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The Scout 30 Jan 2022

The Scout says Saint-Maximin is one of three worthy picks who could have two Double Gameweeks and no blanks

The Scout pinpoints the key players in Fantasy Premier League from those sides who have the most matches in hand for the remainder of 2021/22.

Newcastle United

The Magpies currently have no blank Gameweeks, and have two fixtures yet to be rescheduled.

Those are against Everton and Southampton, meaning they will likely have Double Gameweeks later in the campaign.

Eddie Howe's side have played 21 matches in the first 23 Gameweeks, fewer than 10 other sides. 

Martin Dubravka (£4.4m)

At a cost of only £4.4m, he could prove a handy back-up budget goalkeeper for Fantasy managers.

Newcastle have recorded both of their clean sheets this season since Dubravka was restored as their No 1 by head coach Howe in Gameweek 13.

Dubravka’s potential for more shutouts has been further boosted by the arrival of defenders such as Kieran Trippier (£5.0m) in the January transfer window.

Seven save points and two bonus points in his nine appearances underline Dubravka's multiple routes to returns.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m)

Five goals and four assists have helped him into fourth place in the forward standings, on 84 points.

Encouragingly, Saint-Maximin has recorded his three highest scores of the season since Howe was appointed. 

His all-round contribution is further backed up by the statistics.

Indeed, his 25 shots, 11 shots on target and 15 chances created are all team-leading totals since Newcastle changed manager.

Callum Wilson (£7.2m)

The forward is currently sidelined with a calf problem but is expected to return by early March.

Wilson has been involved in 50 per cent of Newcastle’s goals when selected in 2021/22, more than any team-mate.

His average of 198.8 minutes per goal ranks fifth among all forwards who have scored more than five goals this season.

Also in this series

Part 1: Burnley
Part 2: Everton
Part 3: Leicester
Part 4: Spurs
Part 5: Arsenal
Part 6: Aston Villa
Part 7: Leeds
Part 9: Watford
Part 10: Wolves

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