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FPL Wildcard targets: Nick Pope

By The Scout 11 Feb 2020
Nick Pope

The Scout says Burnley's No 1 can overtake Dean Henderson and become the top-scoring goalkeeper over the next eight Gameweeks

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For managers who are considering playing their second Wildcard in Fantasy Premier League, The Scout suggests targets to consider.

Nick Pope (BUR) £4.7m

Burnley's No 1 has been in outstanding form, totalling 28 points against Leicester City, Manchester United and Arsenal in the last three Gameweeks.

Pope has kept nine clean sheets this season, the joint-most among goalkeepers alongside Dean Henderson (£5.1m) and Alisson (£6.1m).

His schedule suggests he will secure more shutouts.

Burnley's fixtures
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
27 BOU (H) 2 31 WAT (H) 2
28 NEW (A) 3 32 CRY (A) 2
29 TOT (H) 4 33 SHU (H) 3
30 MCI (A) 5 34 WHU (A) 2

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), after visiting Southampton in Gameweek 26, four of Burnley’s following eight matches score just two.

Although Pope also faces Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in that period, his ability to produce save points means he can still be a success.

The 27-year-old has earned 17 points from saves alone over his 25 appearances.

As a result, he is the second highest-scoring goalkeeper in FPL with 105 points, just eight behind Sheffield United’s Henderson.

Pope could soon overtake Henderson due to the Blades’ schedule.

Sheffield United face a blank Gameweek 28, while Henderson also cannot play against his parent club Manchester United in Gameweek 31.

Pope has the form and fixtures to take advantage and secure his spot as the go-to goalkeeper for the coming period.

See: All of The Scout's FPL Wildcard targets

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