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GW8 Differentials: Timo Werner

The Scout 11 Oct 2021
Timo Werner, Chelsea

The Scout says only two players have had more shots in box than Chelsea star over last two Gameweeks

The Scout is tipping four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League

Timo Werner (CHE) £8.6m

The German is owned by only 1.7 per cent of managers ahead of Chelsea’s Gameweek 8 trip to Brentford

Werner’s prospects in Fantasy have been lifted recently by back-to-back starts against Manchester City and Southampton in the last two Gameweeks.

Prior to that, he had been named in the Blues’ first XI in just one of their opening five contests.

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Having scored his first goal of the season against Saints, Werner has the schedule to bring in more returns.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of Chelsea's next four matches score only two. 

After facing Brentford, they take on Norwich City, Newcastle United and Burnley

Outperforming Lukaku

The underlying numbers offer more encouragement for Werner’s short-term prospects.

His eight shots in the last two Gameweeks were six more than Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) registered for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Werner’s seven shots in the box also placed top for the Blues and third among all players in Fantasy.

Werner's goal v Southampton

Lukaku, by contrast, had just two similar attempts.

Certainly, the Belgian remains the go-to Chelsea forward for their upcoming period, providing he recovers from a minor muscle complaint.

Werner, nonetheless, also has the goal threat to reward backers who are willing to risk Tuchel’s rotation over the Blues’ kind schedule.

Also in this series

Part 2: Marc Cucurella (BHA)
Part 3: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)
Part 4: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)

Remember, the Gameweek 8 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 16 October.

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