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GW9 Ones to watch: Benjamin Mendy

The Scout 16 Oct 2018
Benjamin Mendy and Sergio Aguero

The Scout says Man City's raiding left-back can become a must-have player once again

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League.

Benjamin Mendy (£6.2m)

The Frenchman can rediscover the form that made him a major FPL target at the start of the season.

Mendy delivered 32 points in the first four Gameweeks, earning over 1.4m transfers in.

But a three-match spell on the sidelines forced many owners to move him on.

Mendy now resides in only 13.8 per cent of FPL squads, having dropped from a season-high price of £6.5m to £6.2m.

Back in action

His return to action in Gameweek 8 should have Fantasy managers on alert.

Back on the teamsheet for Manchester City's draw at Liverpool, Mendy helped his side to their fourth successive clean sheet.

He has now tallied 7.4 points per match (ppm), second only to the 7.5ppm of Marcos Alonso (£7.0m) among regular starting FPL defenders.

Top FPL defenders (min two matches)
Player Club PPM
Alonso CHE 7.5
Mendy MCI 7.4
Delph MCI 7.0
Trippier TOT 6.6
Walker MCI 6.3

Crucially, that average is also more than any Man City team-mate ahead of their home match with Burnley.

Burnley opportunity

The Clarets arrive having conceded 160 shots on goal, at least 25 more than any other side.

Mendy can profit from that lack of resilience with his raids forward.

He has five assists in his five Gameweek appearances, including three in his two home fixtures.

Such attacking potential, combined with City's strength, can produce a bumper points haul and force him back into the plans of FPL managers.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW9 Ones to watch: Raul Jimenez
Part 3: GW9 Ones to watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Part 4: GW9 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 5: GW9 Ones to watch: Joshua King

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