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Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Roberto Firmino

The Scout 14 Mar 2019
Roberto Firmino, Liverpool

The Scout makes the case for the Liverpool striker and his impressive away record

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 31 of Fantasy Premier League.

Roberto Firmino (LIV) £9.2m

The in-form Liverpool forward has been somewhat overlooked in the rush to sign up key assets for Gameweek 31's reduced schedule.

Firmino has seven goals and an assist from his last eight league starts.

But he only just makes the top 10 for transfers in for Gameweek 31, with more than 42,000 managers buying him.

Key differential

That lack of interest is partly down to the spectacular impact of Sadio Mane (£9.9m) in recent weeks.

The winger has four goals in his last three starts and is Liverpool's most popular buy for Gameweek 31.

However, Firmino's away record suggests he will enjoy the Reds' trip to Fulham on Sunday. 

On the road, his 23 shots and five goals both rank second for Liverpool. Mane has 21 and three respectively.

Good traveller

Firmino scored two goals against Burnley last Sunday in his first start since Gameweek 27.

And he will be hoping for more of the same against a Fulham defence that has conceded 68 goals, at least 11 more than any other side.

Mane is owned by 30 per cent of managers, while 45.3 per cent are backing Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) at Craven Cottage.

But only 16 per cent of managers have Firmino in their squads, which highlights his appeal as a key differential in an intriguing Gameweek.

Also in this series

Part 1: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson
Part 2: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Chicharito
Part 3: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Dwight McNeil
Part 4: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson

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