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FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic

By The Scout 7 Jan 2019

The Scout says the West Ham forward can be a big differential for the rest of the season

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Marko Arnautovic (WHU) £6.9m

The West Ham United forward's recent return from injury has quickly caught the eye of FPL managers.

Arnautovic has been a big target after two goals against Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 21 earned 13 FPL points.

Over 53,000 managers have bought the Austrian, who is expected to shrug off a minor back problem to host Arsenal on Saturday.

His impact against Brighton highlights Arnautovic's importance to the Hammers.

When selected, he has been involved in 62 per cent of their goals.

By comparison, his popular team-mate, Felipe Anderson (£7.4m), has been involved in 38 per cent.

Yet while Anderson is owned by 19.8 per cent of managers, Arnautovic sits in only 7.7 per cent of squads.

The Hammers have a kind upcoming schedule to raise the Austrian's potential in FPL.

Seven of his next 11 opponents score no more than three in the  Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

West Ham GW22-32
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
22 ARS (H) 4 28 MCI (A) 5
23 BOU (A) 3 29 NEW (H) 2
24 WOL (A) 3 30 CAR (A) 2
25 LIV (H) 4 31 HUD (H) 2
26 CRY (A) 2 32 EVE (H) 3
27 FUL (H) 2  

Arnautovic can be a crucial figure for FPL managers over that period, offering a big differential candidate in the mid-price bracket.

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Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson
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 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings
Part 14: FPL Wilcard targets: Raul Jimenez
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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