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GW11 Ones to watch: Demarai Gray

The Scout 1 Nov 2017
Demarai Gray, Leicester City

The Scout has numbers to suggest Leicester City winger is a better FPL option than Mahrez or Vardy

The Scout's series on five players tipped for big points in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 11 continues. 

Demarai Gray (LEI) £5.3m

A fresh approach from new manager Claude Puel has reignited the prospects of the Leicester City winger.

Gray was handed only a second start of the season against Everton in Gameweek 10.

Deployed on the right, Gray’s inclusion allowed Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) to move into a No 10 role.

The Algerian impressed, but it was Gray who really stood out in Puel’s first match in charge.

He scored his first goal of the season and completed all three attempted dribbles.

Leicester's key FPL option?

Despite limited starts, Gray has caught the eye in his 315 minutes played this season.

His average of a shot every 39.4 minutes ranks just behind Mahrez (38.9 minutes) and above striker Jamie Vardy (£8.6m and 46.1 minutes).

And in terms of minutes per chance created, Gray’s average of 63.0 ranks above both of his team-mates.

Leicester players compared in 2017/18
  Vardy Mahrez Gray
Mins per shot 46.1 38.9 39.4
Mins per chance created 109.5 64.8 63.0
Upcoming opponents

Following back-to-back victories, the Foxes travel to Stoke City for Gameweek 11.

The Potters have struggled defensively at the bet365 Stadium, conceding nine goals in their last four home matches.

Despite a clean sheet at Watford last week, Stoke have conceded the most penalty-area shots (44) and big chances (11) over the last four Gameweeks.

The schedule of fixtures after Saturday’s encounter only enhances Gray's FPL prospects.

Six of Leicester’s next eight matches score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

The performance against Everton should have FPL managers on alert.

Gray has the Stoke defence in his sights and, finally, the platform to showcase his talents to deliver excellent value for money in Fantasy.

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW11 Ones to watch - Glenn Murray

Part 2: GW11 Ones to watch - Christopher Schindler

Part 4: GW11 Ones to watch - Eden Hazard

Part 5: GW11 Ones to watch - Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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