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GW10 Ones to watch: Scott Dann

The Scout 26 Oct 2017
Scott Dann, Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace defender who can benefit from a West Ham weakness is The Scout's final FPL tip for this weekend

The Scout's series on five players to target for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10 concludes.

Scott Dann (CRY) £4.7m

The centre-back's presence at set-pieces can help him become the latest FPL defender to supply big points.

While Dann is yet to score this season, the statistics show that he remains a key weapon for Crystal Palace.

He ranks joint-fourth among FPL defenders for penalty-area shots, with eight.

Two of those - both in the 1-0 defeat at Burnley in Gameweek 4 - were deemed big chances, or an opportunity where the player is expected to score.

That would suggest that it is only a matter of time before Dann's presence in the penalty area brings FPL rewards.

He has served Fantasy managers well with attacking points in previous seasons.

Over the past three campaigns he has totalled 10 goals and seven assists.

West Ham weakness?

Gameweek 10 opponents West Ham United offer Dann the potential to get off the mark.

The Hammers have been vulnerable at set-plays, conceding more goals (six) than any other side.

Slaven Bilic's defence have also shipped the most headed goals (five) this season.

Clean sheet prospects

Dann could also pick up a clean sheet from Saturday's contest, with Crystal Palace now showing improvement in defence.

Over the last two Gameweeks, they are one of only two sides (Leicester City being the other) who have not conceded a big chance.

Before Gameweek 8, the Eagles were conceding an average of 3.6 big chances per match.

Strong schedule

Dann prospects also benefit from a kind schedule.

Seven of Crystal Palace's next 10 matches score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

With evidence of improved defensive resolve and a proven goal threat, Dann can be the next defender to produce a double-figure return.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Richarlison

Part 2: Riyad Mahrez

Part 3: Mesut Ozil

Part 4: Mame Biram Diouf

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