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GW10 Ones to watch: Joao Cancelo

The Scout 24 Nov 2020
Joao Cancelo, Man City

The Scout looks at Man City defender who has created more chances than any team-mate since GW5

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 10 of Fantasy Premier League.

Joao Cancelo (MCI) £5.5m

The Manchester City full-back has enjoyed a strong start to the current campaign at both ends of the pitch.

Cancelo has combined an assist with two clean sheets and six bonus points over his five appearances.

That has helped him average 5.0 points per match (ppm), second only to the 5.7ppm of Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) for Pep Guardiola’s side in 2020/21.

Enticing fixtures

Man City’s very kind upcoming schedule suggests Cancelo can continue to bring in returns in defence and attack.

They have four home matches in the next six Gameweeks, with Burnley, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United all visiting the Etihad Stadium. According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of those matches score only two.

Assist potential

The underlying numbers further strengthen the case for investing in Cancelo.

Since making his first start of the season in Gameweek 5, the Portuguese has created 15 chances, more than any team-mate.

Those numbers also fare well when assessed against other FPL defenders.

Aside from Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) of Liverpool, with nine, no other defender has made more than eight key passes in that period.

Despite his impressive run of displays, Cancelo sits in only 3.1 per cent of squads ahead of Friday’s 18:30 GMT deadline.

That marks him out as a major differential for Man City’s promising run of opponents.

Also in this series

Part 2: Patrick van Aanholt (CRY)
Part 3: Tomas Soucek (WHU)
Part 4: Harvey Barnes (LEI)
Part 5: Diogo Jota (LIV)

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