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GW1 Ones to watch: Ayoze Perez

The Scout 5 Aug 2019
Ayoze Perez, Leicester City

The Scout says Leicester City's new signing can extend pre-season scoring form at home to Wolves

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League.

Ayoze Perez (LEI) £6.5m

The Spaniard has quickly found his feet at Leicester City since signing from Newcastle United this summer.

Perez has scored two goals over pre-season, matching the total of forward Jamie Vardy (£9.0m).

That includes a strike in Leicester's final match, a 2-1 win over Atalanta at the weekend.

The arrival of Perez can improve Leicester’s attacking prospects in 2019/20.

He fired 12 goals and supplied a further two assists for the Magpies last season.

That fares well when compared with the rest of his new attacking team-mates. 

Indeed, apart from Vardy with 18 goals, no Leicester player found the net on more than seven occasions. 

Extra points

Perez's output is all the more impressive considering he played last season in a central support role.

As a result, he has been reclassified in FPL from a forward to a midfielder.

This could raise his appeal as midfielders earn an extra point for a goal in the match.

Good omens

An opening home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers gives Perez the chance to quickly make his make in 2019/20.

Wolves struggled to keep out their opponents on the road last term, managing only two clean sheets on their travels.

And Perez profited from those frailties with a goal in his last home match against them.

Owned by 13.3 per cent of managers, Perez is the second most-popular midfielder priced at £6.5m or under in FPL.

He has the ability to quickly reward that show of faith and get Leicester and FPL managers off to a quick start.

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

Also in this series

Part 1: GW1 Ones to watch: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 3: GW1 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson
Part 4: GW1 Ones to watch: Dwight McNeil
Part 5: GW1 Ones to watch: Harry Kane

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