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GW12 Differentials: Emerson

The Scout 5 Nov 2019

The Scout says fit-again Chelsea left-back offers potential at both ends of the pitch against Crystal Palace

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 12 in Fantasy Premier League.

Emerson (CHE) £5.5m

The Chelsea defender is owned by just 0.8 per cent of FPL managers ahead of his side's home encounter with Crystal Palace.

Emerson started the season as the Blues’ first-choice left-back before sustaining an injury in Gameweek 6.

His absence has given Marcos Alonso (£6.3m) a run of appearances in the starting line-up.

But Emerson appears to have regained his spot. Having returned to fitness, he was selected ahead of Alonso for last weekend’s win at Watford.

Threat going forward

Emerson’s attacking potential is shown by the underlying statistics.

Despite his spell on the sidelines, his total of four shots on target ranks third among defenders in the first 11 Gameweeks.

And his average of 58 minutes per key pass is the sixth-best among FPL defenders with six or more starts.

Chelsea have become more resilient at Stamford Bridge recently, keeping a clean sheet in their last two home matches.

That further raises Emerson’s appeal as a strong all-round prospect in defence for Gameweek 12.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW12 Differentials: Moussa Djenepo
Part 3: GW12 Differentials: Dele Alli
Part 4: GW12 Differentials: Diogo Jota

Remember to select your Gameweek 12 team before the earlier deadline of 19.00 GMT on Friday 8 November.

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