the manager has hopped off to Barcelona anyway. It’s the trendy thing to say, but I make no apologies for repeating myself – ignore Everton until GW6 (unless you fancy a GW1 punt home to Burnley) – GW2-GW6 fixtures read Man City (a), Chelsea (a), Spurs (h), Man Utd (a). It’s ugly folks, but it changes for the better from GW6, which gives us time to assess and see if for example if Keane can establish himself as a regular starter alongside Ashley Williams or Phil Jagielka or if maybe Koeman plays all 3. Anyway, that’s all for the future, let’s take a quick look at Pickers and Keano.

Jordan Pickford
Goalkeeper
FPL Price 5.0mln

Pickford is of course well known to most FPL managers after his heroic season at Sunderland last season despite the Black Cats’ unsuccessful fight against relegation. There weren’t many clean sheets last term but Pickford impressed with his never-say-attitude and endless saves which contributed to decent returns for those managers who owned him. It was a busy summer for the young keeper who represented England U21s at the Euros as well as becoming England’s most expensive keeper when he sealed a £30mln move to the blue half of Merseyside. Pickford will be immediately installed as Koeman’s first choice keeper and is heavily tipped to become England’s no.1 sooner rather than later also. Pickford is a traditional northerner – tough, resolute and loves a battle, highlighted by the words of Sunderland’s goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker: ‘I remember I went to Yeovil to do a scouting report on him. I was working for England Under-20s at the time and Jordan was playing for Bradford. The game was only five minutes in when a cross came in and he got clattered by one of Yeovil’s strikers. He got up straight away, shook it off and did not show he was hurt. I thought to myself, ‘You’ll do for me, son’.

Michael Keane
Defender
FPL Price 5.5mln

Keane signed for the Blues in a deal worth £25mln, arriving from Burnley where he spent two season after being released by Man United in 2015. The defender was a shining light at the back for Burnley last term, impressing many which resulted in him gaining two England caps. The Blues are reported to have fended off competition from several other clubs in purchasing Keane and the player identifies the manager himself as a big reason why he chose Everton: ‘the manager was a big factor in me coming to the club. He played in my position when he was a world-class player for a great Barcelona side and a great Dutch side and the style of football he likes to play will suit me, I believe. I watched a lot of Everton last season and I believe I really suit how the team likes to play. I feel like this is a great place to come and continue my development as a player. He’s convinced me that he can still improve me in certain areas of my game.’ Nothing like getting on the right side of the boss from day 1. Anyway you know the form, watch the first few fixtures, see how he settles in etc etc etc. Keane isn’t cheap at 5.5mln, especially as he only scored 7 goals in 100 games for Burnley, I feel he may just be a tad over priced at 5.5mln to be a value pick in FPL terms – Pickford is cheaper at 5.0mln as is Jagielka, while Mason Holgate and Jonjoe Kenny are even cheaper at 4.5mln, one of whom will probably deputise for the injured Seamus Coleman until the Irishman returns.

Thanks for reading New FPL Transfers Everton Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane. This article was written by Cookie


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  1. 19
    Mitro says:

    Morning all!

    Got a couple of teams I like but what do you think to this one?

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  2. 20
    AnttL says:

    Midfield seems to be a tricky part of the team this season, but there are some players with nice price tags.

    Willian – £7m
    Fabregas – £7m
    Ramsey – £7m
    Mata – £7m
    Lallana £7.5m

    But who is the most nailed out of that list?.

  3. 21
    Silvers says:

    Morning all few ???
    Jesus or Lacaz
    Yoshida or Cedric
    Naughton or Rangel is he a starter ???
    KBR or Sane save cash
    Ake or Daniels or is Francis a starter
    Alli or Kane

    Cheers

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    • 21.1
      Smash10 says:

      Can’t decide on Jusus or Lacazette but think I prefer Aguero
      Cedric without doubt
      Under Clement I think Naughton might be preferred but one to keep an eye on
      KDB but I don’t think anyone is safe in that City midfield plus their after Mbappe or Sanchez so expect someone else to come in as well
      Personally I think 5 is too much for a Bournemouth defender. Ain’t Francis the captain I think he plays. Maybe Smith will drop out
      This one is tough Kane is better. However I’d go for Alli because of the price difference. For me there don’t seem that much value in midfield and there are loads of alternatives that are cheaper than Kane if that makes sense

    • 21.2
      straygoat says:

      I think Alli is better overall value than Kane, just about. I’d go Cedric over Yoshida. Not so sure about the others…I have gone for Lacazette over Jesus, just because Jesus is likely to rotate with Aguero at some point.

    • 21.3
      Silvers says:

      Cheers Smash & Straygoat ;)

  4. 22
    dc unite says:

    Morning guys so it’s almost upon us can’t wait thoughts on this please chas?
    Much appreciated DC

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  5. 23
    straygoat says:

    I have rebooted my side given the feedback on here. Would appreciate more thoughts.

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    • 23.1
      Smash10 says:

      I like the majority. You have Mooy and Allen in there though who are most likely going to blank every week

      • straygoat says:

        I just went for them as they are cheap and take set pieces. My other option was to ditch De Bruyne and bring in Pogba to give me 2m to spend on replacing either/both of Allen and Mooy. Not really convinced about many of the midfielders around the 7m mark though.

        • Smash10 says:

          I’m not a massive fan of the mid priced midfielders. You might get away with one of Mooy and Allen but not both. I was probably looking more at Benteke but it’s all early play at the moment

  6. 24
    Neilos says:

    Morning all. Thoughts please.

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    • 24.1
      Smash10 says:

      Gayle and Ritchie is overkill for me though both are decent value and that is too much Spurs.

      • Neilos says:

        Appreciate the feedback smash. I’ve forward planned ahead. The spuds players always perform. I pretty much had them in from the off the last few seasons. The Newcastle thing is a risk however Ritchie is their pen taker and has prem experience. Gayle is a definite risk, scored a brace the other day, but the question is can he do it in the prem? Defence wise all proven. Cedric should do well now and less of a rotation risk now puel has gone. Still in progress…. How is your team coming along? All the best for this season

        • Gayle has a record in the premier and is not a bad one at all. Think he has proven he can score, just a matter of Newcastle being able to create opportunities for him.

        • straygoat says:

          I agree. Eriksen, Alli, and Kane have consistently delivered. But it is a risk, if Spurs have a slow start.

    • 24.2
      Silvers says:

      Nealos Yes agree with Smash here overkill on Spurs & either or Gayle or Ritchie ;)

    • 24.3
      xaoc says:

      No Lukaku can be quite bad if he hits the ground running and especially with those fixtures. Having Foster in, while you have Forster is a bit of an overkill for me. The Saints have great fixtures in the 1st 11 weeks, but do you want to double up on them at the back? You can use the 0.5 from Foster to a cheapie to upgrade your defense – Daniels to an United defender for example.

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