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GW2 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy

The Scout 16 Aug 2018
Jamie Vardy, Leicester

The Scout says the Leicester City striker remains a differential despite being a proven performer in FPL

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

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.0m

The Leicester City striker looks well-placed to get a good points haul this weekend.

Vardy opened his account for the season with a late goal in the 2-1 defeat against Manchester United on Friday.

That came after being introduced as a substitute in the 63rd minute at Old Trafford.

And he is likely to feature from the start when Leicester host Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 2.

Wolves conceded two goals at home to 10-man Everton on their return to the Premier League.

If they are as generous at Leicester, Vardy has the pedigree to capitalise.

He totalled 183 points and scored 20 goals last season.

That was second only to the 217 points of Harry Kane (£12.5m) among forwards.

Scoring consistency

His consistency was equally impressive. He scored in 18 different matches in 2017/18.

Only Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), who scored in 24 matches, and Kane, who scored in 19, bettered that record.

Vardy also has the added benefit of being his side's designated penalty-taker.

The England international scored five spot-kicks last term, two behind the league-leading total of seven managed by Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic (£6.5m).

More than 71,000 new managers have bought Vardy ahead of Saturday's 11.30 BST transfer deadline.

But he is still owned by just 7.7 per cent, marking him out as a big differential option for Gameweek 2.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW2 Ones to watch: Benjamin Mendy
Part 2: GW2 Ones to watch: Dele Alli
Part 3: GW2 Ones to watch: Marko Arnautovic
Part 4: GW2 Ones to watch: Lee Peltier

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