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ICT Analysis: Robertson showing all-round potential

The Scout 6 Oct 2020
Andrew Robertson, Liverpool

Liverpool full-back is top-ranked defender in FPL for shots in the penalty area and crosses in 2020/21

The Scout is showing how the ICT Index can help Fantasy Premier League managers plan their transfers.

The Index looks beyond FPL points to determine players' value through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Andrew Robertson (LIV) £7.0m

FPL managers have already seen Robertson's potential for attacking returns in the first four Gameweeks, and he sits second in the ICT Index among defenders.

Although the Reds' defensive displays haven’t been impressive, Robertson has still produced 19 points, scoring once and supplying an assist.

Robertson's goal v Arsenal

Raiding forward down the left flank for Liverpool, the Scot has had 18 touches inside the opposing penalty area this season.

Leicester City's Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) is the only player who has managed more than half that total, with 12.

Meanwhile, Robertson's four shots inside the box is the joint-highest total, leaving him level with Romain Saiss (£5.1m) and Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea respectively.

Top defenders in ICT Index
Player ICT Shots Shots in box Chances created Crosses
James 28.1 1 0 8 30
Robertson 27.7 4 4 5 44
Cresswell 27.7 0 0 10 21
Digne 26.6 2 0 8 32
Alexander-Arnold 23.7 7 0 8 30

Robertson's figures compare favourably with those of his fellow Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m).

Alexander-Arnold has had more shots, though, with his seven efforts being a league-high number among defenders, albeit with all of them coming from long range.

Cresswell's creative quality

When it comes to creativity, West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) leads the way. His totals of 10 key passes and 11 successful crosses are both the best for a defender.

But Robertson has produced 44 crosses, more than any other defender.

Interestingly, the Liverpool left-back's 11 crosses per match is almost double his average of 5.8 from the previous campaign.

His upcoming schedule points to more success.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of Liverpool’s next 14 matches scores more than three.

If he and his team-mates can keep more clean sheets, Robertson can be a major source of points at both ends of the pitch during that period.

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