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GW30 Kings to watch: Diogo Jota

The Scout 31 Mar 2021
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The Scout says Liverpool star scores at faster rate than any team-mate ahead of favourable run-in

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

Diogo Jota (LIV) £6.7m

The Portuguese’s return to full fitness could prove significant for Fantasy managers over the season run-in.

Jota enjoyed a strong start at Liverpool following his summer move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He scored five goals in eight appearances before being sidelined with a knee problem.

Jota returned from injury in Gameweek 26 and was back on the scoresheet in Liverpool's last league match, netting the winner at Wolves in Gameweek 28.

All of Jota's Liverpool goals

Jota has continued his goalscoring form over the international break.

He scored twice for Portugal against Serbia and also found the net against Luxembourg. 

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A trip to Arsenal gives Jota the chance to get more goals.

The Gunners have struggled in defence ahead of Saturday's encounter at Emirates Stadium.

Indeed, Arsenal are without a clean sheet in their last eight league matches.

Promising run-in

Liverpool’s meeting with Arsenal marks the start of a very favourable schedule for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of their remaining nine matches scores more than three.

Liverpool's remaining Gameweeks
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
30 ARS (A) 3 35 SOU (H) 2
31 AVL (H) 3 36 WBA (A) 2
32 LEE (A) 3 37 BUR (A) 2
33 NEW (H) 2 38 CRY (H) 3
34 MUN (A) 4  

The underlying numbers suggest Jota can be a major influence over that run-in.

He has averaged a goal every 116.8 minutes in FPL this season, quicker than any team-mate.

At a cost of just £6.7m, Jota has the form and fixtures to offer terrific value for the final nine Gameweeks of the season.

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

Also in this series

Part 1: Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE)
Part 2: Lucas Moura (TOT)
Part 3: Michael Keane (EVE)
Part 4: Che Adams (SOU)

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