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FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge

The Scout 3 Jan 2019
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The Scout says Cardiff City goalkeeper's penalty saves make him a top-value pick

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout looks at the top targets to consider for the chip.

Neil Etheridge (CAR) £4.5m

The Cardiff City goalkeeper is the second top-scoring goalkeeper in FPL on 89 points.

Featured Player

  • Neil Etheridge
    Goalkeeper
    Philippines
    Neil Etheridge
  • Appearances
    38
  • Clean sheets
    10
  • Saves
    141
  • Goals Conceded
    69
Neil Etheridge Player Profile

Etheridge has kept five clean sheets over his 21 Gameweek appearances but it is his shot-stopping that raises his potential in FPL.

The Filipino has saved three penalties, more than any other goalkeeper, and his total of 79 saves is joint-top among rivals.

As a result, he is the top-value player in FPL, supplying 19.8 points per million.

Clean-sheet potential

His upcoming run of opponents suggests that more clean sheets could be on the cards for Neil Warnock's side.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), only one of Cardiff's next 10 matches scores more than three.

His short-term schedule is particularly appealing, with four of his next five opponents scoring only two in the FDR.

That gives Etheridge the platform to continue offering excellent value for money.

Cardiff's next five GWs
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
22 HUD (H) 2 25 BOU (H) 2
23 NEW (A) 2 26 SOU (A) 2
24 ARS (A) 4    
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Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Raheem Sterling
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings
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Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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