The Scout’s series of articles on set-pieces continues with a look at teams who are vulnerable to conceding from dead-ball situations and how Fantasy Premier League managers can exploit this.
Rafa Benitez’s men have allowed 46 scoring opportunities against them from corners and free-kicks, at least 10 more than any other side.
This has boosted the potential of their opponents in FPL.
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Indeed, 37 per cent of all shots faced by Newcastle have been from set-plays alone.
They have conceded five goals from set-pieces, a total that ranks them second from bottom.
Fantasy managers can look to exploit theses frailties by pinpointing opponents who boast an attacking threat from dead-ball situations.
Maguire scored a header from Maddison’s corner in a 2-0 away win in Gameweek 7, the pair returning a combined 24 points at St James’ Park.
Saints have conceded six goals at free-kicks or corners, more than any side.
And Cardiff’s tally of three headed goals conceded at set-plays is also ranked bottom.
The Serb has scored three of his five goals from headers and no forward has surpassed his total of four headed efforts from set-pieces.
This suggests he can punish the Cardiff defence and add to his five-goal haul.
Part 1: Set-pieces: Trippier threat on the rise
Part 2: Set-pieces: Managers heading for points with Keane
Part 3: Set-pieces: Knockaert offers FPL value
Part 4: Set-pieces: Free-kicks boost Maddison in Fantasy
Part 5: Set-pieces: Mitrovic the standout forward
Part 6: Set-pieces: Deeney can be big aerial weapon
Part 8: Set-pieces: Salah can profit from Milner absence