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Our Top Rookies for the Upcoming Season

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

It has already been a busy window and there's still time for more Premier League newbies to show up. Here is who we have identified as likely successes in their debut season.

Ivan Perisic £5.5

The Croatian signed for Tottenham early in the summer on a free transfer from Inter Milan. He is once again reunited with Antonio Conte, the man responsible for turning him from a winger into a fantastic goal scoring wing back during their time together at Inter. Perisic managed 8 goals and 7 assists from the Left Wing Back position in 35 games for Inter last season. These are fantastic numbers for a wing back and if he can get close to those kinds of numbers in the Premier League this season, coupled with Tottenham's strong defence and thus potential for clean sheets, then he will be great value at just £5.5 million. There is the potential for rotation with the young Ryan Sessegnon however, so this is a risk to take into account as Tottenham have a lot of games to play this season. You have to think that with his experience, he has to be the first choice for Champions League games. This leaves the Premiership games, especially against "lesser" opposition, as likely starts for Sessegnon who gave a good account of himself towards the end of last season. Tottenham's other left back - Sergio Reguilon - seems likely to be on his way out of the club in this transfer window, but time will tell on this.

Erling Haaland £11.5

The biggest transfer of the summer without a doubt. Haarland hit 29 goals in 30 games for Dortmund last season, not to mention 8 assists as well. Although this season is his first in the Premiership, he has scored goals at an alarming rate in both the German and Austrian leagues as well as Internationally with his native Norway. The Premier League is a notoriously tough league and lots of strikers have banged in goals consistently across the other European leagues only to flounder in the Prem, but with his size, strength and style you have to think Erling will do well in this league. His service in such a formidable Manchester City team will be spot on too, with Kevin De Bruyne in

particular likely to deliver more assists from his arrival.

Rasmus Kristensen £5.0

A former team mate of Erling Haarland at RB Salzburg and fellow Premier League debutant is the marauding right back Rasmus Kristensen. Bought by Leeds this summer for around £10 million, he scored 10 goals and made 8 assists in 48 appearances for the Austrian Bundesliga Champions last season. These are great numbers and up there with Perisic, although in a much lesser league. Leeds can be hit or miss and narrowly avoided relegation last season. They have strengthened this summer with signings like Kristensen, but lost their 2 best players in Phillips and Raphinha also so it remains to be seen how they will perform this season. If Kristensen can hit the ground running and chip in with even half of the goals and assists as he did last season, then he is worth a gamble for FPL managers this season looking for a differential defender with the protentional for strong attacking returns.

Darwin Nunez £9.0

Liverpool's big signing of the summer destroyed the Portuguese Liga Nos in the 21/22 season, scoring 37 goals and 4 assists in 47 matches across all competitions.

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