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Scout Selection: Richarlison fired up for former club

The Scout 16 Aug 2019

Everton midfielder backed to score against Watford in The Scout's FPL team captained by Mohamed Salah

A home encounter with his former club Watford boosts the potential of Richarlison (£8.0m) in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Everton winger, down as a midfielder in FPL, scored in this fixture last season and is part of this week's Scout Selection. 

Richarlison thrived at home in 2018/19. He was Everton's joint-top scorer at Goodison Park with seven goals, along with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m).

But the Brazilian offered a greater threat inside the penalty area. His total of 40 shots was top for Everton, bettering the 32 of Sigurdsson.

These numbers point to big returns for the Gameweek 2 Scout Selection, captained by Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), with Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) the vice.

Dean Henderson (SHU) £4.5m

A visit by Crystal Palace could earn the Sheffield United goalkeeper a first clean sheet of 2019/20. Henderson recorded 12 shutouts in 23 home matches in last season’s Championship.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.0m

His average of 6.4 points per match in 2018/19 was more than any other defender in FPL. Alexander-Arnold is seeking an assist for the sixth Premier League match in a row as Liverpool travel to Southampton.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.0m

The left-back’s four goals, five assists and 13 clean sheets last season underline his all-round potential. Digne scored in the corresponding fixture last term and could even be an outside pick for the captain's armband.

Nacho Monreal (ARS) £5.0m

Arsenal’s left-back recorded a clean sheet and seven FPL points in Gameweek 1. Monreal can add to his tally at home to Burnley.

Martin Montoya (BHA) £4.5m

A new role as a wing-back raises Montoya’s prospects for Brighton & Hove Albion’s home match with West Ham United. No side recorded fewer shots on goal than the Hammers' five in Gameweek 1.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

As the most-owned midfielder or forward in FPL, Salah is expected to remain the top captain pick for Gameweek 2. He has a fine record against Southampton, scoring in all four of their meetings.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £12.1m

His previous displays against Tottenham Hotspur suggest Sterling will again be a leading captaincy candidate. The Manchester City winger has three goals and two assists in their last four meetings.

Richarlison (EVE) £8.0m

The Brazilian will hope to take advantage of the defensive vulnerability displayed by a Watford side who lost 3-0 at home to Brighton in their opening match.

John McGinn (AVL) £5.5m

A major target in the budget midfield bracket after his Gameweek 1 goal against Spurs. McGinn has earned over 140,000 new owners for a home meeting with AFC Bournemouth.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.0m

The Arsenal forward is a key captain pick in Gameweek 2 for the visit of Burnley. Aubameyang has scored two goals in each of his three meetings with the Clarets.

Teemu Pukki (NOR) £6.5m

A goal in Norwich City's season opener at Liverpool has turned the heads of FPL managers. Pukki has been bought by 148,000+ managers for the visit of Newcastle United.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): Aubameyang is the best captain pick if you have him. Henderson and Montoya could be great shouts for a differential clean sheet.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): A good team with an interesting mix. Richarlison in particular catches my eye, owned by under 10 per cent of managers with the explosive potential to hurt Watford.

Ash (@FPLHints): Pukki and McGinn are viable differential picks if you are short of cash in midfield and up top. As for the captain, I favour Aubameyang with his favourable fixture and with Salah's midweek UEFA Super Cup exertions in mind.

Josh Landon (@hailcheaters): After a strong showing at AFC Bournemouth, Sheffield United's defence looks capable of holding their own. Henderson, a good short-term replacement for Alisson (£5.9m) is a strong pick ahead of nice run of fixtures.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): McGinn deserves his place after he scored and passed the eye test in Gameweek 1. With Aubameyang’s record against Burnley, he looks a great pick.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): If I owned Aubameyang, I'd give him the armband after Salah's 120 minutes in midweek. I would have opted for Sigurdsson over Richarlison and fancy Pukki to do some damage against Newcastle.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): Happy to see Montoya included. I like the Brighton defence, along with his attacking potential. But it is a week early as the match against West Ham will have goals.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): With Sead Kolasinac (£5.5m) back training I'd go with Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) over Monreal in the Arsenal defence.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): Watford's expected-goals-conceded metric has been climbing over the past 12 months, so Richarlison could do well this week. But, I would have picked Sigurdsson for his set-piece responsibilities.

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