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GW7 Differentials: Dwight McNeil

The Scout 25 Sep 2019
Dwight McNeil

The Scout says Burnley winger's delivery can be decisive against Aston Villa this weekend

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 7 in Fantasy Premier League.

Dwight McNeil (BUR) £6.0m

The Burnley winger is owned by only 0.5 per cent of managers for his trip to Aston Villa.

McNeil has claimed an assist in three of the first six Gameweeks, picking up points against Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City.

The underlying statistics show why he is a major influence on the Clarets' attack.

McNeil's total of 13 successful crosses is more than double any team-mate apart from the eight of Johann Gudmundsson (£6.0m).

Watch McNeil's assist against Norwich

Only two other FPL midfielders, Kevin De Bruyne (£9.9m) and Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m), have surpassed that total, with 16 apiece.

McNeil's share of free-kicks and corners means he can be a key figure against Villa.

Dean Smith's men have allowed 35 shots from set-pieces, more than any other side.

Furthermore, their total of 17 headed shots conceded ranks second-worst.

McNeil has the delivery to exploit those weaknesses and get more assists on Saturday.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW7 Differentials: Erik Lamela
Part 2: GW7 Differentials: Cesar Azpilicueta
Part 3: GW7 Differentials: Andriy Yarmolenko

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