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FPL Watchlist: Wing-back Cedric to deliver

The Scout 14 Jul 2018
Cedric Soares, Southampton

A change in position has unlocked the potential of Fantasy's second-most popular defender under £5m

As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position.

Cedric Soares (£4.5m) SOU

Cedric's FPL potential has been transformed by a change of role under manager Mark Hughes.

He ended last season as a right wing-back in a 3-4-2-1 formation for Southampton.

All three of his assists for the season came in eight appearances in that position.

Cross and shoot

Cedric's delivery can be a source of points for managers.

His 28 successful crosses from open play were more than any FPL defender in 2017/18.

Cedric also had 23 shots last season, three more than Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m), who is the most expensive Southampton defender.

Popular price

The Portugal international is the second-most popular defender in FPL priced under £5.0m.

He is owned by 14.5 per cent of managers. And he has an appealing run of opening opponents.

Southampton's first 10 Gameweeks
GW Opponent Venue FDR
1 Burnley  H
2 Everton 
3 Leicester 
4 Crystal Palace 
5 Brighton 
6 Liverpool 
7 Wolves 
8 Chelsea 
9 AFC Bournemouth 
10 Newcastle 

Only two of Southampton's first 10 matches score more than three in the Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR).

See: The Scout's 2018/19 FPL Watchlist

 

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