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FPL experts' targets: Lamptey value a big draw

The Scout 7 Oct 2020
Tariq Lamptey, Brighton

The Scout’s panel of experts assess the standout budget defenders after four Gameweeks of 2020/21

The Scout’s panel of experts are pinpointing the players who have impressed them over the opening four Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League.

Budget defenders

Three assists in the first four Gameweeks have highlighted the attacking potential of Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m).

The Brighton & Hove Albion wing-back has supplied attacking returns against Chelsea, Newcastle United and Manchester United already.

Lamptey highlights 

With his budget-friendly price tag, he has caught the eye of many managers.

Lamptey is the third most-bought defender who costs less than £5.0m, attracting over 673,000 new owners since the start of the season.

What the experts say
Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Brighton look a new team this season and Lamptey has really caught my eye. He plays the right wing-back role and bombs forward in attack, so much so that he's been the most advanced player on some counter-attacks.

With new additions in defence like Ben White (£4.5m), you can expect returns at both ends of the pitch.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Since losing 5-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 2, Southampton’s defence have dramatically improved. I've been really impressed by Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m).

Saints look defensively solid and he also has some attacking threat, as we saw with the assist against his former club Spurs. With the exception of Gameweek 1, Walker-Peters has returned either attacking or defensive returns in all of his appearances.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

No defender has created more chances than the 10 of Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m), and West Ham United have now kept back-to-back clean sheets against difficult opposition.

Their upcoming run includes matches against Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool but, after that, he could be a shrewd pick, especially since he is now cheaper than his starting price.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

We've seen a reaction from Southampton with back-to-back clean sheets. Walker-Peters has shown he has a little bit of attacking threat too and he provides good value in my team at £4.5m.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Lamptey hasn't shot to the top of the charts but has looked great and his attacking prowess has brought points. Clean sheets may be added across a kinder run of fixtures.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

Lamptey has been the standout for me based on his price, production and the sense that it hasn't just been a run of good luck with his end product.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Lamptey looks like he could be great value this season. He is a key attacking outlet for Brighton, getting forward at every opportunity and winning two penalties already. I expect there will be clean sheets in some of the easier fixtures to come.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

Lamptey looks an absolute steal in a team that has been steadied by White at centre-back. Clean sheets and attacking points are expected.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

Cresswell has produced more successful crosses than any other player this season and already has two assists. Elsewhere, Ezri Konsa (£4.6m) looks to be a great route into a solid Aston Villa defence.

They are playing with confidence and he provides a goal threat from set-pieces.

Also in this series

Part 2: Castagne the top premium defender
Part 3: Trossard can rival Rodriguez in midfield
Part 4: Son on another level
Part 5: Calvert-Lewin a must-have
Part 6: Assists make Kane best premium pick
Part 7: Penalties and value: What the FPL experts have learned
Part 8: Grealish and Watkins give value

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