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GW36 Ones to watch: Ben Davies

The Scout 25 Apr 2018
Ben Davies, Spurs

The Scout on why the Tottenham Hotspur full-back can end the season as the standout defender in Fantasy

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

Ben Davies (TOT) £5.8m

The left-back has the platform to end his best FPL season with a flourish.

Davies has already totalled 131 points, surpassing the 99 he produced in both 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Now treated to a favourable run-in, he can cement his status among the top five highest-scoring defenders.

Tottenham Hotspur are one of 12 teams with four fixtures left to play, though they are one of only three, along with West Ham United and Swansea City, to have three home matches remaining. 

Spurs' remaining fixtures 
GW Opponent FDR
36 WAT (H) 2
37  WBA (A) 2
NEW (H) 3
38 LEI (H) 3
Watford welcome

Watford are the visitors to Wembley Stadium for Gameweek 36.

The Hornets have a poor record away from Vicarage Road, scoring just once in their last eight.

Meanwhile, Spurs have kept clean sheets in four of their last five home matches.

There is clear potential for defensive points, then, and Davies can also promise goals and assists.

He has been directly involved in nine goals this season, scoring twice and contributing seven assists; that is a tally unmatched by any other FPL defender.

Creative force

It means that Davies has contributed to 20 per cent of Spurs' goals when selected.

The underlying statistics are also impressive.

Davies has created 44 chances at a rate of one every 49 minutes; that is superior to any other regular starting defender.

Spurs’ two fixtures in Gameweek 37 add to his appeal as an end-of-season target.

Alonso replacement

Mauricio Pochettino's side face a trip to West Bromwich Albion before hosting Newcastle United.

And with a top-four place still not assured, Spurs will be motivated to end the season strongly.

Team-mate Danny Rose (£6.4m) is currently continuing his rehabilitation from a recent calf injury, so Davies looks assured of the left-back role. 

Indeed, with Marcos Alonso’s (£7.1m) 1.1million owners perhaps considering a replacement for the suspended Chelsea wing-back, the Welshman provides a solution.

Combining the potential of defensive and attacking returns, the £5.8m fee for Davies continues to look like money well spent.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW36 Ones to watch: Martin Dubravka
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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