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GW32 Kings to watch: Romain Saiss

The Scout 13 Apr 2021

The Scout on why the Wolves centre-back can provide multiple routes to returns over short-term schedule

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 32 of Fantasy Premier League.

Romain Saiss (WOL) £4.9m

Three goals, seven clean sheets and nine bonus points over his 20 appearances highlight the Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back's multiple routes to returns.

Saiss has averaged 4.0 points per match (ppm) this season, more than any other defensive team-mate and second only to the 4.3ppm of Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) for Wolves.

The Moroccan proved a success in the previous Gameweek, helping his side to a 1-0 win over Fulham.

And the upcoming schedule continues to look very promising. 

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of Wolves' next three matches score only two.

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All three of those opponents, Sheffield United, Burnley and West Bromwich Albion, rank among the bottom four sides for goals scored this season, boosting Wolves' prospects of more clean sheets.

The underlying statistics also indicate Saiss boasts the strongest goal threat among the Wolves backline.

His total of 20 shots this term is joint-top with Nelson Semedo (£5.2m) for Wolves defenders.

However, 17 of Saiss' efforts have come from inside the penalty area compared to the seven of Semedo.

Aerial threat

A home encounter with Sheff Utd looks encouraging for more returns.

The Blades have conceded 74 headed shots and 116 shots from set-pieces in 2020/21, both totals ranking among the bottom six sides.

Saiss, meanwhile, has produced a team-leading 12 headed shots from set-pieces.

Saiss goal v Spurs

Indeed, he scored from such a situation against the Blades in Gameweek 1, recording his season-high haul of 15 points in a 2-0 win.

That pinpoints Saiss' potential at both ends of the pitch for Wolves' favourable short-term schedule.

Also in this series

Part 1: Sergio Reguilon (TOT)
Part 2: Jarrod Bowen (WHU)
Part 4: Christian Pulisic (CHE)
Part 5: Alexandre Lacazette (ARS)

Remember, the Gameweek 32 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 16 April.

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