Newcastle, Southampton, Liverpool
After making his way back into Premier League football after a mixture of Injuries and a stuttering return to Barcelona, Deulofeu has lined up for Watford in recent weeks being deployed further up the pitch than before (other than the infamous pre-season at Everton where he played as a striker and was a part of 30% of teams come GW1 of that season). However, he still see’s his attacking returns coming from cutting inside from either flank, as we saw at the weekend. Priced at an incredible 5.4m, and with good fixtures over the next few weeks, he could be a major alternative in a price bracket which will be heavily invested in with Ross Barkley after his heroics at the weekend. Deulofeu is likely to still get starts once Deeney and Gray return to football as he could move to a more orthodox winger, at the expense of Will Hughes, but can also compete with Gray and Success for that second striker role for the hornets. He is still yet to see a game past the 70th minute in the premier league, but with his goal, price, and pedigree he could be the ultimate alternative.
Everton, Cardiff, Leicester
Good fixtures, will play most games, his price just dropped (even after scoring), looks the best alternative for managers moving from Wilson (because of his fixture run) or Mitrovic (because of his form) – What more can we say?
Well, he has played 90 minutes in all but 2 games in the Premier League; one because of injury and one vs Manchester City (differing tactics being used to cope here). Within this run he has scored 6 times and received 7 bonus points, securing his place in many FPL teams. Incredibly though his 6 goals have come from only 14 chances, which means that when he gets a chance, he is deadly (this of course compared to the likes of Salah who has 5 goals from 40 chances). Murray’s dependability on the teamsheet and accuracy in front of goal should see him in good stead for a fixture run of;
Everton, Cardiff, Leicester, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Burnley.
Michael Keane / Cenk Tosun
4.9m / 6.7m
Brighton, Chelsea, Cardiff
Everton continue their Yo-yo run of favourable home fixtures and difficult away fixtures with Brighton visiting Goodison Park this coming weekend. 2 assets at Everton look to be going without notice; the first being Michael Keane. With Yerry Mina waiting in the wings it will be interesting to see who out of Keane and Zouma make way for the Colombian if Everton and Silva stick to the 4 at the back. However there are some stats that point to Keane being a possible good FPL asset, with 14 attempts on goal and 5 on target, Keane is the joint second most dangerous defender in the game. A goal could be imminent for the ex Manchester United and Burnley player, with the notability of some short average height teams in the next run of games. Also at Everton there is the conundrum of Richarlison who has ousted Tosun in the striker role, however the Brazilian has actually come off badly in the position move, with his stats significantly dropping and Bernard, taking his place on the wing, failing to really grab his chance. I can see Everton reverting to Tosun as striker in the favourable home fixtures while using Richarlison as a fast counter option in the harder games. This could see Tosun, at 6.7m creep into the points and start to leave a question for mid priced FPL forward owners.
Until Next Time…
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