Our Gameweek 22 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 22 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!
In goal, I’m opting for Newcastle shot-stopper Karl Darlow (51% ownership) ahead of the Magpies’ home fixture against Crystal Palace. Darlow has so far seen off competition from the fit-again Martin Dubravka, and after a clean sheet against Everton, there is no reason for him to start once again. Newcastle faces a relatively blunt Palace attack, and I’m backing Darlow for another clean sheet and a double-figure haul. I’m also going to back him in @ovrthnkfootball‘s Goalkeeper Streaming Contest recently announced on Twitter.
I’m kicking off the Gameweek 22 Sleepers XI defense with a who has firmly established himself in the Arsenal side in recent months. Rob Holding (48% ownership) continues to perform at a very high level and is a fairly consistent scoring Fantrax asset. The Gunners face a trip to a misfiring Wolves during the mid-week fixtures. Alongside Holding is Caglar Soyuncu (45% ownership) who has now returned to full fitness. The Turkish defender played during the second half of the defeat to Leeds on Sunday and looks set to start against Fulham after Fofana was withdrawn with an injury.
Rounding out my Gameweek 22 Sleepers defense are two lesser-known full-backs who have great Fantrax potential. Kenny Tete (32% ownership) was rested for the draw against West Brom at the weekend, so he looks set to start as Fulham host Leicester. I’ve written a lot about the Dutch right-back in recent weeks, but basically, he scores incredibly well in Fantrax and must be owned in every league. Jayden Bogle (6% ownership) also makes my team as Sheffield United host West Brom. Like Tete, Bogle scores well for peripheral points and I fancy the Blades to win this one after some good performances in recent weeks.
The first midfielder of my Gameweek 22 Sleepers XI is a man currently playing as a central striker for a Premier League title-chasing team. Ayoze Perez (48% ownership) has been filling in for Jamie Vardy but hasn’t been scoring particularly well in Fantrax. But a midfielder playing up front against a relegation-threatened side in Fulham? I’ve got to give Perez another chance. Joining him in midfield is another established Fantasy EPL asset in Jonjo Shelvey (47% ownership). Its been a tough season for the Englishman so far, but his Fantrax outputs have increased the last couple of weeks. An assist last time around was preceding by some solid ghost point-scoring performances. Newcastle faces Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
I’m finishing off the Gameweek 22 Sleepers XI midfield by backing two players I featured last week. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (17% ownership) and Alexis Mac Allister (7% ownership). Loftus-Cheek has now established himself in the Fulham side, and as I predicted last week, is increasing his ghost points output. If the Englishman starts adding attacking returns, he should be a solid MID3 or MID4 for the rest of the season. Mac Allister gained 12.5 points during the 1-0 victory over Tottenham, and I’m delighted to have picked him out last week despite the tough fixture. I managed to catch the first half of that game before the Sunday evening family Zoom call, and the Argentinean was the best player on the pitch in my opinion. Liverpool up next for the Seagulls, but I’m still backing Mac Allister to perform well.
And finally, my Gameweek 22 Sleepers XI Forwards. I’m backing an old favorite in Oliver McBurnie (38% ownership), after he returned to action at the weekend. The big Sheffield United striker has been missing for over a month, and I’m delighted to see him back in action after injury. McBurnie scores incredibly well in Fantrax, and looks primed for a pick-up ahead of the match against West Brom. As I’ve said above, I think the Blades will win this one, and McBurnie will start. His strike-partner for this week is Jean-Philippe Mateta (13% ownership) of Crystal Palace. I don’t know much about the on-loan former French Under-21 international (11 caps, 2 goals) who was born in Sevran on 28th June 1997, but I’m backing him to start against Newcastle on Tuesday night. Certainly worth a punt!
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