Jeff Stelling has expressed his surprise over the recent performances of Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur and the number of points he has accumulated in Fantasy Premier League (FPL). The Sky Sports anchor admitted that he never expected to speak highly of the Spurs defender, and Paul Merson was impressed by his recent form.
Emerson Royal has scored two goals and helped his team to three clean sheets in the last five Premier League matches. As a result, he has earned an impressive 38 FPL points as a right-wing-back.
Despite his impressive performances, only 2.4% of Fantasy Premier League owners have Emerson Royal in their team. However, the Brazilian international will aim to continue his form under Antonio Conte’s management when Tottenham hosts Chelsea, who are currently struggling, on Sunday.
Whether it’s Mykhailo Mudryk or Raheem Sterling, the right-sided wing-back will face another fast ball-carrying opponent. Yet, he has managed to handle even the likes of Jack Grealish and a rejuvenated Willian in recent matches, impressing Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling who commended Royal on Soccer Saturday (25/02/23 at 12:15 pm).
Stelling expressed his surprise and admiration for Emerson Royal’s recent performances, stating that he never expected to be praising the Tottenham defender in such a manner. He mentioned that Royal had scored two goals, kept three clean sheets, and earned six bonus points, resulting in an impressive 38 FPL points in his last five Premier League games.
During Stelling’s rundown of Royal’s statistics, Merson could be heard in the background simply saying ‘wow,’ a fitting response to the Brazil international’s outstanding form.
The impact of a new signing on a team can be quite remarkable, especially for a player who is under intense competition for their position.
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Emerson Royal knew that his position was in jeopardy when Matt Doherty was let go on transfer deadline day. However, the former Barcelona player has stepped up and shown that he is ready to fight for his spot. He has been playing with a sense of purpose, anticipating danger and delivering flawless performances.