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GW5 Ones to watch: David Silva

By The Scout 9 Sep 2019
David Silva, Man City

The Scout says playmaker can offer FPL managers further value against Norwich's frail defence

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 5 of Fantasy Premier League.

David Silva (MCI) £7.5m

The midfielder has been at his creative best in Manchester City's last two matches.

Silva supplied a pair of assists in the Gameweek 3 win at AFC Bournemouth, producing 10 FPL points.

He then repeated that feat the following weekend in a 4-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Growing in importance

Silva's total of four assists in the first four Gameweeks is second only to the five of Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) among all players in FPL.

And the Spaniard's strong start to 2019/20 fares well when assessed against the last campaign.

Silva is already halfway towards matching last term's total of eight.

Indeed, it took him until Gameweek 25 to reach four assists in 2018/19.

Norwich's defensive concerns

Having retired from international duties, Silva will be fully refreshed ahead of a trip to Norwich City.

The Canaries have struggled defensively since arriving from the Championship.

They have conceded a league-leading tally of 10 goals and sit second bottom of the table.

The underlying statistics show why.

Norwich have allowed their opponents 47 shots inside the penalty area and 26 shots on target, more than any other side.

Costing only £7.5m, Silva has the form to take advantage of those frailties and offer a value route into Man City’s free-flowing attack.

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Also in this series

Part 2: GW5 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 3: GW5 Ones to watch: Ashley Barnes
Part 4: GW5 Ones to watch: James Maddison
Part 5: GW5 Ones to watch: Wesley

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