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GW17 Kings to watch: Rested Vardy can thrive at Newcastle

The Scout 31 Dec 2020
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The Scout is backing Leicester forward to continue his run of away returns

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) 10.2m

The Leicester City forward's away form could have a major impact on Gameweek 17.

He has produced four of his five double-figure hauls this season on the road, and averaged 9.3 points per away match.

Vardy seems set to return to the Foxes' line-up at Newcastle United after featuring as a substitute at Crystal Palace in midweek.

He faces a Magpies defence that have struggled at home this term, managing just one clean sheet at St James’ Park.

Vardy is among five Kings to watch selected by The Scout ahead of Friday’s 16:00 GMT deadline.

Vardy scores at Spurs

Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) £8.2m

The Arsenal striker has been pivotal to their back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion in the last two Gameweeks.

Lacazette has scored in both those victories, the first time he has netted in successive matches since Gameweek 3.

Having appeared off the bench in midweek, he now looks set to return to the starting XI against a West Bromwich Albion side who lost 5-0 at home to Leeds United on Tuesday.

Patrick van Aanholt (CRY) £5.4m

A home encounter with Sheffield United looks encouraging for the Crystal Palace left-back’s prospects at both ends of the pitch.

Since making his first start of the season in Gameweek 7, Van Aanholt has produced 11 shots, a total bettered by only three other defenders in FPL.

The Blades, meanwhile, have scored only one goal in their last four away trips.

After being rotated in midweek, Van Aanholt is poised to return to the Palace line-up on Saturday.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £7.9m

The Everton forward has frustrated his 57.3 per cent ownership in his last four outings, contributing three assists but scoring no goals.

Nonetheless, Calvert-Lewin remains among the most consistent players in 2020/21, blanking in just three of his 15 outings.

Crucially, he enjoyed a successful last meeting with his visitors West Ham United, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-1 home win in the EFL Cup earlier this season.

Leandro Trossard (BHA) £5.8m

The Brighton midfielder has been among the standout creators in FPL recently.

Trossard has produced 11 key passes in the last four Gameweeks, a total bettered by only three players.

By comparison only Solly March (£5.0m), with six chances created, has managed more than half that tally for the Seagulls.

That highlights Trossard’s influence ahead of a home encounter with a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who have conceded in nine successive Gameweeks.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW17 Differentials: Ings can deliver again at home
Part 3: GW17 Captains: Rely on Fernandes
Part 4: Who to captain in GW17? What the experts say
Part 5: Scout Selection: Bamford backed for more away joy

Remember the Gameweek 17 deadline is Friday at 16:00 GMT.

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