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Isak and Wilson can be worth the double-up in FPL

Struggling to choose between them? The Scout says it may be wise to pick both Newcastle forwards

Doubling up on Newcastle United forwards Callum Wilson (£7.0m) and Alexander Isak (£6.9m) could prove a winning tactic for Fantasy Premier League managers over the run-in.

Wilson has emerged as the top target ahead of Saturday’s 13:30 BST deadline, bought by 47,000 on the back of his two goals and 12 points against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

He has been the top-scoring forward in Fantasy since Double Gameweek 29, earning 54 points thanks to eight goals and an assist.

Wilson’s exploits are all the more impressive given that he started just two of Newcastle’s seven matches in that run, appearing as a substitute on five occasions.

The underlying numbers also show the striker’s prospects have not been affected by his limited pitch time.

Newcastle’s top goal threats GW29-34
Stat Wilson Willock Joelinton Isak
Points 54 17 44 34
Shots 16 16 15 14
Shots in box 13 9 11 11
Big changes 8 4 3 3
Shots on target 10 4 7 8
Starts 2 6 6 5
Sub apps 5 1 1 2
Minutes 318 524 552 452

Wilson’s 13 shots in the box and 10 shots on target were both team-leading totals, while his eight big chances were at least double the tally of any other Magpies player.

Isak, meanwhile, has been the most secure pick of the pair, starting five of those seven matches.

Although he didn’t scale the same heights as Wilson, the Swede averaged a respectable 5.8 points per start, producing four goals and an assist.

When assessed against other regular forwards in Fantasy this season, the Newcastle forwards both fare very well for goal threat.

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