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GW2 Ones to watch: Ivan Toney

The Scout 10 Aug 2022
Ivan Toney, Brentford

The Scout says Brentford forward can be a major aerial threat against Man Utd

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Ivan Toney (BRE) £7.0m

The forward proved a major factor in Brentford's comeback draw at Leicester City last weekend, scoring and earning eight points.

Toney appears to have carried on his prolific form from the second half of 2021/22, where he netted eight of his 12 goals from Gameweek 22 onwards.

That total placed third among forwards, bettered only by Harry Kane (£11.4m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£10.5m), with 13 and 10 respectively.

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Toney’s aerial threat could be a major factor for Brentford’s first home match of the season against Manchester United.

He had 26 headed shots last season, joint-top with Kane.

Notably, Brentford were among the most dangerous sides at set-pieces in 2021/22 and scored 16 goals in such situations, a total bettered by just two other sides.

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That looks worrying for Man Utd, who were particularly vulnerable in the air in their 2-1 opening-weekend home loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.

They conceded five headed shots in Gameweek 1, more than any other side.

Following their match with the Red Devils, Brentford’s schedule continues to give Toney a perfect opportunity to deliver more points in Fantasy.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their subsequent five matches from Gameweek 3 onwards score only two.

Toney is well-placed to profit from that run and get more goals.

Also in this series

Part 1: Gabriel Martinelli (ARS)
Part 2: Patrick Bamford (LEE)
Part 4: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
Part 5: Darwin Nunez (LIV)

Don't forget the Gameweek 2 deadline is 11:00 BST on Saturday 13 August.

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