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FPL Tuesday review: Fixtures boost Maddison's appeal

The Scout 20 Jan 2021
James Maddison, Leicester City

Midfielder scores twice in Double Gameweek and has schedule to maintain his form

Goals against Southampton and Chelsea took James Maddison (£7.1m) to a bumper 17-point haul in Double Gameweek 19 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Leicester City midfielder has now scored in three successive matches, also finding the net against Newcastle United in Gameweek 17.

Indeed, five of Maddison’s six goals this season and two of his four assists have come in his last eight appearances. 

Maddison's goal v Chelsea

The Leicester defence also proved to be a rich source of returns, keeping a clean sheet in both of their home matches.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) matched Maddison’s points haul and is the highest-scoring goalkeeper in the Gameweek.

Meanwhile, James Justin (£5.0m) and Jonny Evans (£5.5m) both totalled 14 points, second only to the 21 of John Stones (£5.1m) of Manchester City in defence. 

Leicester’s upcoming schedule suggests FPL managers can continue to be rewarded for investing in Foxes players at both ends of the pitch.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of their next 10 matches scores more than three.

Antonio delivers again

Elsewhere, Michail Antonio (£6.3m) is currently the top-scoring forward in the Gameweek after netting against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion in the Double Gameweek.

The West Ham United striker claimed the maximum bonus points on both occasions, rewarding his 9.6 per cent ownership with 18 points.

Antonio was the second most-bought player for Gameweek 19, transferred in by 513,000+ managers.

And he is again a top target ahead of West Ham's trip to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 20.

He has earned over 97,000 new owners, second to the 210,000 of Stones. 

West Ham v West Brom highlights

However, it is West Brom’s Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) who is the top-scoring player in the Gameweek so far.

The Brazilian scored his side’s goal in the 2-1 defeat at West Ham, adding to his two goals in Saturday's 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Pereira also collected five bonus points over West Brom's two encounters, bringing in a total of 24 points.

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW19 FPL stats: Shock for backers as Salah is dropped
Part 2: GW19 Bonus points: Targett hits top spot
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Pereira a powerful differential
Part 4: Which players are on or close to suspension?
Part 5: FPL Sunday review: Managers rushing to Stones
Part 6: FPL Monday review: Is there value in Aubameyang?
Part 7: FPL Tuesday review: Fixtures boost Maddison's appeal
Part 8: FPL Wednesday review: Stones equals Gameweek record
Part 9: FPL Thursday review: Pope the top-scoring goalkeeper
Part 10: FPL Saturday review: Grealish breaks 100-point barrier

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