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GW7 Ones to watch: Nicolas Pepe

The Scout 25 Sep 2019
Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal

Arsenal winger is outshooting all FPL midfielders and Aubameyang too as The Scout predicts big points over the next 10 Gameweeks

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 7 of Fantasy Premier League.

Nicolas Pepe (ARS) £9.4m

The Arsenal winger has been a standout goal threat in recent matches.

Since his first start in Gameweek 3, Pepe has had 17 shots, the most of any midfielder in FPL.

Only the highest-scoring player in the game, Sergio Aguero (£12.2m), has surpassed that total, taking 21 shots.

Outshooting Aubameyang

Pepe's tally was also four more than Arsenal's next-best shooter, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m).

And the Ivorian matched his more expensive team-mate's nine shots in the box and five shots on target.

Pepe was also the Gunners' standout creator, making eight key passes.

Yet he has managed only one goal, a converted penalty against Aston Villa last weekend and a single assist all season. 

Due to his lack of FPL output, Pepe is owned by only 3.5 per cent of managers.

But his upcoming schedule could raise his appeal.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), nine of Arsenal's next 10 opponents score no more than three.

GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
7 MUN (A) 4 12 LEI (A) 3
8 BOU (H) 2 13 SOU (H) 2
9 SHU (A) 2 14 NOR (A) 3
10 CRY (H) 2 15 BHA (H) 2
11 WOL (H) 2 16 WHU (A) 3

The one exception is Monday's meeting with Manchester United.

Yet the Red Devils have been far from convincing defensively, managing a single clean sheet in their last five matches.

Pepe has the goal threat to pose big problems for his hosts, rewarding managers on the lookout for a premium big-hitter for their FPL midfields.

Part 1: GW7 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson
Part 2: GW7 Ones to watch: Jack Grealish
Part 3: GW7 Ones to watch: Serge Aurier
Part 5: GW7 Ones to watch: Mason Mount

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