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FPL early ones to watch: Coleman

The Scout 24 Jun 2018
Seamus Coleman, Everton

Everton full-back is ready to get back to his best in Fantasy, according to The Scout

The Scout looks at players with favourable early fixtures for Fantasy Premier League managers to consider in their squads.

Seamus Coleman (EVE) £5.5m

Prior to an injury-hit 2017/18 season, Everton right-back Coleman had an outstanding 2016/17 campaign. 

He produced four goals and four assists, scoring 133 points at an average of 5.1 per match.

But he was limited to only 12 appearances last season after being sidelined with a long-term injury.

Avoiding the top six

With a full pre-season, Everton's schedule can encourage FPL managers to reinstate Coleman as a Fantasy favourite.

Along with AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City, Everton are one of three sides who avoid all of last season’s top six teams over their opening five home matches.

And overall in the first nine Gameweeks, Marco Silva’s men face only one of last season’s top seven.

GW Opponent Venue
1 Wolves A
2 Southampton H
3 AFC Bournemouth A
4 Huddersfield Town H
5 West Ham H
6 Arsenal A
7 Fulham H
8 Leicester City A
9 Crystal Palace H
Silva effect

Coleman struggled to make an attacking impact on his return from injury under former manager Sam Allardyce.

From Allardyce's first match in charge in Gameweek 15, Everton's total of 213 shots was fewer than any other side.

But new manager Silva's preference for attacking full-backs could reignite Coleman’s potential.

Price drop?

Coleman started last season at a price of £6.5m due to his form in the previous campaign.

But having returned only 39 points the right-back will be expected to drop in price.

If he demands a fee of £6.0m or less, his ability to produce goals, assists and clean sheets could prove outstanding value for money over the early Gameweeks.

Also in this series 

Part 1: FPL early ones to watch: Begovic
Part 2: FPL early ones to watch: Mee
Part 4: FPL early ones to watch: Van Aanholt
Part 5: FPL early ones to watch: Otamendi
Part 6: FPL early ones to watch: Sane
Part 7: FPL early ones to watch: Hazard
Part 8: FPL early ones to watch: Gudmundsson
Part 9: FPL early ones to watch: Sigurdsson
Part 10: FPL early ones to watch: Zaha
Part 11: FPL early ones to watch: Firmino
Part 12: FPL early ones to watch: King

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