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GW31 Kings to watch: Phil Foden

The Scout 29 Mar 2022
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The Scout highlights the Man City midfielder’s away form ahead of his trip to Burnley

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 31 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Phil Foden (MCI) £7.8m

A trip to Burnley hands the midfielder the chance to extend his prolific run of away form. 

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Foden is Manchester City’s top scorer on the road this season, netting six of his seven goals away from home. 

Only Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) and Harry Kane (£12.5m), with 11 and eight goals respectively, have been more reliable on their travels in 2021/22 Fantasy.

The underlying numbers highlight why Foden has been such a big success.

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Away from home, the England star’s 23 shots in the box, 13 shots on target and eight big chances are all team-leading totals for Man City.

Often playing as a "false nine", he has also supplied six big chances on the road, joint-top with Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Regular starts

Although there is always the threat of rotation, Foden has enjoyed his longest run of starts this season, earning a place in the line-up for each of his side’s last eight matches. 

That suggests he can be a key player over a favourable run-in.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of Man City's next six matches score only two. 

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Starting against Burnley, Foden can establish himself as a major source of returns in the coming Gameweeks.

Also in this series

Part 1: Andrew Robertson (LIV)
Part 2: Demarai Gray (EVE)
Part 4: Neal Maupay (BHA)
Part 5: Jadon Sancho (MUN)

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