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GW1 Differentials: Kyle Walker-Peters

The Scout 5 Aug 2019
Kyle Walker-Peters, Tottenham Hotspur

The Scout says the Tottenham Hotspur right-back could offer major value over the 2019/20 season

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 1 in Fantasy Premier League.

Kyle Walker-Peters (TOT) £5.0m

The defender is owned by only 2.0 per cent of managers ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's home match against promoted Aston Villa.

Walker-Peters looks set to start the season as Spurs' right-back following the summer departure of Kieran Trippier.

His rival for the role, Juan Foyth (£5.0m), is suspended for the first two Gameweeks and also picked up an injury in pre-season which is expected to rule him out until September.

Furthermore, Spurs' other right-back, Serge Aurier (£5.0m), has only recently returned to training following a hand injury picked up at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Encouraging signs

Walker-Peters' performances last season suggest he could be set for a breakthrough 2019/20 campaign.

His average of 4.7 points per match (ppm) was more than any defensive team-mate.

That was just ahead of the 4.6 ppm of David Luiz (£6.0m), who finished as the fifth top-scoring defender on 164 points.

Home comforts

At home, in particular, Walker-Peters stood out as an attacking force.

He made only four home appearances, yet still managed three assists.

Put into perspective, only two Spurs players surpassed that total at home all season.

At a cost of only £5.0m, that shows Walker-Peters could be a standout value pick from the very start of 2019/20.

Register your team before Friday's Gameweek 1 deadline at 19:00 BST

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Part 2: GW1 Differentials: Chris Wood
Part 3: GW1 Differentials: Callum Robinson
Part 4: GW1 Differentials: Divock Origi

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