An FPL Scout weekly review on low percentage owned players!
FPL Scout Report
Each week the FPL Scout is going to look at players who have slipped under the radar of fantasy managers, and may be useful additions to your side and help you get ahead. Every player will be selected in less than 1% of fantasy teams.
Ademola Lookman (Fulham) – £5m (0.0% of teams) – GW5
Points so far
Sheffield United (A) – 7pts
Wolves (A) – 1pt
Yes, you may not want to put Fulham players in right now given their start to the season. However, Lookman has impressed in his 2 appearances so far. This week, against Sheffield United, he scored what Scott Parker hoped would be the winning goal with a fantastic strike after taking on 2 defenders. That ability to beat players at ease will give Fulham hope of sparking an unlikely survival bid.
Crystal Palace (H)
West Brom (H)
West Ham (A)
The next 2 home games are massive for Fulham. They need to pick up points from somewhere and they won’t get a better chance than having 2 home games against teams in the bottom half. Given his superb goal at Sheffield United, Lookman should be a certain starter and form a decent looking attack with Aleksandr Mitrovic.
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) – £8m (selected in 0.6% of teams)
Points so far
Chelsea (H) – 1pt
Some may say Cavani was a desperation signing by Ole after their humiliation against Spurs. However, the Uruguayan forward oozes class. He has only played 30 minutes so far, but with Martial misfiring, he should see that increase in the coming weeks.
West Brom (H)
The next couple of fixtures will be difficult for the Red Devils. We think it would be best to wait for that West Brom game. There may be doubts over his advanced age, but do not doubt this man’s ability to score goals. He has 353 career goals, including a record 200 for PSG.
Jacob Murphy – Newcastle United – £4.9m
(Selected by 0.1% of managers)
Points so far – 11pts
Winger Murphy has found a new role in Steve Bruce’s side as a wing back in a back 5. Unfortunately, this means he does not get full clean sheet points as Murphy is classed as a midfielder. However, the pacey former Norwich player does possess a wicked right foot, as Wolves found out after his late equaliser.
Crystal Palace (A)
Not the easiest of fixtures coming up as Saints have been in fine form in recent weeks and Chelsea possess obvious riches of talent. However, if Murphy can impress in the next few games, then Bruce may be tempted to push him further forward into his more natural midfield position.
Patrick Van Aanholt – Crystal Palace – £5.4m
(Selected by 0.6% of managers)
Points so far – 6pts
The Eagles left back has only played 3 times this season due to an injury. In his 3rd game back he showed off his attacking capabilities with an assist in a 4-1 win over Leeds. Van Aanholt also has the ability to chip in with a few goals, usually 4 or 5 a season. Not bad for a defender.
West Brom (A)
Given the next few games, Van Aanholt could prove a very useful pick. Not only will Palace be confident of pushing forward in those games, Burnley and Newcastle have struggled creating chances this season so a clean sheet or two is well within reach for Roy Hodgson’s men.
Ruben Loftus Cheek – Fulham – £5.9m
(Selected by 0.2% of managers)
Points so far – 13pts
The Chelsea loanee transformed the game against Everton when he entered the pitch. 32 minutes played and a goal scored. Loftus Cheek now looks like a key part of Scott Parker’s players going forward.
Manchester City (H)
The next few games may be a tough but going forward there could definitely be goals and assists on the horizon for Ruben.