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GW24 Ones to watch: Callum Wilson

The Scout 17 Jan 2018
Callum Wilson, AFC Bournemouth

The Scout on how AFC Bournemouth forward can become the new Joshua King in FPL

The Scout is selecting five players to target ahead of Gameweek 24 in Fantasy Premier League.

Callum Wilson (BOU) £5.8m

A run of goals from the AFC Bournemouth striker is forcing FPL managers to rethink their forward lines.

Wilson returned to the starting XI in Gameweek 19 after Jermain Defoe’s (£7.6m) ankle injury.

He has since made five successive starts, producing three goals and one assist, and the underlying statistics rank him among the leading FPL forwards over that spell.

Striking statistics

Since Gameweek 19, Wilson's eight shots on target is second only to Harry Kane (£13.0m).

He has become hugely influential for Eddie Howe’s side, scoring or assisting 54% of their goals when selected.

And with six goals to his name, he has matched his best Premier League tally.

The statistics suggest there is more to come, with the striker bettering his records for both minutes per shot and minutes per goal.

Wilson's Premier League progress
  2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Goals  5  6  6
Mins/goal  154.4  227.1  138.0
Mins/shot  45.4  43.9  29.6
The new King

Wilson looks capable of repeating the end-of-season form shown by team-mate Joshua King (£7.0m) in 2016/17, when the Norwegian fired 13 goals from Gameweek 22 onwards.

Unbeaten in their last four, AFC Bournemouth travel to West Ham United in Gameweek 24.

While West Ham have made progress under manager David Moyes, their defence has still conceded 216 shots since his appointment for Gameweek 11, the most in the competition.

Hammers repeat?

Wilson also has fond memories of this fixture.

In 2015/16, he announced himself to the top flight with his first Premier League hat-trick at the Boleyn Ground.

Wilson has been signed by 53,000+ managers since Saturday’s deadline, yet is still part of only 3.1% of squads.

That figure will grow considerably should he continue to thrive against the Hammers at London Stadium. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW24 Ones to watch: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Part 2: GW24 Ones to watch: Jordan Ayew
Part 4: GW24 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy
Part 5: GW24 Ones to watch: Xherdan Shaqiri

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