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FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic

The Scout 8 Jan 2018
Marko Arnautovic, West Ham

The Scout on why position and fixtures make West Ham midfielder one to sign when playing your chip

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Marko Arnautovic (WHU) £7.0m

A change in role has transformed the midfielder as an FPL option.

West Ham United manager David Moyes turned to Arnautovic as his lone striker in a 3-4-2-1 formation for the Gameweek 16 meeting with Chelsea

He responded with five goals over the next five matches.

Arnautovic fired 15 shots inside the opposition penalty area during that spell. Only Mohamed Salah (£10.1m and 24) and Raheem Sterling (£8.9m and 19) – FPL’s two top-scoring players – bettered that tally among midfielders.

When on the pitch, Arnautovic has scored or assisted 60% of the Hammers’ goals since Gameweek 16.

He will be expected to recover from a minor hamstring injury to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, leading the attack or playing up in support of Andy Carroll (£5.8m).

That is one of his next five matches that score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

West Ham's next five Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
23 HUD (A) 2
24 BOU (H) 2
25 CRY (H) 2
26 BHA (A) 2
27 WAT (H) 2
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Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Jordan Pickford 
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: David De Gea 
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Nick Pope
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Adrian 
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Marcos Alonso 
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Phil Jones
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: John Stones 
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Virgil van Dijk
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Jesse Lingard
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Riyad Mahrez
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Eden Hazard
Part 14: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Alexandre Lacazette
Part 16: FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata
Part 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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