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GW2 Scout Selection: Bank on Richarlison

The Scout 17 Aug 2018
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Everton winger is backed to add to his goal tally in an attacking FPL line-up captained by Sergio Aguero

Two goals on his first Premier League appearance for Everton earn Richarlison (£6.6m) a spot in The Scout’s Gameweek 2 line-up.

The Brazilian is set to carry on an impressive record when playing under Everton manager Marco Silva.

He got five goals and eight assists in 24 appearances under Silva at Watford last season.

Now owned by 22 per cent of Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of a home debut against Southampton, Richarlison takes his place in midfield as The Scout opts for a 3-4-3 formation.

The Scout's XI
Jordan Pickford (EVE) £5.0m

Everton were strong at Goodison Park last season, with seven of their 10 clean sheets recorded at home. Pickford’s opponents Southampton failed to score in Gameweek 1, managing only three shots on target.  

Lee Peltier (CAR) £4.0m

Cardiff City’s full-back offers a cut-price solution in defence for the visit of Newcastle United. Neil Warnock’s side conceded only 16 goals in 23 home matches last season.

Ryan Fredericks (WHU) £5.0m

West Ham United’s new right-back supplied seven assists for Fulham in last season’s Championship. A home encounter with AFC Bournemouth gives Fredericks the chance to showcase his attacking potential. 

Benjamin Mendy (MCI) £6.1m

Two assists and a clean sheet helped the left-back to 15 points in Gameweek 1. Mendy is a big influence in the Manchester City attack and looks set for more points at home to Huddersfield Town.

Richarlison (EVE) £6.6m

Over 202,000 managers have bought the Brazilian after his 14-point haul in Gameweek 1. Richarlison has averaged 4.7 FPL points per match when playing under Silva in the Premier League.

Bernardo Silva (MCI) £7.6m

The midfielder carried his strong pre-season form into FPL with a goal at Arsenal in Gameweek 1. With Kevin De Bruyne (£9.9m) out injured, Silva could become Man City's main pick.

Dele Alli (TOT) £9.0m

Found in just five per cent of opening squads, the midfielder was a big differential with a goal and nine-point return at Newcastle. Alli’s opponents Fulham conceded 10 shots on target in Gameweek 1, more than any other side. 

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £13.0m

On the scoresheet with the opener against West Ham in Gameweek 1, Salah heads to Crystal Palace, where he scored the winner last season. He is our vice-captain. 

Marko Arnautovic (WHU) £7.0m

One of the form players over pre-season with five goals and an assist, Arnautovic faces at home an AFC Bournemouth defence who managed only three away clean sheets in 2017/18

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.0m

He scored at Manchester United on the opening weekend despite being limited to a second-half substitute appearance. Leicester City manager Claude Puel says Vardy "has a good chance to start" against a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who conceded two goals to 10-man Everton in Gameweek 1. 

Sergio Aguero (MCI) £11.0m

Fifteen of his 21 goals last season came at the Etihad Stadium. Aguero scored on average every 79 minutes in home matches last term, a record that earns him the Gameweek 2 captaincy for the visit of Huddersfield.

What the FPL experts say

Holly (@FFCommunity_): "Tripling up on Man City should reap points, with Aguero worthy of the armband. Expect to see Alli’s celebration again! Consider the Tottenham Hotspur defence too."

Nick (@WGTA_FPL): "I like the Fredericks punt, but I think Peltier will disappoint us! Alli and Vardy are looking potent differentials in an otherwise well-owned front seven."

Ash (@FPLHints): "Not sure on the West Ham players after their poor display in Gameweek 1, but I do like the quality in midfield and the berth up top for Vardy."

Ben Crabtree: "Forwards will return from holiday this week! Among them I can see a hat-trick and a brace of goals for Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Cenk Tosun (£7.0m), too."

Simon March (@MarchSimon): "Not the most convincing of defences, but it allows for some good attacking options. I fancy Alli, Arnautovic and Aguero all to do well this week."

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): "Fulham conceded a lot of chances inside the box, so Alli’s a great pick. I’m backing Kane to finally break his August hoodoo!"

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): "I have no faith in the Everton defence under Marco Silva, so I'm not sure about Pickford’s inclusion. Arnie to go big this weekend."

James Egersdorff (@JEgersdorff): "All eyes on Bernardo Silva for me. With Kevin De Bruyne injured, can he take his chance and cement his place in Pep's XI?"

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