Fantasy Premier League

GW34 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy

The Scout 12 Apr 2018
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

The Scout on why the Leicester striker can keep on bettering Kane and Lukaku in FPL

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 34.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £8.9m

A strong run of form and a favourable set of fixtures have aligned for the Leicester City striker.

Vardy has scored in three successive matches and has seven goals over the last nine Gameweeks.

Only Mohamed Salah (£10.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.6m), with 11 and eight, have scored more over that period.

Goals scored since Gameweek 24
PlayerClubPriceGoals
SalahLIV£10.5m11
AgueroMCI£11.6m8
VardyLEI£8.9m7
MilivojevicCRY£5.1m6
AubameyangARS£10.8m6

The Foxes play twice both in Gameweeks 34 and 37, boosting Vardy’s stock in Fantasy to new heights.

This has already been reflected in the FPL market.

More than 58,000 managers have brought him in ahead of a trip to Burnley and a home meeting with Southampton.

Harry Kane (£12.9m) is the only forward to have picked up more owners since Saturday’s deadline.

Instant impact

Vardy’s new managers will expect immediate returns on their investment.

The Foxes go to Turf Moor on Saturday to face a Burnley side who are without a clean sheet in six home matches, and with only one in the previous 11 Gameweeks. 

Meanwhile, Southampton will arrive at King Power Stadium having conceded three goals in each of their previous three matches.

Forward value

A modest £8.9m price tag is crucial to Vardy’s appeal.

His 16.7 points per million betters both the 14.1 of Kane and the 13.2 of Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m), who also have two fixtures and are popular targets for Gameweek 34.

Like that pair, Vardy also has a second Double Gameweek to come.

Leicester will host West Ham United and Arsenal in Gameweek 37.

That gives Vardy a platform to go on outperforming rival forwards and become a mainstay in FPL squads over the final stretch.

Leicester's remaining fixtures
GWOpponentFDR
34 BUR (A)3
SOU (H)2
35-
36CRY (A)3
37 WHU (H)2
ARS (H)4
38TOT (A)4
Also in this series 

Part 1: GW34 Ones to watch: Alexis Sanchez
Part 2: GW34 Ones to watch: Marko Arnautovic 
Part 3: GW34 Ones to watch: Christian Eriksen
Part 4: GW34 Ones to watch: Charlie Austin

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