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FPL Breakouts: Michael Olise

By The Scout 14 Jul 2022
Michael Olise, Palace

Midfielder was involved in team-high 44 per cent of Crystal Palace's goals last season when selected

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The Scout pinpoints players who could be set to deliver their most successful ever campaign in Fantasy Premier League this season.

Michael Olise (CRY) £5.5m

The 20-year-old was eased into action during his first season with Crystal Palace in 2021/22.

Olise made only 12 starts for Palace, earning a further 14 appearances as a substitute.

Due to his limited pitch time, he managed just two goals, six assists and 73 points.

However, the underlying numbers highlight his major influence on Patrick Vieira’s side.

When selected, Olise was involved in 44 per cent of Palace’s goals.

That was more than any team-mate, bettering the 42 per cent of Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m), who finished as their top-scoring player in Fantasy on 150 points.

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That impact suggests Olise can be a key figure for Palace this season. 

Notably, he was a huge success in his last season as a regular, combining seven goals and 12 assists for Reading in the 2020/21 Championship.

At a cost of just £5.5m, that all-round output can help offer managers major value in Fantasy. 

Certainly, the Eagles’ tough early schedule suggests managers can afford to be patient, with Vieira’s side visiting Liverpool and Manchester City in their opening four fixtures.

A kind run of opponents from Gameweek 5 then hands Olise the platform to announce himself as a standout budget pick for 2022/23.

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