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GW35 Ones to watch: Abdoulaye Doucoure

The Scout 17 Apr 2019
Abdoulaye Doucoure, Watford

The Scout says Watford midfielder can be a big success against two of the bottom five

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (WAT) £5.9m

The Watford midfielder has stepped up his goal threat ahead of his Double Gameweek 35.

Doucoure has scored in two of the Hornets’ last three matches, netting against Manchester United and Fulham.

That promotes his appeal for his promising pair of Gameweek 35 fixtures.

Key figure

Javi Gracia’s men face two of the bottom five teams, visiting Huddersfield Town and then playing at home to Southampton.

Doucoure's underlying statistics indicate he has been a key figure for Watford recently.

Over their last four matches, his seven shots and three shots on target are both team-leading figures.

Goal threat rising

Assessed against his previous displays, Doucoure’s potential for goals has improved over his last four matches.

His average of 1.5 shots inside the penalty area is more than double his 0.7 beforehand.

Doucoure’s threat will be all the more important due to the absence of Watford's top scorer Troy Deeney (£5.9m).

Appealing fixtures

The captain is suspended for the next three matches, while another key attacker, Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m), is doubtful with an ankle injury.

Gracia’s side will face two suspect opposition defences in Gameweek 35.

Huddersfield Town have conceded 14 goals in their last four Gameweeks, while Southampton have kept only three clean sheets in 17 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Doucoure can profit from those frailties and extend his recent goal form over the Double Gameweek. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW35 Ones to watch: Lucas Moura
Part 2: GW35 Ones to watch: Diogo Jota
Part 4: GW35 Ones to watch: Danny Ings
Part 5: GW35 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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