Gameweek 21: Team Selection: Preparing for the Double Gameweek
Posted by FFPundits
4:34pm Dec 28 2017
Players from West Ham and Spurs are prime targets ahead of DOUBLE Gameweek 22
With a double Gameweek just around the corner, the @_FPLTips plan on making one of the most boring transfers of the season, but all with the big double in mind.
With two free transfers at their disposal, now would be a good time to use of them up, rather than losing it for Double Gameweek 22
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With 2 free transfers in the bank, one has to be used this week and with a Double Gameweek for Spurs and West Ham in Gameweek 22, the plan is to bring in Hugo Lloris.
Spurs haven’t been overly impressive defensively, since losing Alderweireld, so it’s purely a luxury move for me this week.
However, as there’s the cash spare in the bank and it will leave 2 free transfers for next week, which can be used to bring in Christian Eriksen and Marko Arnautovic – most likely in place of Kevin De Bruyne and Richarlison.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
But Spurs of course are without a fixture in Gameweek 21, so Rob Elliot will deputise between the sticks, for Newcastle’s home fixture against Brighton.
Brighton have scored just once over the last 4 Gameweeks; fewer than every other Premier League team.
The Burnley double up of Ben Mee and Kevin Long will start as part of back 4, for their trip to Huddersfield, with both Harry Kane and Arthur Masuaku taking their places on the bench, due to being without a fixture this week.
Hopefully, Andreas Christensen will be able to recover from the illness that kept him out against Brighton, but if not, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be on standby, on the bench, as Crystal Palace host league leaders Manchester City.
The midfield is unchanged from last Gameweek, with the Man City double up of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne once again lining up, ahead of an away trip to Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace have improved defensively of late, conceding just 2 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks; but Man City have scored 13 times in their last 4 games, which is more than any other team in the league.
Richarlison gets what will likely be his last game in the FPLtips team, at home to Swansea, before we move him on to Marko Arnautovic for the Double Gameweek.
Swansea have conceded 13 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks; more than any other team in the league.
After being subbed on the 68-minute mark against Swansea, Mohamed Salah is expected to keep his starting place for the home fixture against Leicester in Gameweek 21.
Leicester have conceded 8 times in the last 4 Gameweeks; only Southampton (11), Bournemouth (12) and Swansea (13) have conceded more goals over that period.
With no Harry Kane this week, it’s a strike force of Alvaro Morata and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Chelsea host a Stoke side that have lost Shawcross, Martins-Indi and potentially Pieters due to injury, and they’ll also be without Zouma, who is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Everton travel to face Bournemouth, who have conceded 12 times during the last 4 Gameweeks; only Swansea have conceded more goals over that period, with 13.
For captaincy this week, the main contenders will be Chelsea or Liverpool assets and with Stoke forced to field a makeshift defence, Alvaro Morata is tempting, especially after he netted a hat-trick in the reverse fixture this season.
But Mohamed Salah is the man in form, having contributed to 5 Premier League goals over the last 4 Gameweeks, whilst taking a tally of 7 shots on target; no other player in the league has taken more, during that period.
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