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GW31 Differentials: Stuart Armstrong

The Scout 6 Apr 2021
Stuart Armstrong, Southampton

The Scout says Southampton midfielder has all-round potential to thrive against West Brom

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

Stuart Armstrong (SOU) £5.5m

The Southampton midfielder can be found in just 0.4 per cent of FPL squads for his trip to West Bromwich Albion.

Armstrong has improved his output in Fantasy recently, blanking just once in his last four appearances.

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He has totalled 19 points in that run, supplying assists against Sheffield United and Manchester City before scoring against Burnley last time out.

Armstrong’s statistics reflect his increased influence on Southampton's attack.

His totals of 11 shots and six chances created are both more than any team-mate in the last four Gameweeks, while his goal threat is also high when compared with his Fantasy rivals during that period.

Indeed, Armstrong’s 11 shots are joint-top among midfielders, level with Raphinha (£5.7m), Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) and Sadio Mane (£11.8m).

West Brom, meanwhile, have struggled in defence recently, managing one clean sheet in their last four matches.

With his all-round potential, Armstrong can exploit those frailties and extend his run of returns at The Hawthorns.

Also in this series

Part 2: Nelson Semedo (WOL)
Part 3: Mason Greenwood (MUN)
Part 4: Sergio Aguero (MCI)

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

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