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GW31 Kings to watch: Chris Wood

The Scout 6 Apr 2021
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The Scout on the Burnley striker who faces Newcastle in his most prolific form of the season

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 31 of Fantasy Premier League.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.2m

The Burnley striker welcomes Newcastle United on the back of his season-high haul in Fantasy.

Wood scored and supplied an assist against Southampton in the last Gameweek to return 10 points.

That continued his improving output in Fantasy. 

The Kiwi has produced 27 points over his last three matches, also scoring against Arsenal and Everton.

Wood's goal and assist v Southampton

The underlying numbers show why Wood has been such a big success recently.

His totals of 10 shots and seven shots inside the box are both more than any team-mate over those three matches.

He has had four of Burnley’s five big chances and registered eight of their 15 shots on target.

Matching Kane for accuracy

Those statistics also look strong when assessed against other players in Fantasy.

Wood’s eight shots on target over the last four Gameweeks rank joint-top with Harry Kane (£11.7m).

When compared with his previous displays, the Burnley forward has clearly improved his goal threat.

He has produced a shot every 27.4 minutes from Gameweek 27 onwards, almost twice as fast as his average of 52.8 beforehand.

Wood's shots in the box are up from 1.3 to 2.4 per appearance, while his shots on target have soared from 1.0 to 2.7.

Favourable fixture

Newcastle, meanwhile, visit Turf Moor in poor defensive form.

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They have conceded eight goals in their last four away matches, giving up three goals to both Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion in that run.

Wood can exploit the Magpies’ weaknesses and continue his scoring streak on Sunday.

Remember, the Gameweek 31 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 9 April.

Also in this series

Part 2: Lucas Digne (EVE)
Part 3: James Maddison (LEI)
Part 4: Danny Ings (SOU)
Part 5: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

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