Brentford confirmed the signing of Denmark international midfield player Christian Eriksen at the start of the week. The 29-year-old signed until the end of the season and he can now be added to the squad of Fantasy Premier League managers. Experts have been assessing what he will bring to those that put him in.
Christian was one of many players added to FPL in the past few weeks. In a piece here, The Scout - who writes about Fantasy Premier League for the Premier League - has looked at some of them. Christian was one he talked about.
"The set-piece threat of Eriksen can be a major weapon for Brentford over the remainder of 2021/22," writes The Scout. "Eriksen was among the most reliable midfielders in Fantasy during his time at Tottenham Hotspur and returned 161+ points in each of his five seasons as a regular from 2014/15 to 2018/19. Eriksen’s totals of 43 goals and 62 assists in that period underlines his all-round style of play.
"He will offer major potential from set-pieces. Thomas Frank's side have been among the most threatening from these situations this season. They have recorded 97 shots from such situations, joint-third along with Chelsea.
"Eriksen was a huge threat on set-pieces for Spurs. He was the No 1 player in Fantasy for shots from direct free-kicks in four of his five seasons as a regular for the north London side. Eriksen also placed among the top six players for chances created from set-pieces in three of those campaigns."
Fantasy Premier League enables you to create and join up to 20 private leagues with friends. You can play in classic leagues, with total points deciding the rankings, or take part in head-to-head leagues, where managers duel each Gameweek, earning three points for a win and one for a draw. There is lots more FPL information on the Premier League website here.