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FPL's festive wish list: Gudmundsson

The Scout 19 Nov 2018
Johan Berg Gudmundsson, Burnley v Chelsea

The Scout says Burnley playmaker's stats and schedule offer great value over the winter

The Scout singles out players who can be key Fantasy Premier League options for managers over the busy festive period.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (BUR) £6.0m

The Burnley winger has been one of the standout creators across the opening 12 Gameweeks.

Gudmundsson has supplied five assists, second only to the six of Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) among FPL midfielders.

That mirrors his performances from last season, when he produced nine assists for the Clarets.

Regular starter

The Icelander appears to have secured a regular place in Sean Dyche's starting line-up, having started each of the last eight Gameweeks.

Gudmundsson has also shown an eye for goal in that run, scoring against Cardiff City and West Ham United.

His total of 52 points means he is ranked third among midfielders for value in terms of points per million, with 8.7.

And his upcoming schedule points to more success for Gudmundsson.

Burnley's opponents GW13-22
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
13 NEW (H) 18 ARS (A)
14 CRY (A) 19 EVE (H)
15 LIV (H) 20 WHU (H)
16 BHA (H) 21 HUD (A)
17 TOT (A) 22 FUL (H)

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), six of Burnley's next 10 opponents score just two.

That gives Gudmundsson the chance to continue delivering big value as a low-cost option in midfield.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL's festive wish list: Shane Duffy
Part 2: FPL's festive wish list: Matt Doherty
Part 3: FPL's festive wish list: Fabian Balbuena
Part 4: FPL's festive wish list: Eden Hazard
Part 5: FPL's festive wish list: Richarlison & Sigurdsson
Part 7: FPL's festive wish list: Anthony Martial
Part 8: FPL's festive wish list: Harry Kane
Part 9: FPL's festive wish list: Alexandre Lacazette

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