Value Youth Players from this weekend

Updated: Feb 3

Plenty of young players have flown up this week due to strong performances. Rabbi Matondo being the stand out player rising 64% having started for Schalke and scoring too.


It was also nice to see Alphonso Davies have another good performance and increase 30p as he was my number 1 tip in my 'Under 20's Player Focus #1' blog earlier this month.


I am usually cautious with regards to buying players who have flown up in a short space of time. However, it is likely whilst the bonus is on, many young players who perform very well are likely to continue to increase in price.


Below are some under 23's which have stood out to me this weekend for either scoring or having a strong performance and still could be good value at their current price.


Zaydou Youssouf

1. Zaydou Youssouf

Age: 20

Price: £0.73

Team: St Etienne

Position: Attacking Midfielder (Forward on FI)

Country: France


Pros:

  • Had a strong second half performance against Nimes - PB score of 100 in one half

  • Strong chance of starting St Etienne's next game replacing the suspended Romain Hamouma

  • Game time in the Europa League


Cons:


  • Often a substitute

  • St Etienne have had a very bad start to the season


Ovie Ejaria

2. Ovie Ejaria


Age: 21

Price: £0.74

Team: Reading

Position: Central Midfielder

Country: England


Pros:

  • Very strong performances for Reading - 4th highest WhoScored rating in the Championship

  • Another strong performance against Swansea at the weekend

  • On Loan from Liverpool


Cons:


  • Currently in a non-pb league

  • Reading are a relatively poor Championship team

  • Already had a considerable increase in price over the last 3 months


Curtis Jones

3. Curtis Jones


Age: 18

Price: £1.44 *Highlighted 2 weeks ago at £1.12 - further reasons to buy since

Team: Liverpool

Position: Central Midfielder

Country: England


Pros:

  • Man of the Match performance in Carabao cup against MK Dons last week

  • 2 goals against Arsenal under 23's at the weekend

  • England Youth Player

  • In very good form



Cons:


  • Will be very difficult to break into Liverpool's 1st team this season

  • Increased considerably in price already this month


Samuel Chukwueze

4. Samuel Chukwueze


Age: 20

Price: £1.88

Team: Villarreal

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Country: Nigeria


Pros:

  • Goal and a very strong substitute performance for Villarreal

  • Potential January transfer



Cons:


  • Already at a high price







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