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FPL new arrivals: Djenepo gives Southampton goal threat

The Scout 19 Jun 2019
Moussa Djenepo, Southampton

Winger outscored all of his new team-mates last season and has the schedule to make an instant impact

The Scout looks at the Fantasy Premier League potential of the summer signings ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Moussa Djenepo (SOU) £5.5m

The arrival of Moussa Djenepo will boost Southampton's attacking options.

The 21-year-old winger scored eight goals and set up another two in 32 league appearances for Standard Liege last season.

He outscored Southampton's most prolific players, James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) and Danny Ings (£6.0m), who netted seven goals apiece.

Chance-taker

Djenepo's underlying statistics also fare well when assessed against his new team-mates.

Nathan Redmond (£6.5m) was Southampton's main attacking threat last season, having had 74 shots.

But he scored on only six occasions, converting 8.1 per cent of his chances.

By comparison, Mali international Djenepo converted 17.4 per cent of his opportunities.

Indeed, his average of 258 minutes per goal was second only to the 238 of Ings among Southampton players.

Carrying form

The appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl in Gameweek 16 proved a turning point for Southampton in 2018/19.

Saints climbed out of the bottom three and scored 32 goals from that point on as they avoided relegation.

Only eight sides scored more times in that period, with their total level with that of Chelsea, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And Southampton's opening schedule can help them carry that form into the start of 2019/20.

Saints' first six Gameweeks

They travel to Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United in the first six Gameweeks, and also host AFC Bournemouth.

Forward potential

Djenepo is expected to play on the left wing for Saints in the upcoming campaign.

But Hasenhuttl's transformation of Redmond from a winger to a forward last term is worth noting.

Should Djenepo's pace and eye for goal be used in a central role, he could become a bargain buy in FPL this season.

See: The Scout's guide to FPL new arrivals

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