Are you ready for Gameweek 22 of the Fantasy Premier League? After a brief winter break, FPL managers are gearing up for a full schedule of matches. But with key players like Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min out due to injuries and international commitments, it’s time to consider some strategic transfers. In this article, we’ll explore a range of options, both expensive and budget-friendly, that you should consider for your FPL team this week.
1. Darwin Nunez, Liverpool (£7.4m)
One player who has caught the attention of FPL managers is Darwin Nunez from Liverpool. With Mohamed Salah absent due to the Africa Cup of Nations, Nunez has stepped up and delivered impressive performances for the Reds. In their recent 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, the Uruguayan forward scored two goals, adding to his previous goal and assist in the previous games. While Nunez has been inconsistent in the past, his recent form suggests that he might finally be finding his stride. At a price of £7.4m, he could be a valuable addition to your team.
2. Kevin de Bruyne, Man City (£10.5m)
If you’re looking for a premium midfield option, Kevin de Bruyne from Manchester City is a standout choice. After recovering from injury, De Bruyne is back in top form and motivated to help City in their title challenge. With Mohamed Salah sidelined and occupied with the Africa Cup of Nations, De Bruyne becomes an even more attractive option. City’s upcoming fixtures are favorable, with four home games in their next five matches, including a double-gameweek. The only concern is De Bruyne’s minutes, as he may be carefully managed after his lengthy lay-off.
3. Ivan Toney, Brentford (£8.0m)
For FPL managers on a budget, Ivan Toney from Brentford is a promising option. After serving a suspension and returning to the team, Toney made an immediate impact by scoring a clever free kick in their 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest. This suggests that his eye for goal remains intact despite his long absence from competitive football. Priced at £8.0m, Toney could be a viable alternative to other forwards like Ollie Watkins and Gabriel Jesus, who have struggled for consistent returns in recent weeks.
4. Ben Brereton-Diaz, Sheffield United (£5.0m)
If you’re looking for a cheap midfielder to free up funds for other transfers, Ben Brereton-Diaz from Sheffield United could be a steal. On loan from Villarreal until the end of the season, Brereton-Diaz made an immediate impact by scoring on his Premier League debut. He displayed his goal-scoring instincts with four shots in a lively performance against West Ham. The added bonus is that he is listed as a midfielder, which means he can earn extra points for goals and clean sheets. At just £5.0m, he offers great value for FPL managers.
5. Antonee Robinson, Fulham (£4.4m)
If you’re looking to bolster your squad with an affordable option, Antonee Robinson from Fulham could be a wise choice. Fulham has a series of attractive fixtures coming up, including matches against Everton, Burnley, and Bournemouth. Robinson, priced at just £4.4m, offers a budget-friendly option for FPL managers. While he has struggled to keep clean sheets in recent games, his attacking potential is evident, with three consecutive games providing assists. With an expected goal involvement of 0.68 in his last four matches, Robinson could contribute in attack and provide good value for your team.
As FPL managers prepare for Gameweek 22, it’s essential to consider the best players to include in your team. Whether you’re looking for premium options like Kevin de Bruyne or budget-friendly picks like Darwin Nunez, Ivan Toney, Ben Brereton-Diaz, or Antonee Robinson, there are plenty of choices available to suit your strategy and budget. Keep an eye on the latest injury updates and fixture schedules to make informed decisions. Good luck with your transfers and enjoy the upcoming matches!