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Ritchie set to be immediate Fantasy favourite

The Scout 18 Jun 2017
Matt Ritchie, Newcastle United

Newcastle United player's role at free-kicks and penalties make him an attractive midfield option, The Scout says

The Scout marks Fantasy Premier League managers' cards as to which midfielders they should be considering for the start of 2017/18.

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

The Scot topped the Newcastle United ranks for shots (112) over their promotion season in the Championship.

Furthermore, only Jonjo Shelvey created more chances than his 80.

A key man at set-pieces, Ritchie is also Newcastle's designated penalty taker and, after a tough opener at home to Tottenham Hotspur, looks to be in line for early profit over a promising early set of fixtures.

Ritchie is likely to be priced around the £5.5m mark so he will certainly add competition for managers' fourth and fifth midfield slots. 

Newcastle's opening fixtures 
GW Opponent
1 TOT (H)
2 HUD (A)
3 WHU (H)
4 SWA (A)
5 STK (H)
6 BHA (A)

See: The Scout's key players to monitor

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