FPL managers are ready to take on another season of the Fantasy Premier League and while all managers would be looking to secure Erling Haaland given the Norwegian’s recording breaking campaign last season, West Ham Winger Jarrod Bowen could prove to be a major differential for managers in the opening Match Days.
The Englishman has showcased brilliant form heading into the preseason for West Ham, scoring 3 goals and bagging 2 assists in pre-season for the Hammers against the likes of Tottenham Hotspurs and Perth Glory.
He Finished Last year’s season on 11 Goals and assists and averaged 85 Minutes per game which avoids any type of bench risk.
The Englishman has been on a fiery run of form, he even scored the winning goal to secure the Uefa Conference Title for West Ham.
Adding him in your squad can prove to be quite beneficial as picks such as Haaland, Salah or Kane may take up too much money from 100 Million budget managers are given before Matchday 1.
Another Major reason to pick Bowen is his selected percentage which is at a mere 5.8% amongst other FPL managers.
This is very low when compared to players in a similar price range such as Phil Foden, James Maddison or Eberechi Eze who have a selected Percentage upwards of 10 meaning Bowen could be a standout pick in that 6.5- 8 Million price range depending on how many Premiums you have in your squad.
Bowen also has a xGi (Highest Expected Goal Involvement) of 15.42 which is highest amongst the players mentioned above.
West Ham face AFC Bournemouth in the first Gameweek, one of the weakest sides in the division and one which gave away 3rd most amount if goals last season in the premier league.
Everything is Indicating towards a Bowen Haul for Game week 1.
Another aspect that makes Bowen alluring is the fact that he could be on Penalties for the Hammers with rumors about Michail Antonio leaving the club in the transfer window.