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GW1 Ones to watch: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The Scout 8 Aug 2018
Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The Scout says the young Crystal Palace right-back offers FPL managers a cut-price solution in their defences

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (CRY) £4.0m

The Crystal Palace youngster could be one of the cheapest available starters in FPL for 2018/19.

Wan-Bissaka looks to have established himself as a regular on the Eagles teamsheet during pre-season.

Manager Roy Hodgson has preferred him to Joel Ward (£4.5m) at right-back in five of their summer friendlies.

Palace had a much-improved defence once Hodgson was installed as manager in Gameweek 5 last term.

Tackle success

They produced nine clean sheets, a total bettered only by teams finishing in the top seven places.

The underlying statistics indicate that Wan-Bissaka can help further that resilience.

He won 19 tackles in his seven Gameweek appearances last term. His average of 33 minutes per successful tackle was far more frequent than the 53.9 minutes of Ward.

First fixture

Palace will be optimistic of a clean sheet away to Fulham in Gameweek 1.

The Cottagers have failed to score in five of their eight matches during pre-season.

There are other enticing options across Hodgson’s defence. James Tomkins (£4.5m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) carry a big goal threat, while Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) offers the best chance of bonus points when Palace keep a clean sheet.

But at such a low cost, Wan-Bissaka can offer unbeatable value and rise well beyond his current 7.2 per cent ownership.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW1 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 2: GW1 Ones to watch: Christian Eriksen
Part 3: GW1 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva
Part 5: GW1 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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