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Official Premier League site explains Callum Wilson is so important for Newcastle United

1 month ago
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Interesting assessment of Callum Wilson by the official Premier League site.

The official Premier League site have been assessing the striker’s worth ahead of this coming Sunday’s Premier League opener against West Ham, for the purposes of their Fantasy Football tips – but the logic works the same obviously when looking at his potential use to the team generally.

Interesting analysis from the official Premier League site as they point out some outstanding stats for Callum Wilson.

As the stats show, Callum Wilson has scored more goals against the Hammers than he has against any other Premier League side, eight goals in 10 appearances.

However, it is when you look at last season that you see just how vital he is for Newcastle United to have him on the pitch.

Last season, Callum Wilson was involved in 58% of Newcastle’s goals when selected, scoring 12 and assisting a further six according to the official Premier League stats.

What is more, he was ranked the third best striker in the Premier League when it came to how he performed and his end product, for the purposes of the Premier League’s 2020/21 Fantasy league, Wilson performances averaged 5.2 points per match, only two PL strikers averaging higher..

The Premier League site write up on Callum Wilson ahead of the Premier League kick-off against West Ham this weekend:

The Scout reckons Newcastle forward can extend his prolific record against West Ham

Callum Wilson (NEW) £7.5m, 6.8% ownership

The Newcastle United striker is a tempting option for his home encounter with West Ham United.

Wilson established himself as the Magpies’ talisman in his debut season at St James’ Park last term.

He was involved in a team-leading 58 per cent of their goals when selected, scoring 12 and assisting a further six.

That helped him collect 5.2 points per match, an average ranked third among all forwards in 2020/21 Fantasy.

Wilson has warmed up for his opening match against West Ham with a goal and an assist over pre-season.

And his record in meetings with the Hammers offers more encouragement.

Wilson has scored more goals against them than he has against any other Premier League side, netting eight times in 10 appearances.

Newcastle’s short-term schedule further boosts the forward’s prospects, with contests against Aston Villa and Southampton to follow.

Starting the campaign versus his favourite opponents, Wilson looks well-placed to emerge as an early-season Fantasy favourite.

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