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FPL promoted picks: Rely on Travers for save points

By The Scout 15 Jun 2022
Mark Travers, Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth No 1 made more stops than any other promoted goalkeeper last term

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The Scout looks at the Fantasy Premier League prospects of the three promoted sides in defence and attack.

AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth return to the Premier League boasting the best defensive record in last season’s Championship.

The Cherries kept 21 clean sheets and conceded only 39 goals on their way to finishing second to Fulham.

Scott Parker’s side claimed 13 of those shutouts away from home, which suggests managers should consider their defensive picks according to the fixture, rather than simply rotate them on a home and away basis.

Goalkeeper Mark Travers was a vital figure, winning multiple club awards for his displays between the posts. 

He made 117 stops, more than any other promoted 'keeper, averaging a save every 34.6 minutes. 

While AFC Bournemouth won’t produce the same number of clean sheets in the Premier League this season, Travers’ potential for save points could make him a big source of value in Fantasy. 

Travers' save v Sheff Utd

Elsewhere, left-back Jordan Zemura boasted the main attacking threat in Parker’s four-man defence.

The Zimbabwe international scored three goals and supplied an assist in 33 Championship appearances. 

His 21 shots and 24 chances created were both more than any other AFC Bournemouth defender in 2021/22.

Furthermore, his six shots inside the six-yard box last term was a total bettered by just two of his team-mates.

Overall, though, it is Travers who looks like the best pick among the current Cherries contingent at the back thanks to his save and clean sheet potential.

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Part 1: Robinson an all-round prospect
Part 2: Look to Mitrovic and Wilson for value
Part 4: Solanke can offer value
Part 5: Johnson the star attraction for Forest

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