The Biggest Fantasy Football Transfer Flops of the 2022 – 2023 Season

May 30, 2023

by xfcedi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea)

By Eduard Bănulescu

Football transfers have proven to have a one-in-two success rate. So, naturally, they affect the fantasy football world in just the same manner.

Today we’re looking at some of the transfers which, in turn, resulted in some of the most overhyped and underperforming FootballCoin of the 2022 – 2023 campaign.

Richarlison (Tottenham) – 29 points in FootballCoin

Richarlison’s season wasn’t an entire failure. However, his performances, lack of goal-scoring for Tottenham, and the price tag of £60 million make fantasy football managers want to reconsider holding on to this card for a new season.

Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa) – 246 points in FootballCoin

Philippe Coutinho has gone from a record-setting transfer target to an EPL flop in merely a few years. While injuries have certainly plagued his 22/2023 campaign, it was odd to see the former Liverpool playmaker warming the bench at Aston Villa.

As a 4* card, it’s hard to justify holding on to Coutinho in hopes of a better season next time around.

Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham United) – 201 points in FootballCoin

Gianluca Scamacca looked set to be the next great Premier League striker. The writing seemed to be on the wall. Scamacca had done well in Serie A, earned himself a place in Squadra Azzura, and West Ham desperately needed a striker.

In the end, the forward netted three measly goals for the Hammers and is likely on his way onto the transfer list this summer.

Antony (Manchester United) – 530 points in FootballCoin

Ok, Antony scored some goals and performed a few cute tricks with the ball. But for a player that cost £82 million, whom Erik Ten Haag insisted on getting to Old Trafford, and who should’ve been a replacement for Jadon Sancho, we can call it for what it is. Antony’s transfer so far has been a flop.

Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – 675 points in FootballCoin

Kalidou Koulibaly announced himself as one of the best central defenders in the world while playing for Napoli. This season he departed The Partenopei ahead of their biggest season in decades, and he joined a depressingly poor Chelsea.

There are no bright spots in Chelsea’s season, but Koulibaly was particularly poor throughout.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea) – 112points in FootballCoin

Aubameyang was set to relaunch his Premier League career with his transfer to Chelsea, city rivals of the striker’s former team, Arsenal. Instead, he made few starts for The Blues under either Graham Potter or Frank Lampard and scored one single goal.

It’ll be hard to come back from this and difficult to imagine you’ll be hanging on to this card for one more season.


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