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Scout Selection: Ings backed for more goals

The Scout 31 Dec 2019
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Southampton forward has eight goals in his last eight starts and earns place in a Gameweek 21 line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

A run of eight goals in his last eight Gameweek starts has taken Danny Ings (£6.6m) into fifth place among forwards in Fantasy Premier League.

The Southampton striker has totalled 109 points, scoring 12 goals and providing one assist.

Indeed, in terms of value, his 16.5 points per million is more than any other midfielder or forward in the game.

Ings faces a Tottenham Hotspur side who have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season.

He takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) handed the armband and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5m) given the vice-captaincy.

Lukasz Fabianski (WHU) £4.9m

A home meeting with AFC Bournemouth looks promising for West Ham United's fit-again No 1. Fabianski has averaged 5.0 points per match this season, more than any other regular starting goalkeeper.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.4m

The Liverpool right-back offers multiple routes to points at home to Sheffield United. Alexander-Arnold has one goal, three assists and three clean sheets in the last three Gameweeks.

James Tarkowski (BUR) £5.1m

Burnley's centre-back will boast a big aerial threat to his visitors, Aston Villa. Only two defenders in FPL have bettered Tarkowski's 11 headed attempts this season.

Romain Saiss (WOL) £4.4m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back has been a major goal threat ahead of his visit to Watford. Saiss has totalled seven shots over the last four Gameweeks, more than any other defender in FPL.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.3m

A role up front in recent matches for Liverpool has raised his goal threat. Salah's 18 shots and 15 shots in the box in his last four appearances are both more than any other player in FPL.

Anthony Martial (MUN) £7.9m

The Frenchman has stepped up his output as Manchester United travel to Arsenal. Martial has scored three goals and earned 23 points over the last two Gameweeks.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £10.5m

FPL's top-scoring midfielder has scored three goals and supplied four assists in the last four Gameweeks. De Bruyne entertains Everton having averaged 8.3 points per home match in 2019/20. 

Adama Traore (WOL) £5.5m

Wolves' in-form winger is the most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning over 270,000 new owners. Traore has produced double-figure hauls against Spurs and Manchester City in the last four Gameweeks.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £10.1m

The Leicester City forward will be refreshed for their trip to Newcastle United after being rested at the weekend. Vardy scored twice and claimed 12 points against the Magpies in Gameweek 7.

Tammy Abraham (CHE) £7.8m

His winner against Arsenal highlights the Chelsea forward's goal threat on the road. Abraham visits Brighton & Hove Albion having scored eight goals away from home in 2019/20, the third-best total in FPL.

Danny Ings (SOU) £6.6m

The Southampton striker scored in his previous meeting with Spurs in Gameweek 7. Ings also earned maximum bonus for a nine-point return.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): Traore could have plenty of joy against Watford. I'd also like to see Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) included here after his rest at the weekend - he's been so consistent this season.

Ash (@FPLHints): Vardy is more than capable of returning to the first XI against Newcastle by scoring a goal to celebrate the birth of his new-born baby; he is worth even captaining. I also think Martial is a good shout. However, I am worried that Alexander-Arnold could finally be rested after playing all the matches during the festive period.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Always nice when the front three on the selection match that of your own FPL team. With Vardy having missed Gameweek 20 he looks a great option for Gameweek 21 as he has had a longer rest than most of the rest of the league. Martial once again looked excellent last weekend so hopefully he will be just as good at Arsenal. Salah was unlucky not to return against Wolves so I expect him to do well in the midweek fixtures.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Fabianski's return came a little too late to save Manuel Pellegrini but David Moyes will be very glad to have his main shot stopper back between the sticks. I like his inclusion in the picks, AFC Bournemouth have been dire in front of goal lately, with only two goals in their last six fixtures. Fabianski's also a nice pick if you're thinking longer term with a Double Gameweek 24 on the horizon.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): It'd be bad for me if this team did well but it looks strong for this week. Maybe there could still be some surprise rotation.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I have Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) as my captain and I'm willing to ditch Abraham, who won't be playing Arsenal this time around.

Remember the GW21 deadline is 11:30 GMT on Wednesday 1 January

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW21 Ones to watch: Maddison refreshed for New Year joy
Part 2: GW21 Differentials: Wilson can extend Hammers goal streak
Part 3: GW21 Captains: De Bruyne among Vardy's main rivals

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