Updated: Nov 25, 2021
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts. In fact, we seek them – ghost points, that is. Ghost points are fantasy points that do not come from attacking returns or clean sheets. These can come in the form of key passes, successful dribbles, interceptions, accurate crosses, and aerials, among others. Identifying these points is essential for your Fantasy EPL prospects, and our Gameweek 13 Ghost Point Hunters article is here to help!
Gameweek 13 Ghost Point Hunters
Filling in for the quick-witted, sharp-tongued, edgy Ryan Barnes I can't promise to emulate the exhilarating ride that Ghost Point Hunters usually takes you on. I can promise a few ghost quips, some amazing players and a lot of references to Ryan being away on holiday in paradise, while we are stuck in all our respective mundane existences. Without further ado. Here is Totti's feeble attempt at exorcising some ghosts (you see what I did there? JK, I'm not gonna point out every pun).
Ghost Points Per 90: 7.8
Ghost Points This Past GW: 18
Prospects: With his spot in the XI not remotely under threat, he should be steadily bringing in the points on a very bad Leeds team.
Verdict: Any time someone gets 15+ ghosts you should go deeper down the rabbit hole. And this time around, it seems that the Breakfast Martini you had been looking forward to turns out to be a mocktail with weird chunks in it and a taste you can safely assume is dominated by the ungodly amount of Splenda that makes up most of your drink. Dallas's ghosts are a mirage. He is a decent player, but his production was mostly due to Raphinha missing and him taking over sets and occupying a position higher up the pitch than his usual spot.
Dallas has been a decent asset in a bare-boned midfielder pool, so you might not want to get rid of him for cheap, but you might be able to fool the untrained eye to overpay for him based on his monster haul last GW.
Ghost Points Per 90: 9.3
Ghost Points This Past GW: 16.5
Prospects: The former Hoffenheim man needed Eddie Howe as much as everyone needs a fancy vacation to the Maldives. Very much. If Eddie's 3-4-3 formation is here to stay, the lanky Brazilian may be the main benefactor.
Verdict: Time for Newcastle assets to stand up and be counted. They cannot hide behind the ready-made excuse of Bruce's negative tactics anymore. Sir Joe of Lintonshire, as we refer to him on the Key Pass Collective has always been a decent ghoster, but GW13 really brought out the best in him. May it last longer than the absurdly long vacay Ryan is currently on!
At 22% rostered, he is still considered to be in streamer territory, so even if you are in a deeper league with competent managers, he still might be available. If so, go ahead and swoop for him!
Ghost Points Per 90: 10.9
Ghost Points This Past GW: 16.5
Prospects: Draftgenie's arch-nemesis may be coming back to haunt him as McNeil has been ghosting out like nobody's business this season. So much so, that I would not deem it sacrilege to announce that he has taken over JWP's nickname of Mr. Consistent.
Verdict: Burnley have slowly but surely steadied the ship and have begun to put in decent performances of late, which was desperately needed in order for them to start to claw their way out of a relegation scrap. Maxwel Cornet has obviously and rightly been taking most of the limelight, but McNeil has been the mainstay, making Burnley tick. The fact that he only has 4 single digit scores this season should speak volumes about his ghosting ability, especially considering that he has only one attacking return this season. I would try my utmost to get him in, offering a mid with a lot of name-value like Havertz and a decent defender in the ilk of Cresswell in a 2-1.
JWP (Southampton MID; 17.5 Ghosts): He is back and he is perfect.
Momo Salisu (Southampton DEF; 15.25): Quickly becoming a personal favourite of mine, Momo has become matchup proof.
Adam Webster (Brighton DEF; 12.25 Ghosts): Value killer of early-season ghoster, Duffy.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle MID; 11 Ghosts): Set pieces split with Jonjo, I still like him to bring proper ghost point value in the long run.
Dr. Peter Venkman Award:
Mason Mount (Chelsea MID; 2 Ghosts): Long gone, are the set-piece dominating, all-action performances we saw last season from Mase. He isn't even in the top 3 of exciting Chelsea academy graduate midfielders this season (Gallagher, CHO, Gilmour). The full-backs, and even CHO, have taken his set-pieces, and all the attacks seem to be going through the wing backs rather than through the middle, which is hurting Mount's value right now. I still believe in Mount's long term value, but it is hanging by a thread.
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