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Gameweek 24 Ghost Point Hunters: Fantrax EPL

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, shots on target, successful dribbles, interceptions, and tackles, among others. Identifying these points is essential for your Fantasy EPL prospects, and our Gameweek 24 Ghost Point Hunters article is here to help!

Gabriel Jesus playing for Arsenal in the Premier League

This Ghost Point Hunters article is based on the Fantrax Scoring System. Check out our Ghost Point Tracker page for the full list of Fantasy EPL players and their respective Ghost Point capabilities!

Gameweek 24 Ghost Point Hunters

We've made it to GW24 but we're already looking ahead. We're stealing a march on the upcoming double gameweek in GW25 and solely focusing on players from the four teams that get two bites at the apple next time out: Manchester City, Brentford, Luton Town, & Liverpool. In that vein, we have Gabriel Osho, Josko Gvardiol, & Albert Sambi Lokonga on the big board; Mark Flekken, Ross Barkley, Rodri, & Ibrahima Konate feature in the Honorable Mention section; and, finally, diminutive Bernardo Silva is the recipient of the Dr. Peter Venkman Award. Let's have it.

Gabriel Osho

Position: Defender

Team: Luton Town

Rostered: 5%

Ghost Points Per Start: 7.7

Ghost Points Last GW: 7.5

Prospects: Osho is nailed on as a CB in the Luton Town back 3. Other than Tom Lockyer, he is the best ghosting Hatter defender. But his 7.7 gpps often isn't enough to compensate for all the goals Luton Town regularly concedes. But Sheffield United at home followed by a DGW make him a tempting option.

Verdict: Stream this GW if you really need to but the DGW looks like a trap for most Luton Town defenders. So trading or dropping after this weekend is the play.

As we've discussed ad nauseum, streaming defenders has been a nightmare this season. So why not roll the dice on a defender from a team that has only kept a few clean sheets all campaign? Well, as you'll see, there's a theme this week. Luton Town has a peach of a schedule - SHU at home followed by a DGW - and Gabriel Osho just happens to be the best ghosting defender on the squad. It's that simple.

The English CB is fresh off scoring a goal in his last time out in the 4-4 thriller at St. James' Park. Osho paired that goal with some decent ghosts, stemming from 1 Shot on Target, 1 Tackle Won, 6 Clearances, 1 Successful Dribble, & 1 Blocked Shot. To be clear, Osho is a risk. His ghosts are ok but often not enough to offset the amount of goals the Hatters tend to concede. But given the alternatives, it's a decent punt. Believe in something!

Josko Gvardiol

Position: Defender

Team: Manchester City

Rostered: 78%

Ghost Points Per Start: 7.2

Ghost Points Last GW: 16.75

Prospects: The Croatian has made the LB role his own and is the only Man City defender who can consistently ghost, making him the ideal DGWer.

Verdict: It may be difficult to prise him away given these recent ghosts and the pending DGW. But try opening with a fellow Manchester City DEF (Ake or Dias) +1 or a MID5+DEF3 package (e.g., Pape Sarr + Sven Botman).

Joao Cancelo he is not, but Josko Gvardiol is making the Man City LB spot his own, adding some actual defending with still a tiny bit of guile and ghosting. He's started the majority of games and seems to be well liked by Pep, which can make all the difference. Like his contemporary above, Gvardiol has a nice schedule - Everton at home before a tasty DGW - and is the best ghosting defender on his team (which also has trouble keeping a cleansheet).

The Croatian is in fine ghosting form, if his last cameo is anything to go by. Gvardiol dropped nearly 17 scary scores on poor Brentford. This haul emanated from 2 Key Passes, 1 Shot on Target, 3 Tackles Won, 1 Interception, 1 Clearance, 2 Successful Dribbles, 1 Blocked Shot, & 4 Aerials. He won't be on your waiver wire, unfortunately, but you can try to trade him in. Good luck.

Albert Sambi Lokonga

Position: Midfielder

Team: Luton Town

Rostered: 2%

Ghost Points Per Start: 4.9

Ghost Points Last GW: 10.5

Prospects: Lokonga has had a rough start to life at Kenilworth Road. But he has turned it around and shown glimpses of his undeniable talent. He has nailed a spot in the engine room and has CDM+ numbers, which is perfect for a DGW (and a good stream v Sheffield United).

Verdict: Pick him up!

The Arsenal loanee, Albert Sambi Lokonga, has largely struggled during his time in Blighty. A highly touted prospect coming out of Belgium - receiving rave reviews from fellow Belgian and Burnley manager Vincent Kompany - the box to box midfielder failed to nail down a spot in Arteta's engine room before being loaned out to Crystal Palace and now Luton Town. He picked up a nasty knock early on but has since recovered - and to good effect.

Lokonga has undeniable talent - both defensive and attacking attributes - but needs game time. He's growing into his role in the Luton Town midfield and is starting to show some CDM+ fantasy numbers. He is still not worth a long term ROS hold, as you can see from his often middling numbers. But again, this run of fixtures is perfect for him. Lokonga just posted double digit ghosts, exhibiting his prowess on both ends of the pitch: 1 Key Pass, 3 Tackles Won, 2 Interceptions, 2 Clearances, 1 Successful Dribble, 2 Blocked Shots, & 3 Aerials. He'll be a decent streamer against Sheffield United and even better for the DGW with a decent floor and potential for nicking an attacking return in two bites of the apple. Add him now!

Honorable Mention:

  • Mark Flekken (Brentford GK; 26.25 ghosts): With an assist and a plethora of saves, Flekken was on his way to breaking the GK record (we think it was a 36 pointer by De Gea v Arsenal in 2017). With a DGW coming up - and another date v Man City where he can field another barrage of shots - we're tempted to go with Fleks. But this performance was the aberration of aberrations - risky business.

  • Ross Barkley (Luton Town MID; 18 ghosts): The legend keeps burning through ghosts and is now taking some set pieces from Doughty. He'll be nice to have in the DGW.

  • Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool DEF; 13 ghosts): Konate got sent off against Arsenal this past GW but will be back for the DGW next gameweek. And he has been a solid ghoster.

  • Rodri (Manchester City MID; 13 ghosts): The ultimate DGW asset is a nailed on reliable CDM with upside. Rodri fits that bill perfectly.

Category Killers:

  • Key Passes: Andreas Pereira (6)

  • Successful Dribbles: Mohammed Kudus (7)

  • Aerials: Tosin Adarabioyo (10)

  • Accurate Crosses Not Corners (ACNCs): Bruno Guimaraes (3)

  • Tackles Won: Idrissa Gueye (5)

  • Interceptions: Idrissa Gueye (6)

Dr. Peter Venkman Award:

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City MID; 1.5 ghosts): Back from the dead for the umpteenth time, Bernardo Silva has remained at Manchester City for yet another season after being pegged for certain departure over the summer. And he is annoying all of us again. He has benefited from injuries to KDB and others, starting 17 games, largely surviving Pep roulette, and scoring at an excellent clip (over 12 PPS). But is the recent return of KDB going to push him back into a less attacking role and bring back the old days of poor fantasy production? We can only hope. Bilva showed signs of that erstwhile poor form in the past GW - and this is after seeing the bench the prior game - only mustering a paltry 1.5 ghosts, with 1 Tackle Won, 1 Clearance, & 1 Successful Dribble offset by a Dispossession. This may be a one off but it's certainly concerning. If we rostered him, we'd be thinking about maybe trading out on a high and playing up the impending DGW in the negotiations.

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