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GW33 Ones to watch: Andros Townsend

By The Scout 3 Apr 2019
Andros Townsend, Crystal Palace

The Scout says Crystal Palace winger has raised his goal threat for trip to Newcastle

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 33 of Fantasy Premier League.

Andros Townsend (CRY) £5.8m

The Crystal Palace midfielder has shown his eye for goal this campaign.

Finding the net on four occasions, Townsend has matched his previous season-best tally from 2015/16.

And his underlying statistics suggest he is set for his most prolific Premier League campaign yet.

Over the last six Gameweeks, Townsend's total of 15 shots on goal is more than any team-mate.

Goal threat

That figure fares well when assessed against other FPL midfielders too, placing Townsend sixth overall in the same period.

Notably, his improvement has coincided with the arrival of Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) in January.

After a couple of substitute appearances, the Belgian made his first start of the season in Gameweek 26.

From that point onwards, Townsend’s goal threat soared.

Batshuayi link-up

He has averaged a shot on goal every 22.6 minutes in the last six Gameweeks, compared with 57.6 minutes beforehand.

The winger's shots inside the penalty area have more than doubled too, up from 0.6 to 1.4 per appearance.

That highlights his Fantasy potential for Palace's trip to Newcastle United this weekend.

Free-scoring Eagles

Roy Hodgson's men will arrive at St James' Park in excellent away form.

Palace have won four and drawn one of their last six matches on their travels, including a memorable 3-2 victory against Manchester City in December.

Townsend has scored twice in that sequence of away results.

His rising goal threat can be a big factor as the Eagles look to extend their fine record on the road.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW33 Ones to watch: Ryan Fraser
Part 3: GW33 Ones to watch: Ben Chilwell
Part 4: GW33 Ones to watch: Richarlison
Part 5: GW33 Ones to watch: Alexandre Lacazette

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