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FPL promoted picks: Mitrovic the focal point of Fulham attack

By The Scout 8 Aug 2020
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham

Serbian striker returns to FPL in 2020/21 as the top scorer in last season’s Championship with 26 goals

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Fulham

The goals of Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) proved vital as Fulham secured an immediate return to the Premier League.

The Serb was the most prolific player in the Championship last season, scoring 26 goals and also supplying three assists.

Mitrovic is the first-choice penalty-taker for Scott Parker’s side, netting from the spot on five occasions last term.

And the underlying statistics further highlight the 25-year-old's importance to the Cottagers.

His total of 151 shots ranked second in the Championship. It was 73 more than Fulham’s second-highest shot taker, Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m), who managed 78.

Watch Mitrovic's Championship goals

In terms of frequency, Mitrovic averaged a shot every 23.8 minutes last season.

That is almost identical to his 2018/19 numbers in FPL.

He averaged 25 minutes per shot that season and totalled 131 attempts, more than any other forward in the game.

Value in midfield?

Elsewhere in the Fulham attack, Tom Cairney (£5.5m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.5m) were the only other players to play a part in more than 10 of their side’s 77 goals.

Cairney was their second-highest scorer, finding the net on eight occasions from central midfield.

Although he earned only three assists, Cairney was the Cottagers’ standout creator with a total of 70 key passes.

Meanwhile, winger Cavaleiro combined six goals with seven assists over his 43 outings after joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Experience in FPL

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.5m) too has Premier League experience and could also be one to watch.

The former Cardiff City player had 33 shots on target and 20 big chances, with both ranking second for Fulham last season.

But it is Mitrovic who is the clear target for those keen to invest in the Fulham attack.

A kind opening schedule could raise significant interest in the Serb, who looks one of the standout forwards priced at £6.0m.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ajayi goals for West Brom can offer value
Part 2: Pereira the star of West Brom attack
Part 3: Bryan best option in Fulham defence
Part 5: Attacking Leeds full-backs to shine
Part 6: Bamford the leading threat for Leeds

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