Fantasy Premier League

FPL Lessons: Move early for Aubameyang

The Scout 15 May 2019
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

In his club-by-club analysis of the season The Scout looks at Arsenal and advises picking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang come August

The Scout takes a club-by-club look at the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League season.

Arsenal

Early investment in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to benefit Fantasy managers in 2019/20.

The Gabon international was the top-scoring forward during the campaign with 205 points.

Arsenal’s top five FPL performers     
PlayerPositionPoints
AubameyangFWD205
LacazetteFWD166
LenoGKP106
IwobiMID99
MkhitaryanMID98

Aubameyang struck 22 goals to share the Golden Boot with Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

He also supplied seven assists, the seventh-highest total overall in FPL.

The Arsenal forward's season could have been even more successful had he not been rotated so often in the final third of the campaign.

After starting 23 of the first 25 Gameweeks, he started just seven of the final 13, a period which coincided with the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. 

Second striker

That helped his fellow forward Alexandre Lacazette to produce a strong second half of the season.

The Frenchman was named in the starting line-up in just 12 of the opening 20 Gameweeks.

But he started 15 of the Gunners’ final 18 Gameweeks and finished as the sixth top-scoring forward.

Vulnerable on the road

In defence, Arsenal must improve their away form to warrant Fantasy interest next season.

Their one clean sheet away from home was the worst record in the league.

The Gunners’ form at Emirates Stadium offers cause for optimism, though. Only four teams bettered their total of seven clean sheets at home.

Greater resilience could bring Bernd Leno and Sead Kolasinac into contention as prospects in 2019/20.

Aubameyang still looks the standout pick for the start of next season, but another extended run in Europe could again result in rotation and boost the case for Lacazette.

Tomorrow: FPL Lessons: Brighton & Hove Albion

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See: The Scout's 2018/19 club-by-club FPL Lessons

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