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GW3 Ones to watch: Chris Wood

The Scout 22 Sep 2020
Chris Wood, Burnley

The Scout believes the Burnley striker can punish a vulnerable Southampton defence given his influence in home matches

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.5m

The striker was on the scoresheet in Burnley’s first match of the season at Leicester City.

With his strike at King Power Stadium, Wood built on the excellent form he showed in the latter stages of 2019/20.

Watch Wood's goal versus Leicester

He scored in his final three starts last term, netting against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

A home encounter with Southampton now gives Wood the chance to extend his run of FPL returns.

Saints have lost their opening three matches in all competitions this season, and conceded five goals at home to Spurs in Gameweek 2.

Main man at home

The underlying statistics further highlight Wood’s influence in home matches for Burnley.

At Turf Moor last season, his totals of 41 shots, 36 shots in the penalty area and 19 shots on target were all team-leading totals.

Wood's numbers are also impressive when compared with other players in FPL.

At home in 2019/20, his 19 big chances were joint-top overall, level with Mohamed Salah (£12.1m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.4m).

That suggests Wood will be the Clarets’ key player as they look to condemn Southampton to another defeat this weekend.

Also in this series

Part 2: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Part 3: Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL)
Part 4: Matheus Pereira (WBA)

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