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GW25 Ones to watch: Chris Wood

The Scout 27 Jan 2020
Chris Wood, Burnley

The Scout says Burnley forward can continue his improving form at home to Arsenal on Sunday

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 25 of Fantasy Premier League.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.2m

The Burnley forward has stepped up his consistency in recent matches.

Wood has scored against Aston Villa, Leicester City and Manchester United in the last four Gameweeks.

Having also supplied an assist in the Clarets' 2-0 win at Old Trafford, the New Zealander totalled 28 points in that period.

The underlying statistics show why Wood has been such a success of late.

Goal threat

His total of 11 shots inside the penalty area in the last four Gameweeks was bettered by only four forwards in FPL.

Wood's recent numbers also fare well when assessed against his early-season performances.

His average of 1.7 shots in the penalty area over Gameweeks 1-20 has risen to 2.8 during Burnley's last four matches.

And he is recording a shot every 29.9 minutes, compared with 46.1 minutes beforehand.

A home meeting with Arsenal boosts Wood's chances of getting more goals.

Rising high

In particular, it is his aerial threat that will trouble the north London side on Sunday.

Wood has produced six headed shots in the last four Gameweeks, more than any other player in FPL.

The Gunners, meanwhile, have struggled to defend such situations under Mikel Arteta.

They have conceded 17 headed shots in the Spaniard's six Gameweeks in charge, a total better than just two other sides.

Arsenal have allowed their opponents 28 shots from set-piece situations in that time, second only to the 32 of Newcastle United.

Wood can exploit those weaknesses to deliver more points for the Clarets in Gameweek 25.

Also in this series 

Part 2: GW25 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 3: GW25 Ones to watch: Raul Jimenez
Part 4: GW25 Ones to watch: Jack Grealish
Part 5: GW25 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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