Fantasy Premier League

Llorente value can unlock squad potential

The Scout 19/06/2017
Fernando Llorente, Swansea City

Swansea City striker is the standout option for our third-striker slot in 2017/18, for more than one reason

Millions are going to be spent on strikers over the summer and come Gameweek 1, Fantasy Premier League managers will have followed suit.

Here The Scout takes a look at the forwards we should be mulling over for our squads for the start of 2017/18. 

Fernando Llorente (Swansea City)

With big-money pair Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus demanding our funds, the value offered by Swansea's target man could prove vital to the overall make-up of our 2017/18 squads.

No forward in Fantasy Premier League could match Llorente for points-per-million (ppm) value offered in 2016/17. His 23.2 ppm bettered Jermain Defoe's 22.4 and Romelu Lukaku's 21.9.

The Spaniard found the net on 15 occasions and a formation switch to two up front led to four goals over the final five Gameweeks.

Swansea start the new campaign at Southampton and Llorente’s early run of home fixtures looks alluring.

After a Gameweek 2 visit from Manchester United, Paul Clement’s side avoid last season’s top eight in their subsequent seven Liberty Stadium matches.

As well as the potential for early goals, Llorente's likely low price will allow us to spend funds elsewhere, making him an important enabler for 2017/18.

Swansea's first eight home Gameweeks
GW Opponent GW Opponent
2 MUN 9 LEI
4 NEW 11 BHA
6 WAT 13 BOU
8 HUD 16 WBA

See: The Scout's key players to monitor

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