Sue Speak – GW22 PreviewJanuary 21, 2017
Last GW wasn’t a bad one really for Beckham! – I had 65 points. I regret not buying Marcos Alonso because of McAuley, who ended up with -3 points. Anyway, here are my GW 22 tips.
Victor Valdes – Boro have kept 4 cleansheets and conceded only 10 goals in 10 home matches. Up against a West Ham that lacks the creativity of Dimitri Payet, Valdes and the Boro backline have a chance to keep one more cleansheet.
Artur Boruc – Bournemouth host a Watford side that has scored only two goals in their last 6 matches. I’m backing Boruc to keep any Watford shot out.
Ben Foster – Sunderland travel to The Hawthorns with a poor record of only 6 away goals this season. They shouldn’t trouble Ben Foster.
Petr Cech – Arsenal host Burnley and Watford in their next two GWs, the league’s poorest away sides.
Marcos Alonso – Alonso has the potential for points on both sides of the pitch, as evidenced by his haul last GW. Chelsea host Hull, a team that has conceded 24 goals and scored only 6 in their away matches.
Chris Brunt – The Baggies defender has 32 points in his last 4 matches, and hosts a poor Sunderland side with only 6 away goals.
Leighton Baines – He is on penalty duty at Everton, and has kept 3 cleansheets in his last 4 matches.
Laurent Koscienly – Arsenal host Burnley, one of the poorest away teams in the league (they have only scored thrice.) Hector Bellerin is a good option due to his attacking forays and potential for attacking points.
Virgil van Dijk –Leicester have been a shadow of themselves this season, and I don’t see them troubling the Southampton defence, especially without Mahrez, who is away on AFCON duties. Jose Fonte may have left for West Ham, but I don’t see the Southampton backline struggling much without him.
Consider Kyle Walker and Charlie Daniels.
Matt Phillips – He is in good home form, assisting or scoring in 4 of his last home games. He is against Sunderland, so there is a high chance of him scoring or assisting.
Christian Eriksen – He also is in good form, with 6 assists in his last 4 matches. With Wanyama in the midfield, Man City shouldn’t trouble Spurs.
Phillippe Coutinho – He is back from injury just in time a play against a struggling Swansea. He should run riot against Swansea with Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino as his partners.
Alexis Sanchez – The Chilean has either scored or assisted in 8 of his last 9 matches. He may have shown displeasure after being subbed last GW, but I believe he will still give his all this GW.
Eden Hazard – 7 of his 9 goals have come at home, and with Hull, who have conceded 45 away goals travelling to The Bridge, Hazard may his add to his goal tally.
Consider Ross Barkley, Junior Stanislas (he is on penalty duty) and Ryan Fraser.
Harry Kane – The inform striker has scored 6 goals in 4 matches, and is against an out-of-sorts Pep’s Manchester City, who conceded 4 goals against Everton last week.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – He just can’t stop scoring, can he? With attacking returns in 9 of his last 10 matches, he is a must have.
Olivier Giroud – If he is available (he suffered a knock last week) will he extend his scoring run to 5 goals in 5 games?
Romelu Lukaku – 7 of his 12 goals have been scored in away matches, and he has 3 goals in the last 4 matches. The Belgian will be a handful for the Palace defence.
Consider Salomon Rondon, Divock Origi and Diego Costa.
I’m going with one of Harry Kane, Matt Phillips, Zlatan and Giroud.
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