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GW9 Ones to watch: Wilfried Zaha

The Scout 16 Nov 2020
Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace

The Scout says kind short-term schedule can help Crystal Palace star continue to excel up front

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League.

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) £7.4m

A move up front for Crystal Palace has transformed Zaha’s attacking potential this season.

He has scored five goals in the first eight Gameweeks, already surpassing his total of four from the previous campaign.

The Ivory Coast international has proven a consistent source of points, with attacking returns in five of his eight appearances.

Three of Zaha's 2020/21 goals

As a result, he is the fourth highest-scoring midfielder in the game, totalling 54 points.

Sitting in 29.4 per cent of squads, Zaha is also the fourth most-popular midfielder. 

And he can reward his owners in Gameweek 9, when Palace visit Burnley.

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Zaha has an impressive recent record against his hosts, scoring in his last two appearances at Turf Moor.

The underlying numbers further highlight Zaha’s influence on the Palace attack.

His 16 shots inside the box this season are more than three times the total of any team-mate.

Instant impact?

Palace's short-term run of opponents further raises the appeal of Zaha in Fantasy.

Each of their next three matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR). They play Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion after travelling to Burnley.

Playing as a forward, Zaha can profit from that schedule and extend his fine start to 2020/21.

Also in this series

Part 1: Richarlison (EVE)
Part 3: Jamie Vardy (LEI)
Part 4: Jarrod Bowen (WHU)
Part 5: Timo Werner (CHE)

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