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FDR Analysis: West Ham can enjoy strong finish

The Scout 15 May 2021
Coufal, Lingard and Antonio

The Scout says Hammers can reward investment at both ends of pitch in final two Gameweeks

A pair of favourable matches can help West Ham United to a strong finish in 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League.

The Hammers travel to relegated West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 37 before entertaining Southampton on the final day of the season.

West Ham's final fixtures
GW Opponent FDR
37 WBA (A) 2
38 SOU (H) 2

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), both of those matches score only two.

Crucially, David Moyes' men are still involved in the competition for European places, which suggests they are unlikely to rotate. 

The recent return of forward Michail Antonio (£6.5m) from injury offers managers a big differential.

Owned by only 6.8 per cent, he netted twice in his comeback appearance against Burnley in Gameweek 34, earning his season-high haul of 13 points.

Antonio's double v Burnley

Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) has frustrated his 29.8 per cent backers with a run of three successive blanks.

Nonetheless, he remains West Ham’s most explosive player in Fantasy this term.

Lingard has produced five double-figure hauls in his 13 outings, more than any team-mate.

Defensive appeal

Moyes’ side conceded just one goal in their matches with their two upcoming opponents earlier this season, boosting the appeal of their key defenders.

Aaron Cresswell (£5.6m) offers the strongest all-round potential at the back, combining 10 assists with 10 clean sheets.

However, Vladimir Coufal (£4.8m) could prove a value option if the left-back fails to recover from a leg problem.

The Czech has supplied four of his eight assists this season over the last six Gameweeks. 

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