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ICT Analysis: Young delivery a big deal

The Scout 22 Mar 2019
Ashley Young, Manchester United

The Scout says set-piece duties over Double Gameweek can earn Fantasy returns for Man Utd full-back

The Scout runs the rule over Double Gameweek 32 players ranked highly over their last four matches in the ICT Index.

The Index helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Ashley Young (MUN) £5.7m

The Manchester United full-back’s delivery has been a major factor over his last four matches.

DGW32 defenders GW28-31
Player ICT Creativity Chances made Succ. cross Assists
Trippier 172 10 12 0
Young 104 6 8 0
Schlupp 100 8 2 3
Fine crosses

Young’s total of eight successful crosses in that period was bettered by only three FPL defenders.

He has also matched the six chances created by his team-mate Luke Shaw (£5.1m).

That indicates Young has been unlucky not to earn any assists in the Red Devils’ recent fixtures.

Corner opportunities

There are two factors that have helped raise Young’s potential in Fantasy.

He has a big share of Man Utd’s corner kicks, having taken 13 of their 25 over Gameweeks 27-30.

The arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager has also been beneficial.

Solskjaer influence

Young has created a scoring chance every 52 minutes since the Norwegian was appointed in Gameweek 18.

By comparison, he averaged a key pass every 77 minutes while Jose Mourinho was in charge.

Indeed, Young’s total of 18 chances created under Solskjaer is second only to the 22 of Paul Pogba (£8.9m) for United.

Double Gameweeks

A mere 2.0 per cent of managers own the versatile full-back.

Young faces Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers in Double Gameweek 32.

And with a Double Gameweek 35 also to follow, the 33-year-old could be a standout differential for the season run-in.

See: Double Gameweek 32 essential FPL reading

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