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GW5 Ones to watch: Joshua King

The Scout 14 Sep 2017
Joshua King, AFC Bournemouth

The final player tipped by The Scout for Gameweek 5 has numbers to suggest goals are on the way

The Scout is naming five players who can make a big impact in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5.

Joshua King (BOU) £7.3m

If AFC Bournemouth are to kick-start their season against Brighton & Hove Albion, King is likely to be the key man.

The Cherries are still without a point and have scored only a single goal. But King has been unfortunate.

He struck a post in the Gameweek 3 defeat to Manchester City, and the statistics hint that he could soon start replicating last season's scoring form.

In 2016/17 he totalled 16 goals and three assists to deliver outstanding value as an FPL midfield option.

Over that campaign, he averaged 1.9 shots and 3.8 penalty-area touches per match.

Despite failing to find the net this season, King (now reclassified as a forward) has maintained those levels.

He has averaged 1.8 shots per match, while his touches in the penalty area have increased to 5.2. 


Jermain Defoe (£7.8m) has arrived to boost Eddie Howe's attacking options but King remains his main goal threat.

King has registered more shots (seven) and penalty-area shots (six) than any team-mate.

Many FPL managers are currently seeking a new mid-price solution in attack.

Chicharito (£7.1m), Wayne Rooney (£7.5m) and Manolo Gabbiadini (£7.0m) have all suffered heavy sales ahead of Friday's 19:00 BST deadline.

More than 273,000 managers have sold one of that trio.

King could prove a perfect short-term replacement.

Part of only 2.6% of squads, if he can ignite AFC Bournemouth’s season against the Seagulls, he could prove a major differential for Gameweek 5.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Joselu
Part 2: Dele Alli
Part 3: Eden Hazard
Part 4: Craig Dawson

The FPL GW5 deadline is Friday 15 September, 19:00 BST

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