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FPL promoted picks: Solanke can offer value

By The Scout 15 Jun 2022
Dominic Solanke, Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth forward produced over three times more shots in box than any team-mate in 2021/22

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

AFC Bournemouth

Dominic Solanke has the potential to become a major source of value in Fantasy this season.

The forward was a key figure in AFC Bournemouth’s immediate return to the Premier League, scoring 29 goals in 46 appearances.

Having also supplied seven assists, he was involved in 48.6 per cent of the Cherries’ goals in 2021/22.

All of Solanke's 2021/22 goals

Playing as a lone striker in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation, Solanke’s standing as AFC Bournemouth’s chief goal threat is obvious.

His 164 shots were more than double any team-mate, while his 119 shots in the box were more than three times the total of any other Cherries player.

Midfielder Philip Billing produced his best-ever campaign thanks to an advanced central role behind Solanke.

The Dane scored 10 goals and supplied 10 assists over 40 outings for Scott Parker’s side.

Wingers Jaidon Anthony and Ryan Christie could, however, prove better options if Parker adopts a more cautious approach and uses Billing in a withdrawn role.

Anthony was the more productive of the two wide men, delivering eight goals and seven assists, while Christie combined three goals with eight assists.

The duo were the Cherries’ top creators, with Anthony leading the way by providing 71 key passes to the latter's 56.

However, it was Christie who boasted the greater goal threat of the two, by 72 shots to 61.

For now, though, AFC Bournemouth's midfield options are best monitored and Solanke’s far superior goal threat makes him their most appealing pick for 2022/23 fantasy.

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