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GW33 Ones to watch: Will Hughes

By The Scout 5 Apr 2018
Will Hughes

The Scout on why the Watford midfielder's value can be crucial for FPL squads

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The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 33.

Will Hughes (WAT) £4.6m

A modest price tag, combined with an impressive performance in Gameweek 32, should put the playmaker on the radar for FPL managers.

Hughes can be a vital element of any squad for the run-in, freeing up funds for investment elsewhere and perhaps helping managers to acquire the fit-again Harry Kane (£12.7m).

But the Watford midfielder can also offer points potential in his own right when included in FPL XIs over the remaining Gameweeks.

Deployed in a No 10 role against AFC Bournemouth last weekend, Hughes produced an assist and two bonus points in the 2-2 draw.

That was an instant return to form for a player who has impressed when available for the Hornets.

Consistent contributions

Injuries have limited him to just nine appearances. But in his five starts Hughes has recorded two goals, two assists and five bonus points, averaging 6.4 points.

Impressively, he has scored or assisted 50 per cent of Watford's goals when he has been on the pitch.

No player created more chances than Hughes in the draw with the Cherries. And, over the season, he has supplied a chance every 40 minutes.

That is second only to the injured Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m), with a chance every 32 minutes, in the Watford ranks.

Home fixtures

Burnley are the visitors to Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Clarets have only managed one clean sheet in their last 10 matches, suggesting Hughes could plot a way through their defence.

Watford are also one of just 12 teams who play in Gameweek 35, when they host Crystal Palace.

Watford's remaining fixtures
GW Opponent FDR
33 BUR (H) 3
34 HUD (A) 2
35 CRY (H) 2
36 TOT (A) 4
37 NEW (H) 3
38 MUN (A) 4

This makes them and Hughes a viable option for managers who are unable to play the Free Hit chip.

Also in the series

Part 1: GW33 Ones to watch: Ben Chilwell
Part 2: GW33 Ones to watch: Shkodran Mustafi
Part 3: GW33 Ones to watch: Willian
Part 4: GW33 Ones to watch: Dele Alli

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