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ICT Analysis: Anderson a creative spark

The Scout 15 Oct 2018
West Ham's Felipe Anderson crosses the ball against Brighton

The Scout says the West Ham winger has made a big impact in recent matches

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.

Felipe Anderson (WHU) £6.8m

Anderson's creativity is becoming a key element of the West Ham United attack as the season unfolds.

Midfielders for ICT Creativity GW5-8
Player ICT Creativity Chances created Succ. crosses Assists
Anderson 199 13 9 0
Sigurdsson 198 14 10 0
Willian 171 12 5 1
B Silva 170 13 2 1
Fraser 164 12 7

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Creative talent

The summer signing from Lazio has supplied 13 goalscoring opportunities for team-mates over Gameweeks 5-8.

Only Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m), with 14, bettered that total.

Anderson is also ranked among the top three midfielders for successful crosses, with nine.

That suggests he was unfortunate not to earn any assists.

Growing influence

Compared with his early season displays, Anderson is becoming more influential for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

He created only seven chances and managed only five successful crosses over the first four Gameweeks.

Anderson's share of set-pieces is a big factor.

Set-piece specialist

He has taken 14 of West Ham's last 16 corners, finding a team-mate with five of them.

But Anderson has largely been overlooked by FPL managers. He is owned by only 2.6 per cent of squads, compared with the 17.1 per cent with Hammers' forward Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m).

From Gameweek 11 onwards, however, Anderson's prospects could be raised significantly.

West Ham fixtures GW11-21
11 BUR (H) 2 17 FUL (A) 2
12 HUD (A) 2 18 WAT (H) 3
13 MCI (H)  5 19 SOU (A) 2
14 NEW (A) 2 20 BUR (A) 2
15 CAR (H) 2 21 BHA (H)
16 CRY (H)      
Differential potential

Nine of his subsequent next 11 Premier League matches score only two in the 2018/19 Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

And should West Ham take advantage, Anderson could emerge as a big midfield differential over the coming months.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Lowe matching top creators
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Maguire's impact soaring
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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