FPL Players to Watch - Cardiff F.C.

9:28pm Jul 20 2018

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Cardiff gained automatic promotion to the Premier League, finishing in 2nd place in the 2017/18 EFL Championship season.

Their tally of 19 clean sheets was joint 4th best within the league, with Millwall, Aston Villa (20) and Wolves (24) the only teams to record more.

They kept 11 of those clean sheets on home turf; just 1 fewer than Champions Wolves (12).

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Defender: Sean Morrison (£5.0m)

Making 39 appearances last season, Sean Morrison played a key role in his team’s 19 clean sheets, partnering Sol Bamba at the centre of defence.

The Cardiff City captain ended the season with an impressive tally of 7 goals and 1 assist, which was bettered by only Bristol City’s Aden Flint (8) amongst Championship defenders, while only 3 of the 27-year-old’s teammates provided more goals (Hoilett, Zohore and Paterson).

24 efforts on target by the centre-back was more than any other Championship defender could manage and amongst his Cardiff teammates, only Junior Hoilett (32) and centre-forward Kenneth Zohore (34) found the target more often.

Midfielder: Junior Hoilett (£5.5m)

Operating mostly in a left-wing position, within a 4-3-3 formation, Junior Hoilett produced a tally of 9 goals and 11 assists and was directly involved in more goals (20) than any of his teammates.

The 28-year-old registered a tally of 85 chances created; again ranking 1st amongst Cardiff players, while his 32 shots on target were beaten by only centre-forward Kenneth Zohore, who managed 34 efforts.

Midfielder: Callum Paterson (£5.5m)

Despite making just 23 starts and appearing 9 times from the bench, Callum Paterson ended the season as Cardiff’s top goal scorer, finding the back of the net on 10 occasions, while providing 4 assists.

He took 2.1 goal attempts per 90 minutes and his average of 0.8 shots on target per 90 was level with Junior Hoilett.

Paterson’s 10 league goals came from just 51 attempts, giving him an impressive conversion rate of 19.6% and making him more clinical than Wolves attacker Diego Jota, who recorded a 14.2% conversation rate, with his 17 league goals coming from 120 efforts.

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