Fantasy Premier League

GW2 Ones to watch: Marko Arnautovic

The Scout 15 Aug 2018
Marko Arnautovic, West Ham

The Scout says West Ham forward can punish early sellers in Fantasy with goals against AFC Bournemouth

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy Premier League.

Marko Arnautovic (WHU) £7.0m

The West Ham United striker can bounce back from a disappointing season opener at Liverpool.

Arnautovic is the fourth most-sold forward in FPL ahead of Gameweek 2, ditched by more than 36,000 managers after Sunday’s 4-0 loss.

But a home match with AFC Bournemouth can reward his quest for goals.

Arnautovic thrived after being moved up front for West Ham last season. He recorded 11 goals and seven assists in 20 appearances as a striker.

And the underlying statistics from that period highlight his Fantasy potential.

Shooting star

His totals of 60 shots on goal and 28 shots on target were among the top five players overall.

Arnautovic carried that form into pre-season under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. He scored five goals and supplied an assist during the summer friendlies.

That made him a big early target for FPL managers.

Indeed, despite those recent sales, Arnautovic is still owned by 19 per cent and is the fifth most popular forward in the game.

Cherries' woes on road 

AFC Bournemouth arrive at London Stadium having struggled defensively in away matches last season.

They managed just three clean sheets on their travels in 2017/18.

Arnautovic has a strong record against them, too, scoring twice in the Gameweek 20 encounter last season.

Should that eye for goal re-emerge against the Cherries, his sellers might regret their hasty decision.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW2 Ones to watch: Benjamin Mendy
Part 2: GW2 Ones to watch: Dele Alli
Part 4: GW2 Ones to watch: Lee Peltier
Part 5: GW2 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy

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