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ICT Analysis: Reliable Wilson assisting managers

The Scout 5 Sep 2019
Callum Wilson, AFC Bournemouth

The Scout says AFC Bournemouth forward has been one of most consistent in FPL this season

The Scout concludes a series focusing on the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' potential.

Callum Wilson (BOU) £7.8m

The AFC Bournemouth striker has been one of the most reliable forwards in FPL at the start of 2019/20.

Along with Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), Wilson is one of only three FPL forwards to produce attacking returns in each of the first four Gameweeks.

He supplied an assist against Southampton, Aston Villa and Manchester City in his first three matches.

And the 27-year-old followed that up with his first goal of the campaign in a 3-1 loss to Leicester City in Gameweek 4.

The underlying numbers highlight Wilson's early displays. 

Top FPL forwards for ICT Creativity
Player ICT Creativity Chances created  Crosses  Assists 
Wilson 103 
Aubameyang 78  14 1
Rashford 71  10 1
Aguero 70  1
Abraham 70  0

He has created nine scoring chances for team-mates, at least three more than any other forward in FPL.

Indeed, aside from the two of Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), Wilson is the only striker to record more than a single assist in a match.

That mirrors his performances from the previous season. 

Wilson's 12 assists in 2018/19 were joint-top with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) up front. And no striker bettered his 13 big chances created, or situations where the player receiving the pass is expected to score. 

Keeping the faith

Despite his reliable start, faith in Wilson has dwindled.

He is the second most-sold forward in the game, moved on by 679,000+ managers.

But his upcoming schedule points to more success.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of his next five opponents score just two.

That hands Wilson the platform to reward the loyalty of his remaining 10 per cent ownership by extending his fine run of returns.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Alexander-Arnold a standout supplier
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Tarkowski a major danger
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Lanzini one of FPL's most creative
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Sterling threat beats all rivals
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Firmino off to a flyer

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