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GW7 Differentials: Roberto Firmino

The Scout 28 Oct 2020
Roberto Firmino, Liverpool

The Scout says change of formation helped Liverpool forward score his first goal of 2020/21

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 7 in Fantasy Premier League.

Roberto Firmino (LIV) £9.3m

The forward is owned by only 2.6 per cent of managers ahead of Liverpool’s home meeting with West Ham United.

Firmino’s prospects were boosted by a change of formation against Sheffield United last weekend.

Playing behind Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) in a 4-2-3-1 system, he scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 win.

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The underlying statistics also highlight an improvement in Firmino’s threat over the last two Gameweeks.

His five shots in the box were level with Sadio Mane (£12.0m) and bettered only by the seven of Salah for Liverpool.

The Brazilian has also shown his creativity this term, supplying assists against Chelsea and Aston Villa.

After featuring as a late substitute in the Reds’ UEFA Champions League victory over Midtjylland on Tuesday, Firmino will be fully refreshed to start against a West Ham side who have struggled at Anfield in recent seasons.

Liverpool have scored 11 goals in their last three home meetings with West Ham.

Although that points to Salah and Mane as big captaincy options, an improving Firmino can also enjoy more success against the Hammers.

Also in this series

Part 1: Jack Harrison (LEE)
Part 2: Theo Walcott (SOU)
Part 3: Branislav Ivanovic (WBA)

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