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GW23 Differentials: James Ward-Prowse

The Scout 16 Jan 2019
James Ward-Prowse, Southampton

The Scout says Southampton playmaker can capitalise on recent starts with a run of home matches

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 23 in Fantasy Premier League.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £5.0m

The Southampton midfielder is owned by only 0.2 per cent of FPL managers ahead of a home encounter with Everton.

Ward-Prowse has impressed in a run of three successive Gameweek starts.

Featured Player

  • James Ward-Prowse
    Midfielder
    England
    James Ward-Prowse
  • Club
  • Appearances
    240
  • Goals
    20
  • Assists
    24
  • Big chances created
    38
James Ward-Prowse Player Profile

He has created six goalscoring chances during that period, more than any team-mate.

The playmaker appears to have secured a regular role under new head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl, even with midfield team-mate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.4m) returning from suspension this weekend.

Set-piece prowess

Ward-Prowse has also been handed the majority of set-piece duties for Southampton.

He took all eight of their corners over Gameweeks 20-22.

Crucially, he also was handed penalty duties against Leicester City last weekend, scoring his first goal of the season.

Southampton have a kind run of opponents to come, with the Everton match one of four favourable home fixtures in the next six Gameweeks. 

Saints' next fixtures
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
23 EVE (H) 3 26 CAR (H) 2
24 CRY (H) 2 27 ARS (A) 4
25 BUR (A) 2 28 FUL (H) 2
Scoring opportunities

Everton travel south with only one clean sheet in the last nine Gameweeks.

Ward-Prowse can continue his recent output to offer a cut-price source of FPL midfield points.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW23 Differentials: James Maddison
Part 3: GW23 Differentials: DeAndre Yedlin
Part 4: GW23 Differentials: Ademola Lookman

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