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ICT Analysis: Deeney can play a leading role

The Scout 25 Jan 2019
Troy Deeney, Watford

The Scout says Watford striker's underlying stats promise returns for a good run of fixtures

The Scout looks at players who could soon be set for big points hauls, according to the ICT Index.

The Index helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Troy Deeney (WAT) £6.0m

The Watford captain can offer real value as an attacking option for the next few fixtures.

He has performed well in the ICT Index over the last four Gameweeks, placing among the top five forwards.

Top forwards for ICT Score GW20-23
Player ICT Score Shots Chances created Goals
Rashford 48.7 19 3 4
Firmino 46.7 11 4 5
Barnes 40.4 13 7 1
Kane 35.8 14 6 2
Deeney 34.6 8 10 2
Encouraging outlook

During that period, 15 of Deeney’s 20 points came from his fine performance in Gameweek 21, when he returned two goals and an assist in the 3-3 draw with AFC Bournemouth.

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But a closer look at his statistics reveals a striker offering the prospect of more consistent returns.

Deeney’s ICT Creativity score of 116 over the last four Gameweeks really catches the eye.

That figure leads the way for strikers, as does his total of 10 chances created.

Goal threat

His goal threat should not be dismissed either.

Over the last four fixtures, his eight shots inside the penalty area match Roberto Firmino (£9.3m), while his four attempts on target equal the output of Sergio Aguero (£11.3m).

Gameweek 24's trip to Tottenham Hotspur will be a tough test for the Hornets.

But four of Deeney's five goals this season, and both his assists, have come away from home.

And the three matches that follow can elevate him as a budget option.

Watford face Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton and Cardiff City, all fixtures from which Deeney can profit. 

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Cook goal threat on rise
Part 2: ICT Analysis: McNeil rivalling the best
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Eriksen can step up to deliver

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