Out of Favour Players Under £1

Updated: Feb 3

Following on from my last post, below are some players which are currently out of favour, but, could increase in price in the future once regularly playing for the below reasons:


Vincenzo Grifo

Vincenzo Grifo

Team: SC Freiburg

Country: Italy

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: No

Position: Midfielder (Attacking)

Age: 26

Price: £0.89


Vincenzo Grifo has made 6 Substitute appearances for SC Freiburg this season and is yet to start a game.


Pros:

  • Attacking midfielder - has the player characteristics which suit the PB matrix

  • SC Freiburg are currently 3rd in Bundesliga

  • Italy International - could feature at EURO 2020

  • Capable of high PB scores - hit a 269 PB score for Italy on 15/10/2019 (Only full game played under the new PB matrix)

Cons:

  • High price for a non-starter

Xaver Schlager


Xaver Schlager

Team: Wolfsburg

Country: Austria

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Age: 22

Price: £0.98


Xaver Schlager has been injured (Ankle Injury) since 13/09/2019 and is expected to return 6th December


Pros:

  • Austria International - likely to feature at EURO 2020

  • Wolfsburg are currently 4th in Bundesliga

  • Wolfsburg are currently 1st in their Europa League group - likely to go through

  • Young

Cons:

  • Relatively unknown PB scores as recently transferred from a non-pb league

Nabil Bentaleb

Nabil Bentaleb

Team: Schalke

Country: Algeria

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: No

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Age: 24

Price: £0.33


Nabil Bentaleb is currently out injured with a torn meniscus and his return date is unknown


Pros:

  • Low price

  • Scored a total of 8 games in 34 games from Midfield for Schalke last season

Cons:

  • Has not started a game since March 2019 (Was left out a lot in the second half of the 2019-2020 due to disciplinary reasons)

  • Unknown return date


Arne Maier

Arne Maier

Team: Hertha Berlin

Country: Germany

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: No

Position: Midfielder (Defensive)

Age: 20

Price: £0.82


Arne Maier has been injured (Media Collateral Ligament Injury) since 06/04/2019 and is expected to return 5th November


Pros:

  • Young

  • Returns from injury very shortly

  • Germany Youth International


Cons:

  • Low peak PB score of 129


Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie

Team: Newcastle United

Country: Scotland

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: No

Position: Midfielder (Left winger / Left wing back)

Age: 30

Price: £0.33


Matt Ritchie has been injured (Ankle / foot injury) since 25/08/2019 and is expected to return 02/11/2019


Pros:

  • 8 assists last season

  • Low price

  • Returns from injury very shortly

Cons:

  • Relatively old

  • Struggles to hit very high peak PB scores


Oscar Melendo


Oscar Melendo

Team: Espanyol

Country: Spain

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Midfielder (Right winger)

Age: 22

Price: £0.51


Oscar Melendo has struggled in La Liga so far this season - Espanyol have made a very bad start and are currently 19th


Pros:

  • Young

  • Espanyol are currently currently 1st in their Europa League group - likely to go through

  • Provided 5 assists last season in La Liga and 2 in 4 Europa League qualifying games this season

Cons:

  • Low peak PB score of 116


Munas Dabbur

Munas Dabbur

Team: Sevilla

Country: Israel

EURO 2020: No

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Forward

Age: 27

Price: £0.68


Munas Dabbur is yet to be in the squad for any of Sevilla's La Liga games


Pros:

  • Very strong goal-scoring record - 20 goals in 29 games for RB Leipzig in the 2018-2019 season

  • Sevilla are currently currently 1st in their Europa League group - likely to go through

  • Dabbur hit a strong PB score of 158 without a goal or assist in the Europa League on 24/10/2019 (First start for Sevilla)

  • Israel International - possible G&A from last two Euro Qualifying games

Cons:

  • Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla mangaer) is currently leaving Dabbur out of the squad and is likely to try and sell Dabbur

  • Possibility of a transfer back to a non-pb league

  • Risen in price since his recent start for Sevilla

Thilo Kehrer

Thilo Kehrer

Team: Paris-Saint Germain

Country: Germany

EURO 2020: Yes

European Tournament: Yes

Position: Defender (Center back)

Age: 23

Price: £0.64


Thilo Kehrer has been out injured (Foot injury) since 11/08/2019 and his return date is unknown


Pros:

  • PSG dominate Ligue 1 and are currently 1st

  • PSG are currently 1st in their Champions League group - likely to go through

  • Kehrer is relatively young

  • Kehrer has a PB average of 80 and a peak PB score of 210 under the old PB matrix

Cons:

  • Limited ceiling as a center back

  • May struggle for game time - competing with Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Diallo and Marquinhos


Arber Zeneli


Arber Zeneli

Team: Stade De Reims

Country: Kosovo

EURO 2020: Unlikely (Kosovo currently 3rd)

European Tournament: No

Position: Midfielder (Attacking / Left winger)

Age: 24

Price: £0.60


Arber Zeneli has been injured (Cruciate ligament injury) since 07/06/2019 and is expected to return 1st March


Pros:

  • New signing for Stade De Reims - 3 goals and 3 assists in 15 games in Ligue 1 last season

  • 3 goals and 9 assists in 17 games for SC Heerenveen in Eredivisie last season

  • Attacking midfielder / winger - has the player characteristics to suit the PB matrix

  • Stade De Reims have made a strong start to the season and are currently 4th in Ligue 1

Cons:

  • Injury means he will be out until March - money could be used better in that time




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