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Scout Selection: Bamford to continue home run

The Scout 6 Feb 2021
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Leeds star features in a three-man forward line in a best Fantasy XI captained by Bruno Fernandes

The home form of Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) could prove decisive for Leeds United and Fantasy Premier League alike in Gameweek 23.

The striker has provided a consistent source of points at Elland Road recently, producing a goal or an assist in four of his last five matches there.

Bamford has climbed to second place in the Fantasy forward standings on the back of 20 points in the last two Gameweeks.

He now faces a Crystal Palace side who have been poor in defence on their travels.

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Palace have only one clean sheet this season away from home.

Bamford takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) handed the armband and Son Heung-min (£9.7m) named vice-captain.

Nick Pope (BUR) £5.5m

Burnley’s No 1 has averaged 5.0 points per match on his way to second spot in the Fantasy goalkeeper standings. Pope can bring in more returns at home to a Brighton & Hove Albion side who have scored only four goals in their last six away outings.

Aaron Cresswell (WHU) £5.6m

The West Ham United left-back offers strong potential at both ends of the pitch at Fulham. Cresswell is the joint-highest scoring defender in the game, with 97 points, thanks to eight assists and seven clean sheets. 

Luke Shaw (MUN) £4.9m

Manchester United’s left-back faces Everton at home on the back of two assists and three clean sheets in his last five starts. Shaw has created 13 chances in the last four Gameweeks, six more than any other FPL defender.

James Justin (LEI) £5.1m

The Leicester City full-back visits Wolverhampton Wanderers having produced one goal, three clean sheets and five bonus points in the last four Gameweeks. Justin’s total of five shots in the box in that period was just one shy of the most for any FPL defender. 

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £11.4m

A 17-point haul against Southampton in midweek was the Portuguese’s ninth double-figure return of the campaign. His total of 19 shots in the last four Gameweeks was more than any other player in FPL.

James Maddison (LEI) £7.3m

The Leicester playmaker faces Wolves in his most consistent form of 2020/21. Maddison has scored three goals and provided four assists in his last seven outings, blanking only once in that run.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.7m

After a run of one assist in five appearances, the Tottenham Hotspur star can return to form at home West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies have conceded 26 goals in nine matches under Sam Allardyce.

Tomas Soucek (WHU) £5.4m

The West Ham midfielder boasts strong away form for his trip to Fulham. Soucek has scored four goals and returned 35 points in his last three appearances on the road.

Callum Wilson (NEW) £6.8m

The Newcastle United striker has produced two goals, two assists and 23 points in the last three Gameweeks. Wilson could prove a strong captaincy option at home to a Southampton side who lost 9-0 at Man Utd in midweek. 

Patrick Bamford (LEE) £6.6m

Leeds’ frontman scored and earned seven points in his last meeting with former club Palace in Gameweek 8.

Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) £8.4m

Arsenal’s Frenchman has four goals, two assists and 34 points across his last four away appearances. Lacazette faces an Aston Villa side who have conceded three goals in two of their last three matches.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW23 Kings to watch: Wilson can deliver again
Part 2: GW23 Differentials: Lingard can build on debut double
Part 3: GW23 Captains: Fernandes the top contender
Part 4: Who to captain in GW23? What the experts say

Remember, the Gameweek 23 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 6 February 

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