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FPL Saturday review: Maddison and Iheanacho deliver again

The Scout 12 Feb 2023
Maddison and Iheanacho, Leicester

Leicester pair are top-scoring players in Fantasy across Saturday’s seven matches

James Maddison (£8.0m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1m) were the top-scoring players in Fantasy Premier League across Saturday’s seven matches.

The Leicester City pair delivered a goal and assist apiece in their 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, claiming 11 and 12 points respectively.

Maddison’s return to the Foxes’ line-up in Gameweek 22 has made a significant impact on their attack.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have scored four goals in each of their last two matches, with Maddison totalling 18 points thanks to two goals and an assist.

Iheanacho, meanwhile, has produced both of his best hauls of the season over those contests.

The Nigerian has combined two goals with three assists to collect 27 points.

Felix in demand

Iheanacho was among only three forwards to claim attacking returns on Saturday.

Joao Felix (£7.5m) scored his first goal for Chelsea in their 1-1 draw at West Ham United to earn nine points.

The Portuguese star is the most-bought player ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline, snapped up by 42,000+ managers.

Most transferred-in players
Player Transferred in by
Joao Felix 42,972
Toney 28,737
Saka 24,707
Maddison 24,555
Mee 22,684

*data correct as of 14:55 GMT 12 Feb

Elsewhere, Ivan Toney’s (£7.6m) goal in Brentford's 1-1 draw at Arsenal means he has now matched his goal involvement from last season.

The Brentford talisman has 14 goals and three assists this term, compared with 12 goals and five assists in 2021/22 Fantasy.

Toney has climbed into seventh in the overall player standings on 120 points, just four behind Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron (£5.7m).

The Magpies’ winger ended a run of five straight blanks by scoring his 10th goal of the season in a 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth.

Almiron was the second most-sold player in Gameweek 23 and he continues to be transferred out due to Newcastle’s upcoming schedule.

He is currently the second-most sold midfielder, with 24,000+ managers parting company with the Newcastle star ahead of matches against Liverpool and Manchester City either side of their Blank Gameweek 25.

Brighton pair return again

Elsewhere, Solly March (£5.1m) and Pervis Estupinan (£4.6m) extended their fine run of returns by combining for Brighton & Hove Albion’s goal at Crystal Palace.

March’s strike at Selhurst Park means he has scored all five of his goals in 2022/23 since the season resumed in Gameweek 17.

He has averaged 8.4 points per match over that period, second only to the 8.7 of Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) among midfielders.

Estupinan is the joint-top scoring defender in Fantasy in the last four Gameweeks, amassing 28 points thanks to three assists and two clean sheets.

Ream thriving

Fulham centre-back Tim Ream (£4.5m) is another defender in top form in Fantasy.

The Cottagers were the only side to keep a clean sheet on Saturday, winning 2-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.

Ream picked up nine points, combining his shutout with three bonus points.

He is the second top-scoring defender in Fantasy since the season resumed, with his 47 points just two less than the 49 of Kieran Trippier (£6.1m). 

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