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FPL Wildcard targets: Phil Jones

The Scout 7 Jan 2018
Phil Jones - Manchester United vs Burnley

Managers piling in for Englishman after return bolsters Man Utd defence, says The Scout

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Phil Jones (MUN) £5.7m

The second-most popular defensive signing heading into Gameweek 23, Jones's return from injury has revived the Manchester United backline and it can do the same to FPL managers' hopes.

Almost 90,000 managers have brought in the defender ahead of the 14:00 GMT deadline on 13 January.

While Jones was absent from Man Utd between Gameweeks 12-16, Jose Mourinho’s defence conceded 1.2 goals and 2.4 big chances per match (a big chance is where the attacker is expected to score).

With Jones back in the team over the last six Gameweeks, the United defence has tightened up.

During that period United have conceded on average 0.8 goals per match, allowing an average of just 1.2 big chances per 90 minutes.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard: Do managers wait or play? 
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Jordan Pickford 
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: David De Gea 
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Nick Pope
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Adrian 
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Marcos Alonso 
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: John Stones 
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Virgil van Dijk
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Jesse Lingard
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Riyad Mahrez
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Eden Hazard
Part 14: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Alexandre Lacazette
Part 16: FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata
Part 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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