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GW6 Ones to watch: James Maddison

The Scout 19 Sep 2018
James Maddison, Leicester

Leicester midfielder's set-piece expertise has caught The Scout's eye ahead of an attractive fixture against Huddersfield

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League.

James Maddison (£6.6m)

The midfielder has stood out as a prospect in Fantasy since his summer move from Norwich City.

Maddison has scored twice and provided one assist in his last four starts for Leicester City.

Yet that form has gone largely unnoticed in FPL.

He sits in just 5.4 per cent of squads.

Dead-ball specialist

Maddison has benefited from taking over dead-ball duties since the departure of Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) to Manchester City.

The 21-year-old has taken 13 of the Foxes' 19 corners, while no player in the Premier League has bettered his three shots from direct free-kicks.

That has helped Maddison record 12 shots and eight chances created, totals that are better than any team-mate.

Huddersfield struggles

Huddersfield Town arrive having struggled defensively this season.

They have conceded 11 goals; only Fulham, with 12, have a worse defensive record.

David Wagner’s side also lacked resilience on their travels last term, managing just three away clean sheets.

Encouragingly, Maddison has 14 points from his two home matches.

Combine that attacking potency with the visitors’ defensive fragility and Maddison could be set for a bumper Gameweek 6.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW6 Ones to watch: Romelu Lukaku
Part 3: GW6 Ones to watch: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Part 4: GW6 Ones to watch: James Tomkins
Part 5: GW6 Ones to watch: Johan Berg Gudmundsson

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