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Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson

The Scout 12 Mar 2019
Callum Wilson

The Scout says AFC Bournemouth striker can immediately reward new backers at home to Newcastle

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 31 of Fantasy Premier League.

Callum Wilson (BOU) £6.4m

Fantasy managers have rushed to bring in the AFC Bournemouth striker after his successful return from injury. 

Wilson produced a goal, an assist and 11 points in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend.

Watch Wilson's goal at Huddersfield
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That has made him the most-bought player in the Gameweek, with over 150,000 new owners for the visit of Newcastle United.

Wilson’s all-round style of play has been a big factor for Eddie Howe’s side this season.

He has returned 11 goals and nine assists over his 22 appearances. Only Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m), with 11 assists, has been more creative among FPL forwards.

Heavily involved

Wilson's underlying statistics further highlight his importance. 

When selected, he has scored or assisted 59 per cent of the Cherries' goals.

By comparison, their playmaker Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) has 42 per cent involvement, while forward Joshua King (£6.5m) has 36 per cent.

Attractive fixtures

Newcastle’s defensive record on the road looks encouraging for Wilson's 14.2 per cent ownership.

Rafa Benitez’s men arrive at  Vitality Stadium with only one clean sheet in their last nine away matches.

The Magpies meeting is one of a number of appealing forthcoming matches for AFC Bournemouth.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), six of their final eight opponents score just two.

AFC Bournemouth's fixtures
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
31 NEW (H) 2 35 FUL (H) 2
32 LEI (A) 3 36 SOU (A) 2
33 BUR (H) 2 37 TOT (H) 4
34 BHA (A) 2 38 CRY (A) 2

Wilson can take advantage of that schedule with his eye for goal and offer outstanding FPL value for the run-in. 

Also in this series

Part 2: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Chicharito
Part 3: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Dwight McNeil
Part 4: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Part 5: Gameweek 31 Ones to watch: Roberto Firmino

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