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FPL Wildcard targets: Mohamed Salah

The Scout 12 Feb 2020
Mohamed Salah

The Scout says Liverpool attacker is on course to finish as FPL’s top-scoring player for third successive season

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

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.8m

The Liverpool attacker has soared to the top of the FPL player standings on the back of some outstanding recent displays.

Salah has recorded five double-figure hauls in his last 10 matches, with his total of 165 points leaving him four ahead of his nearest rival, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m).

The Egyptian’s average of 7.5 points per match (ppm) this season is greater than his 6.8ppm last term, when he finished as the top-scoring player in FPL for the second successive campaign.

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Salah’s potential is further highlighted by his underlying statistics.

His totals of 85 shots, 69 shots inside the penalty area and 39 shots on target are all more than any other player in FPL.

His performances have been even better than in 2018/19.

His average number of shots inside the penalty area have risen from 2.5 to 3.1 this season, while his minutes per goal have quickened from 148 to 134.7.

Exciting run

Over two million managers have backed Salah with the captaincy for Liverpool’s Gameweek 26 visit to Norwich City.

And the Reds’ run of matches suggests it will continue to be difficult to overlook the 27-year-old for the armband.

Jurgen Klopp’s men play three of the bottom five sides between Gameweeks 27-29, facing West Ham United, Watford and AFC Bournemouth.

That sequence of fixtures gives Salah the chance to extend his lead at the summit as he looks to finish 2019/20 as the top-scoring player for the third successive season.

See: All of The Scout's FPL Wildcard targets

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