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FPL Wildcard targets: Paul Pogba

The Scout 6 Jan 2019
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The Scout says the Frenchman’s potential in FPL has been transformed by the change of Man Utd manager

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Paul Pogba (MUN) £8.4m

The Manchester United midfielder has soared in popularity in FPL after his displays under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Handed the freedom to raid forward, Pogba has delivered four goals and four assists in his four matches since the Norwegian was made caretaker manager.

Featured Player

  • Paul Pogba
    Midfielder
    France
    Paul Pogba
  • Club
  • Appearances
    100
  • Goals
    24
  • Assists
    25
  • Big chances created
    19
Paul Pogba Player Profile

That has persuaded more than 1.2million Fantasy managers to bring Pogba into their squads over the last four Gameweeks.

The Frenchman’s output has risen significantly when compared with his showings under the previous manager Jose Mourinho.

He scored just three goals and three assists in 14 appearances with the Portuguese in charge this season.

The underlying statistics also highlight Pogba's recent improvement.

His totals of 16 shots and 10 shots on target over the last four Gameweeks are both more than any other midfielder.

United’s upcoming schedule further strengthens Pogba’s potential for more big hauls.

After their Gameweek 22 trip to Tottenham Hotspur, five of United's next seven opponents score just two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

Man Utd GW22-29
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
22 TOT (A) 5 26 FUL (A) 2
23 BHA (H) 2 27 LIV (H) 4
24 BUR (H) 2 28 CRY (A) 2
25 LEI (A) 3 29 SOU (H) 2

And with Solskjaer intent on an attacking United team, Pogba has the platform to continue his renaissance in FPL.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL Wildcard targets: Hugo Lloris
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Neil Etheridge
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: Alisson
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Sead Kolasinac
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Lucas Digne
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Matt Doherty
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: Christian Eriksen
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Richarlison
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Raheem Sterling
Part 12: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Danny Ings
Part 14: FPL Wilcard targets: Raul Jimenez
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane

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