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Scout Selection: Alexander-Arnold among Reds triple-up

By The Scout 21 Jan 2020

Liverpool right-back boasts significant points potential with two matches in Gameweek 24 and earns place in line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

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The first Double Gameweek of 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League raises Trent Alexander-Arnold's (£7.6m) potential for further big points returns.

Liverpool are among the two sides to play twice in Gameweek 24, visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United.

And Alexander-Arnold's output away from home suggests he should be considered among the main captain contenders.

His total of 67 points on the road is joint-top for Jurgen Klopp's league leaders.

The right-back takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) given the captaincy and Sadio Mane (£12.4m) the vice-captain.

Darren Randolph (WHU) £4.5m

West Ham's goalkeeper also has two matches to profit from. Randolph visits Leicester City before facing Liverpool and should offer strong save-point potential for the Hammers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.6m

Two goals, 11 assists and eight clean sheets highlight the all-round contribution that has helped him to the top of the FPL defender standings.

Serge Aurier (TOT) £5.0m

The Tottenham Hotspur right-back could bring in points at both ends of the pitch at home to Norwich City. Aurier's five assists this season ranks second for Spurs. The Canaries, meanwhile, have scored only five away goals, fewer than any other side.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £5.8m

The Everton left-back can extend his fine home form against Newcastle United on Tuesday. Digne has produced 59 of his 74 points at Goodison Park. 

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.4m

Liverpool's most in-form attacker, he has scored five goals and supplied two assists in his last seven matches. Salah will be on penalties if James Milner (£5.3m) remains sidelined, boosting his chances of further points for his pair of matches.

Sadio Mane (LIV) £12.4m

His 7.0 points per match is identical to Salah in 2019/20. Mane will be a strong rival to the Egyptian for the captaincy and has bettered him by 58 points to 41 away from home this season.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.9m

His goal threat will be vital for Manchester United against Burnley, with top scorer Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) sidelined through injury. Martial has flourished in recent home matches, scoring three goals and earning 23 points in his last two at Old Trafford.

Riyad Mahrez (MCI) £8.5m

The Manchester City winger looks set to return to their starting XI against Sheffield United after being rested at the weekend. Mahrez has three goals and three assists in his last five starts for Pep Guardiola's side.

Sebastien Haller (WHU) £7.0m

The Frenchman has boasted West Ham's main goal threat since David Moyes was appointed manager in Gameweek 21. Haller has recorded nine shots in the box since that point, more than any team-mate.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £6.0m

The Everton forward has been a big success under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring four goals in five matches. Calvert-Lewin's total of six big chances in the last four Gameweeks is joint-top among all players in FPL.

Neal Maupay (BHA) £5.9m

His 11 shots across the last four Gameweeks are more than any other player for Brighton & Hove Albion. Maupay visits an AFC Bournemouth side who have struggled for form, losing 10 of their last 12 matches.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): It's great to see the same Liverpool triple up that I've opted for. I think Haller is fool's gold - he won't get anything against the Reds.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): I'm not surprised to see Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Mane taking the three Liverpool spots. Haller's inclusion is interesting as he'll be a massive differential but with two difficult fixtures, I can't see huge points for him. Salah's away form makes me worry about him having the armband but the two matches are favourable, particularly if West Ham are without Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m).

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): The Double Gameweek takes over this week and for good reason. But in goal, I'd rather roll the dice on Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.6m) than hope for save points with Randolph. Haller is a good punt depending on your team and I love the budget striker pairing of Calvert-Lewin and Maupay.

Part 1: GW24 Ones to watch: Away form enhances Firmino appeal
Part 2: GW24 Differentials: Double lifts value of Snodgrass
Part 3: GW24 Captains: Mane and Salah can thrive with Triple chip
Part 5: GW24 Final call: Calvert-Lewin can free funds for Reds duo

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