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GW10 Ones to watch: James Ward-Prowse

By The Scout 23 Oct 2019
James Ward-Prowse - Southampton v AFC Bournemouth

The Scout says Southampton playmaker’s rising influence can trouble Leicester on Friday evening

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 10 of Fantasy Premier League.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £5.8m

The Southampton midfielder is starting to find form after a slow start to 2019/20.

Ward-Prowse has just one goal in their first nine fixtures, a penalty at home to AFC Bournemouth in Gameweek 6.

However, the underlying statistics show his attacking potential has improved significantly over the last four Gameweeks.

Growing influence

When compared with Gameweeks 1-5, Ward-Prowse’s minutes per shot have improved from 112.5 to 32.7.

His shots inside the box are up from zero to 1.2 per appearance, while his shots on target have risen from 0.2 to 1.0.

The 24-year-old has also stepped up his creativity, improving from 75 minutes per key pass to 40 minutes.

Ward-Prowse's improvement
  GW1-5 GW6-9
Mins per shot 112.5 32.7
Shots inside box/match 0 1.2
Shots on target/match 0.2 1.0
Mins per key pass 75 40

Ward-Prowse’s all-round form fares well when assessed against team-mates.

His nine chances created were more than any Southampton player in the last four Gameweeks, while his four shots on target ranks second only to the five of Danny Ings (£5.9m).

In addition, his total of 11 shots on goal was bettered by only three FPL midfielders overall.

Leaky Leicester

On Friday evening, Southampton host a Leicester City side who have struggled to shut out opponents this season.

Leicester have one clean sheet in eight attempts, conceding in all four of their away matches.

Ward-Prowse’s improving influence can prove decisive, offering strong potential for goals and assists in the cut-price bracket.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW10 Ones to watch: Neal Maupay
Part 3: GW10 Ones to watch: Anthony Martial
Part 4: GW10 Ones to watch: Chris Wood
Part 5: GW10 Ones to watch: Alexandre Lacazette

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