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GW20 Kings to watch: Jota ready to score big at Leicester

The Scout 28 Dec 2021
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See why Liverpool star could be facing ideal opponents as The Scout recommends five players

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 20 of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Tuesday 28 December's 13:30 GMT deadline.

Diogo Jota (LIV) £8.1m

A fresh Jota looks set to thrive against Leicester City’s struggling defence.

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After Liverpool’s blank Gameweek 19, the Portuguese will be well rested as he prepares to face a Foxes team who were beaten 6-3 by Manchester City on Boxing Day. 

Leicester's loss at the Etihad Stadium extended their poor run of defensive displays.

Leicester have now conceded at least twice in six of their last seven matches in all competitions.

That includes when Jota scored as a substitute in his most recent match as the Reds won on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the EFL Cup on 22 December.

Jota's 10 PL goals this season

The underlying numbers further strengthen Jota’s appeal. 

Playing up front, the Fantasy midfielder's 16 shots and 15 shots in the penalty area in his last four matches are both league-leading totals.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI) £5.5m

The Man City centre-back has combined two goals and an assist with nine clean sheets in his 15 appearances.

That all-round output has helped him average 4.8 points per match (ppm), almost identical to the 4.9ppm of his premium-priced team-mate Ruben Dias (£6.2m).

The statistics show Laporte offers a significant goal threat as he now visits Brentford

His total of 21 shots in the box is at least four more than any other defender in 2021/22.

Harry Maguire (MUN) £5.4m

The Manchester United defender can bring in returns at both ends of the pitch at home to Burnley

Maguire helped the Red Devils earn their first home clean sheet of 2021/22 in Ralf Rangnick’s first match in charge, against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 15.

His aerial threat will be a major weapon against the Clarets, who have struggled when defending such situations this season.

They have conceded 44 headed shots in the campaign, the fourth-most in the league.

Michail Antonio (WHU) £7.7m

Antonio ended his goal drought on Boxing Day by scoring for the first time since Gameweek 9, as West Ham United lost 3-2 to Southampton

The forward can continue his upturn in form at Watford, who are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Despite his recent lack of returns, the numbers highlight his major all-round influence on West Ham's attack.

His nine shots and seven chances created both put him among their top two players over their last six matches.

Harry Kane (TOT) £12.1m

The Tottenham Hotspur forward visits Southampton after scoring in back-to-back Gameweeks for the first time this season, striking against Liverpool and Palace. 

Kane's goal v Crystal Palace

The statistics show why Kane has stepped up his output under Antonio Conte.

His 16 shots in the penalty area since the Italian took charge are more than double the total of any other Spurs player.

Kane was a huge success in the corresponding fixture at St Mary's Stadium last season, scoring once and supplying four assists to earn 21 points in a 5-2 triumph.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW20 Differentials: Royal thriving under Conte
Part 3: GW20 Captains: Son can outscore Salah
Part 4: Scout Selection: Mount can maintain home streak

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