Tactics Journal

by Kyle Boas

Analyzing football tactics

Watchlist

last updated: 25 April 2024

Here is my watchlist of players who I think are undervalued. They are listed in order by position, split into three age groups. For each player I have included both a link to their FBref page and a video compilation from YouTube.

Some players are "out of position," or rather, in the position I believe they are best suited to play. Many can play multiple positions.

Center-Forwards

U21

Name Team   Added
Youssoufa Moukoko Dortmund 4/23/23
Evan Ferguson Brighton 4/23/23
Vitor Roque Athletico Paranaense 6/27/23
Benjamin Šeško Red Bull Salzburg 4/23/23
John Kennedy Fluminense 8/31/23
Cameron Archer Aston Villa 6/28/23
Divin Mubama West Ham 4/23/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Loïs Openda RB Leipzig 4/23/23
Anastasios Douvikas FC Utrecht 4/23/23
Nicolas Jackson Chelsea 4/23/23
Gift Orban Gent 4/23/23
Carlos Alcaraz Southampton 4/23/23
Ricardo Pepi Groningen 4/23/23
Folarin Balogun Arsenal 6/18/23
Jonathan David Lille 4/23/23
Sydney van Hooijdonk Heerenveen 4/23/23
Abel Ruiz Braga 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Ivan Toney Brentford 4/23/23
Terem Moffi Nice 4/23/23
Patson Daka Leicester City 4/23/23
Valentín Castellanos Girona 4/23/23

Left-Wing

U21

Name Team   Added
Alejandro Garnacho Manchester United 4/23/23
Wilfried Gnonto Leeds United 4/23/23
Carlos Borges Manchester City 4/23/23
Joel Ndala Manchester City 4/23/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Jacob Ramsey Aston Villa   4/23/23
Igor Paixão Feyenoord 4/23/23
Luis Sinisterra Bournemouth 4/23/23
Dani Olmo RB Leipzig 4/23/23
Anass Zaroury Burnley 4/23/23
Morgan Gibbs-White Nottingham Forrest 4/23/23
Kamaldeen Sulemana Southampton 4/23/23
Romaine Mundle Tottenham   4/23/23
Tiago Gouveia Estriol 4/23/23
Dwight McNeil Everton 4/23/23
Jack Clarke Sunderland 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Karou Mitoma Brighton 4/23/23
Federico Chiesa Juventus 6/25/23
Harvey Barnes Leicester City 4/23/23

Right-Wing

U21

Name Team   Added
Adedire Mebude Manchester City 4/23/23
Omari Hutchinson Chelsea 4/23/23
Facundo Buonanotte Brighton 4/23/23
Ben Doak Liverpool 4/23/23
Kendry Paéz Chelsea 7/19/23
Jude Sunday Trenčín 7/26/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Moussa Diaby Leverkusen 4/23/23
Karim Adeyemi Dortmund 4/23/23
Crysencio Summerville Leeds United 4/23/23
Neco Williams Athletic Club 4/23/23
Michael Olise Crystal Palace 4/23/23
Noni Madueke Chelsea 4/23/23
Nathan Tella Burnley 4/23/23
Brennan Johnson Nottignham Forrest 4/23/23
Yeremi Pino Villarreal 4/23/23
Reiss Nelson Arsenal 4/23/23
Dango Ouattara Bournemouth 4/23/23
Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal 4/23/23
Mouhamadou Diarra Strasbourg 4/23/23
Timothy Weah Lille 6/18/23
Saumuel Edozie Southampton 4/23/23
Tetê Leicester City 4/23/23
Yuito Suzuki Brøndby IF 4/29/24

Senior

Name Team   Added
Dejan Kulusevski Tottenham 4/23/23
Marco Asensio PSG 7/21/23
Brahim Diaz Real Madrid 4/23/23

Center-Midfield

U21

Name Team   Added
Lamine Yamal Barcelona 6/6/23
Oscar Bobb Manchester City 4/23/23
Julio Enciso Brighton 4/23/23
Rayan Cherki Lyon 6/25/23
Andrey Santos Chelsea 4/23/23
Lewis Hall Chelsea 4/23/23
Carney Chukwuemeka Chelsea 4/23/23
James McAtee Manchester City 4/23/23
Ilias Akhomach Barcelona 4/23/23
Andreas Schjelderup Benfica 4/23/23
Charlie Patino Arsenal 4/23/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Jamal Musiala Bayern Munich 4/23/23
Nicolo Fagioli Juventus 4/23/23
Dominik Szoboszlai RB Leipzig 4/23/23
Gabriel Veiga Celta Vigo 4/23/23
Enzo Le Fée Lorient 4/23/23
Johan Bakayoko PSV 4/23/23
Boubacar Kamara Aston Villa   4/23/23
Patrick Wimmer Wolfsburg 4/23/23
Amad Diallo Sunderland 4/23/23
Tom Krauss RB Leipzig 4/23/23
Bradley Barcola Lyon 4/23/23
Sebastian Szymański Feyenoord 4/23/23
Brenden Aaronson Leeds 4/23/23
Amadou Onana Everton 4/23/23
Santiago Giménez Feyenoord 4/23/23
Alex Robertson Manchester City 4/23/23
Yasin Ayari Brighton 4/23/23
Elliot Anderson Newcastle United 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Tijjani Reijnders AZ Alkmaar 6/28/23
Azzedine Ounahi Marseille 4/23/23
Nicolò Barella Inter   1/8/24
Youri Tielemans Aston Villa 4/23/23
João Mário Benfica 4/23/23
Eberechi Eze Crystal Palace 4/23/23
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall Leicester City 4/23/23
Junior Firpo Leeds United 6/7/23

Holding Midfielder

U21

Name Team   Added
Romeo Lavia Southampton 4/23/23
Angel Gomes Lille 7/8/23
Adam Wharton Crystal Palace 4/15/24

U23

Name Team   Added
Aurélien Tchouaméni Real Madrid 6/28/23
Federico Redondo Argentinos Juniors 4/23/23
Salis Abdul Samed Lens 8/17/23
Nico González Valenica 4/23/23
Billy Gilmour Brighton 1/8/23
Jordan Teze PSV 4/23/23
James Garner Everton 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Olivier Boscagli PSV 1/17/23
Manuel Locatelli Juventus   1/17/24
Djibril Sow Sevilla 8/18/23
Treovh Chalobah Chelsea 12/23/23
João Palhinha Fulham 4/23/23
Mikel Marino Real Sociedad 8/18/23
Martín Zubimendi Real Sociedad 6/23/23

Left-Back

U21

Name Team   Added
Valentín Barco Boca Juniors 4/23/23
Lewis Hall Chelsea 7/30/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Khephren Thuram Nice 4/23/23
Antonee Robinson Fulham 4/23/23
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Southampton 4/23/23
Melvin Bard Nice   4/23/23
Victor Kristiansen Leicester 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Kostas Tsimikas Liverpool 4/23/23

Right-Back

U21

Name Team   Added
Arnau Martinez Girona 4/23/23
Malo Gusto Lyon 4/23/23
Iván Fresneda Valladolid 4/23/23
Yan Couto Girona 5/9/24

U23

Name Team   Added
Vanderson Monaco 4/23/23
Luiz Henrique Real Betis 4/23/23
Kyle Walker-Peters Southampton 4/23/23
Nathan Patterson Everton 4/23/23
Liam van Gelderen FC Groningen   4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Aaron Wan-Bissaka Manchester United 4/23/23
Thilo Kehrer West Ham 4/23/23
Timothy Castagne Leicester 4/23/23

Left Center-Back

U21

Name Team   Added
Mika Màrmol FC Andorra 12/23/23
Jorrel Hato Ajax 12/14/23

U23

Name Team   Added
Levi Colwill Brighton 4/23/23
Benoît Badiashile Chelsea 4/23/23
Marc Guéhi Crystal Palace 4/23/23
Brian Plat FC Volendam 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Aymeric Laporte Man City 6/25/23
Declan Rice Arsenal 4/23/23
Igor Brighton 12/28/23
Gonçalo Inácio Sporting CP 6/24/23
Nayef Aguerd West Ham 4/23/23

Center Center-Back

U21

Name Team   Added
Vinicius Souza Espanoyl 4/23/23
Mees Hilgers FC Twente 4/23/23
Eric Martel 1. FC Koln   4/23/23
Zach Awe Southampton 7/28/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Ezri Konsa Aston Villa 7/27/23

Right Center-Back

U21

Name Team   Added
Ousmane Diomande Sporting CP 7/30/23
Shea Charles Southampton 4/23/23
Bashir Humphreys Chelsea 4/23/23
Álvaro Carrillo Real Madrid 5/25/24

U23

Name Team   Added
Nathan Collins Brentford 7/18/23
Devyne Rensch Ajax 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Joachim Andersen Crystal Palace   4/23/23
Riechedly Bazoer AZ Alkmaar 12/23/23

Goalkeeper

U23

Name Team   Added
Yehvann Diouf Reims 4/23/23
Andrew Silva Gil Vicente 4/23/23
Bart Verbruggen Brighton 4/23/23
Lucas Chevalier Lille 4/23/23

Senior

Name Team   Added
Álvaro Vallés Las Palmas 1/2/24
Gregor Kobel Dortmund 1/3/24
Guglielmo Vicario Tottenham 1/3/24
Gautier Larsonneur Saint-Étienne   1/3/24
Rubén Yáñez Sporting Gijón   1/3/24
Brice Samba Lens   1/3/24
Arthur Desmas Le Havre   1/3/24
Paulo Gazzaniga Girona   1/3/24
Marco Bizot Brest   1/3/24
Yann Sommer Inter   1/3/24