In this article, we give our top 5 GW22 FPL picks and identify which players could return big FPL points.
Here are our picks for this weekend:
Sergio Aguero (£11.2m)
Aguero announced himself back into FPL contention with a goal in his last 2 league matches, including an important one against Liverpool. There has been big debate over the best premium striker to own, and we have discussed this in our latest Guest Q&A article.
Man City face a tricky Wolves side that have only conceded 10 goals in 10 away league matches. Against the top 6 sides, they have only lost 2 of 7 league encounters including 2 victories.
However, Man City have come off the back of a great win against Liverpool, and can’t afford another slip in the hunt for the title. The return of both De Bruyne and Fernandinho has had a positive impact on the side and we believe they will be making a statement this weekend.
Leading this attack will be Aguero, who is still averaging an impressive 4.64 shots/90 and posting an xG of 10.69 having scored 10 league goals. He has scored 8 of these goals at home and we think the Argentine will continue his home form with success against Wolves.
Richarlison is currently one of the most sold players ahead of gameweek 22, sold by over 100,000 managers. However, we think that the Brazilian has been unfairly judged and could be one of the highest FPL scorers this weekend.
Everton face Bournemouth, who have conceded 23 goals in 10 away league matches. Everton have been inconsistent at home, only winning 5 games and managing 18 goals in 11 matches. It is the leaky Bournemouth defence where we fancy Richarlison to capitalise, who is looking for his 10th league goal this season.
Richarlison has registered 10 shots in his last 3 league matches, only scoring 1 over this period. His stats don’t suggest a player who is lacking goal threat, and we think the Brazilian will score big against the Cherries.
Jamie Vardy (£8.9m)
Jamie Vardy seems to be going under the radar once again this season, having already scored 7 goals and 2 assists. Currently priced at £8.9m, his 4.5% ownership is a reflection of the value cheap strikers are offering this season such as Wilson (30.2%) and Jimenez (22.2%).
Leicester face Southampton at home this weekend, who have conceded 21 goals in 11 away league matches. The new manager has seen some joy, but still conceded 9 goals in his first 6 matches.
Vardy is averaging 2.54 shots per 90 and seems to be underperforming with an xG of 9.16. We fancy him to return to the norm this weekend and fire Leicester to victory.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m)
Aubameyang is the leading striker for FPL points with 14 goals and 5 assists. Along with being the joint leading goal scorer, he also tops the xG at 12.86 slightly ahead of both Salah (12.78) and Kane (12.04). He has missed the most big chances this season (15), and while this suggests poor finishing it highlights the attacking threat.
Arsenal face West Ham away, who have conceded 18 goals in 11 home matches. Conceding 10.8 shots per game at home, it suggests that Aubameyang will have opportunities to add to his season tally. Arsenal have been in great goal scoring form away from home, the second most with 22 in 10 matches and Aubameyang directly contributing in 8 of these.
Chris Wood (£6.2m)
Chris Wood has been a quiet man this season, only registering 46 points and owned by 0.4% of managers. Burnley endured a poor first half of the season, however Dyche has steadied the ship over the past 2 game weeks.
Wood has been responsible for this form, scoring a goal in each of the previous 2 matches. He registered 5 shots and 4 key passes over these matches, showing his goal threat for Burnley.
Burnley play Fulham at home, who have the worst defensive away record conceding 28 goals in 11 matches. Burnley haven’t necessarily been strong at home, but with their recent form we expect them to pick up a victory against Fulham.
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