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GW36 Ones to watch: Martin Dubravka

By The Scout 24 Apr 2018
Martin Dubravka, Newcastle United

Home form and a Double Gameweek to come make the Magpies No 1 a catch in Fantasy, says The Scout

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The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 36.

Martin Dubravka (NEW) £4.5m

The goalkeeper can solve a problem position for FPL managers.

Dubravka is one of only two goalkeepers available for £4.5m or less who has both a strong Gameweek 36 fixture and two matches in Gameweek 37.

The other is Alex McCarthy (£4.4m) of Southampton.

The value that Dubravka offers could be vital when preparing a squad for that Double Gameweek, when the Magpies are one of 12 teams with two fixtures.

Clean sheets

Since arriving on loan from Sparta Prague in January, the Slovak has been a key performer for manager Rafa Benitez.

In his four home matches, Dubravka has conceded only once and kept three clean sheets.

He has been behind a defence who have have allowed only eight shots on target over that period. Only Manchester City, with seven, have conceded fewer over their last four home matches.

Low-scoring opponents

West Bromwich Albion provide the opposition at St James’ Park on Saturday.

The Baggies have improved under caretaker manager Darren Moore, taking five points from three matches.

But no team have scored fewer than their nine goals in away matches, handing Dubravka the ideal opportunity to produce yet another shutout.

He can also be a key target for those managers plotting to use their Bench Boost chip in Gameweek 37, when Dubravka travels to both Watford and Tottenham Hotspur.

Double Gameweek goalkeepers

Goalkeepers often excel in Double Gameweeks because, even if they don't get clean sheets, they will likely provide save points.

For example, Mathew Ryan (£4.6m) scored five FPL points in Gameweek 34 despite conceding four goals. That's because he made nine saves over Brighton & Hove Albion's two matches. 

Newcastle's remaining fixtures 
GW Opponent FDR
36 WBA (H) 2
37  WAT (A) 3
TOT (A) 4
38 CHE (H) 4

Alongside Lukasz Fabianski (£4.7m), who will take on AFC Bournemouth away and Southampton at home, Dubravka can make up a perfect Bench Boost goalkeeping pairing.

But he can also serve any Fantasy manager simply seeking points this weekend with the prospect of two fixtures in Gameweek 37.

Also in the series

Part 2: GW36 Ones to watch: Ben Davies
Part 3: GW36 Ones to watch: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Part 4: GW36 Ones to watch: Wilfried Zaha
Part 5: GW36 Ones to watch: Raheem Sterling

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