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ICT Analysis: Digne influence growing

The Scout 14 Nov 2018
Lucas Digne

The Scout says set-piece duties have raised potential of Everton left-back in Fantasy

The Scout runs the rule over players ranked highly over the last four Gameweeks in the ICT Index.

The Index helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £4.8m

The Everton left-back has been one of the most impressive creators from defence over the last four Gameweeks.

Top defenders for creativity GW9-12
Player ICT Creativity Chances created Succ. crosses Assists
Digne 166  11  11 
Doherty 116 
Bertrand 114 
Alonso 92 
Mendy 85 

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The Frenchman has supplied 11 goalscoring chances in that period, more than any other defender.

He has also led his rivals for successful crosses, tallying 11 again.

This suggests he has been very unlucky not to earn any assists.

Set-piece threat

Digne's creative potential in Fantasy has been boosted by two key factors.

The 25-year-old has secured a regular role for Everton in recent matches, having previously failed to start until Gameweek 4.

He also appears to have surpassed Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) for dead-ball duties.

Digne has taken 17 of the Toffees’ 25 corner kicks from Gameweeks 9-12.

Home fixtures

When assessed against his early-season displays, the former Barcelona defender's prospects have improved markedly.

He created only nine chances and completed 11 crosses in the first eight Gameweeks.

It is also worth noting that only 1.8 per cent of managers own the Everton left-back.

And he now embarks on a run of three home matches in the next four Gameweeks.

Everton schedule
GW Opp FDR
13 CAR (H) 2
14 LIV (A) 5
15 NEW (H) 2
16 WAT (H) 3

Marco Silva's side welcome Cardiff City, Newcastle United and Watford to Goodison Park.

This suggests Digne has both the form and the fixtures to immediately reward managers on the lookout for a cut-price defender.

Also in this series

Part 2: ICT Analysis: Bellerin threat on the rise
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Assists raising Fraser value
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Paterson shining after role switch
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Success a cut-price creator
Part 6: ICT Analysis: Run of starts boosts Morata

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