Chaps Choices – GW22

We bring to you a new format for our weekly blog posts… Chaps Choices!!  This article combines our two standard weekly blogs, Calculating The Cleanie and Punting For Gold, to create a starting eleven of Premier League Draft Fantasy Football differential picks!

Whether you play Draft Fantasy or Fantrax platforms, this article is here to give you hints and tips to help you find your golden ticket to a big score.  We recommend a team of Draft Fantasy differentials and Fantrax differentials who could score big in the upcoming gameweek.

We use the ownership statistics as per Draft Fantasy and Fantrax with the rules being each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 35% or below on DFF, and 60% or below on Fantrax.  That way there’s a good chance each player will be a free agent in your Draft Fantasy Football League!  Use these suggestions to give your team a little boost with a one week Punt!

 

Draft Fantasy Starting Eleven:

**35% ownership or below**

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FWD: Chris Wood

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  27% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Wood has been the driving force behind Burnley the last couple of GWs and is in a bit of a hot run of form having scored three goals in his last three games (including the FA Cup).  With Fulham at home in GW22 we are backing Wood to continue his great goal scoring form and retain his place in our ‘hot’ form rankings.  If Wood isn’t to your liking, or if he is already taken in your league; strike partner Barnes (10% DFF) is an equally good shout as he is likely to partner Wood against Fulham.

GW22 Points Scored:  2

 

FWD: Jordan Ayew

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  9% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Ayew has been patient and had a quiet start to life at Palace having impressed during the 2017/18 season, however we expect big things from Ayew over the coming GWs.  Not only has Ayew’s gametime increased, so has his form; scoring in GW21 and in the FA Cup fixture last weekend.  With Palace needing extra attacking threat to take the focus off Zaha; we expect Ayew to be the beneficiary.

GW22 Points Scored:  2

 

MID: Alex Iwobi

Team:  Arsenal

Opponent:  West Ham (Away)

Ownership:  11% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The youngster continues to impress having picked up a goal and two assists in the last four GWs which takes his season tally to two goals and five assists.  Iwobi has held off strong competition for his spot from the likes of Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, and Ozil; the latter are currently injured meaning Iwobi is highly likely to retain his starting place in GW22.  West Ham’s bubble has somewhat burst, recently taking only four points out of a possible twelve and conceding seven goals in the process.

GW22 Points Scored:  2

 

MID: Victor Camarasa

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  1% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Camarasa could well be struggling with injury and is a gamble punt for GW22.  If the Cardiff midfielder plays however, he will be on penalties and set pieces ; not to mention his current form is really good, with two goals and an assist in the last five GWs.  Huddersfield have been poor in defence having not kept a clean sheet since GW13; so if fit we expect Camarasa to capitalise on Huddersfield’s shakey defence!  Stanislas (6% DFF) is a good option here if you don’t fancy Camarasa – he’s started the last six games for Bournemouth in the Premier League.

GW22 Points Scored:  3

 

MID: Johann Gudmundsson

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  30% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The Icelandic international’s form has suffered this season, however two goals and five assists in a side that has been struggling for most of the campaign is not a bad return!  Gudmundsson will fancy his chances to add to his attacking tally this GW as Burnley entertain Fulham; who despite keeping two clean sheets in their last four GWs still look very poor defensively and come off the back of conceding four at Arsenal in GW21 and having been dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two Oldham!!  An alternate pick from the Burnley midfield has to be youngster Dwight McNeil (0% DFF).  McNeil has recently burst onto the Premier League and Draft Fantasy Football scene with two impressive displays over the festive period.  McNeil picked up a goal and an assist and has been largely behind Burnley’s change in form.

GW22 Points Scored:  0

 

MID: Bernard

Team: Everton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  14% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects: Bernard has not featured as regularly for Everton in recent weeks having promised much and benefited from the tactical change in playing Richarlison in a more advanced role.  But we only need to look back three GWs to GW19 when Bernard ripped it up against Burnley, picking up two assists in the 5-1 demolition.  With the Everton playing so poorly in GW21 against Leicester (which Bernard sat out) and having picked up a goal in the FA Cup last weekend, we expect Bernard to be back into the starting lineup for Bournemouth who at the back have conceded twelve goals in only three GWs!!!  If you want to play it safe and don’t fancy the punt on Bernard, of course Calvert-Lewin (10% DFF) is a reasonable shout, he’s picked up a goal and two assists in the last five GWs.

GW22 Points Scored:  2

 

DEF: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Watford  (Home)

Ownership:  21% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Having burst onto the Premier League and Draft Fantasy football scene in the opening GW of the season with a clean sheet and a goal, Wan-Bissaka has at times delighted and deceived Draft managers.  Wan-Bissaka still remains a really good, possibly the best, low budget defender in Draft Fantasy Football; and for those managers that follow restrictions on squads (i.e. must have 2 keepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders, and 3 strikers) Wan-Bissaka is a no brainer.  With Watford at home in GW22 and having come off the back of a clean sheet away to Wolves, we are backing Wan-Bissaka and Crystal Palace to pick up their 3rd cleanie in four GWs!  It is very possible that Wan-Bissaka is taken in your Draft league, in which case the alternate Crystal Palace defensive picks that standout are either Sakho (15% DFF) or Tomkins (7% DFF).

GW22 Points Scored:  4

 

DEF: James Tarkowski

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  30% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  The Burnley defender has seen his stock fall this season given the lack of form his side have shown.  Despite his lack of clean sheets (four), Tarkowski does offer an attacking returns, which for a defender can be like gold dust; with three goals this season.  Coming off the back of a clean sheet in GW20, we are backing Tarkowski and Burnley to shutdown Fulham who have been limited to five goals in seven GWs.  If Tarkowski is taken in your league, the obvious alternate choice is defensive partner Mee (13% DFF).

GW22 Points Scored:  1

 

DEF: Wes Morgan

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Southampton (Home)

Ownership:  2% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  We did have Evans in this slot, but after suffering a broken toe, we’re backing Morgan to be installed back into the starting eleven.  With Southampton in town and  without star man Ings, as well as the banned Austin and sold Gabbiadini, the chances of a Leicester cleanie are pretty, pretty, pretty good.

GW22 Points Scored:  1

 

DEF: Fabian Delph

Team:  Manchester City

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  32% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  Completely rested from the FA Cup side and having not featured in the last two GWs we are punting on Delph retaining his place at left back for the GW22 fixture based purely on the law of rotation!  If Delph makes it into the side, we think Manchester City have an almost guaranteed cleanie – but Wolves scored two against Liverpool in their FA Cup tie, not to mention the three goals in GW20 away to Spurs!!  But all this takes its toll and with a small squad and very little rotation taking place amongst the Wolves attacking players; we think GW22 at Manchester City will just be a step too far!  All aboard the Delph train, big punt, but if he gets his spot back chaps; Delph owners will be laughing come the end of this GW!  Danilo (11% DFF) is another option here… he’s started the last three Premier League games, and sat out both of the cup games prior to GW22!

GW22 Points Scored:  0

 

GK: Neil Etheridge

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  31% (Draft Fantasy Football)

Prospects:  As ever, not many options available in goal given the ownership statistics.  So we’ve gone for the Cardiff keeper Etheridge.  The ever present keeper has actually benefitted from being the goalkeeper for a bang average side; as Etheridge owners benefit from the points accrued for shots stopped, penalties saved (Etheridge loves a penalty save) and bonus points.  GW22 could actually bring about a third clean sheet in four GWs for Etheridge, who has five cleanies in total, as Huddersfield visit South Wales; having only scored three goals in the last six games.

GW22 Points Scored:  10

 

Draft Fantasy GW22 Team Points:  27

Draft Fantasy GW22 Team Average:  2.5 points per player

Draft Fantasy GW22 Team Average Ownership:  19%

 

Fantrax Starting Eleven (Togga scoring):

**60% ownership or below**

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FWD: Ashley Barnes

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  56% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Three attacking returns in the last four games for Barnes, as he’s firmly established himself in the starting eleven once again.  Burnley have won their last two games, and have a great chance of making it three in a row this weekend as they face Fulham at home.  Barnes isn’t a great Togga scorer – he needs attacking returns in order to gain good points scores, but he’s averaged 13 points per game over the last four games!  Wood is another good option, as he has two goals in his last two games, but as he’s sitting at 67% ownership, that rules him out of contention for this blog.

GW22 Points Scored:  12

 

FWD: Jordan Ayew

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  11% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Ayew finally scored his first goal for The Eagles in the GW21 victory over Wolves, and followed this up with a goal in the FA Cup third round win over Grimsby.  This weekend Palace face a Watford side who really struggle to keep clean sheets, so we’re expecting Ayew to be in with a chance of scoring again.  He should keep his place in the side after his recent exploits!  Ayew gained 21 points in GW21, so he should be in for a goal Togga score if he finds the back of the net once again.

GW22 Points Scored:  4.5

 

FWD: Dwight McNeil

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  20% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  With injuries to Brady and Lennon, McNeil has started the last two Premier League games, and bagged attacking returns in both games.  A goal in GW20, and an assist in GW21.  McNeil has gained very good Togga scores to go with these attacking returns; 20 and 18 points respectively.  This weekend Burnley face Fulham at home, and have won two games in a row… they seem to have their mojo back, and McNeil could earn further attacking returns!

GW22 Points Scored:  12

 

MID: Bernard

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  33% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  With the Everton playing so poorly in GW21 against Leicester (which Bernard sat out) and having picked up a goal in the FA Cup last weekend, we expect Bernard to be back into the starting lineup for the GW22 fixture against Bournemouth .  The Cherries have have conceded twelve goals in only three GWs, so this fixture should allow Everton to bag a few goals!!  The Brazilian is not great on Togga scoring, but he did manage 9 points from a 28 minute cameo in GW21!  If you want to play it safe and don’t fancy the punt on Bernard, of course Calvert-Lewin (33% ownership) is a reasonable shout, he’s picked up a goal and two assists in the last five GWs, and looks to be in favour with Silva.

GW22 Points Scored:  10

 

MID: Stuart Armstrong

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Leicester (Away)

Ownership:  56% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Need a consistent scoring midfielder?  Look no further than Stuart Armstrong.  The Scottish international has averaged just under 10 points per game during his last four appearances… without gaining a single attacking return.  His ownership is still below 60%, and he looks likely to get another decent score this weekend as Southampton face a trip to LeicesterArmstrong will have plenty of chances to perform key passes and successful dribbles… and he’ll have a decent chance of scoring as Leicester are fairly inconsistent in defence.

GW22 Points Scored:  3

 

MID: Junior Stanislas

Team:  Bournemouth

Opponent:  Everton (Away)

Ownership:  33% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Stanislas is criminally under-owned on Fantrax.  He’s started the last six games in a row, but his scoring outputs have actually been surprisingly low.  Stanislas’ score of 17.5 in GW21 shows his potential, however.  This weekend Bournemouth face a trip to Everton, who have been fairly poor at the back in recent weeks.  We expect the Cherries to bag a goal or two, and Stanislas is likely to be involved.  Even if he doesn’t gain direct attacking returns, we’re confident he can get back to the Stanislas of old – the Togga scoring machine he can be!!

GW22 Points Scored:  7

 

DEF: Mamadou Sakho

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Watford  (Home)

Ownership:  60% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  With Watford at home in GW22 and having come off the back of a clean sheet away to Wolves, we are backing Sakho and Crystal Palace to pick up their 3rd cleanie in four GWs!  The Frenchman has been a great asset to the Eagles since he joined the club, and they look infinitely better when he’s in the side.  It is very possible that Sakho  is taken in your Draft League, in which case an alternate Crystal Palace defensive pick would be Tomkins, who sits at 20% ownership on Fantrax.  Obviously Wan-Bissaka and Van Aanholt are great shouts if you are able to sign them!

GW22 Points Scored:  1.75

 

DEF: Ben Mee

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  40% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Coming off the back of a clean sheet in GW20, we are backing Mee and Burnley to shutdown Fulham who have been limited to five goals in seven GWs.  The Clarets have notched two league wins in a row, and seem to have regained their mojo.  Another win is on the cards this weekend!  Mee gained 12.25 points in the GW20 clean sheet, and a respectable 7.75 points during the 2-1 victory over Huddersfield – his clearances made and aerials won statistics were particularly good in GW21.  An alternative choice to Mee would be Heaton (60% ownership), who returned to the starting eleven in GW20 and gained a huge 29 points.  If Burnley do gain the clean sheet, he should bring home a double digit return.  Although be cautious with this one; fellow goalkeeper Pope did return in the FA Cup Third Round.

GW22 Points Scored:  7.25

 

DEF: Sean Morrison

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  60% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  Morrison is a great Togga scoring player, as he’s averaged 9.75 points per game in a poor Cardiff side!  This weekend the Blues host Huddersfield, and a clean sheet is on the cards considering how bad the Terriers have been in front of goal this season.  If Cardiff gain a clean sheet, Morrison will gain a double digit return due to his abiity to rack up clearance and aerials points.  Morrison also has four assists to his name, and is dangerous from set pieces; its surprising he’s not scored so far this season.  This weekend could be the time for him to open his Premier League account!

GW22 Points Scored:  22.5

 

DEF: Danilo

Team:  Manchester City

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  19% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  We did have Jonny Evans in this slot, but he’s suffered a broken toe, so we’re changing tact and putting in Man City defender Danilo.  The Brazilian has surprisingly started the last three Premier League games, and looks set to start once again this weekend after sitting out the FA Cup and League Cups games.  Danilo isn’t a great Togga scorer, but if City can get a clean sheet, he’ll surely gain a decent score!

GW22 Points Scored:  21

 

GK: Neil Etheridge

Team:  Cardiff

Opponent:  Huddersfield (Home)

Ownership:  40% (Fantrax)

Prospects:  As ever, not many options available in goal given the ownership statistics.  So we’ve gone for the Cardiff keeper Etheridge.  The ever present keeper has actually benefitted from being the goalkeeper for a bang average side; as Etheridge owners benefit from the points accrued for shots stopped and penalties saved (Etheridge loves a penalty save).  GW22 could actually bring about a third clean sheet in four GWs for Etheridge, who has five cleanies in total, as Huddersfield visit South Wales; having only scored three goals in the last six games.  When Cardiff gain a clean sheet, Etheridge usually scores highly!

GW22 Points Scored:  14.5

 

Fantrax GW22 Team Points:  115.5

Fantrax GW22 Team Average:  10.5

Fantrax GW22 Average Ownership:  39%

 

📝 Ownership Statistics 📝

The quoted ownership statistics were taken from Draft Fantasy and Fantrax.  Check them out if you’re after an online platform for your Draft Fantasy Football League!  Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.

 

🔔 January Transfer Analysis 🔔

Not sure what to make of the January Transfer Window signings?  We analyse the prospects of every major signing here!  Use these hints and tips to rejuvenate your Draft Fantasy Football season!  January signings can make or break your season… anyone remember what happened when Aubameyang joined last January?  We do.  The manager who signed him went on to win the league!

 

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