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Scout Selection: Calvert-Lewin to reward new backers

The Scout 18 Sep 2020

Everton striker is third most-bought forward in GW2 and is named in line-up captained by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Scoring the winning goal at Tottenham Hotspur has made Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) a top target in Fantasy Premier League.

The Everton striker is the third most-bought forward in the game, brought in by 292,000+ for his home match with West Bromwich Albion.

Calvert-Lewin’s new owners will be encouraged by his visitors’ poor defensive display against Leicester City.

The Baggies conceded four big chances and seven shots on target in the 3-0 defeat, both more than any other side in Gameweek 1.

Calvert-Lewin is named in a 4-4-2 formation, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) handed the armband and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) named vice-captain.

Emiliano Martinez (AVL) £4.5m

Aston Villa’s new No 1 can make an immediate impact by claiming a clean sheet against Sheffield United. Dean Smith’s side recorded seven shutouts at home last season, the same number as Liverpool and Manchester United.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.0m

The Everton left-back was far more reliable at home last term, producing seven of his eight assists at Goodison Park. Digne looks poised for points at both ends of the pitch against West Brom.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN) £5.5m

A visit from Crystal Palace gives the Man Utd defender the chance to continue his fine form from the end of 2019/20. Three of Wan-Bissaka’s four assists and nine of his 12 clean sheets came in his final 13 starts.

Stuart Dallas (LEE) £4.5m

His assist away to Liverpool underlines the value offered by the Leeds United left-back in FPL. Dallas can add to his Anfield returns at home against Fulham.

Jamal Lewis (NEW) £4.5m

Newcastle United's new left-back kept a clean sheet and earned one bonus point on his debut at West Ham United. Lewis' three key passes in Gameweek 1 suggest his raids forward will trouble Brighton & Hove Albion at St James' Park.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £12.0m

The Arsenal man has scored four goals across his last three appearances. At home against West Ham, Aubameyang seems very likely to remain as the most-selected captain in FPL for Gameweek 2.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.0m

His nine shots and eight shots in the box were both more than any other player in Gameweek 1. Salah looks back to his very best as Liverpool make their way to Chelsea.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £10.5m

His average of 8.4 points per match was more than any other player in FPL last season. Fernandes is the most-bought player for Gameweek 2, with more than 385,000 managers rushing to snap up the Portuguese.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £9.5m

At home last season, his 12 goals and 53 shots were both more than any other Man Utd player. His low ownership of 6.0 per cent means Rashford can be a huge differential for the armband in Gameweek 2.

Callum Wilson (NEW) £6.5m

Newcastle's frontman got off the mark on his debut at West Ham, earning eight FPL points. Wilson has a strong record against his visitors, Brighton, with three goals and two assists in five matches while at AFC Bournemouth.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £7.1m

The Toffees striker was transformed after Carlo Ancelotti was appointed manager in Gameweek 19 last season. Calvert-Lewin produced 60 shots from that point onwards, second only to the 76 of Salah among all players in FPL. 

Don't get caught out. GW2 deadline: 11:00 BST on 19 September.

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