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GW26 Captains: Aubameyang to thrive against Magpies

The Scout 6 Feb 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal

The Scout says the Arsenal forward can take advantage of Newcastle United's disappointing defensive record on the road

A home encounter with Newcastle United lifts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's (£10.8m) armband potential in Gameweek 26 of Fantasy Premier League.

When selected, the Arsenal forward has been involved in 59 per cent of their goals this season, more than any team-mate.

He netted the decisive effort in a 1-0 victory over the Magpies at St James' Park in Gameweek 1.

Aubameyang can enjoy further success against a defence that have struggled on the road this season.

Away from home, Newcastle have conceded 24 goals, second only to the 26 of Aston Villa.

Candidates go head-to-head

Two of the three top-scoring forwards in FPL, Raul Jimenez (£7.7m) and Jamie Vardy (£9.8m), go head-to-head at Molineux.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jimenez has 21 points in his last three home outings, scoring against both Manchester City and Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Vardy's total of nine away goals this season is joint-top among all players in FPL. Indeed, three of his last four double-figure hauls have come on the road for Leicester City.

A visit from Burnley also looks promising for Danny Ings' (£7.0m) 28.8 per cent ownership.

At home, the Southampton striker's 25 shots in the box and eight big chances are both more than double any team-mate.

Son Heung-min (£10.0m) makes his way to Aston Villa in prolific form.

The Tottenham Hotspur attacker has scored in four successive matches in all competitions since returning from suspension.

He faces a Villa defence who have conceded 14 goals in their last five home matches.

Finally, Lucas Digne (£5.8m) offers big potential at both ends of the pitch as Everton entertain Crystal Palace.

The left-back has 24 points in his three home outings under Carlo Ancelotti, producing two assists and two clean sheets.

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