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GW1 Ones to watch: Bruno Guimaraes

The Scout 2 Aug 2022
Bruno Guimaraes, Newcastle

The Scout on why Newcastle’s Brazilian has schedule to offer huge value in Fantasy

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 1 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Bruno Guimaraes (NEW) £6.0m

The Brazilian can quickly establish himself as a huge source of value in his first full season with Newcastle United.

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The Magpies have a favourable early schedule, hosting Nottingham Forest and visiting Brighton & Hove Albion in the first two Gameweeks.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of those matches score only two.

Encouragingly for Newcastle, both those opponents have struggled in defence in recent friendlies.

Indeed, Forest and Brighton each failed to keep a clean sheet in their final four matches over the summer.

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Attacking influence

Guimaraes made an immediate impact last term after arriving during the January transfer window.

Handed an advanced central role by Eddie Howe, he produced five goals and an assist in his 11 appearances.

Guimaraes' MW37 goal v Arsenal

Combined with 11 bonus points, he averaged 5.5 points per start in 2021/22.

The underlying statistics further highlight Guimaraes’ influence on the Magpies’ attack.

From the point of his full debut in Gameweek 28, his totals of 20 shots, 11 shots in the box and five big chances were all team-leading totals.

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The 24-year-old's numbers during that time also fare well when assessed against other midfielders in Fantasy.

His 12 shots on target ranked joint-fourth in his position, level with Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Bukayo Saka (£8.0m).

At a cost of only £6.0m in Fantasy, Guimaraes has the schedule to offer outstanding value from the very start of the season.

Also in this series

Part 1: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Part 3: Andrew Robertson (LIV)
Part 4: Leon Bailey (AVL)
Part 5: Son Heung-min (TOT)

Don't forget the Gameweek 1 deadline is 18:30 BST on Friday 5 August.

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