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Preseason Goals in Friendlies

Gray Leads The Way

Andre Gray scored an astonishing 9 preseason goals. Consequently, this, along with his Championship goal scoring exploits have resulted in 11.5% of managers spending the £6.5m required to get him. In second place is another surprise in Jordan Rhodes. He, along with Wayne Routledge, scored 5 goals each. Both are relatively cheap options priced at £6.0m and £5.0m respectively.

Arsenal Don’t Have A Striker?

Chuba Akpom would probably have something to say about that. All summer Arsenal fans have been demanding a striker to compliment Oliver Giroud. 20 year old Akpom has scored four preseason goals and may have forced his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans. Also scoring four goals in preseason is Abel Hernandez and Andy Carroll. You can read about their suitability to your FPL team in our Best Value Strikers That Are Under £7.0m in FPL article.

Surprise Assists

Swansea’s Modou Barrow leads the way with 6 assists. This is somewhat surprising because as recently as last season he wasn’t getting regular first team football. For those looking for a bargain you may want to look elsewhere. Whilst his assist may be tempting Barrow is priced at £5.0m but is listed as a striker.

Antonio Valencia finished second in the preseason assist rankings. With four assists and listed as defender at £5.5m he presents a strong option if you’re looking for a defender with additional point scoring capabilities. Third on the list is another Swansea player, Jack Cork. If you want the differential of differentials then you may need to look no further. Cork is listed as a midfielder at £5.0m and is expected to start. He has yet to set the Premier League alight as a player but did put in some excellent performances in the second half of last season. Most noteworthy is his 0.1% pick rate. Therefore if he were to perform it would allow you to gain an advantage over a hugely significant amount of teams.