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The Best Replacements for Diogo Jota

In this article we take a look at the best replacements for Diogo Jota. We use the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area and its fantastic tools to pick out some of the best candidates to replace the injured Diogo Jota ahead of the new round.

The Liverpool midfielder created an assist in the first part of Double Gameweek 25 but was injured immediately after. In terms of his injury status his return date is unknown. For that reason checking out our best replacements for Diogo Jota could be hugely rewarding.

Hwang Hee-Chan

Top of the list is our next pick. Although inconsistent in terms of results Wolves have been scoring plenty of goals – nine goals in their last four league matches. Some of the teams they faced during that period include Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Starting in the strikers role for his side last match was Hwang Hee Chan (£5.6m). Hwang leads all of his midfield teammates for non-penalty expected goal involvement this season and has also managed 10 goals this season so far.

The Wolves fixtures also look very good long-term. Wolves are likely to blank in Gameweek 29. So, for those looking to Free Hit in Gameweek 29 then Hwang could be the standout option.

Staying with Wolves, and a very good alternative to Hwang Hee-Chan is of course Pedro Neto (£5.8m)

Pedro Neto had a fantastic start to his 23/24 campaign – returning in eight of his first 10 matches. A recent injury meant he was ruled out right up to Gameweek 20 but he is now back to full health. Since his return the winger has banked four returns. Considering that was in just six matches then he appears to have found his form again.

Although less of a goal threat than teammate Hwang, Neto has registered nine assists compared to Hwang’ two, showing better creativity.

Douglas Luiz

For managers who are looking to dead-end into Gameweek 29 (which would avoid using the Free Hit) then Aston Villa could be a great team to invest. It’s common knowledge how good Aston Villa have been this campaign as they sit fourth in the Premier League. This alone is a good enough reason to buy into their attack.

We can see from the fixtures above that Villa have a great schedule, including a guaranteed fixture in Blank Gameweek 29.

One of their standout midfielder picks is Douglas Luiz (£5.5m). Luiz edges every other relevant teammate midfielder option for starts and gametime this season which makes him reliable long-term, barring injuries of course.

Luiz isn’t the most prolific attacker from open play but this season has collected a return in 10 of his matches which is impressive. Penalty duty is also a massive contributing factor towards his overall appeal.

For those looking for an Aston Villa player with a bit more ‘bite’ offensively then Leon Bailey (£5.6m) is the standout option.

Although susceptible to early substitutions unlike Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey has other factors backing him. The Jamaican is much more advanced than his teammate positionally and has a better non-penalty expected goal involvement per 90 minutes. This suggests that he is more likely to return from open play.

With 12 returns this season Bailey is, like the others, one of the best replacements for Diogo Jota.

Pascal Groß

Brighton are another side who have been inconsistent recently in terms of results. However, like Wolves, The Seagulls have the ability to score plenty of goals when they are at their best. Examples of that are their recent wins against Crystal Palace (4-1) and Sheffield United (5-0).

Brighton face Everton, Fulham and Nottingham Forest in their next three matches but then go onto face Manchester City and a likely Blank Gameweek. Because of that our next pick could be a short-term replacement for Diogo Jota.

The Brighton talisman appears to be Pascal Groß (£6.5m) as of late. The German is nailed in terms of minutes and ranks as one of the best players in his side for minutes played this season.

When it comes to output Groß has managed three returns on the bounce, including two double-digit hauls. Groß is also on penalty duty in the absence of injured teammate Joao Pedro.

When focusing on his recent data Groß ranks as one of the best players in the league in the last six Gameweeks for both expected assists and big chances created. This suggests he could continue a high level of FPL returns.

Not sure who to captain in FPL this week? We pick out the best option for Gameweek 26 FPL here.

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