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Why 4.6M Matty Cash is One of the Hottest FPL Assets Right Now

Why 4.6M Matty Cash is One of the Hottest FPL Assets Right Now

Matty Cash has always been a mixed bag when it comes to FPL hasn’t he?

You just never know what you are going to get from the Polish International when it comes to the fantasy game.

Nobody can forget when the Villa fullback managed to score a staggering 29 points in Double Gameweek of the 20/21 season which is the greatest number of points by a defender in the game, which means he isn’t a stranger to a haul or two.

The Villa defender had a haul indeed, in their clash against Vincent Kompany’s Burnley.

After not scoring for the club for a whole year and 117 days, Cash notched a quick brace against Burnley, scoring his first in the 8th and second in the 20th minute for a first half brace.

The final score was 3-1 to Aston villa, taking them to 7th in standings, on 6 points in 3 games.

The Polish defender was ignored by many FPL owners despite Villa’s amazing run of form domestically as well as in Europe as they dispatched Hibernian 5-0 midweek.

Manchester City defenders were amongst the popular picks but Cash was the one who produced a haul.

His price has also increased now to a 4.6M and his selection percentage at 10.2% with 221912 managers transferring the right back into their team.

Unai Emery’s system which sees his team lineup in a 3-4-2-1 allows Cash to operate as a wingback and have increased involvement in all of Villa’s attack.

The added advantage Cash receives is the natural tendency of attacking midfielder and new signing, Moussa Diaby.

Diaby has blistering pace, and that pace proves to be a lot more effective when it is used to make runs in behind and not drift wide which is why we see him coming in and getting involved centrally allowing Cash to operate on the wing a lot more which increases his scoring frequency and chances of putting the ball in the back of the net.

His first goal against Kompany’s side where Watkins receives the ball on the counter just showcases how Diaby likes to play and how it allows Cash to have a clear look at goal, cutting inside from the flank. Watkins finds Cash on the far side at he taps it home.

Prior to GW3, any Villa players including Cash did not look to be a great long-term asset with games at Liverpool and Chelsea along with a clash against Crystal Palace in GW5, however a red card to Liverpool’s talismanic defender Virgil Van Dijk and injury to Ibrahima Konate could see the likes of Gomez and Matip start against the Villans which makes Cash quite an attractive option to have.

Personally, I would wait to move Cash into my team as Liverpool would be looking to appeal against their captain’s sending off just as they did when Mac Allister received a straight red against Bournemouth.

The inclusion of Cash depends heavily on whether Liverpool appeal and the outcome of it but at 4.6M he could prove to be a major differential.