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GW3 Kings to watch: Aaron Cresswell

The Scout 25 Aug 2021
GW3 Bud Kings To Watch FPL Cresswell

The Scout says West Ham left-back has the schedule to earn points at both ends of the pitch

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Aaron Cresswell (WHU) £5.5m

A strong upcoming run of opponents gives West Ham United’s key players the chance to build on their fine early-season form.

The Hammers sit at the top of the Premier League after beating Newcastle United and Leicester City in the first two Gameweeks.

And according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of their next eight matches scores more than three.

West Ham's schedule
GW Fixture FDR GW Fixture FDR
3 CRY (H) 2 7 BRE (H) 2
4 SOU (A) 2 8 EVE (A) 3
5 MUN (H) 4 9 TOT (H) 3
6 LEE (A) 3 10 AVL (A) 3

That sequence starts at home this weekend against a Crystal Palace side who have struggled in attack since the appointment of Patrick Vieira as manager.

The Eagles have yet to score in their first three outings in all competitions under the Frenchman.

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Cresswell’s potential for points at both ends of the pitch was crucial to his success in Fantasy last term.

West Ham’s left-back produced 11 assists, more than any other defender, and also kept 11 clean sheets.

The underlying numbers highlighted the importance of the full-backs to West Ham’s style of play under David Moyes.

Cresswell and right-back Vladimir Coufal (£5.0m) were their two top creators in 2020/21, supplying 58 and 45 key passes respectively.

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Left-back Cresswell has been quick to show his attacking potential this season, scoring in the Hammers’ win at St James’ Park on the opening weekend.

When that threat is combined with his prospects for clean sheets, Cresswell has the schedule to reward managers for a number of Gameweeks in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE)
Part 2: Patrick Bamford (LEE)
Part 4: Danny Ings (AVL)
Part 5: Son Heung-min (TOT)

Remember, the Gameweek 3 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 28 August.

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