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GW28 Ones to watch: Christian Eriksen

The Scout 21 Feb 2018
Christian Eriksen, Spurs

The Scout says managers should bring in a Spurs midfielder alongside Kane and that more points can be gleaned from the Dane than Son or Alli

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

Christian Eriksen (TOT) £9.2m

Now is the time for Fantasy managers to re-assess the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.

Eriksen was once part of 1.3 million squads back in Gameweek 12, a figure that has since dropped to 834,000.

The Dane's output and ownership have been hampered by a recent run of testing fixtures.

Spurs have faced Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal over the last three Gameweeks.

However, his schedule now eases considerably, starting with a trip to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 28.

Gameweek opponents

The Eagles encounter looks promising for the playmaker.

Crystal Palace have allowed 26 shots on target over the last four Gameweeks. Only West Bromwich Albion, with 27, have conceded more.

Eriksen scored the decisive goal in Spurs' 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park last season.

Most creative since GW25

And despite recent tough opposition, he goes into Sunday's match in strong form.

Eriksen created 12 chances over the last three Gameweeks, four of which were big chances. No player can match that over the same period.

He also impressed in a 2-2 draw with Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, scoring a ninth goal of the campaign in all competitions.

Don't be put off

Managers should be wary of Gameweek 31, when Spurs' home fixture against Newcastle United will be postponed if they beat Rochdale in their FA Cup replay next week.

But before that Gameweek they face Huddersfield Town and AFC Bournemouth, making this a window for managers to consider acquiring a Spurs midfielder in tandem with Harry Kane (£12.8m) in attack.

What about Alli or Son?

Eriksen's average of 5.3 points per match (ppm) is second only to Kane's 6.4 ppm and superior to both Dele Alli's (£8.9m) 4.6 and the 4.7 of Son Heung-min (£8.1m).

It makes Eriksen the standout choice of the Spurs midfield.

Spurs' next four Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
28 CRY (A) 3
29 HUD (H) 2
30 BOU (A) 3
31 NEW (H)* 2

*will be postponed if Spurs win their FA Cup fifth-round replay

Also in this series

Part 1: GW28 Ones to watch: Jose Izquierdo
Part 2: GW28 Ones to watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Part 3: GW28 Ones to watch: Abdoulaye Doucoure
Part 5: GW28 Ones to watch: Sadio Mane

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