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GW5 Ones to watch: James Maddison

The Scout 11 Sep 2019
James Maddison

The Scout reckons Leicester playmaker’s improving goal threat can help to continue his fine away form

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

James Maddison (LEI) £7.1m

The Leicester City midfielder has been a success on his travels this season.

Maddison has played a part in two of the Foxes' three away goals, supplying an assist against Chelsea and Sheffield United in Gameweeks 2 and 3 respectively.

He will look to extend that fine run of form at Manchester United this weekend.

The Red Devils have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of the last three Gameweeks, and have picked up only two points in those matches.

Leading goal threat 

The underlying statistics highlight Maddison's influence on Leicester’s attack.

His total of nine chances created is more than any team-mate in the first four Gameweeks.

The 22-year-old has also been the standout goal threat for Brendan Rodgers' side.

His totals of 13 shots and six shots inside the penalty area are both team-leading figures.

Indeed, only the 14 attempts on goal registered by Mason Mount (£6.4m) surpasses Maddison's tally among all FPL midfielders.

More shots 

Maddison has lacked accuracy, failing to record a single shot on target.

But when compared to last season, his goal threat is clearly on the rise.

He has averaged a shot every 27.4 minutes this term, up from 34.3 minutes in 2018/19.

His number of shots inside the penalty area have also more than doubled, rising from 0.7 per appearance to this season's 1.5.

Maddison's creativity and improving goal threat can help him enjoy a productive weekend at Old Trafford. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW5 Ones to watch: David Silva
Part 2: GW5 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 3: GW5 Ones to watch: Ashley Barnes
Part 5: GW5 Ones to watch: Wesley

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