FPL watchlist: Don’t turn your back on David Luiz

FPL watchlist: Don’t turn your back on David Luiz


Chelsea centre-back is being overlooked but The Scout says fixtures make him a worthwhile investment  As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position David Luiz (CHE) £6.0m  A kind opening schedule hands the Chelsea centre-back the chance to continue where he left off last season  David Luiz ended as the fifth-top scoring defender in FPL, combining three goals and two assists with 16 clean sheets  And his all-round potential for points can reward early investors in 2019/20. Promising start  Over the first 17 Gameweeks, Frank Lampard’s men play just three of last term’s top six sides in a run that takes them to mid-December  Managers have been somewhat reluctant to consider David Luiz, however. Only 9.6 per cent of managers currently own the Brazilian, making him the 14th-most popular defender in FPL Attacking threat  Yet the underlying statistics highlight his attacking potential  Only five FPL defenders bettered his total of 34 shots on goal last season.  He also had a share of set-pieces, firing nine efforts from direct free-kicks A new era without Hazard  Fantasy managers must reassess their tactics when investing in Chelsea this season after the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid    The Belgian was their top-scoring player in FPL on 238 points in 2018/19.  However, David Luiz was their second-top scorer, tallying 164 FPL points over his 36 appearances    And Chelsea’s extended run of favourable opponents hands the South American the platform to establish himself as a big source of points once again  Tomorrow: Pascal Gross  See: The Scout’s 2019/20 FPL watchlist

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