Fantasy football scout tips gameweek 5: David Silva, Callum Wilson, James Maddison, Danny Ings and more

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Mark Critchley
Saturday 15 September 2018 08:20 BST

Callum Wilson

Despite blanking against Chelsea before the international break, Callum Wilson’s form for Bournemouth remains hard to ignore.

Back-to-back goals on the first two weekends were followed by two assists in the draw with Everton, but Wilson’s forthcoming schedule is his real selling point.

Starting with Leicester City at home on Saturday, Bournemouth embark on a run that includes Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (H), Watford (A), Southampton (H) and Fulham (A).

David Silva

‘El Mago’ was overlooked somewhat at the start of the campaign, with his namesake Bernardo earning a lot of attention, but the price of one Silva falls, another rises.

Having retired from Spain duty last month, David Silva sat out of the recent internationals and looks the safest bet among Manchester City’s midfielders for the enticing visit of Fulham.

At £8.5m, Silva comes in cheaper than midfielders of a similar calibre, having scored an excellent 169 points last season.

Matt Doherty

Highlighted in pre-season as one to watch, Wolves’ Matt Doherty did not have the most auspicious of starts to the new season.

An unfortunate own goal in defeat to Leicester City saw the Republic of Ireland international earn -1 point and shed almost 17,000 owners.

A clean sheet and adventurous display last time out against West Ham offers new promise though, as does Wolves’ favourable set of forthcoming fixtures.

James Maddison

Another to be tipped by us before the start of the new campaign, James Maddison has lived up to his pre-season billing thus far.

After a goal and a nine-point haul on the second weekend, he registered an assist in the defeat to Liverpool, bringing him up to 18 points from his first four outings.

Maddison’s Leicester City travel to Bournemouth this weekend and his set-piece speciality could prove useful against Eddie Howe’s questionable defence.

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Danny Ings

If Danny Ings can maintain fitness over the course of the campaign, expect to see him in plenty of squads as budget forward option.

Two goals in four games for Southampton is a promising start for a striker who is not shy when it comes to peppering the opposition’s goal with shots.

Brighton and Hove Albion visit St Mary’s on Monday night with a poor away record. Ings could well capitalise.

Ones to watch: Alex McCarthy, Marcos Alonso, Jannik Vestergaard, Pedro, Cenk Tosun

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