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GW35 Kings to watch: James Ward-Prowse

The Scout 4 May 2021
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The Scout says Southampton midfielder's dead-ball threat adds to his value in Fantasy

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £5.8m

The Southampton playmaker sits in sixth place among midfielders for Fantasy points ahead of his Double Gameweek 35 against Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

Ward-Prowse has 142 points this season, just two points behind Ilkay Gundogan (£5.7m) and one ahead of Mason Mount (£7.3m) in his position.

In terms of value, his 24.5 points per million is bettered by only three other midfielders.

The statistics highlight Ward-Prowse’s all-round importance to Saints.

His 48 chances created are at least 17 more than any team-mate, while his 21 shots on target rank third.

Set-piece threat

Ward-Prowse's dead-ball delivery, in particular, could prove a major weapon against Palace.

He has supplied six assists from set-pieces this season, more than any other player in FPL.

Palace, meanwhile, have conceded a league-leading 147 shots from such situations.

Ward-Prowse is also on penalties with Danny Ings (£8.4m) currently sidelined through injury, as shown by his converted spot-kick against Leicester City last Friday.

Ward-Prowse highlights this season

Ward-Prowse had great success the last time Southampton played twice in a round of fixtures.

He earned 18 points in Double Gameweek 27, scoring against both Sheffield United and Manchester City

The longer-term schedule further raises the midfielder’s prospects.

Saints have back-to-back home matches against Fulham and Leeds United in Gameweeks 36 and 37 respectively.

At a cost of just £5.8m in Fantasy, Ward-Prowse can provide strong value for managers over the run-in.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ollie Watkins (AVL)
Part 3: Timothy Castagne (LEI)
Part 4: Marcus Rashford (MUN)
Part 5: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE)

Remember, the Gameweek 35 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 7 May.

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