FPL 6 picks review and preview (GW21 and GW22)

By Matthew Petersen @Matt_Petersen13

A gameweek that was interrupted by EFL Cup and FA Cup fixtures, gameweek 21 finally came to an end. The gameweek started with Man City consolidating their place at the top with a hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man Arsenal. Fellow title rivals, Chelsea and Liverpool, played out an exciting 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Spurs netted an injury-time winner against Watford to keep their top 4 push alive. West Ham took 6 out of 6 points in their DGW to move to 4th place. The first DGW of the season saw an FPL average of 46 points as managers still try to deal with fixture postponements. GW22 sees another DGW with Spurs, Chelsea, Man United, Brighton, Watford and Brentford all playing two fixtures this week, while Leicester and Burnley, who were due to play two games this week too, have seen their fixture against each other postponed.

*All fixtures prior to any postponements announced by 14 January 2022*

Gameweek 21 top 3 performers:

1. Jarrod Bowen – 21 points (5 points vs Crystal Palace; 16 points vs Norwich)

2. Manuel Lanzini – 18 points (15 points vs Crystal Palace; 3 points vs Norwich)

=3. Davinson Sanchez – 15 points (90 minutes, one goal, clean sheet, 3BPS)

=3. Alexis MacAllister – 15 points (90 minutes, two goals, 3BPS)

Let’s take a look at the picks for this week, reviewing their GW21 performance and previewing their GW22 points potential, based on recent form and favourable fixtures

1. Diogo Jota – £8.3m (MID); 35.3% ownership

GW21 review – 5 points (68 minutes, one assist)

GW22 preview – Brentford (H)

Games played: 19

Goals: 10

Assists: 2

2. Vladimir Coufal – £4.7m (DEF); 6.5% ownership

GW21 review – 12 points (1 point vs Crystal Palace, 11 points vs Norwich)

GW22 preview – Leeds (H)

Games played: 18

Clean sheets: 3

Assists: 3

3. Dominic Calvert-Lewin – £7.9m (FOR); 4.9% ownership

GW21 review – 0 points (90 minutes, missed penalty)

GW22 preview – Norwich (A)

Games played: 4

Goals: 3

4.  Emmanuel Dennis – £6.1m (FOR); 37.9% ownership

GW21 review – 1 point (45 minutes)

GW22 preview – Newcastle (A); Burnley (A)

Games played: 17

Goals: 8

Assists: 6

5. Marcos Alonso – £5.7m (DEF); 13.0% ownership

GW21 review – 6 points (90 minutes, one assist, 1BPS)

GW22 preview – Chelsea (A); Brighton (A)

Games played: 15

Clean sheets: 6

Assists: 3

6. Alexis MacAllister – £5.3m (MID); 0.9% ownership

GW21 review – performance noted under top 3 performers

GW22 preview – Crystal Palace (H); Chelsea (H)

Games played: 14

Goals: 4

Assists: 1

*Prices and ownership stats are correct as of 13 January 2022*

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