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Scout Selection: Jota can extend goal spree

The Scout 6 Mar 2020
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Wolves forward has six goals in three matches in all competitions and features in GW29 line-up captained by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

A recent run of goals has made Diogo Jota (£6.3m) a top target for Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 29.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward has scored six goals and supplied an assist in his last three outings in all competitions.

That has earned Jota more than 219,000 new owners, making him the third-most bought player ahead of Saturday's 11:30 GMT deadline.

Jota now seeks a third successive double-figure haul when Wolves play at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

He takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) of Arsenal given the armband and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) named as vice-captain.

Alex McCarthy (SOU) £4.5m

The Southampton goalkeeper has kept two clean sheets in his last four home matches. McCarthy can add to that tally against Newcastle United, who have failed to score in the last four Gameweeks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.8m

A visit from AFC Bournemouth hands the Liverpool right-back an opportunity to extend his excellent run of returns at Anfield. Alexander-Arnold has 46 points in his last six home fixtures.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £6.2m

The Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back offers major all-round potential at home to Brighton. Doherty has one goal, two assists and three clean sheets in the last four Gameweeks.

Enda Stevens (SHU) £5.1m

Sheffield United's wing-back was a big success the last time they met Norwich City, in Gameweek 16. On that occasion Stevens scored and earned his season-high haul of nine points.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.8m

The Liverpool attacker has a prolific record against AFC Bournemouth. Salah has scored in all five of their meetings, including a 13-point haul in the reverse fixture.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £10.7m

The Belgian is in contention for Sunday's trip to Manchester United as he steps up his recovery from a minor shoulder problem. He offers huge potential for Man City's Double Gameweek. De Bruyne has produced seven double-figure hauls this term, highlighting his prospects even if he is only fit enough to play the midweek match against Arsenal. His season-high haul of 19 points came against the Gunners in Gameweek 17.

James Maddison (LEI) £7.5m

The Leicester City playmaker has produced a league-leading 14 key passes in the last four Gameweeks. Maddison enjoyed a successful previous outing against his visitors, Aston Villa, supplying two assists in a 4-1 away win in Gameweek 16.

Bukayo Saka (ARS) £4.6m

The Arsenal youngster provides an in-form, cut-price option for their matches against West Ham United and Man City. Despite playing as a left-back recently, Saka has supplied an assist in three of the last five Gameweeks.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.1m

The Gabon international has thrived under head coach Mikel Arteta, scoring six goals in seven Gameweek appearances. Aubameyang has averaged 6.4 points per match for the Spaniard and is the Gunners' standout captaincy option for their pair of matches.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £6.4m

Everton's frontman heads to Chelsea on the back of a prolific run of FPL form. Calvert-Lewin has scored in five of the last six Gameweeks and has averaged six points per match since Carlo Ancelotti was appointed manager.

Diogo Jota (WOL) £6.3m

An ownership of just 7.4 per cent indicates the Portuguese could be a major differential for Gameweek 29.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I'm expecting another big performance from Wolves. Doherty and Jota are in phenomenal form. Newcastle haven't scored in their last four matches so McCarthy should lock in a clean sheet.

Ash (@FPL Hints): With it being a Double Gameweek for Arsenal, Aubameyang makes sense as the go-to captain pick. Saka could be the ideal enabler for Aubameyang.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): The Liverpool bounce-back is surely on. Alexander-Arnold hadn't blanked a game he started since Gameweek 13 prior to last weekend's loss at Watford. I'm expecting big things from him as Liverpool seek to return to winning ways.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Great to see Doherty and Jota in the Scout Selection as I am all in on Wolves right now. My Wildcard has Rui Patricio (£5.1m), Doherty and Jota in the first XI. I believe their assets are primed for investment over the next few weeks, particularly as they play in the reduced Gameweek 31.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) is the missing player for me. Might not play enough but the huge points potential makes him a risk worth taking.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): My only concern is with the Leicester inclusion. With slumping teams, I want to see them prove they're out of the haze rather than trying to guess at when it might happen. I'd rather go with an in-form Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m).

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): What a juicy set of fixtures for Liverpool, Wolves, Leicester, Southampton and Sheff Utd, with double fixtures for Arsenal and Manchester City to boot. I notice all of those teams are represented in the picks, so they look primed for points.

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance): There are many strong picks who have only one fixture in Gameweek 29, and this defence could score particularly well. Aubameyang looks a clear captaincy pick and De Bruyne is my top Man City selection.

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