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GW5 Kings to watch: Raphinha

By The Scout 15 Sep 2021
GW5 Bud Kings To Watch FPL Raphinha

The Scout explains why now could be the perfect moment to move for the Leeds winger

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 5 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Raphinha (LEE) £6.5m

A very favourable run of opponents raises the prospects of Leeds United's key players at both ends of the pitch.

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

Leeds' schedule
GW Opp. FDR
5 NEW (A) 2
6 WHU (H) 3
7 WAT (H) 2
8 SOU (A) 2
9 WOL (H) 2
10 NOR (A) 2

That schedule starts with a trip to Newcastle United on Friday evening.

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The Magpies have been among the worst sides defensively in the opening four Gameweeks, conceding at least twice in each of their matches.

Indeed, they have conceded 12 goals and 16 big chances, both league-leading totals.

Raphinha's underlying numbers highlight his all-round influence on Marcelo Bielsa's attack.

His 11 shots put him joint-top alongside Patrick Bamford (£7.9m), while his seven chances created put him second behind Jack Harrison (£5.8m), who has created 10.

Raphinha has picked up where he left off last season, having had great success in his debut FPL campaign. 

He did not make his first start of 2020/21 until Gameweek 9.

But his totals of 65 shots, 43 shots in the penalty area and 24 shots on target all put him among the top six midfielders from that point onwards.

Meanwhile, his 64 key passes, 12 big chances and 10 assists all put him among the top three.

Leeds' kind schedule can help Raphinha rediscover his best form and reward managers with goals and assists over the coming Gameweeks.

Also in this series

Part 1: Raul Jimenez (WOL)
Part 2: Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW)
Part 3: Aymeric Laporte (MCI)
Part 5: Diogo Jota (LIV)

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

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