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Scout Selection: Jimenez can reward new owners

The Scout 23 Jun 2020

Wolves striker is most-bought player for Gameweek 31+ and earns a place in line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

Managers in Fantasy Premier League have made Raul Jimenez (£8.2m) a key target in Gameweek 31+.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward is the most-bought player ahead of Tuesday's 17:00 BST deadline, earning 203,000+ new owners for his home match with AFC Bournemouth.

Jimenez's opener against West Ham United last weekend was his third goal in his last four Gameweek appearances.

He takes his place in a 3-4-3 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) handed the armband and Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) named vice-captain.

Nick Pope (BUR) £4.9m

Burnley's No 1 can continue his strong form at Turf Moor against Watford in midweek. At home, Pope's total of seven clean sheets is joint-top among goalkeepers in FPL this season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.8m

FPL's top-scoring defender offers multiple routes to points at home to Crystal Palace. Alexander-Arnold has produced attacking or defensive returns in 20 of his 30 appearances in 2019/20.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £6.3m

A home meeting with AFC Bournemouth boosts the wing-back’s chances of returns at both ends of the pitch. Doherty has one goal, three assists and five clean sheets in Wolves' last six matches.

Jamaal Lascelles (NEW) £4.3m

Newcastle United's centre-back can provide major value at home to Aston Villa. The Magpies have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three matches.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.7m

Liverpool's Egyptian will be fully refreshed for the visit of Palace after being rested against Everton on Sunday. Five of Salah's seven double-figure hauls this term have come at Anfield.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £8.7m

The Manchester United playmaker is a major captain contender at home to a Sheffield United defence that is without a number of regular starters. Fernandes has averaged 7.8 points per match this season.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.7m

Owned by only 7.4 per cent, the Tottenham Hotspur winger could be a key differential at home to West Ham. Son produced 13 points in his previous meeting with the Hammers, scoring one goal and providing an assist.

Harvey Barnes (LEI) £6.2m

The Leicester City midfielder has been a decisive figure in their most recent home matches. Barnes welcomes Brighton & Hove Albion on the back of 39 points in his previous four at King Power Stadium.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £8.9m

The Man Utd forward has five goals and 33 FPL points in his last four at Old Trafford. Rashford is the second most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning over 185,000 new owners.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £6.5m

The striker will boast Everton's main goal threat away to Norwich City. Since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as manager in Gameweek 19, Calvert-Lewin's eight goals and 39 shots in the box are more than any other player in FPL.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £8.2m

The Mexican's 103 shots and 81 shots in the box are both league-leading totals this season.

What the experts say

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): Hard for me to get excited about the Man Utd contingent in the team. The Blades looked bad against Newcastle but I don't expect that to continue so I'd be more inclined to go with Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) at home to Brighton over Rashford.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): A great all-round team. I love the Man Utd picks as I think they will score a lot of goals from now till the end of the season.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Man Utd, Spurs and Wolves all have excellent fixtures so I'm not surprised to see them feature heavily in the picks. Double Man Utd attack ahead of a game against Sheffield United missing Dean Henderson (£5.3m), John Egan (£4.6m) and, potentially Jack O'Connell (£4.6m), will undoubtedly weaken the normally excellent Blades defence. 

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): Fingers crossed for Salah being fit to deliver on Wednesday. I'm very nervous without Rashford or Calvert-Lewin in my side. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) survives for two more fixtures.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): After a quiet performance against Man Utd, the Son pick I think is the most potent here - a dark horse for those looking for a differential captain.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): The fixtures look set to create a high-scoring week. These players are all from a pool of around 25 that I think could score very well.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): Jimenez and Calvert-Lewin look great value up against AFC Bournemouth and Norwich defences that did little to improve their poor reputation in GW30+. I would have liked to see Danny Ings (£7.2m) there as well. He looks fit and ready to carry on the form he showed over the first half of the season. He's on penalties and faces a demoralised Arsenal without its first-choice keeper.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW31+ Ones to watch: Rashford to extend home run
Part 2: GW31+ Differentials: Bergwijn to get more goals
Part 3: GW31+ Captains: Bruno to challenge Liverpool pair

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