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GW2 Ones to watch: Anthony Martial

The Scout 13 Aug 2019
Anthony Martial

A move to centre-forward could make Man Utd's opening-weekend goalscorer a must-have midfield pick

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy Premier League

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.5m

A change of position for Manchester United helped the Frenchman make an immediate impact in 2019/20.

Martial played as a centre-forward and grabbed a goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Chelsea.

It earned him seven FPL points and has quickly caught the attention of managers.

Martial is the second most-bought midfielder for Gameweek 2, transferred in by over 130,000 new owners.

Martial's underlying statistics highlight his impressive display in Gameweek 1.

He fired four shots, a total bettered only by the eight of Harry Kane (£11.0m) among all FPL players.

The Frenchman’s numbers from last season further highlight his attacking prospects.

Martial averaged a goal every 162.4 minutes for Man Utd, a quicker rate than any team-mate.

That fares well when assessed against the most-owned Red Devils attacker, Marcus Rashford (£8.5m).

Sitting in 21.1 per cent of FPL squads, the England international scored every 234.2 minutes in 2018/19.

Vulnerable defence

A trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers can further raise Martial's appeal.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men struggled in defence against higher-placed opponents last season.

Indeed, they failed to keep a clean sheet in all 12 meetings with top-six sides.

If Martial remains up front, a kind price and eye for goal could soon make him a priority pick in midfield for FPL managers.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW2 Ones to watch: Teemu Pukki
Part 3: GW2 Ones to watch: John McGinn
Part 4: GW2 Ones to Watch: Wilfried Zaha
Part 5: GW2 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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