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GW7 Differentials: Joao Moutinho

The Scout 26 Sep 2018
Joao Moutinho, Wolves

The Scout says the Wolves playmaker's delivery from set-plays against Southampton is worthy of attention

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 7 in Fantasy Premier League.

Joao Moutinho (£5.4m)

The midfielder is owned by only 2.1 per cent of FPL managers ahead of his home match against Southampton.

Moutinho welcomes the Saints to Molineux in fine form, having scored Wolverhampton Wanderers' equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last weekend.

He has 22 FPL points over the last four Gameweeks, including an assist at home to Manchester City in Gameweek 3.

Making chances

Since arriving from Monaco in the summer, Moutinho has created 10 goalscoring chances, more than any team-mate.

Set-play duties are key to his potential.

The 32 corners he has taken this season are more than any other player in FPL.

Set-piece specialist

The Portugal international has created five chances from set-plays alone, which places him in the top four among midfielders.

That delivery could well trouble Southampton.

Mark Hughes’s men rank among the bottom five sides for chances conceded from set-pieces.

They have allowed 20 headed attempts on goal, more than any other side.

Moutinho can expose those frailties and help extend Wolves’ four-match unbeaten run.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW7 Differentials: Leroy Sane
Part 3: GW7 Differentials: Kelechi Iheanacho
Part 4: GW7 Differentials: Son Heung-min

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