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GW24 Ones to watch: Jordan Ayew

The Scout 17 Jan 2018
Jordan Ayew, Swansea

Swansea City striker can continue his rise as the best value forward in Fantasy, according to The Scout

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 24.

Jordan Ayew (SWA) £5.1m

The Swansea forward is becoming a hot property in Fantasy.

Three goals from his last five appearances have established Ayew as the sixth-most popular signing ahead of Gameweek 24.

With 69,000 new owners, only Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), with 101,000 and Harry Kane (£13.0m), with 77,000, have earned more interest among FPL forwards.

In-form enabler

Ayew's price tag is a major factor.

At only £5.1m, he is an investment who frees up vital funds to spend elsewhere in Fantasy squads.

He is also a like-for-like replacement for a former cut-price favourite, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.5m). More than 15,000 managers have already made that direct swap.

Since Gameweek 19, Ayew has recorded more shots (10), shots on target (six) and touches in the opposition penalty area (16) than any team-mate.

He has averaged a goal attempt every 38.4 minutes over those five matches, compared with 51.7 minutes beforehand.

Indeed, new manager Carlos Carvalhal has turned to Ayew as his central striker ahead of Wilfried Bony (£5.7m), making him the focal point of their attack.

Jordan Ayew's last five Gameweeks
  GW1-18 GW19-23
Minutes per shot 51.7 38.4
Goals 1 3
Points per match 2.2 5.4

Ayew next faces Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side arrive at the Liberty Stadium having earned only two clean sheets in 11 matches away from Anfield.

Only Stoke City (33) have conceded more big chances - defined as opportunities that the receiving player is expected to score - on the road than the Reds (28).

Already ranked as the top-value forward with 15.8 points per million, Monday night's encounter hands Ayew the opportunity to maintain his form and spark an FPL transfer scramble.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW24 Ones to watch: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Part 3: GW24 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson
Part 4: GW24 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy
Part 5: GW24 Ones to watch: Xherdan Shaqiri

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