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Draft Premier League: Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI article provides Fantrax managers with a lineup of Fantasy EPL hidden gems.  Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend!  These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our Fantasy EPL sleeper picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game!

We’ll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score “ghost points” on the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!

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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the ownership statistics from Fantrax.  Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 60% or below at the time of writing.  Therefore there’s a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!


GK: Alphonse Areola

Team: Fulham

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Away)

Ownership: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 22

Prospects: I’m backing an old favorite for the Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI goalkeeper spot. Alphonse Areola (he’s a World Cup winner, you know), has been in fine form for Fulham this season. The Frenchman scored an impressive 22 points against Brighton on Wednesday and looks set for another decent score this weekend. The Cottagers face West Brom and I fancy Fulham for another clean sheet. Areola should make a fair few saves (as always) and end up with a double-digit score. The Fulham man is one of the best Fantrax Goalkeepers in my opinion.


DEF: Antonio Rudiger

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Ownership: 24%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.5

Prospects: Antonio Rudiger has started the last three games for Chelsea, gaining double-figure scores in two of those games. With new manager Thomas Tuchel now in charge, it seems likely that Rudiger will re-establish himself in the starting lineup under the leadership of a fellow German. He’s not the best scorer on Fantrax, but Rudiger is a very experienced player and I think he’s going to see a lot of playing time between now and the end of the season. Zouma looks like he’ll be the player to miss out under Tuchel. Chelsea faces Burnley this weekend, and another clean sheet is likely.


DEF: Ben Davies

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Opponent: Brighton & Hove Albion (Away)

Ownership: 22%

Points Last Gameweek: -1

Prospects: With first-choice left-back Sergio Reguilon injured for the next few weeks, veteran defender Ben Davies should emerge as a starting player in Tottenham’s backline. This weekend they face a trip to Brighton, and I’m backing Davies to score fairly well. A clean sheet is potentially on the cards, but the Welshman has also scored ok for ghost points in recent appearances (written before the Liverpool game!). Tottenham faces West Brom, as well as Chelsea and Manchester City during the period Reguilon is set to be on the sidelines.


DEF: Joel Veltman

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent: Tottenham Hotspur (Home)

Ownership: 7%

Points Last Gameweek: 22.75

Prospects: Joel Veltman has turned into a really solid Fantrax asset in recent weeks during Lamptey’s continued absence. The Dutch defender is scoring really well for ghost points, and Brighton has kept two clean sheets in a row to boost his scores. Veltman has averaged over 11 points per game during the last five games, and I don’t see him slowing down. The Seagulls do face Tottenham in Gameweek 21, but I’m confident that Veltman will be able to gain a decent score based on his solid base of points gained from key passes, aerials, and interceptions.


DEF: Joachim Andersen

Team: Fulham

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Away)

Ownership: 3%

Points Last Gameweek: 15.5

Prospects: I’m going to refrain from picking Kenny Tete once again, despite his ownership being below my Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI 60% ownership threshold. After all, the man is a walking Fantrax cheat code! Instead, I’m opting for one of the more traditional defenders in Parker’s Fulham side, captain Joachim Andersen. The Danish center-back has just 3% ownership, is playing well, and scoring pretty well in Fantrax. Andersen gained 15.5 points during the 0-0 draw with Brighton on Wednesday. The Cottagers face a trip to West Brom, and another solid defensive display is on the cards.

American left wing-back Antonee Robinson has also fallen below 60% ownership after his recent suspension. He’s a better option if a fellow manager has dropped him.


MID: Robert Snodgrass

Team: West Bromwich

Opponent: Fulham (Home)

Ownership: 21%

Points Last Gameweek: 3.5

Prospects: I’m backing Robert Snodgrass for my Gameweek 21 Sleepers despite a fairly poor start to life at West Brom. The Scotsman has gained just 8.5 points from his two starts so far, but one of those included an incredibly tough game against Manchester City. I think Snodgrass starts again this weekend against Fulham, and he’ll have the platform to show us that he can still be a force in Fantrax. I’m really not keen on the Baggies under the management of Allardyce, but I’ll make an exception for Snodgrass.


MID: Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Team: Fulham

Opponent: West Bromwich Albion (Away)

Ownership: 14%

Points Last Gameweek: 4.5

Prospects: I’m backing another Fulham asset. I like them. Get over it. Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes the Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI despite some fairly average scores in recent weeks. The Englishman is becoming more and more influential at Fulham, and has now established himself in the side. The Cottagers face West Brom this weekend, and I’m backing them to win. I’m also backing Loftus-Cheek to start picking up those all important Fantrax points over the coming weeks too. I own him in the @FPLKickaround league, and I’m going to start him this weekend!


MID: Alexis Mac Allister

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion

Opponent: Tottenham Hotspur (Home)

Ownership: 7%

Points Last Gameweek: 9.5

Prospects: I became a fan of Alexis Mac Allister after some impressive cameo appearances during Project Restart. I ranked him higher than most in the Fantrax HQ Draft Rankings, expecting him to establish himself in the side this season. But it hasn’t really happened for the Argentinean during the early stages of the season. Mac Allister has now started the last three games for Brighton, so I’m beginning to trust that Potter will continue to give him opportunities. The midfield maestro provided an assist in Gameweek 19, and 11.5 ghost points in Gameweek 20. So with that, I welcome him to my Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI!


FWD: Olivier Giroud

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Ownership: 59%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

Prospects: Olivier Giroud started Tuchel’s first game in charge, and he’s now told us that he likes him. The veteran French striker is therefore 100% worth a pick-up in Fantrax in the hope that he is given increased minutes. This is a crazy time for Chelsea assets, as the whole squad is basically starting from fresh under the new manager. Chelsea face Burnley this weekend, and I’m expecting Giroud to start again and score well against the robust Clarets backline. He won’t start every game, but Giroud looks to have increased prospects now that Lampard has departed.


FWD: Said Benrahma

Team: West Ham United

Opponent: Liverpool (Home)

Ownership: 40%

Points Last Gameweek: 12.5

Prospects: I backed Said Benrahma last week, and I’m backing him once again after a really strong ghost point display against Crystal Palace. The Algerian forward completed three key passes and three successful dribbles on his way to 12.5 points. Not amazing, but Benrahma is certainly getting there. It’s been a slow integration into the side and acclimatization to the Premier League, but I’m confident the West Ham man will be a key player by the end of the season. West Ham do face Liverpool this weekend, but I’m still getting behind Benrahma for another start and maybe his first attacking return since the end of November.


FWD: Steven Bergwijn

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Opponent: Brighton & Hove Albion (Away)

Ownership: 34%

Points Last Gameweek: 11

Prospects: I’m finishing off my Gameweek 21 Sleepers XI with another low ownership forward from a top team. Steven Bergwijn makes the side, despite a reliance on attacking returns which I’m really not a fan of. The Dutchman has been performing pretty well recently, having gained attacking returns in both of his last starts (I’m writing this prior to the Liverpool game). Bergwijn is likely to be available in most leagues, and always has a chance of an attacking return. Mourinho obviously likes him and he looks set for a fairly big role in the season finale for Tottenham.

N.B. Bergwijn made it attacking returns in each of his last three starts last night. The injury to Kane means his importance has increased, although Tottenham will surely struggle without their talismanic captain.


Average Ownership: 31%


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1 Comment
  1. ahmed says

    These are outstanding footballers

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