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Scout Selection: Jimenez and Traore team up

The Scout 21 Feb 2020

Wolves pair face Norwich with strong home form and feature in best Gameweek 27 line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

A home encounter with Norwich City looks promising for Raul Jimenez (£7.8m) and Adama Traore (£5.8m) in Gameweek 27 of Fantasy Premier League.

Jimenez has produced attacking returns against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool in his last five matches at Molineux.

When selected he has been involved in 50 per cent of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ home goals this season.

Traore has also been a big success in recent home matches, returning 30 FPL points in his last four starts.

Norwich, meanwhile, have struggled defensively on their travels.

The Canaries have picked up just two points from their last six away matches, keeping a single clean sheet in that run.

Jimenez and Traore take their place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) handed the armband and Sadio Mane (£12.2m) given the vice-captaincy.

Nick Pope (BUR) £4.7m

Burnley’s No 1 can extend his fine form at Turf Moor against AFC Bournemouth this weekend. At home, Pope’s six clean sheets are joint-top among all goalkeepers in FPL.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.7m

His 40 chances created in home matches are more than any Liverpool player. Alexander-Arnold offers major all-round potential against West Ham United, having produced attacking or defensive points in each of his last 12 starts.

Aaron Wan Bissaka (MUN) £5.3m

The Manchester United right-back plays Watford at home on the back of 19 points in his previous two outings. Wan-Bissaka has made nine key passes in the last four Gameweeks, joint-top among defenders in FPL.

Enda Stevens (SHU) £5.1m

Sheffield United’s wing-back seeks a 10th clean sheet of the season against Brighton & Home Albion. At home, Stevens’ total of 19 chances created ranks fourth among FPL defenders in 2019/20.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.8m

The Egyptian has averaged nine points per home match this term and is this week's captain. West Ham visit Anfield having conceded 12 goals and 53 shots inside the penalty area in the last four Gameweeks, both more than any other club.

Sadio Mane (LIV) £12.2m

The Senegalese offers a big armband alternative to Salah against the Hammers. Four of Mane’s last five double-figure hauls have come at Anfield.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.9m

Martial has scored in back-to-back matches across all competitions ahead of a home meeting with Watford. The Frenchman has produced 28 points in his last four outings at Old Trafford.

Jack Grealish (AVL) £6.7m

Aston Villa’s playmaker has been a big success in recent away matches, returning double-figure hauls in two of his last three away trips. Grealish scored and earned eight points against his weekend hosts, Southampton, in Gameweek 18.

Adama Traore (WOL) £5.8m

The Wolves winger has produced double-figure returns in three of his previous eight starts.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £7.8m

The Mexican has been a consistent source of points at home, with a goal or an assist in six of his last nine matches.

Danny Ings (SOU) £7.1m

The Southampton striker is the most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning more than 182,000 new owners. Ings recorded his season-high haul of 13 points against Villa in Gameweek 18.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I'm on the same Liverpool triple-up and hoping that Mane and Salah can provide a differential partnership once again. Ings should have plenty of joy against Villa after a brace in the reverse fixture.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Interesting team. With plenty of big hitters injured, it's up to the cheaper players to step up.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I don't object to any of these selections but might want to triple-up on Wolves at home to Norwich, with Matt Doherty (£6.1m) over Wan-Bissaka.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): There are some great fixtures well covered by Mane, Salah, Alexander-Arnold, Ings and Jimenez. One player there I'm not convinced about is Martial. Man Utd's attack has been poor all season. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.2m), who plays an Arsenal side vulnerable to headers, and Diogo Jota (£6.1m), who scored a hat trick in the UEFA Europa League midweek, are viable alternatives.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Martial could be a huge differential this week. I fancy him to return big as Man Utd's improvement continues in their push for UEFA Champions League football next season. The armband on Salah seems sensible, especially given his ownership. He'll punish you if he performs and isn't your captain this week.

See: The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 27

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