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GW18 Differentials: Ciaran Clark

The Scout 10 Jan 2021
Ciaran Clark, Newcastle

The Scout says Newcastle centre-back's set-piece prowess can expose a Sheff Utd weakness

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 18 in Fantasy Premier League.

Ciaran Clark (NEW) £4.5m 

The Newcastle United centre-back is owned by just 0.8 per cent of managers for his visit to Sheffield United.

Clark has helped Newcastle to clean sheets against both Crystal Palace and Liverpool in their last seven matches.

He also scored his first goal of the season during that period, at Leeds United in Gameweek 13.

Clark’s prospects for more points at both ends of the pitch look promising at Bramall Lane.

Sheff Utd have struggled in attack recently, failing to score in each of their last three matches.

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Set-piece prowess

Clark, meanwhile, has boasted a significant goal threat from the back of late.

His three headed attempts over the last two Gameweeks were top among defenders in FPL.

That aerial threat could prove decisive against a Sheff Utd side who have been vulnerable when defending set-pieces. 

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The Blades have conceded 73 shots from such situations, more than any other side.

Combined with his potential for a clean sheet, Clark can prove a handy budget pick in defence for the reduced Gameweek 18.

Also in this series

Part 1: llkay Gundogan (MCI)
Part 2: Emile Smith Rowe (ARS)
Part 3: Ashley Barnes (BUR)

Remember, the Gameweek 18 deadline is at 16:30 GMT on Tuesday 12 January.

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