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FPL rotation: Double up on Guaita and Krul

The Scout 23 Jun 2019
Vicente Guaita of Crystal Palace and Tim Krul of Norwich City

The Scout says rotating Crystal Palace and Norwich goalkeepers can bring cheap, early FPL points

The Scout looks at clubs who can be paired together effectively to help Fantasy Premier League managers make a strong start in 2019/20.

Crystal Palace and Norwich

By selecting and rotating two Crystal Palace and Norwich City players, you can get off to a strong start that can be maintained for the entire season.

Not only would this tactic guarantee a home fixture for the whole season, but it also gives managers a kind opening run of opponents.

Rotating the two players you pick as in the table below ensures only two matches against last season's top six. That run up to Gameweek 8 includes three visits from promoted sides.

How to rotate in opening Gameweeks
GW Home team Opponent
1 CRY EVE
2 NOR NEW
3 NOR CHE
4 CRY AVL
5 NOR MCI
6 CRY WOL
7 CRY NOR
8 NOR AVL

Palace had one of the most reliable defences for clean sheets at home in 2018/19.

Seven of their 12 shutouts were at Selhurst Park, a total bettered by only four other sides. 

Of Norwich's 13 clean sheets from their 46 Championship matches, seven came at Carrow Road.

Best value in goal

Doubling up on the goalkeepers of these two teams, Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) and Tim Krul (£4.5m), looks the most appealing option.

Guaita averaged 4.0 points per match last term, more than any Palace defender. 

Krul is expected to be busy in the Norwich goal.

His 136 saves were fourth highest in the Championship, suggesting he can supply plenty of save points.

Defensive alternatives

Palace boast one of the most attacking defenders in FPL in Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m)

The left-back’s 45 shots ranked second for defenders in 2018/19.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) is cheaper than Van Aanholt and could be more suitable to rotate.

The Norwich pair of Max Aarons (£4.5m) and Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) are their standout attacking picks at the back. 

Aarons produced two goals and six assists from right-back, while centre-back Godfrey claimed four goals and two assists in 26 starts.

See: The Scout's 2019/20 FPL rotation pairings

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