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GW1 Differentials: Chris Wood

The Scout 6 Aug 2019
Chris Wood, Burnley

The Scout on the Burnley frontman who has been in prolific form during pre-season

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 1 in Fantasy Premier League.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.5m

The Burnley forward is owned by only 1.7 per cent of managers for his home match against Southampton.

Yet Wood has scored more goals than any other player in FPL over the summer friendlies.

The New Zealand international has found the net on nine occasions, including hat-tricks against Accrington Stanley and Ligue 1 side Nice.

Encouragingly for the Clarets, Wood has carried on from his excellent end to the last campaign.

Impressive end to 2018/19

He scored nine goals from Gameweek 20 onwards last season, a total bettered by just five other players.

Wood can extend that run against a Southampton side who struggled for resilience under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

They managed only three clean sheets during his time in charge over Gameweeks 16-38, superior only to the two registered by relegated Huddersfield Town.

That gives Wood the perfect opportunity to break out as one of the leading budget forward options from the off. 

Register your team before Friday's Gameweek 1 deadline at 19:00 BST

Also in this series

Part 1: GW1 Differentials: Kyle Walker-Peters
Part 3: GW1 Differentials: Callum Robinson
Part 4: GW1 Differentials: Divock Origi

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