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GW29 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson

The Scout 27 Feb 2018
Andrew Robertson, Liverpool

The Scout on the reasons why the budget left-back is proving more popular for FPL managers than Virgil van Dijk

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 29.

Andrew Robertson (LIV) £4.8m

Now established in the Liverpool starting XI, Andrew Robertson is an outstanding prospect in Fantasy.

The left-back initially found first-team opportunities hard after his summer transfer from Hull City.

But an injury to Alberto Moreno (£4.4m) means he has started 13 of the last 14 Gameweeks.

Finding his best

Robertson's performance in the 4-1 win over West Ham United in Gameweek 28 was perhaps his best for Liverpool.

He assisted Sadio Mane's (£9.4m) goal, one of two big chances he created that match.

His raids forward have been a feature of the Liverpool attack in recent matches.

Over the last four Gameweeks, he has made 133 successful passes in the opposition half, the most in the Liverpool side.

And over the same period only James Milner (£6.0m) can match Robertson's 17 crosses.

Liverpool next face Newcastle United at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side seek an eighth clean sheet of the season at home.

Robertson's attraction grows with his team being one of only eight guaranteed a fixture in Gameweek 31, when Watford visit.

More popular than Van Dijk

He has emerged as a cut-price alternative to Virgil van Dijk (£5.6m).

The Dutchman was brought in by more than 95,000 ahead of Gameweek 28, but Robertson has become the more popular target.

More than 25,000 managers have swooped for the Scot ahead of Saturday’s visit from the Magpies.

The final verdict

With FPL managers filling up their three Liverpool slots ahead of Gameweek 31, Robertson is definitely in the mix.

His form has cemented a starting role and promises further attacking returns to accompany clean sheets.

For those forgoing three Liverpool attackers, or without the funds to stretch for Van Dijk, Robertson is an assured and exciting acquisition.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW29 Ones to watch: Riyad Mahrez
Part 3: GW29 Ones to watch: Marko Arnautovic
Part 4: GW29 Ones to watch: Troy Deeney
Part 5: GW29 Ones to watch: Romelu Lukaku

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