FPL Lessons: Crystal Palace can provide great value

FPL Lessons: Crystal Palace can provide great value


The Scout explains why Crystal Palace duo Milivojevic and Zaha can kick on next season  The Scout takes a club-by-club look at the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League season Crystal Palace  The Eagles’ counter-attacking style of play suggests their key performers can succeed once again next season Palace’s top five FPL performers Player Position Points Milivojevic  MID  166  Zaha  FWD  143  Van Aanholt  DEF  140  Townsend  MID  135  McArthur  MID  121   Away from home, Palace’s tactics got the best out of Wilfried Zaha  The Ivory Coast international scored an impressive nine away goals in 2018/19.  That tally was the third best in the league, along with big hitters such as Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  Zaha produced 10 goals and 11 assists over the campaign, the first time in his career he has returned double-figures for both statistics  However, his total of only one home goal suggests he still has room to improve in FPL  Zaha was overshadowed by Luka Milivojevic as Palace’s top performer. Midfield maestro  The Serb continues to benefit from spot-kick duties Milivojevic scored 12 goals this season, with 10 of them coming from penalties.  Put into perspective, only Paul Pogba, with seven converted penalties, managed more than half that total  Indeed, Milivojevic has scored 17 penalties in the last two seasons. Solid at the back  Palace’s tactics under Roy Hodgson also raise the potential of their defence for 2019/20  The Eagles produced 12 clean sheets, a total bettered only by the top four teams and Everton  Having started the season at £4.0m, right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was their most popular FPL player  However, it was Patrick van Aanholt who continued to offer the greatest attacking threat from their backline  His 45 shots and 12 on target both placed among the top three defenders. Guaita potential  After securing his first start in Gameweek 17, goalkeeper Vicente Guaita could be Palace’s go-to option at the back next term  The Spaniard’s 4.0 points per match were more than any defensive team-mate.  Should he remain in the cut-price bracket, Guaita could rival Zaha and Milivojevic as a great source of FPL value in 2019/20  See: The Scout’s 2018/19 club-by-club FPL lessons

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