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FPL GW21 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

Despite the current gameweek still being in play a lot of people have their eyes on FPL GW21 already.

This weekend saw the return of Ivan Toney, who will be a popular asset once again, and Brighton’s players are becoming hard to ignore as well.

These are the best players to transfer in for GW21.

Best Players to Transfer In for FPL GW21

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW20 PointsOverall Points
Ivan ToneyBrentfordForward£7.5m24%9109
Kaoru MitomaBrightonMidfielder£5.0m2%646
Evan FergusonBrightonForward£4.5m1%522
Dan BurnNewcastleDefender£4.5m3%981

Ivan Toney

  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 24%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (a), Southampton (H), Arsenal (a)

Toney returned to action against Bournemouth and marked his comeback with a goal, taking his tally to 13 this season.

Four of those have come from the penalty spot. He has scored every effort from 12 yards since he’s been a Premier League player – that’s 26 out of 27 penalties over his career.

He’s currently the 5th highest points scorer in the game with 109 points.

Furthermore, he has the second-highest xG in the league (13.9), taking 45 shots overall (9th most).

Brentford are having a great season, sitting in 8th place, with decent fixtures coming up against two struggling sides in Leeds and Southampton.

Good fixtures and a consistent goalscorer make for a very appealing FPL asset.

Kaoru Mitoma

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 2%
  • Fixtures: Leicester (a), Bournemouth (H), Crystal Palace (a)

Mitoma has taken to life in England very well since becoming a first-team regular at Brighton.

The Japanese international has three goals and three assists in just 660 minutes in this campaign.

Per 90, he’s averaging 0.7 goal-creating actions (9th most) and an xGI of 0.7 as well, which is the 6th highest out of midfielders in the game.

The winger is very direct, averaging 6.6 touches in the opposition penalty area per 90, which ranks him in the 93rd percentile in Europe’s top 5 leagues for his position.

Brighton are in form, winning three of their four matches since the World Cup break and face sides in their next three games who only have one win each in their last 5.

Evan Ferguson

  • Price: £4.5m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixtures: Leicester (a), Bournemouth (H), Crystal Palace (a)

Another Brighton asset shining under Roberto De Zerbi is young striker Evan Ferguson.

The 18-year-old has two goals and two assists in 174 minutes of action, averaging 2.1 attacking returns per 90.

At £4.5m he is one of the cheapest forwards in the game too, so whilst he may only be a budget option for many teams, he is in great form and definitely worth picking up.

Playing up front in a Brighton team scoring plenty of goals (35 – fourth most) could definitely earn him a lot of points in the foreseeable future.

Dan Burn

  • Price: £4.5m
  • Picked by: 3%
  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (a), West Ham (H), Bournemouth (a)

Newcastle have the best defence in the league at this point in time, with the fewest goals conceded (11), the third-lowest xGA (17.4), and are only allowing 10.8 shots per game (5th fewest).

Additionally, they have 11 clean sheets, the most of any team.

Burn himself is a good £4.5m defensive option, regularly picking up clean sheet points.

He’s also 6’6, meaning he’s an aerial threat from set pieces so could get on the scoresheet any week with how good Kieran Trippier’s delivery is.

Most players own Trippier (68%), which is why he’s not on this list, but Burn offers a cheaper alternative or an option if you want to double up on Newcastle’s defence.