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FPL Wildcard targets: Premium forwards

The Scout 7 Apr 2019
Harry Kane, Spurs

The Scout says move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium boosts Harry Kane’s FPL potential for the run-in

There are just five Gameweeks remaining in 2018/19 and many Fantasy Premier League managers are planning to play their Wildcard to profit from the forthcoming schedule.

In Gameweek 34, two teams, Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion, will play twice.

And eight teams have a Double Gameweek 35, including six of the top eight in the Premier League.

The Scout takes a look at some of the standout options across the positions.

Premium forwards
Harry Kane (TOT) £12.5m

A very favourable run-in raises Kane’s prospects in FPL. 

Tottenham Hotspur have six matches in the final five Gameweeks, including a Double Gameweek 35 against Manchester City and Brighton.

Crucially, four of those remaining fixtures are at their new home, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And Spurs’ permanent return to the site of their old White Hart Lane ground looks good news for Kane.

In their last season at White Hart Lane, in 2016/17, he scored a home goal every 78.2 minutes.

But in their temporary home at Wembley Stadium, that average dropped to 112.7 minutes last season and 162.7 minutes this term.

Sitting in just 15.6 per cent of squads, Kane can take advantage of the schedule and step up his bid for the Golden Boot.

Sergio Aguero (MCI) £11.8m

Man City’s frontman enters the final few Gameweeks in his most prolific form of 2018/19.

Aguero is the top-scoring forward in FPL thanks to a run of nine goals and 71 points in his last eight Gameweek appearances.

Pep Guardiola’s team have six matches in the final five Gameweeks, which includes a Double Gameweek 35 against Spurs and Manchester United.

The statistics show that Aguero’s contribution will be vital if Man City are to overcome Liverpool in their quest for the title.

He has averaged a goal every 104.7 minutes this season, quicker than any other forward in FPL.

Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) £9.4m

Arsenal’s frontman has been one of the most consistent performers in FPL this season.

Lacazette has a goal or an assist in 21 of his 31 Gameweek appearances, yet he sits in just 11.3 per cent of squads.

That marks him out as a big differential for the Gunners’ kind run of matches.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), all of Arsenal’s final six opponents score no more than three. 

And, with a Double Gameweek 35 against Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lacazette can help steer them to a top-three finish.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Goalkeepers
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Defenders
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Premium midfielders
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Mid-price midfielders
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Mid-price forwards

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