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GW2 Kings to watch: Wilfried Zaha

The Scout 17 Aug 2021
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The Scout on why Crystal Palace talisman can exploit Brentford’s weakness down the right flank

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) £7.0m

The winger was Crystal Palace’s standout performer under their new manager Patrick Vieira during pre-season.

Zaha scored a team-leading four goals across their five friendlies, including two converted penalties.

He is expected to retain spot-kick duties for Palace's home match against Brentford, with their first-choice taker Luka Milivojevic (£5.5m) unavailable due to personal reasons.

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Although Brentford started the season with a 2-0 home win over Arsenal, they still allowed their visitors plenty of scoring opportunities. 

The Bees conceded 13 shots inside the box and 22 shots overall, both league-leading totals.

Thomas Frank’s side were particularly vulnerable down their right flank.

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney (£5.0m) created six chances in Gameweek 1, more than any other player in Fantasy.

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Zaha looks well-placed to exploit that weakness.

The Ivory Coast international partnered Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.5m) up front in a 4-4-2 formation at Chelsea on the opening weekend.

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But Palace are expected to revert to the 4-3-3 system they used over the summer, allowing Zaha to occupy a role on the left of a front three against Brentford.

The Bees' poor away form in last season’s Championship further boosts Zaha’s prospects.

Brentford managed a mere seven clean sheets across their 23 road trips.

Zaha can take advantage of those frailties and inspire the Eagles in their first home match under Vieira.

Also in this series

Part 2: Said Benrahma (WHU)
Part 3: Virgil van Dijk (LIV)
Part 4: Richarlison (EVE)
Part 5: Riyad Mahrez (MCI)

Remember, the Gameweek 2 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 21 August.

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