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Gameweek 22 in Fantasy Premier League was one of fine margins with Manchester City being the only team to score more than two goals.
The Premier League promises to deliver more goals this week though with Liverpool and Manchester United at home to Crystal Palace and Brighton respectively.
Meanwhile, a Tottenham side missing Son Heung-min and Harry Kane travel to Fulham and City play at Huddersfield.
Here are a few tips ahead of Gameweek 23.
CAPTAIN – MOHAMED SALAH | LIVERPOOL | 13.4M
Mohamed Salah just can’t help himself at the moment. He’s rediscovered his scoring touch from last season and has bagged an incredible five double-figure hauls over the last seven GWs. With Palace to face at Anfield next, who would bet against him delivering again?
The Egyptian has averaged 8.9 points per match against teams outside of the top six this season. Interestingly, he’s only had eight shots and six on target in the last four GWs but the game against City was a bit of a write off as he barely got involved.
With four goals and three assists over the same period, he’s as efficient as they come and is boasting the kind of form that can’t be ignored. He’s the highest owned played in the game for a reason.
PAUL POGBA (8.5m) is on a remarkable run of form as well, delivering attacking returns in four of the last five GWs with three of them resulting in double-figure hauls. His ownership has sky-rocketed to over 35 per cent and a home game against Brighton may only see his stock rise further.
RAHEEM STERLING (11.3m) has disappointed of late, scoring just once and providing no assists from GW15 to GW19. Over the last three GWs though he’s started to chip away again with an assist in each. He’s due a big haul and Huddersfield – who recently parted ways with David Wagner – could be on the receiving end.
DELE ALLI (8.9m) hasn’t been up to his usual standards this season but always seems to step up when Kane is missing. Spurs need him to do that now more than ever with Son at the Asian Cup as well. Fulham will definitely sport plenty of cracks when Tottenham arrive at Craven Cottage and Alli could exploit them.
TWO TO WATCH
LUKE SHAW | MANCHESTER UNTED | 5.0M
United playing freely and scoring goals was one thing but the fact that they’re even keeping clean sheets under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now makes their defensive assets appealing. Luke Shaw is the obvious choice. At only 5m, he’s affordable and seems to be a regular while also boasting plenty of attacking potential now that he has the licence to get forward at will.
FERNANDO LLORENTE | TOTTENHAM | 5.6M
Overlooking Fernando Llorente when considering Kane replacements could be a mistake. In fact, even managers who don’t own Kane may want to think about the Spaniard. Spurs have a very kind run of fixtures and Mauricio Pochettino has no option but to play Llorente. The big striker is bound to see chances fall his way and at the very least should pick up a few assists. At just 5.6m, he’s definitely worth a punt.
TWO TO AVOID
HARRY KANE | TOTTENHAM | 12.5M
This may be stating the obvious but in Kane’s case, it needs to be said. Some Kane owners could consider holding on and getting by during his weeks of absence, especially because of how difficult it is to bring him back in or if they need to put fires out elsewhere. Use the wildcard chip if need be but there’s no point leaving that pile of cash on the bench.
ROBERTO PEREYRA | WATFORD | 6.3M
A streaky player, Roberto Pereyra has been on the wane of late, blanking in his last three GWs. He hasn’t mustered a single shot on target over that period either and only managed one key pass. He’s gone on two barren runs that lasted five GWs earlier in the season and could be enduring one again now.
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