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Official FPL: Why you shouldn't ignore Callum Wilson

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As Gameweek 5 approaches, managers will be scrambling to use wildcards after the first international break.

But are you overlooking some of the Cherries’ cheap alternatives?

With Everton, Southampton and West Ham United coming up, we take a look at some attractive Official FPL assets and some Cherries differentials that can come up big in your mini-league.

CALLUM’S ATTACKING RETURNS

Fresh off another England camp, there hasn't been a single game this season where the Callum Wilson hasn't registered attacking returns.

He’s only one of three attackers to at least score or assist in every gameweek along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11m) and Sergio Aguero (£12.1m).

The 27-year-old has also created nine scoring chances for his fellow Cherries and that’s more than any other forward has supplied team-mates with in the Premier League.

A sharp finish at the King Power Stadium in Gameweek 4 caught the eye as Wilson returned to goalscoring form, meaning that he has scored five points in every round so far.

Bizarrely though, FPL managers have lost patience with the frontman with over 600,000 managers selling him, despite scoring 20 points in total.

His value has been reduced to £7.8m and just 9.7% own the striker, making him more a differential than ever before.

PENALTIES COULD BE CRUCIAL

With the introduction of VAR this season, we’ve seen the chance for plenty more penalties to
be awarded.

And as a cheap penalty taker option, there aren’t many players better than Joshua King.

Priced at just £6.4m, the striker not only scored a penalty in Gameweek 2 against Aston Villa, but also bagged one in the most recent international break for Norway against Malta.

The last time the Cherries faced Everton at Vitality Stadium, you guessed it, King scored a penalty!

SHOOTING BOOTS FOR HARRY

As pointed out by the Official FPL Scout, Harry Wilson could well be a strong differential for
managers.

David Brooks regularly took the right-wing slot in 2018/19, but having been injured since pre-season, his fellow Welshman Wilson has the stats to show goals are coming.

After a fine start to the season, in which he has won the Michael Matthews Player of the Month and Strategic Solutions Goal of the Month for August, the 22-year-old has had eight shots on goal, more than anyone in the Cherries squad.

That long-distance shooting will be hard to ignore for both opposition defenders and FPL managers.

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