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ICT Analysis: Lowe matching top creators

The Scout 15 Oct 2018
Chris Lowe, Huddersfield Town

The Scout says new role means Huddersfield Town left-back has caught the eye in recent Gameweeks

The Scout runs the rule over players ranked high in the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Chris Lowe (HUD) £4.4m

The Huddersfield Town left-back has been one of the standout creators in defence over the last four Gameweeks.

Defenders' creativity Gameweeks 5-8
Player ICT Creativity Chances created Succ. crosses Assists
Young 130    8 10 2
Lowe 128 7 12 1
Trippier 123 7 8 2
Holebas 123 8 9 0
Digne 101 6 8 0

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Great deliveries

The Huddersfield Town left-back supplied seven goalscoring chances over that period, level with Kieran Trippier (£6.3m).

Lowe’s total of 12 successful crosses is more than any other defender.

One of those crosses earned him an assist for the headed goal by Christopher Schindler (£4.3m) at Burnley in Gameweek 8.

Set-piece duties

There are two factors that have boosted the defender's potential for assists.

Lowe has been handed a big share of set-pieces, taking 12 of their 19 corners from Gameweek 5.

David Wagner's tactics have also helped the former Borussia Dortmund player.

More attacking role

Lowe has featured as a wing-back in three of the last four Gameweeks, allowing him to push up the field and join his side’s attacks.

When compared with his opening displays, the 29-year-old's improvement is considerable.

He created just one chance and completed two crosses in the first four Gameweeks.

Fixtures easing up

Just 0.1 per cent of managers own the Huddersfield Town defender.

But after his Gameweek 9 match at home to Liverpool, Lowe has a very favourable run of opponents at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield's next home matches
9 LIV (H) 4
11 FUL (H) 2
12 WHU (H) 2
14 BHA (H) 2
17 NEW (H) 2
18 SOU (H) 2
21 BUR (H) 2
Home comforts

All six of The Terriers' subsequent home matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

That gives Lowe the platform to add to his total of two assists and excel as a cut-price source of points.

Also in this series

Part 2: ICT Analysis: Maguire's impact soaring
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Anderson a creative spark for West Ham
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Hazard the standout threat
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Run of starts boosts Iheanacho
Part 6: ICT Analysis: Kane rediscovering his shooting boots

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