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GW29 Kings to watch: Lewis Dunk

The Scout 17 Mar 2021
Lewis Dunk, GW29 Kings to watch

The Scout says Brighton defender’s set-piece threat will trouble Newcastle

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 29 of Fantasy Premier League.

Lewis Dunk (BHA) £5.0m

The Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back boasts a major goal threat at home against Newcastle United.

Dunk warmed up for Blank Gameweek 29 by producing his season-high haul of 10 points against Southampton last weekend.

Dunk scores v Southampton

His opener in Brighton's 2-1 win at St Mary’s Stadium took his tally to four goals this term, making this the most prolific season of his Fantasy career.

Indeed, that total is second only to the five of Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) among defenders in 2020/21.

The underlying numbers further highlight Dunk’s attacking potential.

His 21 shots inside the box, 17 headed attempts and 10 shots on target all place second in his position in Fantasy.

Dunk’s aerial threat, in particular, could pose big problems for a Newcastle side who have struggled to defend such situations.

The Magpies have conceded 74 headed efforts this season, the third-most in the Premier League.

In demand

Dunk has caught the eye of managers ahead of the reduced Gameweek 29.

He has earned over 97,000 transfers in ahead of Friday’s 18:30 GMT deadline, making him the second most-bought defender in the Gameweek.

His new owners will also be encouraged by Newcastle’s poor record in attack on the road. 

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Steve Bruce's side have scored just three goals in their last eight away matches, blanking on six of those occasions.

When that factor is combined with his attacking potential, Dunk could be poised for another big return this weekend.

GW29 Kings to watch

Part 1: Stuart Dallas (LEE)
Part 2: Martin Odegaard (ARS)
Part 4: Jesse Lingard (WHU)
Part 5: Gareth Bale (TOT)

Remember, the Gameweek 29 deadline is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 19 March.

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