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ICT Analysis: Maupay a cut-price success

The Scout 10 Oct 2019
Neal Maupay

The Scout says Brighton forward has form and fixtures to get more goals

The Scout concludes a series focusing on the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine player potential.

Neal Maupay (BHA) £6.0m

The Brighton & Hove Albion forward has been a cut-price source of goals in recent matches.

Maupay has scored in his last two home appearances against Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur.

 Top five ICT Threat GW5-8
Forward Shots Shots in box Goals ICT Threat
Maupay 12 10 2 209
Aguero 17 16 2 196
Abraham 15 13 4 194
Wesley 10 8 3 193
Pukki 10 8 1 180

The underlying statistics over the last four Gameweeks highlight his major threat.

Maupay’s 12 shots sit joint-third among FPL forwards alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m).

And inside the penalty area, his totals of 10 shots and 25 touches rank third and fourth respectively.

Maupay has also produced five shots on target, more than any other Brighton player.

Those numbers are an improvement on his early-season displays.

The summer signing scored one goal in Gameweeks 1-4 while recording eight shots, eight shots inside the box and two shots on target.

Looking ahead

Despite his improving output and low cost, Maupay continues to be overlooked by FPL managers, sitting in just 0.6 per cent of squads.

However, his short-term schedule lifts his appeal.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), his next three opponents score just two.

Brighton visit Aston Villa in Gameweek 9 before back-to-back home matches against Everton and Norwich City.

That gives Maupay the platform to get more goals and offer managers a successful cut-price differential for their forward lines. 

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Rico rivals Alexander-Arnold
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Otamendi a big goal threat
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Sigurdsson among top creators
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Salah threat on the rise
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Jimenez finding form

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