AFC Bournemouth: Opening observations for FPL

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24/11/2018 Planet FPL
  1. Wilson over King: –

In the build, up to the Season I saw a huge amount of chatter over the 6.5m rated King. As those who follow me on twitter will know I am a great advocate of Wilson and the initial few games have shown why.

Wilson has so far returned 2 goals and one assist for his 6.1m price tag scoring 14 points. Crucially he also appears to be on penalties this year having missed one against Cardiff.

That is a return of 2.2 points per million invested after 2 games, a figure which comes in even above Aguero who is sat on 1.96 ppm. The only forward in the same bracket is Deeney with a return of 2.3 ppm thanks to an impressive game against Burnley.

For comparison King has returned 0.46 ppm, despite good performances on the pitch. This is due to the slightly deeper and wider role he plays with Wilson playing the traditional striker role.

  1. Full throttle Fraser:

As mentioned in my 5 potential differentials blog post Fraser has rediscovered his form of old so far.

He has so far returned 1 goal and one assist with 4 bonus points and a Clean sheet bonus. An extremely impressive return for a 5.5m investment (3.09 ppm).

More encouragingly for FPL owners he has been played in a much more natural winger role with Eddie Howe claiming he never wants to have to play Fraser as a full back again.

Outside of the points he has looked very positive on the ball and has drawn an average of 3.5 fouls per game, mostly in positive areas along with being the obvious free kick taker for aggressive situations. This will likely change once Stanislas is back to full fitness however.

  1. Brooks in your side?

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The ever presence of Brooks in the AFCB side has come as a surprise to many, myself included. However, he has certainly earned his place in the starting eleven so far, slotting into an attacking midfield role just behind Wilson.

Rating at 8th in the whole premier league with 6 shots from 2 games, albeit with no return as of yet, second behind Wilson in the AFCB squad. He certainly hasn’t been afraid to shoot. He has also been very positive when playing forward and has been very unlucky to not yet win an assist.

At £5m and 1 ppm he certainly isn’t one to reach for yet but a great candidate for watchlists and as a cheap enabler when we have a good run of games.

  1. More to come?

Eddie Howe made astute additions to the squad over the summer with Diego Rico joining from Leganes and Colombian international Jefferson Lerma joining from Levante for a record fee, along with Brooks mentioned above from Sheffield United.

Rico (£4.5M) is a natural successor to Charlie Daniels at left back, although he has not been eligible to play the first 3 games due to a ban picked up in La Liga. He could very much be one to keep an eye on with every possibility that he will take the starting spot from Daniels should his form slip.

He had a very positive pre-season looking every bit a Bournemouth full back, overlapping with the wingers and playing probing diagonal balls. Do be aware that he does tend to pick up yellow cards in the past so may suffer here.

Lerma (£4.5m) much like Rico is yet to feature after a very busy summer for Colombia, including being in the starting XI against England (despite reports, it wasn’t him that stamped on the penalty spot nor did he headbutt anyone!) He is still in the process of rebuilding match fitness.

Outside of FPL he should be the answer to AFCB fans prayers as a large combative defensive midfielder who isn’t afraid to make a tackle. Which should enable our more aggressive playmakers much more time to open defences.

On the FPL pitch however I would suggest caution, while I expect him to break into the team and start after the money spent he is very unlikely to do anything to gain points and in fact with 19 yellow cards in La Liga last campaign could well end up as at best a 1 point a game player. The only positive is his exceedingly low price that could mean he can be used to save money in your midfield while maintaining some return on your bench.

As a final point it is worth noting that Bournemouth are yet to concede from open play, while there is an argument we have yet to be truly tested this fact cannot be ignored as last season we conceded 1.6 goals per game. With our most expensive option in defence being Aké at £5m there is huge potential to find a bargain here.

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