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GW28 Ones to watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Scout 20 Feb 2018
Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Scout on why Everton playmaker who can guarantee a Gameweek 31 fixture is on the rise for the season run-in

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 28.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) £8.0m

The Everton midfielder is showing the form that once made him an FPL favourite.

Recalled to the starting XI against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 27, Sigurdsson produced a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory.

Added to his assist against Leicester City in Gameweek 25, the midfielder has supplied attacking points in successive appearances for the first time since Gameweek 15.

Track record

Sigurdsson has a proven pedigree in Fantasy.

He totalled nine goals and 13 assists last season, while he got 11 goals with four assists in 2015/16.

Despite taking time to settle on Merseyside following his move from Swansea City, the statistics highlight the Iceland international’s growing influence.

He produced his first assist for the Toffees back in Gameweek 12.

Including that match against Crystal Palace and over the following 15 Gameweeks, Sigurdsson has topped the Everton ranks for both chances created and shots, with 16 and 20.

Differential territory

A part of only 2.1% of FPL squads, the 28-year-old now has the form and the fixtures to shine as a differential.

The Toffees travel to Watford in Gameweek 28.

The Hornets have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven outings at Vicarage Road, and suffered a 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 11.

Assured fixtures 

Knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round, Everton are currently one of only eight teams guaranteed to play in Gameweek 31 when the quarter-finals cause postponements.

They face a trip to Stoke City in that Gameweek, which has put FPL managers on alert to Everton’s attacking options.

Theo Walcott (£7.3m) has proved the most popular transfer so far, gaining 407,000+ owners since Gameweek 24.

But a significant contribution against the Hornets would also boost Sigurdsson, either as partner or a replacement for the Everton winger.

Everton's next four Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
28 WAT (A) 2
29 BUR (A) 3
30 BHA (H) 2
31 STK (A) 3
Also in this series

Part 1: GW28 Ones to watch: Jose Izquierdo
Part 3: GW28 Ones to watch: Abdoulaye Doucoure
Part 4: GW28 Ones to watch: Christian Eriksen
Part 5: GW28 Ones to watch: Sadio Mane

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