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FPL team news: Injuries suggest keeping Wilson

The Scout 1 Nov 2019
Callum Wilson, AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth forward has suffered big sales but The Scout says Man Utd's problems at the back can help him score in Gameweek 11

More than 141,000 Fantasy Premier League managers might rue selling Callum Wilson (£7.9m) for Gameweek 11.

The AFC Bournemouth forward has suffered a loss of form after a strong start to the season.

Wilson produced a goal or an assist in each of the first seven Gameweeks.

But he has drawn blanks in three successive matches ahead of a visit from Manchester United.

Man Utd problems

However, injuries in Man Utd's defence can revive Wilson's potential in FPL.

Both their first-choice centre-backs, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and Victor Lindelof (£5.4m), picked up knocks in the midweek win over Chelsea in the EFL Cup.

The pair are now in a race to be fit for Saturday.

In addition, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have lacked resilience on the road this season. They have failed to keep a clean sheet away from home.

More cause for optimism

Wilson's underlying statistics suggest he still boasts a significant goal threat when playing at Vitality Stadium.

At home, his total of seven big chances is joint-second with Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) among all players in FPL. 

The Cherries' upcoming schedule also raises the prospect of keeping faith in Wilson.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), three of AFC Bournemouth's subsequent four opponents over Gameweeks 12 to 15 score just two.

That hands Wilson another chance to get back among the goals, rewarding the patience of his remaining 12.3 per cent ownership. 

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