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Scout Selection: Aubameyang to punish Norwich

The Scout 25 Jun 2020

Arsenal forward has a prolific record against bottom-six opponents and is handed the armband in line-up featuring three Man Utd attackers

A home encounter with Norwich City can reignite the prospects of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) in Fantasy Premier League ahead of Saturday's 11:30 BST deadline.

The Arsenal forward has suffered a poor run of returns, blanking in four successive fixtures.

But his record against opponents in the bottom six suggests he can get back on the scoresheet.

Aubameyang's nine goals in such matches is joint top with Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) among all players this season.

He is handed the armband in a 3-4-3 formation, with Anthony Martial (£8.1m) named vice-captain.

Ben Foster (WAT) £4.9m

A visit from Southampton boosts the Watford No 1's chances of extending his fine record at Vicarage Road. At home, Foster's seven clean sheets are second among goalkeepers in FPL this season.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £6.4m

Wolverhampton Wanderers' wing-back can bring in points at both ends of the pitch at Aston Villa. Doherty has one goal, three assists and six clean sheets in his last seven appearances.

Patrick van Aanholt (CRY) £5.6m

The Crystal Palace left-back offers multiple routes to points at home to Burnley. Van Aanholt has produced one goal, one assist and four clean sheets in his last five matches, totalling 41 points.

Marcos Alonso (CHE) £6.2m

Chelsea's attacking full-back has a strong record on the road ahead of the visit to West Ham United. Alonso has returned 29 points across his previous three road trips.

Ismaila Sarr (WAT) £6.3m

The winger has been Watford's star performer at home under Nigel Pearson. Sarr has four goals and three assists in six appearances, averaging 8.2 points per match (ppm).

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £8.7m

Manchester United's playmaker has been a consistent source of returns on his travels. Fernandes visits Brighton & Hove Albion on the back of 25 points in his three away matches since arriving at Old Trafford in January. 

Anthony Martial (MUN) £8.1m

The most-bought player in the Gameweek, the Frenchman has earned over 192,000 new owners after his hat-trick against Sheffield United. Martial has six goals in his last six appearances.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.8m

The Tottenham Hotspur winger can thrive against a Sheff Utd side who have lost 3-0 in each of their last two matches. Son has been Spurs' most productive player under Jose Mourinho, averaging 6.1 ppm.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.0m

The 31-year-old scored twice to earn a 13-point haul in his previous meeting with Norwich.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £9.0m

More than 150,000 managers have turned to the Man Utd forward for the encounter with Brighton. Rashford's 24 big chances and 35 shots on target are both team-leading totals this term.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £8.3m

The Mexican heads to Villa Park having scored in three of his last four Gameweek appearances. Away from home, Jimenez's 49 shots and 22 shots both rank among the top two players in 2019/20 FPL.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): A triple-up on Man Utd attackers could be the way to go. I wouldn't overlook Liverpool players v Manchester City on Thursday, though.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): As it stands, I'm joining the Selection team with Aubameyang as captain, a last roll of the dice for Arsenal's talisman. Wish us luck. We'll need it!

Ash (@FPLHints): Having failed to score in four consecutive matches, Aubameyang may not be the best captain pick. But, then again, he's up against a Norwich team riddled with injuries and poor form. Sarr will also need to prove his worth in a must-win encounter for Watford.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): Son was already unlucky to not score v West Ham and Spurs seem to be finding their feet. As the wheels begin to come off for the Blades, there could be goals on offer for Mourinho's men.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): How do you not have Adama Traore (£5.8m) in this side for a match v Aston Villa? The price and the production are both hard to ignore.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): I like the Son pick-up against a Sheff Utd side who have been struggling of late and face a short turnaround after their FA Cup tie this weekend.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): I love the triple-up on Man Utd as they are on fire, although Brighton are in decent form. Having watched the last Arsenal match, Aubamayang is just playing too deep for my liking and I wouldn't captain him.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW32+ Ones to watch: Van Aanholt to bring in a big haul
Part 2: GW32+ Differentials: Deeney can be decisive for Hornets
Part 3: GW32+ Captains: Martial offers armband solution

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