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GW5 Differentials: John McGinn

The Scout 14 Oct 2020

The Scout says Aston Villa midfielder provides cut-price alternative to team-mate Jack Grealish

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 5 in Fantasy Premier League.

John McGinn (AVL) £5.5m

The midfielder is owned by just 1.1 per cent of managers ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Leicester City.

McGinn has been largely ignored due to the popularity of his team-mate Jack Grealish (£7.1m).

More than 420,000 have brought in Grealish after his two goals and three assists against Liverpool in Gameweek 4.

But McGinn has also been in fine form, producing 10 points in each of Villa’s last two matches.

He supplied two assists against Fulham in Gameweek 3, then followed that up with a goal and an assist in the win over Liverpool.

McGinn's goal v Liverpool

The underlying numbers highlight McGinn’s impact since Villa’s first match of the season in Gameweek 2.

His total of eight chances created has been bettered by only six players in FPL, and is level with the tally of Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) of Manchester United.

Meanwhile, his three big chances created rank second to the five of Tottenham Hotspur frontman Harry Kane (£10.6m).

Leaky Leicester

The run of poor defensive displays from Sunday's opponents Leicester looks encouraging for Villa’s key attackers.

Brendan Rodgers' men have conceded at least twice in each of the last three Gameweeks.

At a cost of £5.5m, McGinn can provide managers with a budget-friendly alternative to Grealish at King Power Stadium.

Also in this series

Part 1: George Baldock (SHU)
Part 2: Stuart Dallas (LEE)
Part 3: Solly March (BHA)

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