The 22nd round of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) double-game is approaching, giving us a chance to take a look at even more differential options.
This time around, we’ve picked low ownership picks in Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City, who we believe have the potential to make an impact.
As always, to qualify, a player must own 5% or less at the time of writing.
- FPL . ownership: 3.3%
- the price: 5.1 million pounds sterling
- GW22-26 . Fittings: Cree + it | her | – | Watt | Bor
Spanish Mark Cucurella (£5.1m) has made a real impact at Brighton & Hove Albion since his summer move from Getafe.
During his 16 starts in the Premier League, the attack-minded defender has averaged 4.1 points per game, which is the captain’s total.
During that time, between all defenders only Joao Cancelo (£7.0 million), Trent Alexander Arnold (£8.4 million) and Rhys James (£6.2m) has produced more finishing touches in third place, while also sitting in the top 10 for expected crosses and assists (xA). Notably, he has great charisma as well, ranking eighth overall for extra points in 2021/22.
Double Gameweek 22 matches are far from perfect but both opponents – Crystal Palace and Chelsea – have allowed more passes from the right wing to them than the left (198/176 and 170/152 respectively) so far, with the Blues splitting further on the split In the last six matches – 49/28. This is a fan of Cucurella’s small army of owners, whose delivery from wide areas is one of his main strengths.
Brighton’s defensive style also deserves to be touched upon here, as Graham Potter’s side have now kept four clean sheets in the AMEX this season, conceding only nine goals in as many games.
Meanwhile, if you can afford Cucurella’s bench in an empty 24th round, it’s worth noting the matches to follow, which include back-to-back matches against Watford (1), Burnley (at home), Aston Villa (at home) and Newcastle United. (a).
Cucurella has been one of Brighton’s players of the season so far, and could be an effective differential in Double Gameweek 22 and beyond.
- FPL . ownership: 1.8%
- the price: 6.1 million pounds sterling
- GW22-26 . Fittings: Cree + it | her | – | Watt | Bor
Staying with Brighton, there is another difference worth looking at Leandro Trossard (6.1 million pounds sterling).
The Belgian has done well this season, but from a fantasy perspective it was a bit underwhelming, scoring just four goals and one assist in 18 Premier League games.
However, his latest goal against Brentford indicates an improvement in the seas’ level, which has seen them outperform Thomas Frank’s and Everton’s side, while also taking a well deserved point from Chelsea.
As a result, Graham Potter is now ninth in the table, with just six wins, nine draws and four losses.
As for Trussard, he can be found in only 1.8% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) teams prior to Double Gameweek 22, which sees Brighton play at home twice, against Crystal Palace and Chelsea. This is also important, since it posted Amex’s team leading totals for goal attempts, shots in the penalty area, creation of chances, penalty area touches and expected goal participation (xGI).
Indeed, throughout the season, among all the players, only Mohamed Salah (£12.8 million), Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5 million) and Ravenha (£6.5m) They tried more shots at home, although we have to point out that just under half was from distance.
Tactically, Trossard usually starts from the left, but mainly occupy more central areas due to Brighton’s reliance on the wing-back to provide supply. For this reason, he is always aggressively involved in the last third, and more often than not, he is asked to stand behind the opponents’ defense.
All things considered, Trossard is one of the best midfield options in Double Gameweek 22.
- FPL . ownership: 0.9%
- the price: 7.1 million pounds sterling
- GW22-26 . Fittings: bur + TOT | BHA | Leaf | WHU | wal
in absence Jimmy Vardy (£10.4 million) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.9 million), Batson Dhaka (£7.1m) He will surely cost to lead Leicester City’s streak at Double Gameweek 22.
The Zambian, whom Brendan Rodgers was fit in at Thursday’s press conference, was brought to King Power for £27m in the summer, having scored 27 goals in 28 Austrian league games for Red Bull Salzburg in 2020/21. .
His Premier League minutes have been limited since then, although it’s worth noting that he made a real impact when on the pitch, scoring two goals and three assists in just 286 minutes. During that time he averaged 2.28 shots in the penalty area per 90 minutes (p90), while the 0.54 xGI p90 is the captain’s total.
Meanwhile, Dhaka’s performance in the Europa League has also been impressive, scoring five goals in six matches, including four in just one match against Spartak Moscow in October.
With three players in the African Nations Cup (AFCON), as well as an extensive injury list, Leicester’s side are stretching well before the 22nd round of the 22nd round. However, today Rodgers provided positive updates about Luke Thomas (£4.3m), Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9 million) and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (£4.4m), plus Dhaka of course, suggesting they will be ready on Saturday, when they face Burnley, who have failed to win a single league game since October.
With five attacking returns from seven Premier League games so far, Dhaka will now look to add to their tally against Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, and could be a nice differential recovery for those looking for a new striker.
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