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GW16 Selection: Anderson backed to deliver

The Scout 7 Dec 2018
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The Scout says the Brazilian can step up for West Ham with absence of injured Arnautovic

Felipe Anderson’s (£7.2m) recent run of goals earns him a place in The Scout’s best XI for Gameweek 16 of Fantasy Premier League.

Four of his five strikes for West Ham United have been scored in the last five Gameweeks.

And with Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) sidelined until next month through injury, Anderson will be a major factor as the Hammers entertain Crystal Palace.

He earns his place in a 3-4-3 formation, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) gets the armband and Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is the vice-captain.

Lukasz Fabianski (WHU) £4.6m

A major target for FPL managers this week, the West Ham goalkeeper has earned over 35,000 transfers in for the home match with Palace. Fabianski has supplied 17 points in the last two Gameweeks.

Michael Keane (EVE) £5.0m

The Everton centre-half is expected to return to the starting XI for the visit of Watford, after being rested in midweek. Keane has 29 points in his last four home appearances, while his 20 shots inside the penalty area rank top among defenders.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £5.0m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back boasts a major attacking threat for the trip to Newcastle United. Doherty’s totals of 20 shots and 20 chances created both rank among the top four for defenders.

Hector Bellerin (ARS) £5.4m

The Spaniard’s goal threat is on the rise as Arsenal welcome Huddersfield Town to Emirates Stadium. Bellerin’s seven shots over the last four Gameweeks rank third among FPL defenders.

Richarlison (EVE) £7.1m

His midweek strike against Newcastle means he has three goals and two double-figure returns in his last three home matches. Richarlison faces a Watford defence with just one clean sheet on their travels.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £13.0m

The Egyptian visits an AFC Bournemouth side who have lost four of their last five matches. Away from home, Salah’s totals of 28 shots and 12 shots on target both place second among all players.

Felipe Anderson (WHU) £7.2m

An explosive source of points for West Ham, Anderson has produced three sets of double-figure hauls this season.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (BUR) £5.9m

The Burnley playmaker has recorded four of his five assists at home. Gudmundsson’s creativity can help unlock the Brighton & Hove Albion defence at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.3m

The most-bought player in the Gameweek, the Arsenal striker has earned over 316,000 transfers in for the home match with Huddersfield. Aubameyang has eight goals and two assists in the last eight Gameweeks.

Harry Kane (TOT) £12.5m

Tottenham Hotspur’s top scorer has found the net in four of the last five Gameweeks. Kane has an outstanding record against his hosts, Leicester City, with seven goals in their last three Premier League meetings.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £6.0m

The Wolves striker travels travels to St James’ Park to face a Newcastle defence who have mustered one clean sheet in eight home matches. Jimenez is in fine form, with two goals and three assists in the last five Gameweeks.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): The front three should score goals, with two premium options in Aubameyang and Kane. However, don’t forget about Raheem Sterling (£11.5m). He will be looking to exploit Marcos Alonso (£7.1m) down the right and could score well despite a tricky fixture on paper.

Ash (@FPLHints): Jimenez could be a diamond in the rough and an almost default replacement for the injured Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m). Bellerin's presence in the team doesn't resonate well with me as Arsenal have struggled for clean sheets.

Mark McGettigan (): I’m surprised there are no Man City attackers. Despite a tricky fixture, I expect them to score two or three goals. I would have included Sterling after his rest in midweek.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Aubameyang, Kane and Anderson could return nicely. I am hoping the Wolves guys have a quiet day and that Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) can bring in points.  

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): It’s a big mistake to not include any Man City players. They’ve conceded only one goal away from home all season and face a Chelsea side who have looked out of sorts in recent weeks.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): I really like the three forwards. All three have good fixtures and could bring in big returns. Anderson, with the Arnautovic injury, has become an even more attractive FPL asset.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair) With Salah and Kane likely to see reduced minutes ahead of crunch midweek European matches, I‘d prefer to see Sterling in the picks. He is in superb form, rested last time out and his opponents, Chelsea, are struggling for form.

Essential FPL reading for GW16

Part 1: GW16 Ones to watch: Back Lacazette to start and star
Part 2: GW16 Differentials: Andone can extend scoring run
Part 3: GW16 Captains: Aubameyang to reward new owners
Part 5: GW16 Team news: Salah and Sterling set for recalls

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