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FPL Wildcard targets: Mid-price midfielders

The Scout 7 Apr 2019
Gerard Deulofeu

The Scout says Gerard Deulofeu can deliver a successful end to the FPL season for managers

With just five Gameweeks remaining and many Fantasy Premier League managers still having a Wildcard to play for Double Gameweeks 34 and 35, the Scout looks at some of the standout options across the positions.

Mid-price midfielders
Gerard Deulofeu (WAT) £5.7m

The Watford winger has flourished since being moved up front recently. 

Deulofeu has been a key performer for Watford, producing four goals and two assists in their last six Premier League matches, and showed his influence by scoring a brilliant double in the Hornets' comeback FA Cup semi-final win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

His underlying statistics show why. From Gameweek 27, Deulofeu’s seven shots on target rank third among FPL midfielders.

Watford have one of the most appealing pair of fixtures for Double Gameweek 35.

Javi Gracia’s men play two of the bottom four teams, travelling to Huddersfield Town before hosting Southampton.

Diogo Jota (WOL) £6.1m

The Wolves midfielder has also profited from a role up front.

Jota has five goals and five assists in his last 10 appearances, yet is owned by just 5.1 per cent of managers.

That highlights his appeal as a big differential for a run of six matches in the final five Gameweeks.

Wolves are the only Double Gameweek 35 side to play at home twice, against Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal.

And Jota has been a reliable performer at Molineux.  Six of his seven goals and four of his seven assists were recorded at home.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £5.1m

The midfielder has been a big factor in their recent improvement under new head coach, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Ward-Prowse has scored six goals in his 11 appearances from Gameweek 22. Only Sadio Mane (£10.1m), with nine goals, has bettered that total among FPL midfielders.

The Southampton playmaker has the schedule to help secure their Premier League status for another season.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), all six of their opponents score no more than three.

That includes a Double Gameweek 35 against Newcastle United and Watford.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Goalkeepers
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Defenders
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Premium midfielders
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Premium forwards
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Mid-price forwards

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