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FPL promoted picks: Bamford the leading threat for Leeds

The Scout 9 Aug 2020
Patrick Bamford, Leeds United

Striker had more than twice as many shots in the box and shots on target as any team-mate last season

The Scout looks at the Fantasy Premier League prospects of the three promoted sides.

Leeds United

Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) could be a key figure for Leeds in FPL this season.

The forward was the top scorer for the Championship winners, netting 16 goals and supplying two assists.

He was their main attacking threat by some margin. 

Bamford's tally of 143 shots was 68 more than his nearest rival, Jack Harrison (£5.5m).

Furthermore, his 128 shots in the penalty area and 56 shots on target were both more than double any other player for Marcelo Bielsa's side.

That eye for goal suggests Bamford could find his way into early-season squads.

Bamford's 10 best goals for Leeds
Intriguing midfield options

Left-winger Harrison thrived while on loan from Manchester City last term, scoring six goals and supplying eight assists.

Harrison has agreed to return to Elland Road on loan again this season, and he has the all-round potential to turn the heads of Fantasy managers.

Pablo Hernandez (£6.0m) was another key performer for Bielsa, combining nine goals with nine assists.

However, the 35-year-old was rotated on a number of occasions. He started only 27 of Leeds’ 46 matches, earning a further nine appearances off the bench.

One to watch

Central midfielder Mateusz Klich (£5.5m) could emerge as a cheaper alternative.

The Poland international produced six goals and five assists over his 45 starts in 2019/20, converting two penalties.

Encouragingly, his numbers were very similar to Hernandez's last season.

Klich had the edge for shots, by 76 to 74, while he created 79 chances to the Spaniard’s 82.

At present, Bamford's secure role could be a big factor when considering the Leeds attack, although Harrison may also emerge as a leading contender.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL promoted picks: Ajayi goals can offer value
Part 2: FPL promoted picks: Pereira the star of West Brom attack
Part 3: FPL promoted picks: Bryan best option in Fulham defence
Part 4: FPL promoted picks: Mitrovic the focal point of Fulham attack
Part 5: FPL promoted picks: Attacking Leeds full-backs to shine

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