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FPL breakthroughs: Mbeumo has early appeal

By The Scout 21 Jul 2021

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

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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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