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GW31 Differentials: Rodrigo

The Scout 29 Mar 2022
Rodrigo

The Scout on why Leeds' Spaniard offers managers a short-term solution up front in Fantasy

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

Rodrigo (LEE) £6.2m

The forward is owned by only 1.6 per cent of managers for Leeds United’s home encounter with Southampton.

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Rodrigo has been a key figure for Leeds since Jesse Marsch took charge.

The Spaniard has scored in back-to-back wins over Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, earning 13 points in Fantasy.

The underlying numbers highlight his impact for the new head coach.

Leading the line 

Rodrigo’s seven shots and six shots in the both rank joint-top for Leeds in Marsch’s four matches at the helm.

His prospects of more starts have been enhanced further by an injury setback for striker Patrick Bamford (£7.7m).

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Southampton, meanwhile, visit on Saturday in poor away form in defence.

They have conceded at least twice in 11 of their 14 road trips this season.

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Leeds' match against Southampton is one of two successive matches that score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), with a visit to Watford in Gameweek 32.

Rodrigo has the form to profit from those matches, offering managers a short-term solution before Leeds blank in Gameweek 33. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Riyad Mahrez (MCI)
Part 3: Wout Weghorst (BUR)
Part 4: Trevoh Chalobah (CHE)

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