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GW11 Ones to watch: Eric Dier

The Scout 10 Oct 2022
Dier, Spurs

The Scout says Spurs centre-back can profit at both ends of the pitch at home to Everton

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 11 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Eric Dier (TOT) £5.1m

The Tottenham Hotspur centre-back’s impact at both ends of the pitch has helped him enjoy a fine start to the season. 

Dier is the fourth top-scoring defender in Fantasy, amassing 39 points thanks to two goals and three clean sheets.

That all-round output means he has blanked in only four of his nine appearances, with his returns at home particularly impressive.

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Indeed, the 28-year-old has averaged 5.8 points per match over his four outings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this term.

Set-piece threat

Spurs’ improved threat at set-pieces has played a huge part in Dier’s goalscoring numbers. 

They have struck six times in such situations, joint-top with Liverpool.

By contrast, they managed only nine goals from set-pieces in the previous campaign, a total better than just six other sides.

Dier has been a big factor in that turnaround, with both his goals coming at free-kicks or corners.

Having failed to score a single goal in each of the last three seasons, his upturn in goal threat has been significant.

A home encounter with Everton gives Dier the opportunity to bring in more returns.

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The Merseysiders have struggled in attack recently, scoring four goals in their last four matches.

Everton have also conceded 47 shots at set-pieces and 35 headed shots, both more than any other side.

Dier’s all-round potential can help extend his strong start to 2022/23, delivering more returns on Saturday evening.

GW11 deadline: 18:30 BST, Fri 14 Oct

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