Welcome to FPL – Moise Kean

Moise Kean has taken his talents to the blue side of the Merseyside. The young and talented Italian was bought by Everton for a transfer fee of £27.5m from Juventus.

Kean was eager to join a club that would guarantee a spot in the first team and provide valuable minutes as the lead striker.

Last season at Juventus, Kean was only able to appear in 13 matches in Serie A, but managed to score 6 goals and add 1 assist in 533 mins of actually field time.

A very impressive start to the young mans career has garnished him some positive words from critics and once things became clear that Juventus were ready to move on from Kean, Everton decided to take a chance.

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(above image taken from @brfootball)

Traditionally, Kean is a forward that can play on the left side of the pitch as well, but prefers the central striker role.

His role will be determined by his form early on in the season, but look for Silva to utilize him in the central role with Richarlison and Bernard/Walcott on both wings to support the youngster.

‘Moise is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19 years old. He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions.’ – Marco Silva

Marco Silva has had a difficult time finding a clear number 9 with Calvert-Lewin and Tosun not completely reliable in the role.

The question is, will his youth and inexperience become a major roadblock to his development in the EPL? How will this translate to FPL?

FPL Star or FPL Dud?

Priced at £7.0m in FPL is enticing for managers however, his lack of pre-season at Juventus will be off-putting. He will unlikely to be thrown in from the very start whilst he settles into his new club and builds up his fitness. 

Working around certain budgets in FPL is difficult and many managers will look for bargain forwards to fill out the main squad, while also trying to balance the remainder of the squad, so Kean would fit into this. 

I truly think, should Silva give him game time from the start, Moise Kean could break out and be a fantastic option at his price given Everton’s opening 10 fixtures. 

 

Everton have a great run of fixtures to start the season with Man City being the toughest challenge in GW7. From GW1-GW6 we will have a good idea of what the formation will look like and at what point Kean is to get that striker spot for himself. 

There is no better situation for him to take control of the striker position than what lies in front of him to start the season and at £7.0m, he could certainly be that 2nd striker for our FPL squads. 

My advice would be to adopt a wait and see approach to Kean with a ‘jump on quickly’ policy should he get a start up front, provided he passes the eye test when he’s come on from the bench in previous games. 

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