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FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson

By The Scout 4 Jan 2019

The Scout says now could be time to double up on Liverpool defence

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'Alisson is No 1 in Brazil'

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

Alisson (LIV) £5.9m

The Brazilian is the top-scoring goalkeeper in FPL, with 101 points over his 21 Gameweek appearances.

Alisson has provided a safe pair of hands since arriving at Liverpool last summer. His 12 clean sheets are two more than the closest rival.

He has conceded only 10 goals, earning one save point on seven occasions.

Liverpool's second half to the season suggests more clean sheets can follow.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), only three of their remaining 17 opponents score more than three.

While that strengthens the claim of Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) as the go-to captain, doubling up on their resilient defence could also pay off.

Andrew Robertson (£6.6m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) are Liverpool's top-scoring defenders in FPL, with 115 and 106 points respectively.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.1m) offers a far less expensive route into their defence.

He has averaged 5.4 points per match compared with Robertson’s 6.1 and the 5.0 of Van Dijk.

Should Liverpool keep up their impressive defensive displays, pairing Alisson with Alexander-Arnold for only £11.0m could offer Fantasy managers big value for the run-in.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Hugo Lloris
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Sead Kolasinac
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Lucas Digne
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Matt Doherty
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: Christian Eriksen
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Paul Pogba
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Richarlison
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Raheem Sterling
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings
Part 14: FPL Wilcard targets: Raul Jimenez
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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