Braveheart’s Forward Look – GW22


This season FPLbet will have a weekly series of forward look articles designed to try and improve your points and profits. Whether you are an avid FPL player or whether you like to dabble in Football Index, Footstock, Sportstack or traditional betting, this article should be your first port of call before picking your teams or placing any bets for the week’s Premier League fixtures.

All player data in this article is from the last six gameweeks. All data is correct as of 01 February 2021.

The forward look – GW22:

The forward look – Gameweek 22:

Sheffield UnitedvWest Brom
54%Win %22%
44%Clean sheet %25%
McGoldrick (2)Most big chances   
(last 6 GWs)
Pereira (3)
Burke (1)Most big chances created  (last 6 GWs)Pereira (1)
Ramsdale (27.2)xFPL   (xG, xA and xCS combined)Pereira (30.7)
5 (third fewest)Team big chances (last 6 GWs)10
8Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)17 (joint most)
29%Win %46%
27%Clean sheet %38%
Neves (2)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Lacazette (6)
Neto (1)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Saka (3)
Neto (26.0)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Lacazette (32.3)
7Team big chances (last 6 GWs)13
12Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)5 (joint second fewest)
Man UnitedvSouthampton
67%Win %15%
40%Clean sheet %13%
Cavani (6)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Adams (3)
Fernandes (3)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Ings (2)
Fernandes (42.5)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Stephens (23.6)
15 (second most)Team big chances (last 6 GWs)8
8Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)11
NewcastlevCrystal Palace
36%Win %38%
31%Clean sheet %33%
Wilson (5)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Zaha (2)
Fraser (2)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Eze (1)
Darlow (32.3)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Guaita (27.8)
7Team big chances (last 6 GWs)3 (second fewest)
14 (joint third most)Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)9
BurnleyvMan City
7%Win %85%
9%Clean sheet %60%
Barnes (2)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Gundogan (4)
Westwood (2)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Foden (2)
Pope (31.3)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Gundogan (36.6)
7Team big chances (last 6 GWs)19 (most)
11Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)2 (fewest)
25%Win %53%
22%Clean sheet %36%
Cavaleiro (3)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Barnes (3)
Lookman (1)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Albrighton (3)
Cavaleiro (22.7)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Justin (33.4)
7Team big chances (last 6 GWs)13
17 (joint most)Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)5 (joint second fewest)
42%Win %36%
25%Clean sheet %22%
Bamford (4)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Iwobi (1)
Bamford (4)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Rodriguez (1)
Bamford (28.8)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Mina (17.9)
7Team big chances (last 6 GWs)2 (fewest)
10Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)8
Aston VillavWest Ham
47%Win %31%
28%Clean sheet %20%
Watkins (5)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Antonio (4)
Grealish (3)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Antonio (2)
Watkins (33.7)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Dawson (34.0)
13Team big chances (last 6 GWs)14 (joint second most)
13Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)6
76%Win %11%
46%Clean sheet %11%
Salah (4)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Maupay (4)
Mane (2)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Mac Allistair (2)
Alexander-Arnold (33.6)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Dunk (30.9)
14 (joint second most)Team big chances (last 6 GWs)8
6Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)7
31%Win %46%
25%Clean sheet %33%
Son (6)Most big chances  
(last 6 GWs)
Werner (2)
Son (2)Most big chances created (last 6 GWs)Hudson-Odoi (1)
Son (32.8)xFPL  (xG, xA and xCS combined)Mendy (28.4)
13Team big chances (last 6 GWs)6
8Big chances conceded (last 6 GWs)14 (joint third most)

Braveheart’s GW21 review:

Oh Salah, I’m sorry for ever doubting you. With hindsight, I wish I captained Salah but I don’t think Captain Son was the wrong move (at least on paper). Son through the middle showed much promise but ultimately didn’t deliver the points. I ended up with 59 points and a small green arrow up to 124k. So the run of six green arrows in a row continues! I did, however, bow out of the Cup but that is never something I pay too much attention to so ah well!

Salah (15), Bamford (15) and Dias (8) were my key performers. Dallas was benched points but I don’t mind having points on the bench as rotation happens and it is good to have a strong bench just in case my team ever falls foul of rotation!

Braveheart’s GW22 reveal:

I go into gameweek 22 with £2.0m in the bank and a single free transfer. At the time of writing my only worry is Bamford’s dead leg. I’m quite happy with my team so I think I will end up saving the transfer to give more flexibility down the line. If I was pushed into making a transfer, the move I’d have made would be to bring in Cancelo for Coufal (Cancelo can’t fall foul of Pep roulette twice in a row, surely?).

My squad heading into GW22 (if I make no transfers as planned) is as follows:

  • Johnstone v Sheffield United (a)
  • Robertson v Brighton (h)
  • Dias v Burnley (a)
  • Justin v Fulham (a)
  • Salah (captain) v Brighton (h)
  • Fernandes v Southampton (h)
  • Son v Chelsea (h)
  • Gundogan v Burnley (a)
  • Bamford v Everton (h)
  • Watkins v West Ham (h)
  • Antonio v Aston Villa (a)
  • My likely bench order:
  • McCarthy v Man United (a)
  • Soucek v Aston Villa (a)
  • Dallas v Everton (h)
  • Coufal v Aston Villa (a)

The team is not set in stone until the deadline so please follow me at @FPLBraveheart on Twitter for any updates. All the best and I hope everyone reading gets green arrows in GW22. But, most importantly, stay safe out there (or, more accurately, at home)!

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