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Scout Selection: Digne to deliver more points

The Scout 30 Aug 2019

Everton left-back picked in The Scout's best line-up for Gameweek 4 in a team captained by Raheem Sterling

A home encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers gives Lucas Digne (£6.1m) the chance to extend his strong start to 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League.

The Everton left-back is the joint-top scoring defender in the game, with an assist and two clean sheets earning 18 points over the first three Gameweeks.

Digne's all-round potential was also in evidence in midweek, when he scored a direct free-kick and supplied an assist in a 4-2 Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City.

The Frenchman earns a place in The Scout's selection for Gameweek 4, with Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) given the armband and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) named as vice-captain.

Tom Heaton (AVL) £4.5m

The Aston Villa goalkeeper seeks a second successive clean sheet as he travels to Crystal Palace. Heaton's hosts have failed to score in two of the first three Gameweeks.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (MCI) £5.5m

Manchester City's left-back has shown attacking promise ahead of a home match with Brighton & Hove Albion. His seven key passes and two shots on target both rank joint-second among FPL defenders.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.1m

The Everton defender produced 11 points in his last home match, a 1-0 win over Watford in Gameweek 2.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.0m

A major creative force this season, Alexander-Arnold's 11 key passes sit second overall in FPL. He can add to his two assists as Liverpool make their way to Burnley.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

Two double-figure hauls in his first three matches show why Salah was the top-scoring player in FPL for the last two seasons. Away from home in 2018/19, his 62 shots and 47 shots inside the penalty area were league-leading totals.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £12.3m

No player has fired more shots inside the penalty area than the Man City winger's 12. The top-scoring midfielder in FPL, Sterling has scored five goals, finding the net in all three Gameweeks.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £9.7m

The most creative player in the league has supplied 14 chances. De Bruyne's total of four assists is more than he managed in an injury-hit 2018/19 campaign.

Mason Mount (CHE) £6.2m

His 12 shots on goal and seven shots on target are both joint-top among FPL midfielders. Mount has already scored twice and can add to his tally at home to Sheffield United.

Todd Cantwell (NOR) £4.7m

A standout budget pick, the Norwich City playmaker has one goal and two assists in his last two appearances. Cantwell is the most-bought midfielder in the Gameweek, with 572,000 transfers in and a 14.6 per cent ownership.

Sebastien Haller (WHU) £7.4m

The West Ham United striker can exploit Norwich's defence and add to his two-goal haul from Gameweek 3. The Canaries have conceded eight goals and 19 shots on target, more than any other side.

Teemu Pukki (NOR) £7.0m

FPL's top-scoring player, Pukki has five goals and 35 points in his first three matches. Over 1.8million managers have bought the in-form Finn in the last two Gameweeks.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): The Norwich double-up could provide a big differential. I’m jealous of the two Man City attackers and nervous that I only have Sterling for that enticing fixture.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): The triple stake in the West Ham v Norwich match makes sense. Both are attacking sides with open defences. The Hammers have conceded the most big chances so a goalfest looks a possibility.

Ash (@FPLHints): Haller is being massively overlooked as a budget forward option. West Ham will depend on him for goals and he faces a Norwich team who leak goals. Surely his scoring run will continue.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): I love the Haller pick. He could be coming into form ahead of some nice fixtures. I back him to score highly.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): It is always nice when eight of your team appear in the Selection. With Liverpool looking defensively unsure, Alexander-Arnold looks like the right pick for attacking returns in case the clean sheet is lost.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Before the season started could we have predicted a Norwich double-up?! It shows what faith we have in the Canaries attack that The Scout has picked Pukki and this season’s early enabler of choice, Cantwell.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): A few mainstays in the team cannot be argued with given their consistency. Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) is a notable absentee and maybe better than Salah this week. I would maybe go for a cheeky punt on Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m).

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): I thought Aguero would have been included given that Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) is injured, but Pukki and Haller could do just as well. I hope the clean sheets return this week!

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): Not much to argue with here but I dislike hoping for away clean sheets, even more so from promoted sides. I'd go Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) over Heaton.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): This team looks spot on and primed for points. One player not included who I think will do well is James Maddison (£7.0m). His opponents, AFC Bournemouth, tend to struggle against stronger teams.

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