Fantasy Premier League

GW23 Ones to watch: Richarlison

The Scout 10 Jan 2018
Richarlison, Watford

The rested Brazilian can punish Southampton's defence to revive his fortunes in Fantasy, reckons The Scout

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 23.

Richarlison (WAT) £6.4m

Watford's winger can rediscover the form that once made him a must-have player in Fantasy.

With five goals and four assists over the opening 12 Gameweeks, Richarlison was averaging 5.5 points per match.

It led to more than a million FPL managers bringing him in, only for the Brazilian to then embark on a goalless run that has now spanned 10 Gameweeks.

Impressive numbers

But Richarlison is still ranked fifth of all midfielders for points-per-million value, with 15.5.

And despite the recent goal drought, he has remained a major threat to opponents.

His 22 shots in the penalty area since Gameweek 13 is bettered only by Mohamed Salah (£10.1m), with 31, and Raheem Sterling (£8.9m), who has 23, among midfielders.

Upcoming opponents 

Richarlison has scored or assisted 46% of his side's goals when on the pitch and can be a key figure for the visit in Gameweek 23 of a Southampton side without a win in their last nine matches.

Over that run they have allowed 55 shots on target, with only Stoke City, with 62, conceding more.

Richarlison has lost 246,000+ owners since Gameweek 18.

But having been limited to a 21-minute substitute appearance in Saturday's FA Cup win over Bristol City, he can regain momentum.

Southampton are one of five opponents for Watford over the next seven Gameweeks who score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

That gives Richarlison the opportunity to reclaim his crown from Brighton & Hove Albion's Pascal Gross (£5.9m) as the top value midfielder in Fantasy.

Watford's next seven Gameweeks
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
23  SOU (H)  2 27  WHU (A)  2
24  LEI (A)  3 28  EVE (H)  2
25  STK (A)  2 29  WBA (H)  2
26  CHE (H)  4      
Also in this series

Part 1: GW23 Ones to watch: Romelu Lukaku
Part 2: GW23 Ones to watch: Dele Alli
Part 4: GW23 Ones to watch: Jordon Ibe
Part 5: GW23 Ones to watch: Lewis Dunk

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