GAMEWEEK 22 PREVIEW : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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FAQ1) Salah or Mane? Or both considering their form?

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With 21 win & a single draw since the start of this season PL campaign, including an impressive five consecutive clean sheets, Liverpool don’t seem to be a side throwing away this season PL title, no wonder to see many FPL managers considering a double-up on Liverpool premium midfield duo (Mohamed Salah 12.3m) & (Sadio Mane 12.3m).

In Fact, most of FPL managers are owning either of both, however & as we said earlier this season the debate between whom to own from Mane & Salah, will continue throughout this season. Mane has registered an impressive 3 goals & 4 assists in his last 5 starts, while Salah has registered 4 goals & a single assist across the same period, though to be honest Salah has registered more shots & more shots on target than his African compatriot, so it is a close call as we shall see.

To sum it up, both are in a red-hot form, but if I’d choose between them, I’d pick Mane over Salah at least for the coming 2 GWs, before thinking to double-up on both ahead of their double GW24 (Wolves-Away & West ham-Away) ,though this double-up may come on the expense of Kevin De Bruyne ,whom I can’t afford not including in my squad.

FAQ2) Who should we get from Watford after their recent form?

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Nigel Pearson’s arrival at Watford has inspired the Hornets to achieve impressive results (W3 D1) of their last four matches, along with 2 clean sheets & just 2 goals conceded.


With Spurs visit to Vicarage road in GW 23 the only clash with a team in the top half of PL table in the next 5 matches, Watford assets are starting to make a case for their inclusion in many FPL managers squads. Looking at a defense that has conceded just 2 goals in 4 matches since Nigel Pearson’s appointment (Ben foster 4.8m) appears to be the optimum pick, while if you are short in budget you may consider (Kiko Femenia 4.2m) who has started all last 9 PL matches. As for Watford attacking options (Gerard Deulofeu 6.1m) is considered their main threat registering two goals & 1 assist over the last 4 GWs with such an appealing fixtures & just 2.6% ownership he could be a good differential to consider in the coming game weeks.

FAQ3) Best replacement for Pope after Burnley’s recent poor form?

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With one draw & 3 straight losses for the Cralets across the past 4 GWs, many FPL managers started to lose faith in the 3rd most owned playing goal keeper in the game (Nick Pope 4.7m).

There is no question about Pope quality, nor the ability of getting save points, but Burnley’s recent poor form would suggest parting company with the English goalkeeper, taking into consideration that Burnley is currently ranked bottom in the Fixtures Difficulty Ranking (FDR)-with Chelsea, Leicester, Manchester United & Arsenal up next for them.

Actually, there are many keepers offering better value with more appealing fixtures such as (Ben foster 4.8m), (Dean Henderson 4.9m) or (Lukasz Fabianski 4.9m) who will be enjoying a double GW in GW 24.

FAQ4) Keep or sell Dele Alli?

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With just a single win in the last 4 GWs (L2 D1), no wonder to see (Dele Alli 8.8m) top of mid-fielders transfer out chart ahead of GW 22.

In fact, Spurs have badly missed the pace & directness of the suspended (Son Heung-Min 9.8m) across last 3 GWs, as he prepares to return to action this week, while the latest hamstring injury Harry Kane picked up in GW21 could hugely affect the attacking shape of Mourinho’s troops, as such selling Dele Alli ahead of GW 22 clash vs leaders Liverpool would be a good move with a wealth of options in the mid-price bracket mid-fielders.

FAQ5) Keep or sell Abraham?

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With just a goal & an assist in the last 6 GWs, (Tammy Abraham 7.8m) is starting to test his owner’s patience, especially with the likes of Ings, Jiménez or Rashford regularly delivering


To be honest, the first point to think about when deciding to sell a player like Abraham is his ownership. The English man is currently owned by 33.3 % which could easily destroy your overall ranking if you weren’t in position of him with the first double digit haul. Up next for the Blues is out of form Burnley at Stamford Bridge, before making the trip to Saint James Park to play against Newcastle. So, I would keep Abraham at least for the coming 2 GWs, then decide later.

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