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GW34 Kings to watch: Jamie Vardy

The Scout 28 Apr 2021
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The Scout explains why the Leicester striker can enjoy another successful trip to Southampton

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 34 of Fantasy Premier League.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £10.3m

A trip to Southampton looks promising for the Leicester City forward's prospects in Gameweek 34.

Vardy has been somewhat overshadowed by his strike partner Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) recently in Fantasy.

Iheanacho is the most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning 145,000+ new owners after racking up nine goals in his last seven Premier League matches.

But Vardy has also been in fine form. 

The 34-year-old has produced two double-figure hauls in his last five matches, claiming 13 and 10-point scores against Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion respectively.

Vardy's goal v West Brom

The underlying statistics offer further encouragement to Vardy's 23.6 per cent ownership.

He is joint-top with Iheanacho for big chances from Gameweek 28 onwards. The pair have had six each, level with the totals of Harry Kane (£11.8m), Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Sadio Mane (£11.7m).

That suggests Vardy has been unfortunate to score only once in that period, compared with the seven goals of Iheanacho.

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Vardy had huge success in the corresponding fixture at Southampton last season, scoring a hat-trick in a 9-0 win for the Foxes.

And Southampton's recent defensive record suggests he can profit once again. 

Ralph Hassenhuttl's side have let in 14 goals in their last five Premier League matches, conceding at least twice on each occasion.

Vardy can take advantage of that poor form and is a real candidate for the Gameweek 34 captaincy.

Also in this series

Part 1: Marcos Alonso (CHE)
Part 2: Matheus Pereira (WBA)
Part 3: Raheem Sterling (MCI)
Part 4: Dwight McNeil (BUR)

Remember, the Gameweek 34 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 30 April.

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