Gameweek 22: Team Selection: 3 BIG Transfers for the Double Gameweek?
Posted by FFPundits
7:33pm Dec 31 2017
Players from Tottenham and West Ham are transferred in to the @_FPLTips team for DOUBLE Gameweek 22
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After making just the one transfer last Gameweek, to bring West Ham’s Adrian in for the injured Rob Elliot, there are 2 free transfers available to use for Gameweek 22, which of course is a Double Gameweek for West Ham and Spurs.
Kevin De Bruyne is looking very likely to miss the Watford game after suffering an injury against Crystal Palace, so he will almost certainly make way for a Spurs midfielder, while Marko Arnautovic’s form makes him an attractive replacement for Richarlison.
Heung-Min Son may be more of a risk for game time than Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen but he’s been the most in-form of the three of late, and the cash saved there would enable a big transfer upfront.
After Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury that is set to rule him out for up to 2 months, Sergio Aguero is a very tempting option for Man City’s home fixture against Watford.
It would need a 4-point hit but given that the Argentine should start now in that fixture, he could certainly make that back.
So, no transfers have been made yet – there are slight doubts over Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah which could change the plans, so be sure to keep an eye over on Twitter for the confirmed transfers, prior to the deadline.
But here’s how the team will likely shape up for Gameweek 22:
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Adrian and Masuaku will come into the starting lineup, after sitting on the bench last Gameweek, due to West Ham being without a fixture.
They now have a Double Gameweek, where they’ll first host West Brom, before later travelling to Spurs. So, despite their poor form in the last couple of matches, hopefully they can return something across the two fixtures.
Nicolas Otamendi and Andreas Christensen complete the defence, for their fixtures against Watford and Arsenal. It’s a tough fixture for Chelsea on paper, but their defensive form is good and the centre-back should come back in after being on the bench against Stoke.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a slight concern for the Southampton game, after he wasn’t included in the squad for the 0-0 draw with Man City.
There hasn’t been an official update on him yet, so hopefully there’s no bad news but if he doesn’t return, Dominic Calvert-Lewin will come off the bench, for Everton’s home fixture against Manchester United.
Raheem Sterling should return to the starting lineup, after being rested against Crystal Palace but Mohamed Salah is a doubt, after Jürgen Klopp revealed he picked up a knock against Leicester.
With so much money invested in the Liverpool man and still a chance of him featuring in Gameweek 22, selling him doesn’t look like an option, for now.
As mentioned before, Heung-Min Son and Marko Arnautovic should come in for their Double Gameweek fixtures.
Sergio Aguero all being well will replace Alvaro Morata, for Man City’s home fixture against a Watford side that have suffered defeats in 4 of their last 5 games, conceding 10 goals; only 4 teams have shipped more goals during that period.
We’re all hoping Harry Kane is able to overcome his illness to lineup against both Swansea and West Ham in Gameweek 22 and hopefully, we get news of whether he’s trained prior to the deadline.
The Spurs man will almost certainly be our captain either way, but if positive news comes in regarding his availability, using the Triple Captain chip will be an option. For now though, that’s looking a little too risky.
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