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FPL fixtures: Richarlison can repeat early heroics

The Scout 17 Jun 2019
Richarlison, Everton

The Scout on why Everton's Brazilian attacker should be a target for initial Fantasy squads

Everton's kind run of early opponents can make Richarlison (£8.0m) a top contender for Fantasy Premier League squads. 

The Toffees are the only side to avoid all of last season’s top six teams in the opening six Gameweeks.

Everton’s first six Gameweeks

Indeed, Marco Silva’s men face just one of those opponents across their first 10 fixtures.

Their greatest early test comes when they welcome Manchester City to Goodison Park in Gameweek 7.

Richarlison’s impact in the opening fixtures of last season highlights his potential for a strong start.

The Brazilian produced three goals in his first two matches of 2018/19, including a 14-point haul away against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 1.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m) and Lucas Digne (£6.0m) will also be top targets for Everton, having averaged 4.8 and 4.5 points per match respectively in 2018/19.

And Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) should be considered for initial squads too, if he remains their first-choice forward over the summer friendlies.

Only three FPL forwards bettered his 24 shots inside the penalty area from Gameweek 28 onwards last term.

Also in this series

Part 1: Early matches favour Man City
Part 2: Sterling can make immediate impact
Part 3: Pair up Kane and Aubameyang
Part 4: Salah can make flying start
Part 6: Cherries eye another strong opening

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