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ICT Analysis: Maguire's impact soaring

The Scout 15 Oct 2018
Harry Maguire, Leicester City

The Scout says Leicester City centre-back has been standout FPL defender for goal threat in recent matches

The Scout runs the rule over players ranked high in the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Harry Maguire (LEI) £5.5m

The Leicester City centre-back has offered a major goal threat from defence over the last four Gameweeks.

Top defenders for ICT Threat GW5-8
PlayerICT Threat ShotsShots in box Goals
Maguire166 881
Kabasele137 440
Jonny120 551
Cathcart111 330
Doherty96 761
Shooting star

Maguire's eight shots, all from inside the area, are more than any other defender during the same period.

He also leads his rivals for shots on target, with five, during this period.

That attacking threat was rewarded at Newcastle United in Gameweek 7.

Maguire earned 18 Fantasy points, combining a goal and an assist with a clean sheet in a 2-0 win.

Rising potential for goals

When compared with his early-season displays, his potential for goals has risen sharply.

Maguire managed only one shot in the first four Gameweeks.

His header against the Magpies means he has two goals in 2018/19, matching his totals for each of the last two seasons.

Once his Gameweek 9 trip to Arsenal has passed, Maguire has a promising run of opponents, which can raise his potential in Fantasy.

Leicester's GW10-15 fixtures
GWOppFDRGWOppFDR
10WHU (H)213BHA (A)3
11CAR (A)214WAT (H)3
12BUR (H)215FUL (A)2
Points beckon

After the trip to Emirates Stadium, Leicester's next six matches all score no more than three in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

And Maguire's goal threat, combined with a greater potential for clean sheets, can lead to further bumper points hauls.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Lowe matching top creators
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Anderson a creative spark for West Ham
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Hazard the standout threat
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Run of starts boosts 
Part 6: ICT Analysis: Kane rediscovering his shooting boots

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