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Premier League New Signings: Part 4

The Premier League New Signings are coming thick and fast, so we’re here to analyze the prospects of all the major transfers.  We use a five-star rating model to rank the new signings; use these hints and tips to help get your Fantasy EPL draft season off to a flyer!

Read below for the potential impact these players could have on your Draft League.  It’s imperative that you know who the new signings are ahead of the upcoming drafts, and what kind of impact they could have on the Premier League!


The Premier League New Signings covered here occurred between 15th July and 29th July.

Part 1 of our Premier League New Signings features those that occurred between 18th May and 15th June.

Next up Part 2 of our Premier League New Signings features those that occurred between 16th June and 1st July.

Part 3 of our Premier League New Signings features those that occurred between 2nd July and 14th July.


Premier League New Signings 19/20

We outline each Premier League new signing individually, providing our views on how they will perform this season and a star rating given based on their upcoming prospects!


We’ve ranked the prospects based on a star rating, from 1 to 5:

⭐️ = Steer clear

⭐️⭐️ = Wait and see

⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Could be worth a punt

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Great prospect

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = The Premier League signing you’ve been waiting for!


Fabian Delph

Position:  Central Midfield


Signed FromManchester City

Prospects:  Delph has moved on from Manchester City, after an up and down period at the club.  Over the past few years, the Englishman has been in and out of the team.  In and out of favor.  We’re glad he’s moved on, and Everton has acquired a good professional with plenty of experience.  The Leeds academy graduate has played in the EPL for 10 seasons, and has 20 caps for England.  Delph has recently been playing at left-back for Manchester City, but he’s been signed by Silva as a central midfielder!

Verdict:  We’re unsure on the playing time Delph will actually receive.  Silva has stated that Delph and Gomes are too similar to play in the same side!  However, with Idrissa Gueye on the verge of leaving the club to join PSG, Delph may start the season in the starting XI.  All of this depends on if a replacement for Gueye can be found before the transfer window shuts on 8th August.  Nevertheless, Delph is someone that you should keep an eye on over the first few weeks of the season.  Don’t draft him, but keep an eye out for him!

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️


Sam Byram

Position:  Right Back

TeamNorwich City

Signed FromWest Ham United

Prospects:  Sam Byram has been brought in by Norwich for a minimal fee of around £1 million.  A pretty good deal for a player with Byram’s potential.  The right back has had an injury spell at West Ham but was very well regarded before his move to the Premier League from Leeds United.  In three years with The Hammers, Byram managed only 27 league appearances.

Verdict: Byran has performed well during Norwich’s pre-season games, but he’ll play second fiddle to Max Aarons.  Aarons is one of the Canaries’ best players, and will undoubtedly start the season first choice.  The most likely scenario is that Aarons will leave Norwich next summer for an established Premier League side.  This will leave Byram to take on the first choice right back spot!  So one to keep an eye on for next season, Chaps!

Rating:  ⭐️


Bjorn Engels

Position:  Centre Back

Team: Aston Villa

Signed From: Reims

Prospects:  Aston Villa’s summer spending spree continues, as they’ve now brought in little know Belgian defender Bjorn Engels.  The 24-year-old center back spent last season at Reims, playing 33 games and scoring 1 goal.  Engels does have caps for the Belgian youth sides, but we don’t think he’s good enough to command a regular starting slot for The Villains.  With Mings, Chester, Konsa, and Hause for competition, he’s going to struggle for playing time.

Verdict:  We don’t think Engels will see much playing time this season, to be honest.  He’s surely going to be fairly down the pecking order at Villa.  Wait and see on this one… Engels will surely go undrafted in most leagues, so you can weigh up his prospects as the season goes by.

Rating:  ⭐️


Ravel Morrison

Position:  Central Midfield

Team: Sheffield United

Signed From: Ostersund

Prospects:  Ravel Morrison was once one of the hottest prospects in Manchester United’s youth academy.  Fast forward 10 years and Morrison has made a total of 100 league appearances for nine different clubs.  In recent years the 26-year-old Englishman has been playing for Atlas in Mexico, and Ostersund in Sweden.  Morrison’s career has been heavily disrupted by attitude issues, and ultimately so far its been a  story of wasted talent.  Chris Wilder has brought him back to English football, in a bid to add a bit of a wildcard to Sheffield United’s attacking play.

Verdict:  This is certainly a ‘wait and see’ kind of situation.  This Premier League New Signing is certainly one to keep an eye on whilst he settles into his new surroundings.  If Morrison can finally curb the attitude problems, he could be an asset to The Blades’ bid to stay in the Premier League.  Do not draft Morrison… but keep an eye out for him!

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️


Sebastian Haller

Position:  Forward

TeamWest Ham United

Signed From: Eintracht Frankfurt

Prospects:  West Ham moved quickly to sign French striker Sebastian Haller, after Arnautovic finally made his move over to China.  The Hammers had been heavily linked with Celta’s Maxi Gomez, but he was snapped up by Spanish rivals Valencia.  Therefore, Haller was brought in for a club record fee of £45 million.  Last season the big striker bagged 14 goals in 27 league appearances and is very well regarded in the footballing world.  The 25-year-old striker also has a great record whilst playing for the French under 21 side up until a few years ago.  Haller scored 13 goals in 20 appearances for Les Espoirs.  Haller will be the main goal scoring threat for a West Ham side who will be pushing for a Top 10 finish this season.

Verdict:  We’re pretty high on Haller.  He’s got a good track record and will be West Ham’s main threat this season.  The Frenchman will have the likes of Anderson, Lanzini, Fornals, Antonio, and Yarmolenko in support; they should provide plenty of chances for Haller to tuck away.  We’re looking at him as a third or fourth-round pick, depending on the size of the league.  You shouldn’t go far wrong with bringing in Haller during the early round of your draft!  A Premier League New Signing you should be looking at.  Haller could do very well in Fantasy EPL this season.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Lys Mousset

Position:  Forward

TeamSheffield United

Signed From: Bournemouth

Prospects:  Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Sheffield United, after signing for the Premier League new boys in a club record fee.  The 23-year-old Frenchman cost The Blades £10 million, and should partner Billy Sharp up front.  Mousset made 58 league appearances for Bournemouth, scoring 3 goals.  The vast majority of these appearances came from the bench, it must be said.  The young forward was a talented youth player; hopefully he’ll be able to get his career back on track at Sheffield United!

Verdict:  Mousset should be a guaranteed starter for Sheffield United, so his prospects are decent solely because of that!  The Frenchman is worth keeping an eye on during the first few weeks of the season.  If he can perform at the level The Blades think he can, he could be a decent reserve forward in Fantrax squads.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️



Position:  Forward

Team:  Newcastle

Signed From:  Hoffenheim

Prospects:  Newcastle has splashed the cash on Joelinton, bringing in the Brazilian forward for around £40 million.  This has smashed the Newcastle transfer record by some margin!!  The big striker’s recent record isn’t that great, so we’re a bit unsure of why he cost The Magpies so much.  7 goals in 26 league appearances last season for Hoffenheim.  Joelinton is only 22 years old and has potential though.  The Newcastle man is guaranteed to play every game, so could do well if he’s given good service!

Verdict:  As we’ve said, we’re a bit unsure on Joelinton based on his recent goal-scoring record.  He’s guaranteed to play every game and will be the focus of Newcastle’s attack.  Not an amazing prospect for Fantasy EPL this season, but certainly a player to draft towards the mid to end of the draft.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️



Position:  Left Wing

Team: Aston Villa

Signed From:  Kasimpasa

Prospects:  Young Egyptian winger Trezeguet has been signed from Turkish side Kasimpasa in a deal of around £8 million.  Trezeguet has had a decent couple of seasons with the Turkish outfit, as he’s scored 22 goals over the last two seasons.  The pacey winger will add a different dimension to Villa’s attacking play, as they were generally lacking a bit of pace in the forward areas.

Verdict:  It remains to be seen what kind of impact Trezeguet will have at Villa.  He’s unproven at this level, and he will have an enormous amount of competition for a place in the starting eleven.  The Villains have brought in an insane number of players after their promotion to the Premier League.  It’s tough to work out who will eventually settle in Dean Smith’s best XI.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️


Jordan Ayew

Position:  Striker

TeamCrystal Palace

Signed From:  Swansea

Prospects:  Ayew has made his move to Crystal Palace a permanent one, after a disappointing loan spell last season.  The Ghanaian managed one goal in 20 appearances for the Eagles.  Not exactly the type of form to secure a permanent transfer, but Palace needed bodies if we’re being honest.  He only cost them £2.5 million, and he does have talent.  Ayew scored 7 goals for Swansea during the 17/18 campaign.  He’s not particularly suited to Hodgson’s style though.

Verdict:  As you may have gathered, we’re not too keen on Ayew!  The new Palace forward will be a backup player this season.  His game time will be limited to substitute appearances and League Cup action!!  We wouldn’t recommend Ayew at all.  He’s not shown anywhere near enough form to earn a slot in draft squads on Fantrax!

Rating:  ⭐️


Dani Ceballos

Position:  Central Midfielder

TeamArsenal (Loan)

Signed From:  Real Madrid

Prospects:  Ceballos is a talented footballer who signed for Real Madrid in 2017.  After making 35 league appearances for the Spanish giants, they have let him join Arsenal on a season-long loan deal.  The Gunners have brought him in as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.  Ceballos has 6 caps for Spain, and on the whole, is an exciting young player.  His development has stuttered a little whilst at Madrid due to a lack of consistent playing time.  Hopefully, the central midfielder will be able to recapture the form that brought him to the attention of Madrid back in 2017!

Verdict:  Certainly one to take a punt on.  We’re not exactly sure how Arsenal will line up this season now that Pepe has joined alongside Ceballos.  The Spaniard is likely to work his way into the starting eleven though and could perform well.  If Ceballos turns out to be Arsenal’s creative force in midfield, he could score very well for key passes and chances created!  Take a punt on him during the mid-rounds of your draft.  Ceballos is a very interesting Premier League signing.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️


Douglas Luiz

Position:  Central Midfield

Team: Aston Villa

Signed From: Manchester City

Prospects:  The young Brazilian midfielder has been brought in by Villa from Premier League rivals Manchester City.  Douglas Luiz has cost the Birmingham based club around £15 million after he failed to make an impact at the Premier League Champions.  Douglas has spent the last two seasons playing in Spain for Girona, making 46 appearances during this time.  Manchester City has deemed him surplus to requirements, but they have installed a buy-back clause into his Villa contract.  Hopefully this is a sign that they still believe he has what it takes to perform in the Premier League.

Verdict:  For now, its certainly a wait and see exercise.  Much like Villa’s other new signings, on the whole, we’re not sure who will establish themselves in the starting eleven.  Wait and see if Douglas makes an impression before signing him up!

Rating:  ⭐️


William Saliba

Position:  Centre Back

TeamArsenal (Loaned back to St Etienne)

Signed From:  St Etienne

Prospects:  Arsenal have signed Saliba, but loaned him immediately back to St Etienne.  The young French defender has lots of potential, and this is a good move from Arsenal.  One to keep an eye on for next season.  Hopefully Saliba will be able to turn the tide on Arsenal’s poor defensive record!

Verdict:  N/A

Rating:  N/A


Dean Henderson

Position:  Goalkeeper

Team: Sheffield United (Loan)

Signed From:  Manchester United

Prospects:  Henderson spent last season on loan at the Championship runners up and played incredibly well.  The goalkeeper was one of the reason’s the Sheffield based side won promotion!  Henderson played in all 46 games and won the Sky Bet Championship Golden Glove award.  The 22-year-old looks to have a bright future, and we’re glad to see him return to Sheffield United.  Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will be delighted to have him back.  The move benefits Manchester United too, as they will get to see how well he copes with life in the Premier League!

Verdict:  Henderson is a good goalkeeper, and will see plenty of action playing for the worst side in the Premier League.  The youngster will probably not keep many clean sheets, but he should score decent points from making saves!!  Henderson could be a decent option for the odd gameweek.  If you will be streaming your goalkeepers this season, Henderson could come in handy at certain times!

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️


Ben Osborn

Position:  Left Midfield

Team: Sheffield United

Signed From:  Nottingham Forest

Prospects:  Osborn is a 25-year-old left midfielder signed from Nottingham Forest.  The midfielder has been a mainstay in the Forest side for the last five seasons, making 212 league appearances for the club.  That’s an impressive tally for a 25-year-old player!  Osborn has managed just 15 goals in this period and is a fairly defensive-minded player.  Considering the fee of around £3 million, and the fact that Stevens is the established left wing back, we’re not expecting much from Osborn.

Verdict:  Osborn looks set to play second fiddle to the more established Stevens.  He may come in useful for the Sheffield based side, but he doesn’t look to be guaranteed much game time.  This is certainly a signing that you can largely ignore!!  The Blades needed bodies, and he’s likely to be a decent backup option to Stevens.

Rating:  ⭐️


Jesus Vallejo

Position: Centre Back

TeamWolves (Loan)

Signed From:  Real Madrid

Prospects:  Wolves have signed highly-rated young centre back Jesus Vallejo on loan from Real Madrid.  The Spaniard has 22 caps for the under 21 side and played 12 league games for the Madrid based side over the last two seasons.  Vallejo is obviously a talented footballer if he’s on the books of Real Madrid!  An interesting signing, but he may have to wait for his chance in the first team after Wolves’ performances last season.

Verdict:  Vellejo will perhaps start the season on the bench, with Ryan Bennett remaining in the side after performing well last season.  Within a month of so, we would expect him to have established himself in the best XI, however.  Ryan Bennett was signed on a free transfer after being released by Norwich.  Vallejo has been signed on loan from one of the biggest clubs in the world.  No offense Norwich, but you can’t really compare the caliber of player here.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️


Phillip Billing

Position:  Central Midfield

Team: Bournemouth

Signed From:  Huddersfield Town

Prospects:  Philip Billing has joined Bournemouth for £15 million, after making 81 league appearances for Huddersfield.  The young Danish midfielder performed well over the last two seasons in the Premier League, although he did fall out of favor towards the end of last season.  Billing is a talented central midfielder, and we’re not surprised to see a Premier League side snap him up.  We’re also not surprised that Eddie Howe has brought in another young, talented footballer.  Bournemouth really is building for the future, as they continually bring in the best young players from the Championship.  Lloyd Kelly and Jack Stacey have joined in this transfer window and the likes of David Brooks and Chris Mepham in previous windows.

Verdict:  Billing has the potential to do well at Bournemouth.  The midfielder usually scores well on Togga scoring, and we would expect him to establish himself in The Cherries’ starting lineup.  Billing could be an ideal combative midfielder this season.  The step up to a better Premier League side should see him better his average points per game from the last two seasons.  We would draft Billing towards the end of the draft.

Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️


Transfers Out

These Chaps have left the Premier League this summer:

Kieran Trippier – Tottenham to Atletico Madrid

Anthony Knockaert – Brighton to Fulham (Loan)

Ethan Ampadu – Chelsea to RB Leipzig (Loan)

Christian Walton – Brighton to Blackburn (Loan)

Vincent Janssen – Tottenham to Monterrey

Jake Clarke-Salter – Chelsea to Birmingham (Loan)

Matt Miazga – Chelsea to Reading (Loan)

Pedro Obiang – West Ham to Sassuolo

Ademola Lookman – Everton to RB Leipzig

James Husband – Norwich to Blackpool (Loan)

Marc Pugh – Bournemouth to QPR

Jordan Hugill – West Ham to QPR (Loan)

Percy Tau – Brighton to Club Brugge (Loan)


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