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GW26 Ones to watch: Emerson Royal

1 Mar 2023
Emerson Royal, Spurs

The Scout on why Spurs defender offers major all-round potential in next two Gameweeks

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 26 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Emerson Royal (TOT) £4.9m

The Brazilian has the form and fixtures to offer managers a short-term solution in defence. 

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Royal has combined two goals with four clean sheets and eight bonus points over Tottenham Hotspur’s last six matches.

He amassed a team-leading 45 points in that run, a total which also placed him top among all defenders in Fantasy. 

The underlying numbers show Royal’s growing influence on the Spurs attack. 

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His total of six shots placed joint-second for Antonio Conte’s side in the last six matches, bettered only by the 20 of Harry Kane (£11.7m).

Meanwhile, Royal’s four shots on target and four chances created both ranked among Spurs’ top five players. 

He also fares well when assessed against his previous showings.

Indeed, Royal had managed only two shots on target and five chances created in the opening 15 Gameweeks.

Interest in Royal has picked up in Fantasy ahead of back-to-back encounters with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest in the next two Gameweeks.

He is the fourth most-bought defender in the Gameweek, earning 27,000+ new owners ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

Royal’s potential for attacking returns, combined with clean sheets and bonus, can richly reward managers looking for a short-term solution in defence.

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Part 2: Phil Foden (MCI)
Part 3: Bryan Mbeumo (BRE)
Part 5: Ollie Watkins (AVL)

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