Copa America FPL Implications – Fantasy Football Tips

Copa America (CA) is a football tournament played by mainly South American countries but also includes a few others like Qatar and Japan. Copa America is played on average every 2 years however this is not exact.

This article will look at players from 10 different premier league teams who are of particular FPL content. This article will cover 11 of the most important players out of the 22 originally entered into the tournament. The tournament runs from the middle of June, beginning on the 15th, and ends on the 7th of July giving players over a month to return to the clubs and complete an almost full preseason before the start of the premier league season. This means that fatigue for these players should not be an issue going into gameweek 1.


Alisson – Brazil topped their group picking up 7 points from their three matches. During this time they kept 3 clean sheets against Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru. Alisson has started all of Brazil’s matches despite having competition from Manchester City goal keeper Ederson. In the quarter finals Brazil went through on penalties winning them 4-3 after extra time ended 0-0. Alisson saved two penalties to send Brazil through. He is priced at £6.0m, but has shown here he is a top quality goalkeeper.

Firmino – Firmino has started all of Brazil’s 4 matches so far in the tournament. He has scored once for them this tournament, but has been heavily involved in a lot of their attacking play. This is a trait we see from him a lot at Liverpool as he is involved but may not return the points. This being said his £9.5m price tag is definitely worth considering as Mane and Salah could take up such a large portion of manager’s budget.

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Richarlison – Richarlison started both of Brazil’s opening 2 matches, but was then dropped to the bench and not used for the remaining two games. He was not involved in any of the goals in his two appearances. His price in FPL is £8.0m and he has shown here that he can be highly inconsistent for points. However, he was originally picked ahead of the likes of Neres (Ajax) and Willian (Chelsea) so there is defiantly talent and attacking threat within him.

Manchester City

Jesus – Jesus has started 2 of Brazil’s 4 matches and been a substitute in the other 2. However, in this time he is yet to score despite starting in their 5-0 win over Peru. The form here hints that he may still not be ready to take over the role of main striker from Aguero yet. He is priced at £9.5m and so should he find form could definitely be worth considering.

Ederson – Ederson has not played a single minute so far in the tournament as he has been an unused substitute behind Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Ederson is also priced at £6.0m in FPL and offers a similar output to Alisson.

Aguero – Argentina finished second in their group having picked up 4 points in the group stage. They then went on to beat Venezuela to reach the Semi Final. Aguero has started 3 out of their four matches and came on as a substitute in the other. He has only scored 1 goal so far this tournament out of Argentina’s 5 goals. However, it is a known fact that Argentina’s players do not perform nearly as well for country as they do for their club so his lack of goals should not worry managers. He is priced at £12.0m in fantasy as the joint second most expensive player.

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Willian – Willian has been used as a substitute in 3 of the 4 matches Brazil have played so far this tournament. He scored once against Peru in their 5-0 win. He is priced at £7.0m in FPL and there is definitely potential at this price as he continues to show his eye for goal.


Rondon – Rondon has played as a loan striker in all 4 of Venezuela’s matches in Copa America as they finished second in the group before getting knocked out in the quarter final by Argentina. Rondon failed to score during these 4 matches showing a loss of form from what he displayed at the end of the season. Rondon is not currently listed in FPL as it is unclear where his future lies and so has returned to West Brom with offers coming from West Ham as well as abroad from Boca Juniors.

Almiron – Almiron has played all four of Paraguay’s matches as they finished third in the group and lost their quarter final match to Brazil. Almiron has not had his name directly on the scoresheet but has been heavily involved in their attack with him showing his pace in some high quality counter attacks. He is priced as a £6.0m midfielder, but with Rondon returning to West Brom and Perez moving to Leicester it is unclear how strong the Newcastle attack will be this season.


Sanchez – Davison Sanchez has started 3 of Colombia’s four matches and was rested in their final group game as they had already qualified. In these 3 matches they kept 3 clean sheets including against Argentina and Chile. Sanchez is priced at £5.5m in FPL, but as we have seen in previous seasons he is not always a certain starter due to their changing formation. If he can cement a place in this team, continuing the form he has shown in Copa America, he could be a very budget friendly option.

Manchester United

Sanchez – Alexis Sanchez has started all four of Chile’s Copa America matches as they are not in the Semi Finals having finished second in their group. He has scored twice in this as well as converting his penalty in the penalty shootout against Colombia. Sanchez is priced at a lowly £7.0m in FPL due to his lack of minutes last season. If he can break back into the Manchester United team, which seems unlikely, with his Copa America form he could be a very valuable asset.

Written by FPL Tipz (@FPLTIPZ)

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