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Top 10 Underpriced Players in FPL 2022/23

With the recent prices released for this season’s FPL, many players are already coming up with draft teams ahead of GW1.

In those price reveals a number of potential bargains caught our eye and these players enable us to ensure quality throughout our teams, whilst allowing us to fit in premiums as well.

Here are the top 10 underpriced players this season.

10. Darwin Nunez – £9.0m

Nunez arrives at Liverpool this summer for a club-record £85 million from Benfica amidst great expectations.

He was the top scorer in the Primeira Liga last season, scoring 26 goals and averaging 1.18 per 90.

The Uruguayan also got 6 in the Champions League, including two strikes against his new employers over two legs.

His large transfer sum suggests he will start plenty of games and if he hits the ground running his price will definitely rise above £9.0m.

9. Pedro Neto – £5.5m

Injury meant he missed a lot of games last term, only playing 466 minutes under Bruno Lage.

However, in the 2020/21 campaign, he managed 5 goals and 8 assists in a lacklustre season for Wolves.

Per 90, Neto managed 0.39 goals and assists, 3.28 shots and 2.5 key passes last season upon returning to the side and has good opening fixtures.

Wolves face only one top-half finisher in their opening 6 matches.

8. Gabriel Martinelli – £6.0m

Martinelli nailed down a place in Mikel Arteta’s top four challenging team last season, scoring 6 times and getting 7 assists too.

His 13 returns in 1,860 minutes meant he was averaging 0.58 per 90, ranking him second in the squad in that area.

However, with the Gunners in the Europa League this season he could be rotated with Emile Smith-Rowe or a new winger, which they are in the market for.

7. Kyle Walker – £5.0m

Manchester City has the best defensive record in the league last season.

The Citizens conceded just 26 times, keeping 21 clean sheets in the process (the joint-most).

Walker personally had two assists too and offers a cheap alternative to Joao Cancelo, maybe even allowing for a City defence double up with both.

6. Anthony Gordon – £5.5m

In Gordon’s breakout 2021/22 season he managed four goals and three assists to help Everton avoid relegation.

The England Under-21 international was an influential figure for the Toffees.

He had the third-highest non-penalty xG + xA (6.7) and shots on target per 90 (0.75) in the team.

With a full season under Lampard, he could score very highly.

5. Edouard Mendy £5.0m

Mendy is just £5.0m this season, providing great value for a Champions League starting ‘keeper.

Chelsea kept 16 clean sheets last campaign (the third most), with the Senegal international conceding only 0.91 per 90.

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He kept the opposition out in 41% of his matches (fourth-most), also saving 73% of shots faced.

It’s also worth considering a Chelsea double-up in defence with one of our next picks.

4. Ben Chilwell – £6.0m

Chilwell is another who saw his season cut short by injury, managing just 7 appearances.

But in those 7 outings, he averaged the most points per match from an FPL perspective (7.9).

The wing-back managed three goals and an assist, as well as being part of a solid Chelsea defence.

Per 90 he ranks in the 99th percentile out of other full-backs for non-penalty goals, non-penalty xG and shots in Europe’s top 5 leagues during the past year.

3. Reece James – £6.0m

A testament to Chelsea’s wing-backs is that both of their first choices are on this list.

James enjoyed a productive campaign, scoring 5 and assisting 9 goals, the same number of returns as Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.

Whilst he equals them for output James has done it in considerably fewer minutes (1,864) compared to TAA (2853) and Robertson (2537).

Per 90 he has the third-most assists in the league (0.43) and the 5th highest xA (0.28), as well as 3.81 shot-creating actions and 0.53 goal-creating actions.

Despite his impressive stats he only scored 91 points due to his injuries and being rested for Champions League matches.

He should surpass that tally easily this season providing he stays fit.

2. Ivan Perisic – £5.5m

£5.5m for a defender that essentially plays as a winger for a Champions League quality team is a steal.

Last season for Inter he recorded 8 goals and 6 assists, including the third-highest xA in Serie A (8).

Also, he ranked second for crosses (147) and 6th for carries into the box (43).

However, one slight caveat is that whilst playing under Conte at Inter during the 2020/21 season he only averaged 56 minutes per appearance, but 75 minutes per start.

1. Luis Diaz – £8.0m

Possibly the most underpriced player in FPL this season is Luis Diaz at £8.0m.

Liverpool’s Colombian winger is now their main left winger since Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich.

After his January move from Porto he registered four goals and three assists, averaging 0.66 returns per 90.

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He was also taking 3.57 shots whilst providing 4.6 shot-creating actions and 0.38 goal-creating actions per 90.

His colleague Mohamed Salah will be one of the most owned players in the game, but if you wanted to double up on their attack Diaz is a great option.