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GW15 Lessons learned: The value of Calvert-Lewin

The Scout 4 Dec 2017
Everton 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Struggling to fund moves for Hazard and Coutinho? Everton's cut-price striker could the be the solution

Saturday's performance from Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.2m) may have convinced both Sam Allardyce and Fantasy Premier League managers to show faith in the young striker.

The 20-year-old produced a goal and an assist in Everton's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town to return 12 points.

He has been named in the starting line-up in each of the last three Gameweeks.

But he must continue to impress with fellow striker Oumar Niasse (£5.0m), who was on the bench at the weekend, now back from suspension.

Managers making moves

Calvert-Lewin's display should ensure he is in the frame to start Sunday's Merseyside derby at Liverpool, and FPL managers have been quick to react to his potential.

More than 73,000 have already transferred him in for Gameweek 16, with Alvaro Morata (£10.8m and 92,000+) the only forward in higher demand.

The rush to Calvert-Lewin is perhaps because of the current attraction for premium-priced midfielders Eden Hazard (£10.8m) and Philippe Coutinho (£8.9m).

They scored 15 and 18 points respectively at the weekend and managers are busily freeing up funds to acquire their services.

Calvert-Lewin, at only £5.2m, is a ready-made solution.

Another Everton bargain

Everton may offer another bargain in defence.

Jonjoe Kenny (£4.3m) started a seventh successive Premier League match in Saturday's win.

Consecutive clean sheets have put him on the FPL radar, with the young right-back also supplying an assist and 11 points in Gameweek 14.

Kenny is part of just 24,000+ (0.8%) of squads but, like Calvert-Lewin, he will gain more attention should he cement a starting role under new manager Allardyce.

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