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GW35 Ones to watch: Ayoze Perez

The Scout 19 Apr 2018
Ayoze Perez, Newcastle United

Top of the FPL form charts, the Newcastle striker demands attention, The Scout says

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 35.

Ayoze Perez (NEW) £5.3m

Newcastle United’s outstanding end-of-season form has unearthed the striker as a new option in Fantasy.

Perez tops the current FPL form charts across all four positions, with an average of 10.3 points from the last three Gameweeks.

And with 18.9 points per million (ppm), he is now second only to the 19.1 ppm of Jay Rodriguez (£5.3m) for FPL value among forwards.

Perez has produced three goals, two assists and seven bonus points over a three-match spell.

Greater goal threat

That coincides with a clear improvement in the direct goal threat offered by Perez.

Over his last four appearances, he has fired a shot off every 34.9 minutes, compared with 47.4 minutes before Gameweek 30.

In that period he has recorded 10 shots on target, double that of the nearest team-mate.

He was already a key creative influence for the Magpies.

With six assists, he is second only to Matt Ritchie (£5.4m), who has seven, in Rafa Benitez’s squad.

It all adds up to make Perez an attractive end-of-season target for FPL managers.

Generous opponents

He will travel to face Everton at Goodison Park in Gameweek 35.

The Toffees’ defence have kept just two clean sheets from their previous 14 matches.

Managers with the Free Hit active can swoop for the 2.4 per cent-owned Perez as a cut-price differential.

But he is also an option for those without the chip in play.

Newcastle United have two fixtures in Gameweek 37 when they visit Watford and Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle's remaining fixtures
GW Opponent FDR
35  EVE (A)  3
36  WBA (H)  2
37   WAT (A) TOT (A)  3
 4
38  CHE (H)  4

So those managers can even spend points to transfer him in for Monday’s match, knowing that he could offer them an extra start.

With unrivalled form in FPL, Perez can repay his late-season investors.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW35 Ones to watch: Luka Milivojevic
Part 2: GW35 Ones to watch: Alex Iwobi
Part 4: GW35 Ones to watch: Gabriel Jesus
Part 5: GW35 Ones to watch: Jack Butland

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