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ICT Index: Aguero an all-round success in Fantasy

The Scout 9 Sep 2018
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Manchester City striker leads way as The Scout looks at main creators among forwards over Gameweeks 1-4

The Scout is looking at the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Forwards and Creativity

Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) is Fantasy Premier League's most creative forward, according to the ICT Index.

The Creativity component of the Index is a measure of a player's potential to return assists.

The Manchester City striker has certainly enjoyed a productive start to the season.

He is the leading points scorer among forwards, with 30.

His three goals all came in the 6-1 win over Huddersfield Town in Gameweek 2.

Creative force

But Aguero has also supplied two assists. 

That has helped him into the overall Creativity top 10, the only forward in that list.

Aguero's Creativity score of 131.2 is boosted by his total of 10 chances created.

That is a league-leading figure among forwards; three more than both Luciano Vietto (£5.5m) of Fulham and Southampton's Danny Ings (£5.6m).

Growing threat

A look at Aguero's assist potential shows a marked improvement on last season.

He is creating a chance every 33.5 minutes, compared with 49.2 in 2017/18.

The fact that the Argentinian is also the top forward in the ICT Threat standings marks him out as a great all-round striking option.

And that is backed up by the FPL transfer market.

Over 1.12m managers have bought Aguero since the season started, more than any other forward.

Top forwards for Creativity in ICT Index

Player Team  Mins ICT Creativity score 
Aguero MCI 335  131.2 
Vietto FUL 183  92.9 
Aubameyang ARS 344  81.8 
Ings SOU 271  78.0
Firmino LIV 338  76.1 
Jesus MCI 187  75.8 
Lacazette ARS 186  67.8 
King  BOU 348  62.2 
Kamara FUL 117  60.1 
Wilson BOU 359  58.3 
Vietto impressive

Fulham’s Vietto has impressed since replacing Ryan Sessegnon (£6.3m) on the teamsheet in Gameweek 3.

He has produced two assists and created a chance every 26.1 minutes.

Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m), along with Man City's Gabriel Jesus (£10.4m), have all created six chances.

But last season’s top creator, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), has suffered a drop in his underlying statistics.

The Liverpool forward’s total of 57 key passes was more than any rival in 2017/18.

Although he has two assists, Firmino’s minutes per chance created have slowed from 48.7 to 67.8 this season.

Tomorrow: Forwards and Threat

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Index: Set-pieces make Holebas No 1
Part 2: ICT Index: Alonso goal threat on the up
Part 3: ICT Index: Fraser big on creativity
Part 4: ICT Index: Goal threat from Salah on a high

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