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FPL Watchlist: Managers flocking to Sessegnon

The Scout 18 Jul 2018
Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham

Fulham midfielder’s attacking potential is making him a top pick among players from the promoted clubs

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

Ryan Sessegnon (FUL) £6.5m

The exciting Fulham teenager is already a top target in FPL.

Sessegnon has been bought by 14.0 per cent of managers and is the second-most owned player from a promoted club.

Only Ruben Neves (£5.0m) of Wolverhampton Wanderers has proven more popular, with 15.5 per cent ownership.

Sessegnon's Fantasy prospects were transformed in last season's Championship.

Forward switch

He started 2017/18 as a full-back but was shifted onto the left of a front three by manager Slavisa Jokanovic.

The midfielder responded by playing a crucial part in the Cottagers' return to the Premier League, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further eight.

His totals of 56 shots and 52 chances created both ranked in the top three for Fulham.

That attacking threat, combined with a strong workrate, means Sessegnon can benefit in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Bonus point prospects

Only two team-mates bettered his total of 41 successful tackles last season.

Statistics such as chances created and successful tackles are vital in the BPS.

So whenever Sessegnon produces a goal or an assist, his potential for extra points is raised further.

Fulham have a mixed set of opponents to start the season.

Fulham's opening fixtures
GW Opponent Venue FDR
1 Crystal Palace H 2
2 Spurs A 4
3 Burnley H 3
4 Brighton A 3
5 Man City A 5
6 Watford H
Early opportunities

They travel to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in the first six Gameweeks.

But home matches against Crystal Palace, Burnley and Watford total only seven in the Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR).

This suggests that, at Craven Cottage in particular, Sessegnon can justify his place as an early midfield pick.

See: The Scout's 2018/19 FPL Watchlist

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