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FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata

The Scout 9 Jan 2018
Chelsea 2-0 Brighton

Don't be put off by Chelsea striker's recent missed chances, The Scout explains

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

Alvaro Morata (CHE) £10.5m

The Chelsea striker is currently enduring a low point in his debut season, having only one goal over the last seven Gameweeks.

As a result the Spaniard has lost more than a million FPL owners over that period.

In his last two appearances, Morata has also missed five big chances (an opportunity that the receiving player is expected to score).

Hazard help

But with Eden Hazard (£10.7m) alongside, opportunities will continue to come Morata's way.

Morata has had 24 big chances, a figure only Mohamed Salah (£10.1m) can beat, with 25.

Despite recent struggles, the striker has promising stats.

His shot accuracy (44.1%) and goal conversion rate (16.9%) are superior to the top-scoring FPL forward Harry Kane (£12.9m), who has 37.9% and 14.5% respectively.

And when selected, Morata has scored or assisted 47% of Chelsea's total goals, a higher percentage than Hazard, with 42%, or any other team-mate.

Chelsea's schedule gives Morata the platform to rediscover his goalscoring form.

Four of their next five opponents score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

Chelsea's next five Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
23 LEI (H) 3
24 BHA (A) 2
25 BOU (H) 2
26 WAT (A) 2
27 WBA (H) 2
Also in this series 

Part 1: FPL Wildcard: Do managers wait or play? 
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 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
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 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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