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GW8 Differentials: Sofiane Boufal

The Scout 1 Oct 2019
Sofiane Boufal, Southampton

Southampton winger is among the FPL midfielders having the most shots and The Scout is predicting big things against Chelsea

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 8 in Fantasy Premier League.

Sofiane Boufal (SOU) £5.5m

The Southampton winger is owned by just 0.2 per cent of managers for his home match against Chelsea.

Boufal appears to have secured a regular role under Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Moroccan made only two brief appearances as a substitute in the first three Gameweeks.

But he has since started Southampton's last four matches and looks to have become a reliable option in FPL.

Top-five shooter

The statistics highlight Boufal's growing importance to his team's attack.

His totals of 11 shots and five shots on target between Gameweeks 4-7 have both been team-leading figures.

Indeed, both of those tallies are among the top five FPL midfielders. 

Furthermore, Boufal's total of six chances created has been second only to the seven of James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) for Hasenhuttl’s men.

Away blues

Boufal's opponents Chelsea may look a tough test on paper, with a score of four in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

But they travel to St Mary's on Sunday without a clean sheet away from home this season, having conceded eight goals in three outings.

Boufal can take advantage of that lack of resilience, offering managers a cut-price midfield source of points for Gameweek 8.

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Part 2: GW8 Differentials: Sebastien Haller
Part 3: GW8 Differentials: Pascal Gross
Part 4: GW8 Differentials: Tom Cleverley

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