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GW7 Ones to watch: Nick Pope

The Scout 6 Sep 2022
Nick Pope, Newcastle

The Scout says Newcastle No 1 can be the go-to goalkeeper for rest of the season

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 7 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

See: How Matchweek 7's postponed fixtures will affect FPL

Nick Pope (NEW) £5.1m

An impressive start to the season raises the appeal of Newcastle United’s No 1 as the go-to goalkeeper in Fantasy.

Pope has totalled 36 points in the first six Gameweeks, putting him top among all ‘keepers and defenders.

His performances for the Magpies mirror those for his former club Burnley, where he was the top-scoring goalkeeper in Fantasy in two of the last five campaigns.

He amassed 152 points in 2017/18 and his career-high 170 points in 2019/20.


Pope’s many routes to returns are the key to his output in Fantasy.

The summer signing has kept three clean sheets and also made a league-high 28 saves this term.

As a result, he has earned eight save points and an additional six bonus points.

That has helped him claim two double-figure hauls, bettered only by the three of Erling Haaland (£12.0m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.6m) among all players in Fantasy this term.

Pope's displays have earned him 290,000+ new owners ahead of the Magpies’ trip to West Ham United this weekend.

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And his subsequent schedule offers further encouragement for those backers.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of Newcastle’s next six matches score just two.

Pope can deliver more returns over that favourable run and establish himself as the top pick in goal this season.

Also in this series

Part 1: Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL)
Part 2: Che Adams (SOU)
Part 4: Alexis Mac Allister (BHA)
Part 5: Martin Odegaard (ARS)

Don't forget the Gameweek 7 deadline is 11:00 BST on Saturday 10 September.

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