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GW17 Ones to watch: Darwin Nunez

The Scout 21 Dec 2022
Darwin Nunez,Liverpool

The Scout says Liverpool forward has schedule to reward growing band of owners in Fantasy

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 17 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Darwin Nunez (LIV) £9.0m

The Liverpool forward has been a key target for managers during the current unlimited free transfers period.

Darwin is the third most-bought player in Gameweek 17, collecting 445,000+ new owners.

Top transfers for Gameweek 17*
Most transfers in Total
Ivan Toney (BRE) 672,704
Miguel Almiron (NEW) 458,633
Darwin Nunez (LIV) 445,610
Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) 348,029
Harry Kane (TOT) 338,645

 *data correct as of 12:00 GMT 21 December

The Uruguay international is proving popular for a number of reasons. 

An injury to Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) has driven over 132,000 managers directly to Nunez.

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Crucially, his starting role for Liverpool looks more secure with attacking rivals Luis Diaz (£7.8m) and Diogo Jota (£8.8m) still sidelined. 

If Nunez can retain a regular role, he can be a major success in the coming months. He has been involved in 58 per cent of Liverpool’s goals when selected this term, more than any team-mate. 

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His form prior to the break for the FIFA World Cup 2022 was also encouraging.

Nunez scored five goals and supplied an assist in his final seven matches in all competitions.

And the summer signing was quick to make an impact on his return to domestic duties last week, scoring twice in a 4-1 win over AC Milan.

Favourable fixtures

Jurgen Klopp’s side are now set to embark on a long-term schedule that looks very promising for their key players.

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They face just two of the current top-six sides in their next 12 fixtures, facing Newcastle United in Gameweek 24 and Manchester United in Gameweek 26.

As the focal point of Liverpool’s attack, Nunez looks set to score plenty of goals over that kind run.

Also in this series

Part 1: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Part 2: Reece James (CHE)
Part 3: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
Part 5: Marcus Rashford (MUN)

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