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Can Smith Rowe match Anelka's scoring record?

3 Mar 2022
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Emile Smith Rowe is Arsenal’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with nine goals. He could become just the second player aged 21 or under to reach double figures in a PL season for Arsenal, after Nicolas Anelka in 1998/99.

Watford have kept three clean sheets in their six Premier League matches under Roy Hodgson, as many as in their previous 38 in the competition under four different managers. However, they have only scored twice in those six outings.

Arsenal have scored in all 15 of their Premier League matches v Watford. Only against West Brom, with 26 matches, do they have a better 100 per cent scoring rate in the competition.

No player has scored in more Premier League defeats this season than Emmanuel Dennis, with Watford losing four times when he’s found the net. However, the Nigerian has also scored in all five of Watford’s league wins this term.

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Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Lee Betts, Richard West. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. VAR: Darren England. Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart.

The Scout's FPL tips

- Ben Foster (£4.1m) is Watford’s top-scoring player since Roy Hodgson became manager in GW23. The goalkeeper has amassed 26 points in his six appearances, claiming three clean sheets, two save points and three bonus points.
- Bukayo Saka (£6.5m) is the fourth most-owned midfielder in Fantasy, found in 20.1% of squads. The Arsenal winger has scored all three of his away goals this season in his last three away appearances, recording 26 points in that run.

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