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GW11 Ones to watch: Christopher Schindler

The Scout 1 Nov 2017
Christopher Schindler, Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town defender with a bonus-point skill can flourish in rotation in FPL squads, explains The Scout

The Scout's series on five players tipped for big points in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 11 continues. 

Christopher Schindler (HUD) £4.6m

The Huddersfield Town defender can renew his reputation as a bargain FPL option.

Schindler was an early cut-price target, averaging 5.3 points per match over the opening six Gameweeks.

But he has totalled only two points since.

Change of fortunes

The visit of West Bromwich Albion can revive his fortunes, making the centre-back an assured pick once more.

The Baggies struggled away from home last season; only relegated Middlesbrough fired fewer than their 51 shots on target.

They are having similar problems this term. Their 10 shots on target in away matches betters only two teams: Crystal Palace (five) and Swansea City (six).

Bonus-point ability

A fifth clean sheet for the Terriers could deliver further bonus points for Schindler.

The German excels in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Schindler has produced 111 clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI), with 65 arriving in home matches – 17 more than any other FPL defender.

He has also won 24 tackles, second only to Pablo Zabaleta (£4.9m and 25).

In terms of net tackles (successful tackles minus any unsuccessful tackles), Schindler has earned more points in this BPS (16) than any other defender.

These are key metrics that have helped him earn six bonus points, scoring maximums from two of the Terriers' four clean sheets.

Plan ahead

Schindler also has a promising fixture in Gameweek 12.

Huddersfield travel to AFC Bournemouth, who have failed to score in three of their last four matches.

The schedule then turns against David Wagner's men, meaning that Schindler looks best utilised as part of an FPL rotation pair from Gameweek 13.

As an example, FPL managers could swap Schindler in and out of their line-up with Scott Dann (£4.7m), of Crystal Palace.

This helps achieve a kind run of opponents with one defender slot to maximise the value of the two players.

Schindler and Dann in rotation
GW Schindler Dann Fixture Difficulty Rankings
11 WBA (H)   2
12 BOU (A)   2
13   STK (H) 2
14   BHA (A) 2
15   WBA (A) 2
16 BHA (H)   1
17   WAT (H) 2
18 WAT (A)   2
19   SWA (A) 2
20 STK (H)   2
Also in this series 

Part 1: GW11 Ones to watch – Glenn Murray

Part 3: GW11 Ones to watch - Demarai Gray

Part 4: GW11 Ones to watch - Eden Hazard

Part 5: GW11 Ones to watch - Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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