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GW17 Ones to watch: Anthony Martial

The Scout 12 Dec 2019
Anthony Martial, Manchester United

The Scout reckons Man Utd winger's attacking threat has improved ahead of the home fixture with Everton

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

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.6m

The Manchester United attacker has increased his output in recent fixtures.

Playing up front under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Martial has recorded both his double-figure hauls for the season in his last four matches.

He supplied two assists in a home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 12 and was on the scoresheet in last weekend's 2-1 victory at Manchester City.

Martial returned 10 FPL points on each occasion.

The 24-year-old's improved form is reflected by the stats. His minutes per shot have quickened from 33.9 to 25.5 during those last four outings, while his minutes per chance created has more than halved, from 147 to 66.

Opportunity knocks

Martial's accuracy has also caught the eye.

Only three other players have bettered his total of six shots on target in his last four appearances, a stat shared by Red Devils team-mate Marcus Rashford (£8.9m).

Yet Martial remains overlooked by FPL managers. While Rashford sits in 23.5 per cent of squads, the Frenchman is owned by only 5.7 per cent.

But the visit of Everton this weekend offers Martial the opportunity to further improve his impressive record against the Toffees.

Taking advantage

Since his first season at United in 2015/16, Martial has scored in all three of his home meetings with the Toffees.

Everton have struggled defensively this season, conceding seven goals in their last two away matches.

They have managed only one clean sheet in the last 14 Gameweeks.

With his performances improving, Martial can take advantage of that lack of resilience and extend his fine personal record on Sunday afternoon.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Ones to watch: Mohamed Salah
Part 2: GW17 Ones to watch: Mason Mount
Part 3: GW17 Ones to watch: George Baldock
Part 4: GW17 Ones to watch: Ricardo Pereira

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