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The set-piece threat of Eriksen can be a major weapon for Brentford over the remainder of 2021/22.
Denmark international Eriksen was among the most reliable midfielders in Fantasy during his time at Tottenham Hotspur.
He returned 161+ points in each of his five seasons as a regular from 2014/15 to 2018/19.
Eriksen’s totals of 43 goals and 62 assists in that period underlines his all-round style of play.
Although he is likely to see less of the ball for Brentford he can still offer major potential from set-pieces.
Crucially, Thomas Frank's side have been among the most threatening from these situations this season.
They have recorded 97 shots from such situations, joint-third along with Chelsea.
Indeed, 38.5 per cent of Brentford’s total shots have come from free-kicks and corners.
|Shots from set-pieces||122||105||97||97|
|% total shots from set-pieces||29||25||38.5||27.4|
|Goals from set-pieces||12||10||8||10|
Eriksen, meanwhile, was a huge threat on set-pieces for Spurs.
He was the No 1 player in Fantasy for shots from direct free-kicks in four of his five seasons as a regular for the north London side.
Eriksen also placed among the top six players for chances created from set-pieces in three of those campaigns.
Certainly, after months without a competitive appearance, he is likely to be introduced off the bench to raise his match fitness.
If the Dane can secure a regular role by Gameweek 27, though, he could emerge as an intriguing budget differential.
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