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FPL Saturday review: Iwobi among Fantasy's best midfielders

By The Scout 23 Oct 2022
Iwobi, Everton

Only three players in his position have more points than the £5.5m Everton star since Gameweek 5

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Everton playmaker Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) extended his excellent form with two assists in Gameweek 13 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Nigerian also collected the maximum three bonus points to earn his season-high haul of 12 points in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Iwobi has been directly involved in six of Everton's eight goals since Gameweek 5, scoring one and assisting five. 

His 42 points in that period is a team-leading total and ranks fourth among midfielders, only four behind Leandro Trossard (£6.8m) in top spot.  

Everton’s upcoming fixtures point to more success for Iwobi before the break for the FIFA World Cup after Gameweek 16.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next three matches, against Fulham, Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth, score only two.

Iwobi not the only option

Iwobi’s team-mates Vitalii Mykolenko (£4.5m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) also delivered hauls in Saturday's win.

Left-back Mykolenko combined an assist with a clean sheet for an 11-point return, while fit-again forward Calvert-Lewin scored his first goal of the season to pick up eight points.

All three Everton players are owned by under one per cent of managers, highlighting their huge appeal as differentials.

Shaw can extend return streak

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (£4.7m) also has the form and fixtures to make an immediate impact for managers in Fantasy.

The left-back has produced returns for three successive Gameweeks, his assist in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea adding to clean sheets against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur

Each of Man Utd’s next three matches also score only two in the FDR. They face West Ham United, Aston Villa and Fulham.

Henderson the No 1 goalkeeper

Dean Henderson (£4.7m) has climbed to the top of the goalkeeper standings after Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.

He has produced a clean sheet, seven saves, three bonus and 11 points in each of his last two matches.

Henderson has 60 points for the campaign, three ahead of his nearest challenger, Alisson (£5.4m).

De Bruyne moves into third

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£12.3m) returned to the top of the midfield standings with a goal and nine points in a 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Belgian has blanked only once in his last six matches and has 70 points, placing him third in the overall FPL standings. 

Yet he is still well behind the 117 points points of the game's highest scorer, Erling Haaland (£12.2m), who treated his 83 per cent ownership to another big return. 

The Norwegian scored twice to pick up 13 points against Brighton, extending his lead at the summit over Harry Kane (£11.5m) to 43 points. 

Man City’s meetings with Leicester, Fulham and Brentford over Gameweeks 14-16 suggest Haaland will continue to be the go-to captain for millions of managers. 

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