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FPL Wildcard targets: Alexandre Lacazette

The Scout 9 Jan 2018
Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal's goal-poaching striker can soar during a favourable season run-in, reckons The Scout

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

Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) £10.3m

Arsenal's summer signing can flourish as an FPL option over the second half of the campaign.

The Gunners play only three of last season's top six sides from now until Gameweek 38 and their next four opponents only score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR). 

Arsenal's next four Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
23 BOU (A) 2
24 CRY (H) 2
25 SWA (A) 2
26 EVE (H) 2

That schedule can give Lacazette the opportunity to prove his worth, having already struck eight goals from 19 starts.

The Frenchman is very much a penalty-area predator.

Harry Kane (£12.9m) is the only FPL forward to have had more touches in the opposition's box than Lacazette (145 v 139).

Meanwhile, 43 of his 50 shots have been from inside the penalty area, a ratio of 86%, which is the highest of any player with 40 shots or more.

Lacazette is part of just under 500,000 (8.9%) of FPL squads.

But if Arsenal can exploit their kind fixtures and keep feeding Lacazette with opportunities, we will see him emerge as an even stronger force in 2018.

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 16: FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata
Part 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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