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FPL breakthroughs: Mbeumo has early appeal

The Scout 21 Jul 2021

The Scout says Brentford midfielder's attacking potential can help him shine in debut season

The Scout pinpoints players who can build on their performances last season and enjoy big success in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Bryan Mbeumo (BRE) £5.5m

The Brentford midfielder has the attacking potential to offer managers huge value in Fantasy this season.

Mbeumo has quickly established himself as a key part of the Bees’ line-up since making his debut in 2019/20.

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He has scored 24 goals and supplied 17 assists over 78 starts, while mainly playing on the right of a front three.

Mbeumo's 20/21 Goal of the Season

The French winger has also partnered Ivan Toney (£6.5m) in a front two, which suggests he could occasionally feature as a striker this season. 

The underlying numbers further reflect Mbeumo’s potential.

His average of 48.3 minutes per shot last term was similar to Son Heung-min (£10.0m) and Kai Havertz (£8.5m), who produced a shot every 45.9 and 46.1 minutes respectively.

Furthermore, Mbeumo’s total of 50 shots inside the box was bettered by only four midfielders in Fantasy.

Dead-ball appeal

A share of set-piece duties also boosts Mbeumo’s prospects.

His 56 chances created in 2020/21 were second only to the 67 of team-mate Mathias Jensen (£5.0m).

The Frenchman’s total was one behind the 55 of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and three off the 59 of Jack Harrison (£6.0m).

Combined with his goal threat, Mbeumo can prove a huge success in his debut Fantasy season.

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Part 1: Pepe a growing influence on Arsenal
Part 2: Castagne boosted by new role
Part 4: Silva can thrive in Wolves' new system
Part 5: Aarons a creative force for Norwich
Part 6: Role up front lifts Havertz potential

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