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GW13 Lessons: Hazard form a concern for owners

26 Nov 2018
Eden Hazard, Chelsea

The Scout says Chelsea winger is most sold player for Gameweek 14, despite home clash with Fulham

The one-point return from Eden Hazard (£11.2m) at Tottenham Hotspur has triggered big sales in Fantasy Premier League.

The Chelsea winger now has only one assist in his last four Gameweek appearances.

And despite a home encounter against Fulham this weekend, managers have been quick to move him on.

Hazard has earned over 102,000 sales, more than any other player in the Gameweek.

He is currently a slight doubt to face the Cottagers due to an ankle knock.

Dip in form

But his drop-off in form has been the main reason for the recent exodus.

Hazard has returned only nine points in his last four appearances, compared with 47 points in the four beforehand.

Notably, Chelsea have played with a different centre-forward over those two periods.

Olivier Giroud (£7.7m) was the lone striker in Gameweeks 5-8, while Alvaro Morata (£8.7m) led the line over Gameweeks 9-13.

Hazard's underlying statistics over the two periods are markedly different.

Playing alongside Giroud, he recorded a shot inside the penalty area every 29.5 minutes.

But that average has dropped to 74 minutes with Morata up front.

Captain candidate?

While that form is a worry, Hazard's home output makes him one of the top captain contenders for Gameweek 14.

Three of his four double-figure hauls have came at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham, meanwhile, arrive having conceded 18 goals away from home, more than any other side.

That gives Hazard the platform to return to form, although a failure this weekend will strengthen the case of Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) as his replacement.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW13 Lessons: Tactical switch boosts Spurs trio
Part 2: FPL experts: Safety from rotation adds to Kane value

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