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FPL Saturday review: Managers move for Maddison

The Scout 3 Apr 2022

In-form Leicester star is among most-bought players as he has 10 matches in final seven Gameweeks

Managers have made James Maddison (£6.8m) a top target for Gameweek 32 of Fantasy Premier League after he continued his fine form on Saturday.

The Leicester City playmaker supplied the assist for Kelechi Iheanacho’s (£7.0m) goal in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Maddison's GW31 assist

Maddison now has eight goals and seven assists in 2021/22, equalling his best-ever season for attacking returns.

Leicester's busy schedule means they still have 10 matches remaining in the final seven Gameweeks. 

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Seven of those matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), pointing to more success for Maddison. 
Maddison’s total of 17,000+ transfers in is second only to the 17,900+ of Diogo Jota (£8.3m) for midfielders ahead of Gameweek 32. 

Liverpool’s Jota produced a goal, an assist and 14 points in a 2-0 win over Watford, his first home start since Gameweek 24.

Get De Bruyne for run-in?

Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£10.5m) also claimed double-digits hauls ahead of their top-of-the-table meeting with Liverpool next weekend.

Both earned 11 points in a 2-0 win at Burnley, De Bruyne scoring once and Sterling supplying two assists.

De Bruyne has now claimed four of his top six scores this season in his last eight appearances, highlighting his form ahead of Man City’s kind run-in.

Five of their final eight matches score only two in the FDR, with De Bruyne shaping up to be a major player for Fantasy managers in the next few Gameweeks. 

Brentford can free up funds

Brentford’s attackers continue to offer major value in Fantasy.

The Bees claimed a third win in four Gameweeks by beating Chelsea 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Ivan Toney (£6.7m) has been their top performer in that run, his assist on Saturday taking his tally to 36 points in the last four Gameweeks.

But he was outscored by three of his midfield team-mates in Gameweek 31.

Christian Eriksen (£5.5m) and Bryan Mbeumo (£5.2m) both collected nine points, while Vitaly Janelt (£4.9m) scored twice to earn a Gameweek-high 15 points.

Four of Brentford’s final seven matches score only two in the FDR, giving their budget-friendly players the chance to reward managers over the run-in. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW31 FPL stats: Kane and Salah miss out on big hauls
Part 2: GW31 Bonus points: Andersen cleans up

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