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Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Michy Batshuayi

The Scout 5 Mar 2019
Michy Batshuayi, Crystal Palace

The Scout says Palace forward can make the difference in home derby with Brighton

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 30 of Fantasy Premier League.

Michy Batshuayi (CRY) £6.5m

The Crystal Palace forward has been a key figure in their recent run of fine form.

Batshuayi emerged from the bench on his debut to provide an assist in the Eagles' 2-0 win over Fulham in Gameweek 25.

He has since started each of the last three Gameweeks, scoring in victories over Leicester City and Burnley.

Encouraging signs

His underlying statistics highlight Batshuayi’s attacking potential in Fantasy.

The Belgian has fired 14 shots on goal since making his debut, more than any team-mate.

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Batshuayi averaged a shot every 20.4 minutes from Gameweek 25 onwards, compared with the 31.7 of fellow Eagles striker Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m).

Esteemed company

That figure also fares well when assessed against other regular starting FPL forwards.

Indeed, only Gonzalo Higuain (£9.6m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m), with 18.6 and 20.0 minutes per shot respectively, had a quicker average over Gameweeks 25 to 29.

Roy Hodgson’s men have been impressive in attack ahead of the visit from M23 derby opponents Brighton & Hove Albion.

Free-scoring Eagles

Palace have scored nine goals over the last four Gameweeks, second only to the 10 of Arsenal.

Furthermore, their 57 shots on goal rank third overall in that period. 

The Seagulls go to Selhurst Park with only one clean sheet away from home all season and having picked up a single point from their last six road trips.

Batshuayi can profit from those frailties to deliver more goals in Saturday's early kick-off.

Also in this series

Part 2: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva
Part 3: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: David Brooks
Part 4: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Harry Maguire
Part 5: Gameweek 30 Ones to watch: Robert Snodgrass

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