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GW3 Differentials: Demarai Gray

The Scout 17 Aug 2022
Demarai Gray

The Scout explains why Everton winger's set-piece threat makes him an enticing pick against Forest

The Scout is tipping four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League

Demarai Gray (EVE) £5.5m

The winger can be found in just 0.9 per cent of squads for Everton’s home fixture against Nottingham Forest.

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Gray has blanked in his first two appearances against against Chelsea and Aston Villa.

But his delivery at dead-ball situations can help him enjoy a successful outing against Steve Cooper’s side.

Gray has taken five of the Toffees’ 12 corners, while also producing three crosses from free-kicks.

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Notably, Forest have struggled to defend set-pieces this season. 

They have conceded 11 shots from such situations, the third-worst record in the league.

Overall, Cooper’s men have allowed their opponents 42 shots across the first two Gameweeks, at least eight more than any other side.

Gray, meanwhile, has had three shots, with two coming from inside the box. Both of those totals rank second for Everton.

More good fixtures to come

The Toffees' match against Forest starts a very favourable short-term run of fixtures for Frank Lampard’s side.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next three matches score only two.

Starting with this weekend’s encounter, Gray can offer managers strong attacking potential in the budget midfield bracket.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)
Part 2: Kai Havertz (CHE)
Part 4: Ben Mee (BRE)

Don't forget the Gameweek 3 deadline is 11:00 BST on Saturday 20 August.

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