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GW5 Ones to watch: Romain Saiss

The Scout 12 Oct 2020
Romain Saiss, Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Scout believes Wolves centre-back's aerial threat can be effective against a Leeds side vulnerable from set-pieces

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 5 of Fantasy Premier League.

Romain Saiss (WOL) £5.1m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back has enjoyed a strong start to the new FPL season. 

Saiss sits joint-second among defenders on 24 points, just four behind Leicester City full-back Timothy Castagne (£5.8m).

The Moroccan’s potential at both ends of the pitch has been crucial to his output.

He has combined one goal with two clean sheets in the opening four Gameweeks.

Saiss' goal v Sheff Utd

The underlying numbers reinforce Saiss’ attacking potential ahead of his visit to Leeds United.

He has recorded four shots inside the penalty area, joint-top with Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) among FPL defenders.

Three of his efforts have been headers, and Leeds have struggled to defend such situations. 

Marcelo Bielsa's side have conceded 10 headed shots, with only three teams allowing more.

Bonus magnet

Saiss’ defensive contributions are earning him extra rewards in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which helps determine the bonus points in any given match.

His 25 clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) are second only to the 26 of Willy Boly (£5.5m) for Wolves.

That increases Saiss' chances of earning additional FPL points whenever his side prevent their opponents from scoring. 

Indeed, he has totalled five bonus points over the two matches in which Wolves have kept clean sheets.

Whether it is in his own box or in Leeds', Saiss can extend his run of points at Elland Road on Monday evening.

Also in this series

Part 1: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
Part 3: Rhian Brewster (SHU)
Part 4: Christian Pulisic (CHE)
Part 5: Harry Kane (TOT)

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