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GW30 Differentials: Ross Barkley

The Scout 11 Mar 2020
Ross Barkley, Chelsea

The Scout reckons Chelsea midfielder can extend his fine recent form against Aston Villa’s frail defence

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 30 in Fantasy Premier League.

Ross Barkley (CHE) £5.6m

The Chelsea midfielder can be found in only 1.7 per cent of squads for his visit to Aston Villa.

Barkley has been a key figure in the Blues’ return to form in domestic competitions.

He has started two of the last three Gameweeks, producing four assists in that period.

That includes his season-high haul of 12 points against Everton last weekend.

The 26-year-old was also on the scoresheet in Chelsea’s recent FA Cup win over Liverpool.

Increasingly influential 

The underlying statistics also pinpoint Barkley’s growing impact on the Blues’ attack.

His eight chances created in the last three Gameweeks are a team-leading total.

And his 10 shots were second only to the 11 of Marcos Alonso (£6.1m).

Favourable match-up

Aston Villa’s defensive displays at home offer further encouragement for Barkley.

Dean Smith's side conceded just seven goals in their first seven matches at Villa Park in this Premier League season.

But they have conceded 17 goals in their subsequent six, allowing their opponents at least three goals on four of those occasions.

Barkley has the form to seize upon those weaknesses and bring in more returns on Saturday.

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW30 Differentials: Jarrod Bowen
Part 2: GW30 Differentials: Christian Benteke
Part 4: GW30 Differentials: Troy Deeney

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