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GW17 Ones to watch: George Baldock

The Scout 11 Dec 2019
George Baldock, Sheffield United

The Scout says Sheffield United wing-back offers big all-round potential at home to Aston Villa

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 17 of Fantasy Premier League.

George Baldock (SHU) £4.7m

The Sheffield United wing-back has been a reliable source of points at both ends of the pitch this season.

Baldock is the fifth top-scoring defender in FPL thanks to two goals, three assists and five clean sheets.

Indeed, his total of 71 points is just seven fewer than the 78 of team-mate John Lundstram (£5.1m).

But whereas the latter sits in 47.0 per cent of FPL squads, Baldock is owned by a mere 4.8 per cent.

Sensational form

As he prepares to take on Aston Villa at Bramall Lane on Saturday Baldock boasts multiple attacking returns

He scored against Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 12 and supplied an assist at Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 14.

And last weekend, his goal and assist at Norwich City earned the right wing-back his season-high haul of 14 FPL points.

Assist potential

It is Baldock’s delivery, in particular, that could prove decisive against Villa.

His total of 17 successful crosses from open play is more than any other player in FPL this season.

Villa, meanwhile, have conceded 50 headed shots, the second-most behind the 54 allowed by Newcastle United.

Possible clean sheet?

At home, Sheff Utd have been among the strongest defences in 2019/20.

They have conceded only 43 shots in the box and 75 shots overall. Both those totals are fourth-best across the opening 16 Gameweeks.

Combined with his attacking threat, Baldock could be set for another bumper return this weekend.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Ones to watch: Mohamed Salah
Part 2: GW17 Ones to watch: Mason Mount
Part 4: GW17 Ones to watch: Ricardo Pereira
Part 5: GW17 Ones to watch: Anthony Martial

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