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ICT Analysis: Sigurdsson among top creators

The Scout 9 Oct 2019
Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Scout says Everton playmaker is second only to Kevin De Bruyne for chances created in midfield this season

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

Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) £7.6m

The Everton midfielder has been one of the standout creators in FPL over recent matches.

Sigurdsson's total of 12 key passes in the last four Gameweeks is at least twice that of any team-mate apart from the eight of Lucas Digne (£6.0m).

That places the Iceland international third among midfielders, just behind the 13 of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m).

The pair are also level for successful crosses, recording seven apiece.

Top five ICT Creativity GW5-8
Midfielder Chances created Succ. crosses Assists ICT creativity
Gross 14 6 0 206
De Bruyne 13 7 4 180
Sigurdsson 12 7 0 168
Buendia 11 4 2 144
Grealish 10 2 1 143

Those recent numbers reflect Sigurdsson's displays over the season as a whole.

His total of 22 chances created over the first eight Gameweeks is second only to De Bruyne's 29 among FPL midfielders.

But whereas Sigurdsson has just one assist, the Manchester City playmaker has recorded nine.

Missed opportunities

Sigurdsson’s delivery at free-kicks and corners has been a big factor for the Toffees.

He has created 12 chances from set-plays, joint-top with Ashley Young (£5.4m) among all players in FPL.

Everton, however, are among the five teams who have failed to score a single goal from such situations.

By contrast, the Toffees scored 16 goals at set-plays last season, second only to the 22 of Liverpool.

Strong fixtures

Their upcoming schedule offers encouragement for Sigurdsson’s remaining 3.7 per cent ownership.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), three of Everton's next five opponents score just two.

That gives Sigurdsson the platform to get back in the points, marking him out as a differential contender for FPL midfields.

Also in this series 

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Rico rivals Alexander-Arnold
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Otamendi a big goal threat
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Salah threat on the rise
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Jimenez finding form
Part 6: ICT Analysis: Maupay a cut-price success

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