Fantasy Premier League

GW19 Ones to watch: Paul Pogba

The Scout 21 Dec 2017
Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion - Paul Pogba

The Man Utd midfielder is back from ban and ready to demand inclusion in Fantasy squads, says The Scout

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 19.

Paul Pogba (MUN) £7.9m

Back from a three-match ban, the Frenchman returns to contention for Manchester United’s festive schedule with the potential to rip up the established FPL midfield.

The form guide

Before his absence Pogba had displayed devastating FPL form.

With three goals and seven assists from eight starts, Pogba was averaging 7.0 points per match (ppm).

Only two other midfielders, Mohamed Salah (£10.0m and 7.5ppm) and Philippe Coutinho (£9.0m and 7.3ppm), bettered that.

Goal influence

Pogba’s influence in Jose Mourinho’s line-up is considerable.

When on the pitch he has scored or assisted 44% of United's goals, a higher rate than any team-mate.

Time is now

His return starts with a trip to Leicester City in Gameweek 19.

Man Utd are in outstanding form on the road, with nine goals from their previous three away matches.

They face a Leicester side whose 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 18 underlined their struggles defensively at King Power Stadium.

Only AFC Bournemouth (138) and Stoke City (123) have conceded more than their 121 shots in home matches.

Upcoming opponents

Saturday’s encounter starts a favourable run of opponents for Pogba.

In particular, United's next three home outings all score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

A proven top-level FPL performer, Pogba is fresh and ready for a run of starts over those matches.

With rest and rotation threatening to dent his midfield rivals in FPL, he could become a near-essential investment.

Man Utd's next six Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
19 LEI (A) 3
20 BUR (H) 2
21 SOU (H) 2
22 EVE (A) 3
23 STK (H) 2
24 BUR (A) 3

 

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