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GW18 Differentials: Joao Moutinho

The Scout 17 Dec 2019
Joao Moutinho, Wolves

Wolves midfielder has the joint-most assists from set-pieces this season and The Scout says more may come at Norwich

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 18 in Fantasy Premier League.

Joao Moutinho (WOL) £5.4m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder is owned by only 5.7 per cent of FPL managers for a trip to face the league's second-worst defence.

Moutinho's delivery from set-pieces will be a big threat to Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

His total of 19 chances created from such situations ranks fifth among all players this season.

Indeed, all four of his assists have come from free-kicks or corners.

That total ranks joint-top with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) among all players in 2019/20 FPL.

Ideal opponents

Norwich, meanwhile, have struggled to defend set-plays. They have conceded 81 chances this way, more than any other side.

And their 52 headed shots conceded represent the second-worst record in the league.

That looks encouraging for Moutinho, who has stepped up his output recently.

He managed only one assist in the opening 10 Gameweeks.

But he has since recorded one goal and three assists in his last seven fixtures, producing returns in four of those matches.

His delivery can help him take advantage of Norwich's frailties and bring in more points this weekend.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW18 Differentials: Leandro Trossard
Part 3: GW18 Differentials: Andy Carroll
Part 4: GW18 Differentials: Emiliano Buendia

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