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ICT Analysis: Eriksen can step up to deliver

The Scout 24 Jan 2019
Christian Eriksen, Spurs

The Scout says playmaker can make up for absence of key Spurs team-mates

The Scout looks at players who could soon be set for big points hauls, according to the ICT Index.

The Index helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Christian Eriksen (TOT) £9.4m

Tottenham Hotspur's attacking options have been severely compromised in the space of only two Gameweeks.

The club knew they would be without Son Heung-min (£8.6m) while on duty with South Korea in the Asian Cup but could not have anticipated injuries to Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Dele Alli (£8.9m) as well.

The ICT Index suggests Eriksen is well-placed to soften the blow.

His overall rating of 35.0 over the last four Gameweeks places him comfortably in the top 10 for midfielders. He is also the fifth-best for Creativity, with 147, over that period.

Top MID for ICT Creativity GW20-23
Midfielder ICT Creativity Chances created Succ crosses FPL assists
Maddison 168 12 6 1
Westwood 166 11 9 2
Fraser 164 12 8 1
Ritchie 156 10 11 2
Eriksen 147 9 4 1

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Eriksen has produced concrete returns from a goal and an assist, while the underlying statistics further demonstrate his points potential.

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He has had nine shots and made as many key passes in that time.

And his recent performances, when assessed against the previous four Gameweeks, underline his emergence as an attacking force.

The Dane attempted only four shots and produced two key passes between Gameweeks 16-19.

Eriksen's form is timely, not just because of Spurs' stretched squad.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will host Watford on Wednesday.

Watford have kept only two clean away sheets all season.

That encounter starts a run of four matches that score no more than three in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

And the first three will be at Wembley, providing Eriksen with the platform to deliver in the continued absence of his key team-mates.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Cook goal threat on rise
Part 2: ICT Analysis: McNeil rivalling the best
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Deeney can play a leading role

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