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GW7 Saturday review: Everton pair offering fantastic value

The Scout 3 Oct 2021
Townsend and Doucoure

The Scout says Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure are thriving as cut-price picks

Andros Townsend (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) continue to reward their owners by providing major value for money in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

The pair combined for Everton’s equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Manchester United, with Townsend’s goal earning him a double-digit return for the third time in four Gameweeks. 

The winger has four goals and two assists in his last five matches across all competitions. 

He has equalled the 43 points of Doucoure, and the pair are now second only to the 57 points of Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) among midfielders.

In terms of points per million (ppm) in Fantasy, Townsend's 7.8ppm and Doucoure's 7.7ppm put them among the top four players over the first seven Gameweeks.

Townsend scores from Doucoure assist

Wolverhampton Wanderers pair Hwang Hee-chan (£5.5m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) were the only forwards to claim double-figure hauls on Saturday.

Hwang scored both of the hosts’ goals in a 2-1 over Newcastle United, with Jimenez supplying the assists. 

Hwang has the schedule to thrive as a cut-price source of points.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of Wolves’ next seven matches scores more than three. 

Elsewhere, Diego Llorente (£4.5m) proved a huge differential in Leeds United’s 1-0 home win over Watford.

The Spaniard scored the decisive goal and collected the maximum three bonus points, totalling a Gameweek-high 15 points.

Owned by just 0.1 per cent of managers, Llorente has a very favourable short-term schedule, with each of Leeds’ next three matches scoring just two in the FDR.

Picking the right Chelsea defenders

Defenders Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) and Trevoh Chalobah (£4.8m) were Chelsea’s top performers in their 3-1 home win over Southampton

Playing as a right wing-back, Azpilicueta supplied two assists, while Chalobah’s second goal of the season earned him 11 points.

Chalobah's goal v Southampton

But it was a disappointing day for owners of their Blues team-mates Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) and Antonio Rudiger (£5.8m).

They were the most-bought players for Gameweek 7, brought in by 755,000 and 730,000 managers respectively.

Rudiger started but managed just two points, while Alonso was benched for the first time this term. 

Worryingly for Alonso's 26.4 per cent ownership, his replacement Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) strengthened his claim for more minutes by scoring in his first start of the campaign.

Also in this series

Part 1: FDR Analysis: Southampton schedule means it's time to invest
Part 2: GW7 FPL stats: Salah shines after Ronaldo frustration
Part 3: GW7 Bonus points: Iheanacho and Vardy lead the way
Part 5: GW8 Lessons: Is it time to sell Ronaldo?
Part 6: FPL experts: Who are the must-have premium players?

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