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16 Nov.

GW12 Budget Midfielder Comparison

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Gallagher has clocked 26 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points over the last three gameweeks with two goals and an assist. The 21-year-old has landed three shots on target (SoT) but tops the comparison for attempted assists (10). It is worth mentioning that he has taken just four shots in the box over these three matches, the joint-lowest in the comparison.

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Smith-Rowe has registered more FPL points (30) than any other player in the comparison, but it is noticeable that he has scored from all three of his shots on target which might not be sustainable in the long run. However, he does have a creative element to his game, which might make up for that. The recently capped Englishman has attempted six assists over the last three matches, but, it is worrying to see zero 'big chances' from him over the aforementioned period.

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Bowen has posted impressive numbers despite playing Spurs and Liverpool in the last three matches. The West Ham midfielder is first for assists (three), shots in the box (SiB) (eight) and 'big chances' (two). Despite topping the comparison for assists, he is actually bottom for chances created (five). He is the highest projected scorer (19.2) as per our Fix Algorithm over the next five gameweeks and could be a shrewd pickup.

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Trossard has been playing out-of-position in a striker role recently, and this is reflected in his impressive underlying numbers. He tops the comparison for SoT (six) and is second only to Raphinha (11) for shots (10). He is also third for attempted assists (seven) and joint-first for 'big chances' (two). It is uncertain whether he will continue playing in a striker role going forward but Brighton's fixtures are quite kind in the short-term, and his low ownership makes him a great differential.

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The most popular player in the comparison, Raphinha tops the numbers in terms of shot volume (11) but it is worth mentioning that just five of these shots have been in the box. He has always had a strong creative element to his game and is second for attempted assists (eight), however, he has been afforded no 'big chances'. Leeds are ranked third from the bottom of our Fixture Analyser over next six gameweeks so it might be a good time to move the Brazilian on.

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