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GW12 Ones to watch: Virgil van Dijk

By The Scout 6 Nov 2018
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool

The Scout says Liverpool defender’s goal threat is rising ahead of home encounter with Fulham this weekend

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 12 of Fantasy Premier League.

Virgil van Dijk (£5.9m)

A visit from struggling Fulham boosts the Dutchman’s prospects of points at both ends of the pitch.

Van Dijk and the Liverpool defence will look to extend their outstanding home record on Sunday afternoon.

They have five clean sheets in six matches, conceding just one goal at Anfield.

Frugal Reds

The underlying statistics show why.

Jurgen Klopp's men have allowed their opponents just 26 shots at home, at least 13 fewer than any other side.

Fulham, meanwhile, have scored only four goals in the last seven Gameweeks.

Regular starter

Van Dijk's potential has been boosted by the assurance of a regular place in the team under Klopp.

Owned by 15.7 per cent, he is the only Liverpool defender to start in all 11 Gameweeks.

That has helped raise his goal threat in recent matches.

Goal threat

Over the last four Gameweeks, Van Dijk's total of five shots is more than any Liverpool defensive team-mate.

And only four defenders in FPL have bettered the Dutchman's five shots inside the opposition penalty area in that period.

That fares well when compared with his early-season performances.

Van Dijk managed just two shots on goal over the opening seven Gameweeks.

That improving goal threat, combined with strong potential for a clean sheet, can help the Liverpool centre-back to another successful Gameweek.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW12 Ones to watch: Alvaro Morata
Part 3: GW12 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy
Part 4: GW12 Ones to watch: Felipe Anderson
Part 5: GW12 Ones to watch: Erik Lamela

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