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GW27 Ones to watch: James Ward-Prowse

The Scout 8 Feb 2018
James Ward-Prowse, Southampton

The Scout explains how Fantasy's most in-form player is putting even Mohamed Salah in the shade

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 27.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £5.1m

The Southampton midfielder is the most in-form player in Fantasy.

Ward-Prowse has scored 37 points over the last four Gameweeks at 9.3 points per match (ppm).

Not even the game's top-scoring player can better that, with Mohamed Salah (£10.4m) averaging 9.0ppm over the same period. 

Top form players (ppm last 30 days)
 Player Club Price Form
Ward-Prowse SOU £5.1m 9.3
Salah LIV £10.4m 9.0
Deulofeu WAT £6.0m 8.0
Aguero MCI £11.9m 7.5
Wilson BOU £6.0m 7.0
Regular starter

Three goals, two assists and eight bonus points have arrived over his last four matches, with Ward-Prowse thriving from more pitch time. 

Indeed, he is enjoying his most consistent run in the Southampton XI, starting seven of the last eight matches in all competitions. 

Pinpoint deliveries, both from set-pieces and open play, are key to his appeal.

The midfielder has supplied 10 successful crosses and corners over the last four Gameweeks, a tally matched only by Chris Brunt (£5.0m).

Shooting at will

Ward-Prowse's goal threat has also become a factor.

He has fired 10 shots with four finding the target over the last four matches, at least double that of any team-mate on both counts.

Despite his recent flurry of points, Ward-Prowse remains overlooked in Fantasy.

He ranks only seventh for transfers in among midfielders ahead of Gameweek 27 and is owned by just 2.3% of managers.

Reds' travel sickness

That makes him an ideal differential ahead of a St Mary's Stadium encounter with Liverpool on Sunday.

The Reds have struggled on the road, recording only three clean sheets from 13 away matches.

They could be the latest to fall victim to Ward-Prowse's supply and eye for goal.

Deliver in Gameweek 27, and the Saints midfielder will finally soar as a target for FPL managers.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW27 Ones to watch: Alfie Mawson
Part 2: GW27 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva
Part 3: GW27 Ones to watch: Moritz Bauer
Part 4: GW27 Ones to watch: Gerard Deulofeu

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