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GW30 Kings to watch: Cesar Azpilicueta

The Scout 29 Mar 2021
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The Scout says Chelsea defender's security of starts make him a reliable pick against West Brom

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 30 of Fantasy Premier League.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE) £5.8m

The arrival of Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea’s head coach has transformed Azpilicueta's potential in Fantasy. 

The Spaniard started only seven of his side’s opening 19 Premier League matches, totalling 31 points over nine appearances.

But he has since emerged as a key figure in a side that have conceded just two goals across 14 matches in all competitions under Tuchel.

Crucially, Azpilicueta is the only player who has started all 10 of Tuchel’s Premier League matches in charge. 

The defender has claimed 66 points in that period, a team-leading total.

In addition to his eight clean sheets, Azpilicueta has scored a goal and accumulated nine bonus points over those outings.   

Azpilicueta scores v Burnley

Azpilicueta's defensive contributions fare well in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which decides the bonus points in any given match.

He has produced 44 clearances, blocks and interceptions, more than any team-mate.

That has helped him earn bonus points in five of his 10 matches for Tuchel.

And the underlying numbers further highlight Azpilicueta’s attacking potential.

His 12 chances created since Tuchel’s arrival is more than any other Chelsea defender and ranks third overall for the Blues from Gameweek 20 onwards.

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A home fixture against West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 30 boosts Azpilicueta’s chances of bringing in more points.

West Brom have struggled in attack under Sam Allardyce, scoring just two goals in their last seven Premier League matches.

Azpilicueta’s security of starts and multiple routes to returns make him the standout pick for managers keen to invest in Chelsea's defence.

Remember, the Gameweek 30 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 3 April.

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Part 3: Michael Keane (EVE)
Part 4: Che Adams (SOU)
Part 5: Diogo Jota (LIV)

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