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Saint-Maximin beating Lukaku's attacking threat

The Scout 21 Sep 2021
Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle

Newcastle forward's Fantasy stats in GW4-5 are better than the Chelsea forward's and only surpassed by Ronaldo

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m) has the form and fixtures to continue rewarding managers in Fantasy Premier League.

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The Newcastle United forward ranks fourth in his position in Fantasy, blanking in just one of the first five Gameweeks. 

His output has proven crucial in the last two Gameweeks in particular, with his strike partner Callum Wilson (£7.4m) missing through injury.

Saint-Maximin has been involved in both the Magpies’ goals in that period, supplying an assist at Manchester United and scoring at home to Leeds United.

He places second only to Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) among forwards over the last two Gameweeks in the ICT Index, a feature in Fantasy that can help guide the strategies and selections of managers.

Top forwards in FPL, GW4-5
Player ICT Index Shots Shots in box Shots on target Key passes Points
Ronaldo 36.5 13 12 7 1 19
Saint-Maximin 23.7 8 4 4 5 13
Lukaku 22.9 5 5 3 3 15
Aubameyang 22.4 8 5 2 5 11
Watkins 18.7 6 5 2 3 4

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The Portuguese has produced 13 shots and seven shots on target since making his second debut for the Red Devils in Gameweek 4, both more than any other forward in Fantasy.

Saint-Maximin is second to Ronaldo for both those statistics.

His eight shots were level with Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), while he also managed four shots on target.

Saint-Maximin's goal v Leeds

The Newcastle attacker was also very creative in his last two outings.

Saint-Maximin’s five key passes were joint-top for forwards during that period, including one big chance created.

By comparison, big-hitter Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) managed five shots and three chances created on his way to third spot in the ICT Index, just behind the Magpies’ front man.

Favourable fixtures

Newcastle’s upcoming schedule gives Saint-Maximin the opportunity to extend his early-season output.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next four matches score no more than three.

Saint-Maximin can profit from that run and reward managers with more goals and assists, according to the ICT Index.

Remember, the Gameweek 6 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 25 September.

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