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FPL Value picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Scout 17 Mar 2020
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool

The Scout on why the Liverpool defender's all-round potential has made him worth the extra outlay

The Scout looks at players who have offered big value for money in 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.8m

The Liverpool right-back has more than justified his place as the most expensive defender in FPL this season.

Alexander-Arnold has totalled 166 points, at least 25 points more than any other backline rival.

And despite a rise of £0.8m over the campaign, he has returned 21.3 points per million (ppm), making him the fifth best outfield player in terms of value. 

Points potential

Alexander-Arnold's potential for points at both ends of the pitch is unmatched in FPL.

He has combined 11 clean sheets with two goals and 14 assists.

As a result, he has produced attacking or defensive points in 19 of his 28 Gameweek starts.

The underlying statistics show why Alexander-Arnold has made such a big impact on the Reds' attack.

Creator of chances

His 75 chances created this season is a team-leading total, with Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) well back in second place on 46.

Indeed, only Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), with 96 chances created, has bettered that tally among all players in 2019/20 FPL.

Alexander-Arnold's role as Liverpool's No 1 for set-pieces is a big factor in his success.

Jurgen Klopp's men have scored 11 goals in such situations, a total bettered by only two other sides.

Goal threat

The 21-year-old also boasts a strong goal threat, with his 36 shots second only to the 38 of John Lundstram (£4.8m) among defenders in FPL.

That total places him fourth for Liverpool, behind their front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) and Sadio Mane (£12.4m).

Liverpool's strong defence also boosts Alexander-Arnold's FPL prospects.

Their totals of 12 clean sheets and only 21 goals conceded are the best in the Premier League.

As the most attacking option in the Liverpool defence, Alexander-Arnold's ability to deliver points at both ends of the pitch makes him worth paying extra for.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Value picks: Nick Pope
Part 2: FPL Value picks: Dean Henderson
Part 4: FPL Value picks: John Lundstram
Part 5: FPL Value picks: Caglar Soyuncu
Part 6: FPL Value picks: Federico Fernandez
Part 7: FPL Value picks: Jack Grealish
Part 8: FPL Value picks: Adama Traore
Part 9: FPL Value picks: Harvey Barnes

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