CAN WILSON CONTINUE HIS FORM? | Gameweek 24: Players to Watch
Posted by FFPundits
9:15pm Jan 16 2018
Players from Liverpool, Bournemouth, Leicester and West Ham feature in our Players to Watch series for Gameweek 24
With cheap, Fantasy Premier League strikers hard to come by this year, it’s clear to see why Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (£5.7m) is the 4th most transferred in striker for Gameweek 24 – but can his form last?
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Callum Wilson vs. West Ham (A)
The Bournemouth forward is making a claim for that tricky 3rd forward position, after finding his 6th goal of the season against Arsenal last Gameweek.
Wilson’s 3 goals scored over the last 4 Gameweeks puts him on par with Roberto Firmino; only Harry Kane has scored more amongst forwards, with 5 goals.
Similarly, Wilson’s tally of 8 shots on target, over that period, can be beaten only by Harry Kane amongst all players, with the England striker having managed 12 efforts on target in that time.
Bournemouth have scored 9 goals over the last 4 Gameweeks, which is more than Man City and Man Utd (7) have managed; only West Ham (10), Spurs (12) and Liverpool (13) have scored more.
In Gameweek 24, they’ll face a West Ham side that have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 4 Premier League games, conceding 6 times over that period.
Marko Arnautovic vs. Bournemouth (H)
Arnautovic returned to the starting lineup, following a minor injury concern and provided 1 goal and 2 assists during West Ham’s 4-1 win over Huddersfield.
He’s now been directly involved in 9 goals this season and 8 of those contributions have come during his last 5 appearances.
During his last 4 games, the West Ham midfielder has produced an impressive tally of 10 attempted assists.
That compares favourably against the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, with the Man City midfielder providing 12 attempted assists during the same period.
West Ham have some favourable fixtures still to come, including home games against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Watford over the next 4 Gameweeks, as well as a trip to Brighton.
The Hammers haves scored 10 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks; a tally that can be beaten only by Spurs (12) and Liverpool (13).
In Gameweek 24, they host Bournemouth. Eddie Howe’s side have been impressive in terms of their attacking form, but they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 4 games, conceding 7 goals over that period; only 6 teams have conceded more.
Firmino vs. Swansea (A)
The Liverpool forward was back on the score sheet during the 4-3 win over Man City in Gameweek 23, scoring his 10th Premier League goal of the season.
He’s been directly involved in 8 goals during the last 6 Gameweeks, which is on par with Mohamed Salah; only Harry Kane has had more FPL involvements during that period, with 9.
Firmino’s tally of 5 shots on target in the last 4 Gameweeks is on par with Morata and Aguero; only Wilson (8) and Kane (12) have taken more, amongst forwards.
Following the win over Man City, Liverpool have climbed up to 3rd place in the league table, having won each of their last 4 games.
They’ve scored 13 goals over that period, which is more than any other team in the league.
In Gameweek 24, they face a Swansea side that sit bottom of the table, having found just 1 win from their last 5 games.
The Swans have conceded 10 goals over that period, which is on par with Southampton and Arsenal; only Bournemouth and Stoke have conceded more.
Harry Maguire vs. Watford (H)
Leicester’s goalless draw with Chelsea last Gameweek saw them keep a 2nd consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League, their 6th of the season so far.
Only Manchester United can match their 0 goals conceded over the last 2 Gameweeks, but Jose Mourinho’s side have conceded 4 big chances over that period.
Leicester, meanwhile, haven’t conceded a single big chance over their last 2 matches, against Chelsea and Huddersfield.
Over the last 2 seasons, Harry Maguire has been directly involved in 11 Premier League goals; scoring 4 times and providing 7 assists, with most of these FPL contributions coming from set pieces.
Only Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso (7) have been directly involved in more goals than Maguire (6) this season, amongst defenders.
In Gameweek 24, Leicester host a Watford side that have won just 1 of their last 5 games, scoring 6 times over that period.
Marco Silva’s side have scored just 2 goals in their last 4 away games, however; putting them ahead of only Stoke (1) and Brighton (0) for away goals scored over that period.
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