FPL 6 picks review and preview (GW22 and GW23)


By Matthew Petersen @Matt_Petersen13

Gameweek 23 saw some teams play in the first of many double gameweeks to come as teams play catch up due to Covid fixture postponements. Man City put a big dent in Chelsea’s title challenge with a 1-0 win to cement their place at the top. Liverpool picked up a convincing 3-0 win over Brentford to move up to 2nd place to stay 11 points behind Man City with a game in hand. After their loss against Man City, Chelsea failed to capitalise on their DGW with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Brighton. In the race for the top 4, Spurs were the big winners as they secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Leicester thanks to two late goals from Steven Bergwijn (£5.9m) to move up to 5th in the table with three games in hand over 4th-placed West Ham. On the FPL front, the DGW saw an FPL average of 51 points with GW23 lining up to be the first GW since GW15 to see all 10 fixtures take place.

Gameweek 22 top 3 performers:

1. Bruno Fernandes – 23 points (14 points vs Aston Villa; 9 points vs Brentford)

2. Jack Harrison – 20 points (90 minutes, three goals, 3BPS)

=3. Mason Greenwood – 13 points (2 points vs Aston Villa; 11 points vs Brentford)

=3. Adam Webster – 13 points (2 points vs Crystal Palace; 11 points vs Chelsea)

=3. Steven Bergwijn – 13 points (11 minutes, two goals, 3BPS)

Let’s take a look at the picks for this week, reviewing their GW22 performance and previewing their GW23 points potential, looking at recent form and favourable fixtures

1. João Cancelo – £7.0m (DEF); 44.1% ownership

GW22 review – 11 points (90 minutes, one assist, clean sheet, 2BPS)

GW23 preview – Southampton (A)

Games played: 21

Clean sheets: 12

Assists: 8

2. Bukayo Saka – £6.4m (MID); 14.0% ownership

GW22 review – N/A (game postponed)

GW23 preview – Burnley (H)

Games played: 20

Goals: 6

Assists: 5

3. Andy Robertson – £7.0m (DEF); 3.2% ownership

GW22 review – 12 points (90 minutes, one assist, clean sheet, 3BPS)

GW23 preview – Crystal Palace (A)

Games played: 15

Clean sheets: 7

Assists: 6

4. José Sá – £5.2m (GK); 6.7% ownership

GW22 review – 7 points (90 minutes, nine saves, 2BPS)

GW23 preview – Brentford (A)

Games played: 22

Clean sheets: 8

5. Phillippe Coutinho – £7.0m (MID); 5.5% ownership

GW22 review – 6 points (22 minutes, one goal)

GW23 preview – Everton (A)

Games played: 1

Goals: 1

6. Jack Harrison – £5.5m (MID); 1.4% ownership 

    

GW22 review – performance noted under top 3 performers

GW23 preview – Newcastle (H)

Games played: 17

Goals: 4

Assists: 1

*Prices and ownership statistics are correct as of 20 January 2022*

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