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GW15 Lessons: Almiron a long-term buy in Fantasy

The Scout 7 Nov 2022

The Scout on why Newcastle star will be a key figure for unlimited transfer period after Gameweek 16

Managers in Fantasy Premier League continue to flock to Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) after the Newcastle United winger scored for the fourth successive Gameweek.

His strike in the 4-1 win at Southampton took the 28-year-old to seven goals in his last seven matches.

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Almiron earned over a million transfers in for Gameweek 15 and he is the top target for Gameweek 16, brought in by 178,000+ for his home meeting with Chelsea

He can also be expected to play a major part in managers’ plans when the season breaks for the FIFA World Cup after Gameweek 16.

Managers will have unlimited free transfers to restructure their squads ahead of the season restart on Saturday 26 December.

Premium pair

At such a low cost, Almiron makes it easy to target Manchester City's Erling Haaland (£12.1m) and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) as premium picks for Gameweek 17.

Crucially, none of the three will be involved in the winter tournament as their countries failed to qualify. 

This suggests they will be fresh when domestic action resumes, and less inclined to be rested or rotated.

Salah's goal v Spurs

The form of Leandro Trossard (£7.0m) under Brighton & Hove Albion's new head coach Roberto De Zerbi is also likely to make him a popular pick.

Listed as a midfielder in Fantasy, Trossard has played as a forward for the Italian, scoring five goals and supplying an assist in seven matches.

A home match with Aston Villa this weekend highlights the value of moving now for the Belgian. 

Strong defences

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Newcastle's defences look strong long-term investments in Fantasy.

The Gunners, who visit Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, have produced a league-high five away clean sheets.

Newcastle have collected four clean sheets at home, more than any other side, ahead of the visit of Chelsea.

Finally, Leicester City's improved displays in defence suggests owners of Danny Ward (£4.1m) should consider starting him more often.

Ward was benched by a Gameweek-high 2.3m managers for the Foxes' encounter with Everton.

Yet the 2-0 win means Ward has totalled 41 points from Gameweek 9 onwards, second only to the 42 of Liverpool's Alisson (£5.4m) among goalkeepers.

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Part 2: FPL experts: Who to target with unlimited free transfers

GW16 deadline: 11:00 GMT, Sat 12 Nov

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