We take a look at the best Newcastle picks in FPL. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area, we utilise its fixture ticker and underlying stats to determine which Newcastle players FPL managers should be targeting.
Looking at the best Newcastle picks in FPL could be really beneficial to FPL managers as we approach an exciting double Gameweek. Overviewing both their defensive and offensive options and finding out which players are worth selecting.
As we can see Newcastle rank fifth on the fixture ticker from now until the end of the season. This means that Newcastle have the fifth easiest fixtures amongst all teams in the league. We can also see that Newcastle have a double Gameweek in 29.
All of this means it could be worth investing in Newcastle.
The Newcastle attack
This season Newcastle rank around mid-table for goals scored. They also rank amongst the best eight teams for attempts on goal (332), shots in the box (242), big chances total (64), attempts from set plays (131) and shots on target (114).
More recently in the last six Gameweeks they rank the worst for goals scored (two), second worst for attempts on goal (42) and joint third worst for shots on target (15). This suggests that Newcastle have taken a recent dip in front of goal.
The best Newcastle attackers
One of the best attacking options from Newcastle is Alexander Isak (£6.7m). The striker has started the last two matches and picked up a huge 20 points scoring three goals in those games. Isak leads the Newcastle attack and takes his teams penalties.
Another great option is Joe Willock (£4.7m). The midfielder ranks second amongst his offensive teammates for non penalty expected goal involvement in the last six Gameweeks (1.12). Willock has also managed two returns in his last two matches collecting 13 points from both games.
The Newcastle defence
This season amongst all teams this season Newcastle rank the best in the league for clean sheets kept (12), the best for goals conceded (17), second best for shots on target conceded (77) and the best for big chances conceded (34).
More recently in the last six matches they rank the worst for clean sheets (zero), second best for shots in the box conceded (28), second best for total shots conceded (45) and the fourth best for shots on target conceded (15).
The best Newcastle defensive options
The standout defender for Newcastle is full-back Kieran Trippier (£6m). Not only does he sit as the highest scoring defender in FPL but he also maintains the best distribution stats amongst all defenders in the game.
The second best defensive option could be centre-back Fabian Schar (£5m). He ranks above all of his defensive teammates for non penalty expected goal involvement in the last six matches (1.08). Schar is a considerable threat from set pieces as well.
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