Fantasy Premier League

FPL's festive wish list: Matt Doherty

The Scout 17 Nov 2018
Matt Doherty, Wolves

The Scout says Wolves cut-price defender has big all-round potential for points

The Scout singles out players who can be key Fantasy Premier League options for managers over the busy festive period.

Matt Doherty (WOL) £4.9m

Doherty's role as a wing-back for Wolverhampton Wanderers has boosted his attacking potential.

The Irishman has been a big budget success in Fantasy, playing on the right of a 3-4-3 formation.

He has started all 12 Gameweeks, claimed one goal, two assists and 54 FPL points.

More returns beckon

The underlying statistics point to more returns for the 26-year-old.

Doherty's nine shots on target are more than any other defender.

And his 18 attempts in total are second only to the 19 of Marcos Alonso (£7.0m).

Creative force

The Wolves full-back has also supplied plenty of goalscoring opportunities for his team-mates.

Indeed, his 18 chances created are ranked fourth among defenders.

Wolves’ defensive record further raises his prospects.

Stingy defence

Only four sides have conceded fewer than their 13 goals.

So, combined with his attacking output, Doherty has managed to deliver 12-point hauls on two occasions, and 15 points another time.

Yet he remains in only 16.5 per cent of squads.

The upcoming schedule hands him the chance to boost his ownership against a number of favourable opponents.

Wolves' opponents GW13-21
GWOppFDRGWOppFDR
13HUD (H)18LIV (H)
14CAR (A)19FUL (A)
15CHE (H)20TOT (A)
16NEW (A)21CRY (H)
17BOU (H)   
Value for money

According to the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), five of Wolves' next nine matches score just two.

His all-round potential means that Doherty should be a key name on FPL managers' shopping lists for winter.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL's festive wish list: Shane Duffy
Part 3: FPL's festive wish list: Fabian Balbuena
Part 4: FPL's festive wish list: Eden Hazard
Part 5: FPL’s festive wish list: Richarlison & Sigurdsson
Part 6: FPL's festive wish list: Gudmundsson
Part 7: FPL's festive wish list: Anthony Martial
Part 8: FPL's festive wish list: Harry Kane
Part 9: FPL's festive wish list: Alexandre Lacazette

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