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FPL Saturday review: Wilson value boosted by bonus

By The Scout 4 Oct 2020
Callum Wilson, Newcastle

Newcastle forward has more bonus points than any player in the game as The Scout assesses the first four GW4 matches

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A 16-point haul against Burnley moved Callum Wilson (£6.4m) up to third in the Fantasy Premier League points standings on Saturday.

Wilson scored twice and also assisted Allan Saint-Maximin's (£5.3m) goal in a 3-1 win for Newcastle United.

Bonus points have helped boost Wilson's potential in FPL this term. His total of seven bonus is more than any other player.

He is now the best-value forward in FPL, returning 5.3 points-per-million spent. 

Wilson's first GW4 goal

And Newcastle's upcoming matches suggest Wilson can continue rewarding his owners.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), seven of the Magpies' matches from Gameweeks 7-14 score just two.

Penalties providing value

Wilson scored one of three penalties that were awarded on Saturday, with the other two converted by Chelsea midfielder Jorginho (£5.1m).

Spot-kick duties have helped the Italian provide a major source of value this season.

All three of Jorginho's goals have been penalties, second only to the four of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m).

Chelsea full-backs' contrasting fortunes

Chelsea were 4-0 winners over Crystal Palace, with Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) impressing on his first league start for Frank Lampard's side.

The left-back combined a goal and an assist with a clean sheet for an 18-point return.

However, Lampard's decision to bench Reece James (£5.1m) for the first time this season has led to big sales.

The right-back is the most transferred-out defender in the Gameweek, moved on by 65,000+ managers.

Everton duo in demand

Managers continue to flock to James Rodriguez (£7.8m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) after Everton’s 4-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Rodriguez matched Chilwell's Gameweek 4 score with two goals and an assist.

The Colombian has been prolific at home, producing 30 of his 35 points in two matches at Goodison Park.

Rodriguez stars in GW4 win

Calvert-Lewin remains the top-scoring player in FPL, on 37 points. His opener means he has scored in each of the first four Gameweeks, totalling six goals.

And despite facing a Merseyside derby at Liverpool next, Rodriguez and Calvert-Lewin are among the top three most-bought players ahead of the GW5 deadline of 11:00 BST on Saturday 17 October.

For Brighton, Neal Maupay (£6.5m) and Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) extended their impressive starts to 2020/21.

They combined for their side’s first goal, and have each produced attacking points in three of the first four Gameweeks.

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW4 FPL stats: Son punishes sellers with dazzling display
Part 2: GW4 Bonus points: Kane shines in Spurs win

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