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Fantasy Premier League – Top Picks for FPL Gameweek 22

13 January 2022 | Premier League | Fantasy
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Fantasy Premier League – Top Picks for FPL Gameweek 22

Gameweek 22 is set to be the biggest Double Gameweek of the season so far, with eight teams playing twice. It’s time to rack up some serious FPL points over the next fortnight!

Gameweek 22 kicks off on Friday 14 night as Brighton host Crystal Palace. That means the transfer deadline is 18:30 (GMT) on Friday.

Here is the first batch of Gameweek 22 fixtures.

  • Brighton vs. Crystal Palace
  • Man City vs. Cheslea
  • Norwich vs. Everton
  • Wolves vs. Southampton
  • Newcastle vs. Watford
  • Burnley vs. Leicester
  • Aston Villa vs. Man Utd
  • West Ham vs. Leeds
  • Liverpool vs. Brentford
  • Tottenham vs. Arsenal

 

North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal wrap up the original Gameweek 22 games on Sunday before the four rescheduled ties take place across Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here are the four additional games.

  • Burnley vs. Watford
  • Brighton vs. Chelsea
  • Leicester vs. Tottenham
  • Brentford vs. Man Utd

 

Burnley, Watford, Brighton, Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham, Brentford and Man Utd all have a Double Gameweek. With that in mind, here are the top FPL picks for Gameweek 22.

Goalkeepers

In terms of goalkeepers with a Double Gameweek, Robert Sanchez (Brighton) and David De Gea (Man Utd) look like the best options right now.

Looking at the bigger picture, Ederson (Man City) and Jose Sa (Wolves) remain the best goalie picks going forward. Let’s not forget that Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) is away at AFCON with Senegal.

Defenders

Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) is arguably the best Double Gameweek defender. You may also want to consider Tottenham and Leicester defenders, especially if you’re using the Free Hit chip.

Conor Coady (Wolves), Aymeric Laporte (Man City) and Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) are among the most in-form defenders right now, according to FPL statistics.

Norwich are the lowest scorers in the Premier League by some distance, making Michael Keane (Everton) and Seamus Coleman (Everton) good defensive options this weekend.

Midfielders

With Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) at the Africa Cup of Nations and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) out injured, the two highest-scoring midfielders in FPL will miss Gameweek 22 – and beyond.

Jota (Liverpool), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea) and Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace) are strong long-term options as replacements for Salah and Son.

If you’re looking for the best Double Gameweek midfielders, be sure to consider Lucas Moura (Tottenham), James Maddison (Leicester) and Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd).

Forwards

The two most expensive forwards in the game – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) and Harry Kane (Tottenham) – play twice in Gameweek 22. Needless to say, they are both captaincy material.

Other interesting Double Gameweek forwards include Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Josh King (Watford), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Neal Maupay (Brighton) and Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea).

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Manchester City 56 22 18 2 2 54 13 41
2
Liverpool 45 21 13 6 2 55 18 37
3
Chelsea 44 23 12 8 3 46 18 28
4
West Ham 37 22 11 4 7 41 30 11
5
Tottenham 36 19 11 3 5 26 22 4
6
Arsenal 35 20 11 2 7 33 25 8
7
Manchester United 35 21 10 5 6 35 30 5
8
Wolverhampton 31 20 9 4 7 17 15 2
9
Brighton 29 21 6 11 4 22 22 0
10
Aston Villa 26 21 8 2 11 28 32 -4
11
Leicester City 25 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3
12
Crystal Palace 24 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1
13
Southampton 24 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8
14
Brentford 23 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11
15
Leeds United 22 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15
16
Everton 19 20 5 4 11 24 35 -11
17
Norwich City 16 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32
18
Watford 14 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17
19
Newcastle United 12 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23
20
Burnley 11 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11

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