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Gameweek 28 Ones to watch: James Maddison

By The Scout 15 Mar 2023
James Maddison

The Scout explains why now could be the moment to move for the Leicester midfielder

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 28 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

James Maddison (LEI) £8.1m

The Leicester City playmaker is set to embark on a favourable long-term schedule that can bring him back into managers’ midfields. 

Maddison has disappointed in Fantasy recently, blanking in each of his last three appearances.

But he will now face just one of the top seven sides over his next nine matches. That occurs in Gameweek 31, when the Foxes visit Manchester City

Maddison's next nine fixtures
GW Opp. GW Opp.
28 BRE (A) 32 WOL (H)
29 CRY (A) 33 LEE (A)
AVL (H) 34 EVE (H)
30 BOU (H) 35 FUL (A)
31 MCI (A)  

The underlying statistics highlight Maddison’s all-round importance to the Leicester attack.

Despite missing seven matches this season, his 57 shots and 45 chances created are both more than any other player for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Maddison has been involved in a team-leading 14 goals over his 19 outings, scoring nine goals and assisting a further five.

Leicester’s immediate schedule is another big factor in favour of their key players.

They are among the eight sides who are scheduled to play three times over the next two Gameweeks.

They have a Blank Gameweek 28 meeting with Brentford, before Double Gameweek 29 encounters with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa

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Maddison’s record against Brentford looks very encouraging for his weekend prospects. 

He has produced attacking returns in all three of their meetings with the Bees, totalling 23 points thanks to two goals and an assist.

That all-round attacking potential can make him a crucial part of managers’ midfields for many Gameweeks to come. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Ben Chilwell (CHE)
Part 2: Son Heung-min (TOT)
Part 3: Rodrigo (LEE)
Part 4: Oleksandr Zinchenko (ARS)

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