Fantasy Premier League

GW21 Ones to watch: James Ward-Prowse

By The Scout 16 Jan 2023
Ward-Prowse, Southampton

The Scout says playmaker looks back to his best under Nathan Jones

Related Articles
Off The Bench: Why Salah is a must-have
FPL signings: Prices and positions for January recruits
FPL Pod: 'Mitoma may soon be a must-have'

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 21 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £6.2m

The arrival of Nathan Jones as first team manager has helped get the Southampton playmaker back to his best.

Ward-Prowse started the season slowly, with just one goal and an assist across his first 14 appearances.

But he has re-established himself as their talisman, playing a part in all five of their goals for Jones.

The midfielder has scored four of those efforts and assisted one, averaging 6.8 points per match since Jones took charge in Gameweek 16. 

Ward-Prowse’s dominance of dead-ball duties for Southampton is another factor in his favour.

He scored his second goal against Everton last weekend from a direct free-kick, helping him to his season-high haul of 15 points.

He is also Saints’ first-choice penalty-taker and has taken all 18 of their corners under Jones.

The underlying statistics further show Ward-Prowse’s potent goal threat.

He has produced seven shots on target since the season resumed, joint-top among midfielders along with Marcus Rashford (£7.1m) and Son Heung-min (£11.6m).

TV Info

A home encounter with Aston Villa gives Ward-Prowse the chance to extend his run of returns.

Villa have struggled in defence since the recent return of domestic action.

They have conceded 14 big chances in the last four Gameweeks, the second-worst record in the league.

Ward-Prowse looks well placed to profit once again and continue his revival in Fantasy under Jones. 

Also in this series

Part 2: Evan Ferguson (BHA)
Part 3: Serge Aurier (NFO)
Part 4: Fabian Schar (NEW)

Latest Videos

More Videos