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Daily Scout Notes: 14 July

The Scout 14 Jul 2020
Daily Scout Notes: 14 July

Look at the key FPL talking points as Giroud and Azpilicueta impress in Chelsea's victory over Norwich

The Scout reviews every Fantasy Premier League fixture, whether it's noting player rotation or injuries, tactical observations or highlighting in-form differentials.

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Olivier Giroud’s (£6.7m) return to the Chelsea starting line-up proved decisive in a 1-0 home win over Norwich City.

The Frenchman, who replaced Tammy Abraham (£7.4m) as the lone striker, netted his third goal in his last three starts for Frank Lampard’s side.

Giroud has now scored or assisted in seven of his eight starts over the last 10 Gameweeks.

Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) also extended his excellent run of returns with the assist for Chelsea’s winner.

The United States international has now produced attacking points in six of his side’s seven fixtures since the season resumed.

Pulisic has averaged 6.4 points per match during that period.

At the back, Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four matches at Stamford Bridge.

Azpilicueta excels again

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1m) has been their standout performer in defence over those matches.

The Spaniard has also produced an assist and six bonus points, totalling 29 points.

But Chelsea’s remaining schedule suggests FPL managers are likely to avoid investing in their key players.

They visit champions Liverpool before entertaining Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Meanwhile, the 1-0 loss was Norwich's eighth successive Premier League defeat.

The relegated Canaries face Burnley and Manchester City in the final two Gameweeks.

Targeting in-form attackers such as Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) for those respective fixtures could prove a successful tactic. 

Top scorer: Cesar Azpilicueta 9pts (TSB 9.3% £6.1m)
Bonus points: Cesar Azpilicueta 3pts, Antonio Rudiger 2pts, Marcos Alonso 1pt.

Next two Gameweeks

Chelsea: LIV (A) WOL (H) 
Norwich: BUR (H) MCI (A)

Also in this GW36+ series

Part 2: Daily Scout Notes: 15 July (BURWOL, MCIBOU, NEWTOT, ARSLIV)
Part 3: Daily Scout Notes: 16 July (EVEAVL, LEISHU, CRYMUN, SOUBHA)

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