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FPL Wildcard targets: Sead Kolasinac

By The Scout 5 Jan 2019

The Scout says Arsenal defender could be big differential for upcoming run of opponents

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

Sead Kolasinac (ARS) £4.9m

Arsenal’s left-back supplied his fourth assist of the season in the 4-1 win over Fulham in Gameweek 21.

That output is all the more impressive when you consider that Kolasinac has appeared on only 10 occasions.

However, all 10 of those starts were in the last 11 Gameweeks, suggesting that the wing-back has now secured a role in Unai Emery’s first XI.

The creativity of Kolasinac has been a big factor for Arsenal during that period.

Indeed, since being handed his first start in Gameweek 11, his total of 18 chances created ranks second among FPL defenders.

The Gunners' upcoming schedule looks encouraging for his 4.0 per cent ownership.

Five of their next seven fixtures are against teams outside of the top eight.

And that could be significant for Kolasinac, as his output is far better against teams lower down the table.

He has 33 points in five appearances against opponents outside of the top eight.

By comparison, he has six points in five meetings with top-eight teams.

His kind run of fixtures can promote Kolasinac as a big differential candidate in defence for FPL managers.

Arsenal's next eight fixtures
22 WHU (A) 3 26 HUD (A) 2
23 CHE (H) 4 27 SOU (H) 2
24 CAR (H) 2 28 BOU (H) 2
25 MCI (A) 5 29 TOT (A) 5

*denotes Fixture Difficulty Ranking

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Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Hugo Lloris
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson
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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