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The Scout’s World Cup review: Trippier underlines his value

The Scout 25 Nov 2022
Kieran Trippier v USA

Find out which Fantasy stars impressed on Friday and who is in action on Saturday

The Scout looks at players in Fantasy Premier League who have impressed in the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

Kieran Trippier (£5.9m)

The top-scoring defender in Fantasy added another clean sheet to his collection this season in England’s goalless draw with USA.

See: PL player World Cup tracker

Trippier has now blanked in just two of his last 12 appearances for club and country, combining four assists with eight clean sheets in that streak.

The Newcastle United star has established a 22-point lead at the top of the defender standings, and an ownership of 64.9 per cent makes him the second most-popular player in Fantasy,

Trippier’s fellow full-back Luke Shaw (£4.8m) has been England’s most productive defender in the tournament, producing an assist and a clean sheet.

The Manchester United man is owned by a mere two per cent of FPL managers yet has four assists and five clean sheets in his last 10 outings for club and country in all competitions.

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England could be up against two of the most-popular budget players when they take on Wales in their final group match.

Leicester City’s Danny Ward (£4.1m) is expected to deputise in goal for the suspended Wayne Hennessey, while Nottingham Forest's Neco Williams (£4.0m) is likely to retain his left wing-back berth.

Ward is the most-owned goalkeeper in Fantasy, found in over 28 per cent of squads, while Williams’ 23 per cent backing makes him the fourth most-selected defender.

Saturday’s matches

10:00 GMT Tunisia v Australia
13:00 GMT Poland v Saudi Arabia
16:00 GMT France v Denmark
19:00 GMT Argentina v Mexico

On Saturday, Aston Villa full-back Matty Cash (£4.6m) will hope to help Poland to a fourth successive clean sheet when they face Saudi Arabia.

Later in the day Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) and Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate (£4.8m) go up against Man Utd’s Christian Eriksen (£6.3m) as France take on Denmark. 

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