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GW29 Ones to watch: Matt Doherty

The Scout 5 Mar 2020
Matt Doherty

The Scout says Wolves wing-back has most shots on target for a defender over the last four gameweeks

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 29 of Fantasy Premier League.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £6.2m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back has been a major success at both ends of the pitch recently.

Doherty has one goal, two assists and three clean sheets in the last four Gameweeks.

He has claimed double-figure hauls against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur in his previous two fixtures.

Doherty also scored one goal and set up another in two UEFA Europa League matches against Espanyol.

Further statistics show Doherty's attacking threat from the back.

Doherty's goal v Tottenham Hotspur

The Irishman's seven shots inside the penalty area, with four on target, are both league-leading totals for defenders over the last four Gameweeks.

When compared with his previous displays, the 28-year-old has clearly improved going forward.

His shots in the box per match have almost doubled from 1.0 to 1.8, while his minutes per chance created are up from 213 to 72.

Most-bought defender

Doherty's returns have caught the eye of managers in FPL.

Indeed, he is the most-bought defender ahead of Saturday's 11:30 GMT deadline, earning 100,000+ new owners.

Wolves' run of opponents suggests he can continue to reward investors.

Wolves' next four Gameweeks
GW Opp FDR
29 BHA (H) 2
30 WHU (A) 2
31 BOU (H) 2
32 AVL (A) 2

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), all four of their next matches score just two.

Wolves' home encounter with AFC Bournemouth is one of only four Premier League fixtures taking place in Gameweek 31, due to clubs' participation in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

A combination of fixtures and points potential mean Doherty could be a key player for FPL managers over the upcoming period.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW29 Ones to watch: James Maddison
Part 2: GW29 Ones to watch: Marcos Alonso
Part 3: GW29 Ones to watch: Dele Alli
Part 4: GW29 Ones to watch: Michail Antonio

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