West Ham signed Saïd Benrahma £5.9m (fpl price) from Brentford for an estimated fee of £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons last season.
The mid-price fpl midfielder previously had a successful spell at Brentford, for whom he scored 27 goals in 83 appearances.
His competitors in the current Westham United squad are Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.1m fpl price) and Mark Noble (£4.4 fpl price) in a 4 to 5 men Westham United midfield.
But the Algerian superstar is not afraid of competition and in fact currently is a top scorer in fpl among all Westham United players.
The thing is that Saïd Benrahma is a top quality player who can make his way to a bigger club in Europe in the near future. He is creative and has got the strength to deal with the physicality that the Premier League demands.
Saïd Benrahma was Born in Aïn Témouchent, Algeria. He began his career in the youth system of NRB Bethioua.
His last youth team was Colomiers, from there he signed for French club Nice and this is where his top flight football began.
He spent 3 years in Nice reserves team and scored 11 goals in 37 outings before getting promoted to the senior team. But didn’t remain there for too long.
Things started to change for Benrahma at Brentford. 27 goals in 83 appearances were good enough to convince a top flight English Premier league club like West ham United to sign him into their team.
Currently, he is playing his 2nd season in Premier League and West ham United.
A Good player sooner or later leaves his mark
Benrahma belongs to a football crazy nation of Algeria. They are the African nation that regularly features in world cup and all major international tournaments. And beside being football crazy nation they are no short of quality players.
Most Algerian players play in the French league because of the language and scouting system that French clubs have in Algeria but recently many top quality players from Algeria are heading towards the Premier League. Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City and Nabil Bentaleb of Newcastle United are the good examples.
Saïd Benrahma in Fantasy Premier League
In FPL, there are usually a lot of mid-price midfielders that you can trust and get the points out of them. Saïd Benrahma is one of those quality midfielders that are available in a mid-price range.
Last season, he scored 73 points in 1376 minutes in fpl. He was not a guaranteed starter in that debut season but now he is playing 90 minutes regularly.
Talking about his style of play, he is a creative midfield player who can attack but also defend very well. A very hard working midfield player good to have as a team player.
His is not a proven goal scoring but the recent performances are showing that Benrahma has worked on his finishing and is constantly taking shots in every game.
If you are considering to sign him in your fpl team, go ahead, he is in top form.