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FPL Lessons: Silva’s Everton full of options

The Scout 20 May 2019
Lucas Digne and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton

The Scout says the Toffees can attract Fantasy interest at both ends of the pitch next season

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


The success of Everton under Marco Silva looks encouraging for their FPL prospects in 2019/20.

Everton’s top five FPL performers
Player Position Points
Sigurdsson MID 182
Pickford GKP 161
Digne DEF 158
Richarlison MID 153
Keane DEF 129

In defence, their total of 14 clean sheets was bettered by only three sides.

Jordan Pickford and Lucas Digne were the star performers at the back and both will be key to their success again next season.

Having ended the campaign at £4.9m, Pickford’s 32.9 points-per-million value was second among all players in FPL.

Digne excellence

However, Digne has the all-round potential to become Everton’s go-to option in defence in 2019/20.

The left-back produced four goals and five assists, as well as 22 bonus points.

And his underlying statistics highlight his potential for more assists.

He created 71 chances over his 35 Gameweek appearances.

That total was at least 21 more than any other defender, placing ninth among all players.

Unsung Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson deserves more attention from FPL managers in 2019/20.

He finished as the fifth highest-scoring midfielder, producing his career-high 182 points.

Yet he was only bought by just over 1.6m FPL managers, compared with the 3.9m who picked his team-mate Richarlison.

Sigurdsson outscored the Brazilian by 29 points thanks, in part, to his dead-ball duties.

He is the Everton's first-choice penalty-taker and also shares free-kicks and corners with Digne.

Calvert-Lewin alert

FPL managers should monitor Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s minutes during the summer friendlies.

Having emerged as Silva’s preferred lone forward in the final months, he could be a cut-price option up front.

Everton earned an eighth-placed finish in Silva’s first campaign in charge.

Although a lack of European competition will disappoint Toffees fans, it can be good news for FPL managers.

A less congested schedule will lessen the likelihood of rotation, boosting the prospects of Silva’s key players. 

In defence and attack, they could be a reliable source of points in 2019/20, with Digne and Sigurdsson the standout picks. 

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

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