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FPL Lessons: Set-pieces key for midfield bargains

4 months 3 weeks ago #3185 by Punch
Punch created the topic: FPL Lessons: Set-pieces key for midfield bargains
Dead-ball duties are a big factor when shopping for cut-price midfield talent, according to The Scout

With the 2017/18 Fantasy Premier League ended, The Scout reviews each position to highlight the players managers should consider for 2018/19.

Finding and moving quickly for value options in midfield is vital for any FPL manager.

This season taught us that, when seeking players for £6.0m or less, we should pay attention to set-piece takers.

Dead-ball specialist
Luka Milivojevic’s impressive campaign owned much to his prowess from the penalty spot.

The Serb's deep-lying role in midfield did not stop him producing 10 goals, a pair of assists and 144 FPL points for Crystal Palace.

Milivojevic scored seven of his eight penalties, more than any other player.

He also took corners and converted a direct free-kick.

Starting the season at a price of £5.0m, he finished third for points per million (ppm) among midfielders, with 27.7.

Gross gains
Pascal Gross was the only midfielder to better Milivojevic for points-per-million value.

Set-pieces were also a factor to the Brighton & Hove Albion playmaker's appeal.

Gross produced more successful corners, 46, than any other player.

That helped him create 82 chances over the season, with only five players recording more.

However, his 36 chances created from set-pieces were a Premier League high.

Starting at £6.0m, Gross totalled 164 points with seven goals, eight assists and 24 bonus points.

Rivalling Salah
For points-per-million value, Gross was second only to Mohamed Salah among outfield players this season.

He trailed the Egyptian by 27.8 to 28.6 ppm.

The success of bargain midfielders such as Gross and Milivojevic proves that seeking out players who take set-pieces can be vital.

Promotion picks
Looking at the promoted teams, both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City produced 21 goals apiece from set-plays.

No Championship team bettered that number.

In terms of targets, wing-back Barry Douglas was the primary corner-kick taker for Wolves, taking 133 in total.

He supplied five goals and 14 assists over the season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Joe Ralls took more corners (94) and free-kicks (65) than any Cardiff City player. He produced seven goals and four assists.

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