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GW21 Kings to watch: De Bruyne back to his best

The Scout 31 Dec 2021

See the impressive statistics that make Man City star one of The Scout's five top picks

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 21 of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

Kevin De Bruyne’s (MCI) £11.9m

De Bruyne’s influence could prove decisive as Manchester City visit Arsenal on Saturday.

The midfielder has been quick to rediscover his best form, having recently recovered from injury.

De Bruyne has scored three of his five goals this season and supplied his only assist in the last four Gameweeks.

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The underlying numbers show why he has been such a big success.

The Belgian’s 17 shots and 15 chances created over his last four matches are both league-leading totals.

De Bruyne also has an impressive record against the Gunners, earning 35 points in his last three meetings thanks to three goals and two assists.

Demarai Gray (EVE) £5.5m

The Everton winger has scored against Liverpool and Arsenal in his last two home appearances, totalling 15 points over those matches, and has matches versus Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City at Goodison Park in Double Gameweek 21.

Gray’s seven shots on target in his previous four matches places second among all players in Fantasy.

Gray's GW15 goal v Arsenal

He is at home to a Brighton side who have struggled defensively on their travels.

The Seagulls are without a clean sheet in each of their last five away contests. 

Leicester, meanwhile, are yet to record a shutout on their travels this season.

Ivan Toney (BRE) £6.6m

Brentford’s striker is another who will benefit from two fixtures in DGW21, facing Aston Villa and Southampton.

Toney has the aerial threat to capitalise against a Villa team missing their influential centre-back Tyrone Mings (£5.0m), who is suspended. 

Steven Gerrard’s side have conceded 14 headed attempts in their last four matches, the joint-most in the league.

Toney was successful in his previous outing against Villa, scoring and earning six points in Gameweek 3.

The Bees' star could also deliver against a Southampton side without a clean sheet in their last eight encounters.

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) £6.8m

Crystal Palace’s talisman has a prolific record against West Ham United, scoring in three of his last four home meetings with them. 

Zaha has also been more reliable at Selhurst Park this term, with four of his five goals coming at home. 

The Hammers, meanwhile, have managed just one clean sheet in their last six away matches.

They are expected to again be without three of their first-choice back four due to injury. 

Matty Cash (AVL) £5.0m

The right-back offers points potential at both ends of the pitch against Brentford.

Cash helped Villa to their sixth clean sheet of 2021/22 in their previous away match, against Norwich City in Gameweek 17.

He has also been among their most attacking players since Gerrard took charge.

Cash’s seven shots in the penalty area and seven key passes under the new head coach both rank among the top three Villa players.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW21 Differentials: Lucas fresh for Watford trip
Part 3: GW21 Captains: Antonio and Bowen can star in Double Gameweek
Part 4: Scout Selection: Gray tipped for Double Gameweek joy
Part 5: Bowen among the best DGW21 picks 

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