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FPL rising stars: Ben Chilwell

The Scout 31 May 2018
Ben Chilwell, Leicester City

Leicester City full-back's ability to create chances means he rivals Maguire and Pereira in Foxes defence, says The Scout

The Scout looks at players expected to progress and make a big impact in 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League.

Ben Chilwell (LEI)

Fantasy managers should have the Leicester City full-back on their watchlist for Gameweek 1.

After claiming a regular starting role, Chilwell progressed to add a new dimension to Leicester's left flank.

His season benefited from a change in manager.

Chilwell started only two of the opening nine Gameweeks, with Christian Fuchs preferred at left-back.

But when Claude Puel was appointed, the new boss put faith in the 21-year-old in his first match, in Gameweek 10.

Chilwell made 19 starts from then and, although he scored a modest 65 points, his end-of-season form caught the eye.

Creating points

He played 12 of 13 matches from Gameweeks 23 to 36 before a calf injury.

His performances highlight Chilwell’s creative talents, which ranked among the very best.

Over that period, his 17 chances created were more than any FPL defender.

And no defender supplied more than his four big chances.

Chilwell in 2017/18
  First 12 apps Final 12 apps
Mins/key pass 211.0 59.0
Mins/successful cross 168.4 84.2
Mins/big chance created 0 252.5

Chilwell’s FPL ownership peaked at 280,000 after Gameweek 34, having recorded two assists, two clean sheets and four bonus points over his previous five matches.

In 2018/19, he can go on to bigger things.

His supply from the flank means he can challenge Harry Maguire and new signing Ricardo Pereira as the go-to Fantasy option in the Foxes defence.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL rising stars: Jordan Pickford
Part 2: FPL rising stars: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 4: FPL rising stars: Benjamin Mendy
Part 5: FPL rising stars: Roberto Pereyra
Part 6: FPL rising stars: Jose Izquierdo
Part 7: FPL rising stars: Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Part 8: FPL rising stars: Jesse Lingard
Part 9: FPL rising stars: Manuel Lanzini
Part 10: FPL rising stars: Chris Wood
Part 11: FPL rising stars: Cenk Tosun
Part 12: FPL rising stars: Steve Mounie
Part 13: FPL rising stars: Kelechi Iheanacho

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