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GW9 Kings to watch: Andros Townsend

By The Scout 20 Oct 2021

The Scout explains why Everton winger could be a captaincy contender at home to Watford

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 9 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Andros Townsend (EVE) £5.7m

The Everton winger has been a cut-price sensation in Fantasy under new manager Rafael Benitez.

Townsend is the joint-fifth top-scoring midfielder on 45 points, registering three goals and two assists over the first eight Gameweeks.

And at a cost of just £5.7m, his 7.5 points per million spent makes him the joint-top midfielder or forward in terms of value in Fantasy.

Managers have made Townsend their top priority in midfield for Gameweek 9, with more than 150,000 bringing him in for his home match against Watford.

Watford's poor defensive form looks encouraging for Townsend's 11.1 per cent ownership.

The Hornets visit Goodison Park on the back of a 5-0 loss to Liverpool in their first match under Claudio Ranieri.

Indeed, Watford are among only two sides who have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Explosive at home

The underlying numbers show Townsend’s potential for goals and assists.

His totals of eight shots on target and 18 chances created both rank top for the Toffees.

That all-round output has helped him to three double-figure returns, more than any team-mate.

Notably, his hauls of 10+ points at home have come against Norwich City and Burnley, who sit in the bottom five, just like Watford.

Townsend’s ability to deliver explosive hauls against such opponents could even make him a contender for the captaincy in Gameweek 9. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Bernardo Silva (MCI)
Part 2: Ivan Toney (BRE)
Part 3: Ben Chilwell (CHE)
Part 5: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

Remember, the Gameweek 9 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 22 October.

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