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GW3 Ones to watch: Danny Ings

The Scout 23 Aug 2018
Danny Ings, Southampton

No FPL player has had more shots in the penalty area this season than Southampton's budget forward

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

Danny Ings (£5.5m)

The Southampton striker has hit the ground running since arriving on loan with a view to a permanent move from Liverpool.

Ings followed up a promising substitute appearance in the Gameweek 1 draw with Burnley by marking his first Saints start with a goal at Everton.

His involvement in the 2-1 defeat at Goodison Park was impressive. Only one player in Gameweek 2 had more than his six attempted shots.

That total was level with Gabriel Jesus (£10.5m) and second only to Sergio Aguero (£11.1m), who had nine shots in scoring a hat-trick.

Indeed, no player has had more shots in the penalty area than Ings' eight over the first two matches of this season.

And only two forwards, Manchester City's Aguero and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) of Fulham, can better his nine attempts.

All-round menace

But Ings offers more than just a goal threat.

He is also the joint-top forward for chances created, tallying five along with Jesus.

Southampton have scored only once this term but they have perhaps been unlucky.

The 33 shots Saints have had rank them fifth in the PL.

Travelsick Foxes?

The visit of Leicester City on Saturday can help them to start finding the back of the net.

Leicester struggled defensively away from home last term.

They were ranked second bottom for both clean sheets, with three, and goals conceded, with 38.

In Ings' last full Premier League season, at Burnley in 2014/15, he produced 11 goals and four assists for a 139-point total.

If he can translate his productivity into further attacking returns, he could be a big value option up front as the season unfolds.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW3 Ones to watch: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Part 2: GW3 Ones to watch: Ryan Fraser
Part 3: GW3 Ones to watch: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 4: GW3 Ones to watch: David Silva

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