Sidelined for the opening three fixtures of 2016/17 due to a hamstring problem, Stanislas has made a significant impact upon his first outing of the season in Gameweek 4.
After firing the winner at home to Everton in Gameweek 6, the winger provided an assist in a 2-2 draw at Watford the following weekend before recording two goals and a pair of assists against Hull last Saturday.
With the maximum bonus points also accrued, Stanislas produced 21 points in Gameweek 8 – equalling the highest individual haul of the season.
When compared with his previous campaign, there has been a definite improvement in the wide man’s goal threat – something that should encourage Fantasy Premier League managers.
Stanislas’ goal attempts (from 2.1 to 2.6) have risen, with an upturn in accuracy catching the eye. Last term’s average of 0.5 efforts on target has jumped to 1.6.
Stanislas 2015/16 v 2016/17 per match
|Shots on target||1.6||0.5|
From Gameweek 4 onwards, Stanislas is second to Callum Wilson (£6.5m) when it comes to total attempts (13 to 14) for AFC Bournemouth, though betters the striker by eight shots on target to six in that period.
Only Southampton’s Dusan Tadic (£7.2m), with nine, has produced more efforts on target from midfield in the last five Gameweeks.
Nonetheless, FPL managers have been somewhat reluctant to acquire the wide man.
Sitting in 1.0% of squads, he has been snapped up by only 32,000+ this Gameweek ahead of a weekend visit from unbeaten Tottenham Hotspur.
Following that, upcoming clashes against three of the current bottom four – Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Stoke City – suggest the Cherries winger has the platform to continue delivering value for money in our five-man midfields.
The Gameweek 9 deadline is at 11.30am BST Saturday 22 October