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GW11 Lessons: Richarlison sparks FPL transfer flurry

By The Scout 5 Nov 2018
Richarlison scores against Brighton

The Scout says FPL managers are rushing to buy clinical Everton midfielder after two-goal haul against Brighton

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There has been a lightning reaction by Fantasy Premier League managers to the weekend double by Richarlison (£6.8m) against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Everton player is the most-bought midfielder for Gameweek 12, with over 83,000 transfers in.

And that is in spite of a testing trip to Chelsea this Sunday afternoon.

Positional switch

Richarlison's move up front in Gameweek 8 continues to raise his potential.

He has three goals and an assist over his four Gameweek appearances as a forward, averaging 7.5 points per match (ppm).

Prior to that, he averaged 5.2 ppm on the left wing.

Cutting edge

The summer signing has scored six goals this season, one more than he managed for Watford in 2017/18.

And compared with the previous campaign, he has been far more clinical.

Richarlison converted 5.3 per cent of his shots last season, scoring five of his 95 attempts.

This time round, he has scored 27.3 per cent of his shots on goal.

Mixed schedule

Everton's short-term schedule is fairly mixed.

Their weekend trip to Chelsea, along with a Gameweek 14 visit to Liverpool, will test Richarlison's form.

But the Toffees entertain Cardiff City, Newcastle United and Watford in their next three home matches.

Everton's next five matches
12 CHE (A) 4
13 CAR (H) 2
14 LIV (A) 5
15 NEW (H) 2
16 WAT (H) 3

Those Goodison Park fixtures can give Richarlison the chance to extend his scoring streak and boost his popularity further in FPL.

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Part 1: GW11 Lessons: Sterling forcing major rethink
Part 2: FPL experts: Fulham tie will test Salah value

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