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GW3 Ones to watch: Raul Jimenez

The Scout 22 Aug 2019
Raul Jimenez, Wolves

The Scout says Wolves striker's home stats indicate he can punish sellers against Burnley

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £7.5m

A visit from Burnley gives the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker the chance to get his first Premier League goals of 2019/20.

Jimenez was a huge success in FPL last season, finishing as the third-top scoring forward on 181 points.

The Mexican netted 13 goals and provided 10 assists, one of only four frontmen to manage double figures in both categories.

But his failure to find the net in the first two Gameweeks of the new campaign has tested the patience of many owners.

Jimenez is the most-sold forward in FPL, moved on by more than 316,000 managers. 

A closer look at his home statistics from last season suggests they may have reacted too quickly.

Jimenez was more reliable when playing at Molineux in 2018/19, producing eight goals and six assists.

He was also very unlucky to not score in an impressive display at home to Manchester United on Monday, seeing his header hit the post and goalkeeper David De Gea before the ball was cleared.

Jimenez's mazy run v Man Utd

Notably, one of those efforts came in the corresponding fixture last season, the Mexican firing the match-winner in a 1-0 victory in Gameweek 5.

Jimenez will look to repeat that performance and take advantage of how Burnley’s defence is exposed away from home.

In away matches last season, the Clarets conceded 366 shots on goal, more than any other side. 

Jimenez has served a reminder of his eye for goal this term, scoring on four occasions during UEFA Europa League qualifying.

A return to the scoresheet on Sunday can punish his raft of sellers and reward the Mexican's loyal 18.2 per cent ownership. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW3 Ones to watch: Sadio Mane
Part 2: GW3 Ones to watch: Gerard Deulofeu
Part 3: GW3 Ones to watch: Son Heung-min
Part 5: GW3 Ones to watch: Marcus Rashford

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