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GW23 Ones to watch: Troy Deeney

The Scout 16 Jan 2019
Troy Deeney, Watford

The Scout says Watford forward's goal threat is on the rise for visit of Burnley

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 23 of Fantasy Premier League

Troy Deeney (WAT) £5.9m

The Watford striker has improved his FPL output considerably in recent matches.

Deeney has three goals and an assist over the last five Gameweeks.

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That includes his season-high haul of 15 points against AFC Bournemouth in Gameweek 21.

His underlying statistics show that Deeney has been a key factor in Watford's rise to seventh place in the Premier League.

His totals of 12 shots and 11 shots inside the penalty area over Gameweek 18-22 run are both more than any team-mate.

And when compared with his displays beforehand, Deeney has clearly upped his goal threat.

His shots inside the penalty area have risen from 1.3 to 2.2 per match, while his big chances are up from 0.4 to an average of 0.8.

A big chance is a situation where the player receiving the pass is expected to score.

That underlines Deeney's potential as the Hornets welcome Burnley to Vicarage Road.

Although the Clarets arrive on the back of three straight wins, they struggled to contain Deeney earlier in the season.

He supplied a goal, an assist and 12 points in a 3-1 win at Turf Moor in Gameweek 3.

Deeney could be set for another successful Gameweek as the Hornets look to maintain their own strong run of form.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW23 Ones to watch: Roberto Firmino
Part 3: GW23 Ones to watch: Luke Shaw
Part 4: GW23 Ones to watch: Raheem Sterling
Part 5: GW23 Ones to watch: Dele Alli

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