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FDR Analysis: Schedule can revive Leeds in Fantasy

The Scout 12 Sep 2021
Patrick Bamford, Leeds United

The Scout says Marcelo Bielsa's side have the fixtures to reward investors in their defence and attack

A very favourable schedule raises the potential of Leeds United's key players at both ends of the pitch in Fantasy Premier League.

Leeds have yet to win a match this season, scoring four goals across the opening four Gameweeks, while they are also awaiting their first clean sheet. 

But according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), five of their next six matches score only two.

That suggests Marcelo Bielsa's side can reward managers who are looking to invest in their defence and attack over the forthcoming period.

Leeds' next six Gameweeks
5 NEW (A) 2
6 WHU (H) 3
7 WAT (H) 2
8 SOU (A) 2
9 WOL (H) 2
10 NOR (A) 2

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier (£5.0m) is the most expensive, and explosive, option at the back.

The Frenchman produced five sets of double-figure returns last season.

Full-back Luke Ayling (£4.5m) offers a more budget-friendly option and has attacking potential, having scored against Manchester United in Gameweek 1.

Midfield gems

In midfield, both Raphinha (£6.5m) and Jack Harrison (£5.9m) averaged 4.4 points per match last season.

The Brazilian was on the scoresheet in Gameweek 2, scoring and earning seven points against Everton.

His 11 shots is a team-leading total for Leeds this season and ranks joint-sixth among all players.

Bamford appeal

Elsewhere, forward Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) could soon become a popular target for managers. 

He was the second top-scoring forward in Fantasy last term, thanks to 17 goals and 11 assists.

Bamford has been his side's most consistent performer this season, having produced attacking returns against Everton and Burnley in the first two Gameweeks. 

Remember, the Gameweek 5 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 17 September.

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Part 2: GW4 FPL stats: Record number snap up Ronaldo
Part 3: GW4 Bonus points: Townsend stars for Everton
Part 4: GW4 Saturday review: Marcal matches big-hitting forwards

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