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The best FPL midfielders for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit

Following Thursday’s announcement that eight top-flight teams are due to play twice in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Double Gameweek 22, over a third of Fantasy Football Scout users have said they are planning to activate their Free Hit chip.

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With that in mind, we’ll be taking a position-by-position look at the best FPL options for those looking at ‘Free Hit’ transfer targets ahead of the upcoming fixtures.

All stats taken from this article are from our Premium Members Area.

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MASON MOUNT

Since the start of December, Mason Mount (£7.7m) has produced four goals and three assists in eight Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

During that time, he has completed the full 90 minutes on each occasion, with his 23 goal attempts, 17 shots in the box, five big chances, 52 penalty area touches and 17 created chances all team-leading totals.

That suggests Mount is one of the best midfield options on offer in Double Gameweek 22, though it is worth noting that he played in a deeper role against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, as Thomas Tuchel shuffled his pack and rolled out a 4-4-2 formation in possession.

It seems unlikely to continue, however, with the German suggesting it was a tactical decision in reaction to Thiago Silva’s (£5.6m) absence, which is good news for FPL bosses, as a permanent switch would dent Mount’s Fantasy appeal and see him contribute more in the build-up phase rather than in the final third.

“We played 4-4-2 when we had the ball. After Thiago (Silva) tested positive, we told the team maybe this is the solution for today. We had some moments in defending where we created a back five because we didn’t want an overload with wing-backs. But, the team was very focused on it and open-minded.” – Thomas Tuchel after his side’s EFL Cup win against Tottenham Hotspur

BRUNO FERNANDES

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Last season’s top FPL points scorer, Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), has cut a disconsolate figure in recent matches, after he was suspended for the 3-1 win over Burnley and only brought on as a second-half substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

As a result, a move for the Portuguese playmaker feels punty, but it is worth noting that amongst all teammates, only Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) can top his 1.27 expected goal involvement (xGI) tally since the appointment of Ralf Rangnick.

However, form is a wider issue at Manchester United, with the Red Devils scoring only six goals in their last five matches, which has included games against Newcastle United and Norwich City. Because of that, it’s only really Ronaldo who appeals from the pool of attacking options, with Fernandes, Mason Greenwood (£7.2m), Jadon Sancho (£8.9m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.4m) all proving difficult to rely on.

UNITED’S KEY MIDFIELDERS COMPARED UNDER RANGNICK:
FernandesGreenwoodSanchoRashford
Starts3343
Subbed on1211
Minutes294237340270
Goals0000
Assists0100
Shots6845
Shots in the box3432
Penalty box touches5131919
Created chances6474
xG0.700.380.220.26
xA0.570.560.520.61

JAMES MADDISON / YOURI TIELEMANS

With four players away at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), plus an injury crisis, Leicester City’s squad is stretched ahead of Double Gameweek 22.

Included in that long list of absentees is attacking trio Jamie Vardy (£10.4m), Patson Daka (£7.1m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.9m), which in turn has created an opening to spearhead the attack. However, it could be any one of Harvey Barnes (£6.5m), Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) – who has scored in his last two games – or Ayoze Perez (£5.7m) tasked with leading the line, which is a little off-putting.

Safer, more nailed-on options are available, however, like James Maddison (£6.9m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.4m).

Across his 14 Premier League appearances in 2021/22, Tielemans has produced five goals and two assists, averaging 5.0 points per match, a team-leading total. With Vardy out, he should take on penalties, whilst his share of free-kicks and corners is another route to FPL points.

Despite that, it’s hard to look past Maddison as the best midfield option in this Foxes team right now. The playmaker has four goals and five assists in his last six appearances, earning four double-figure hauls during that run, whilst he has also posted team-leading totals for goal attempts and created chances over the same period.

James Maddison v Youri Tielemans 2021/22, via our new Premium Members Area

LUCAS MOURA

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With Son Heung-min (£10.7m) seemingly ruled out of Double Gameweek 22, Lucas Moura (£6.5m) is an appealing alternative whose minutes now look more assured.

The Brazilian has shown real potential of late, with two goals and three assists in his last five appearances, with Antonio Conte’s recent comments suggesting he has the full backing of his new manager:

“Lucas Moura is one of the best players in our squad. He links quality with quantity and he’s also a wonderful person. You always find on him a smile and I love to work with these types of players.” 

LUCAS MOURA UNDER CONTE:
Starts6
Subbed on2
Minutes532
Goals2
Assists3
Shots14
Shots in the box8
Penalty box touches22
Created chances12
xG1.53
xA1.16

LEANDRO TROSSARD

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Leandro Trossard (£6.1m) has started the season strongly, but in Fantasy terms, it has been a little underwhelming, with just four goals across his 18 Premier League appearances.

However, his most recent strike in Gameweek 19 signalled an upturn in form for Brighton and Hove Albion, which has seen them beat Brentford and Everton, whilst also taking a deserved point from Chelsea.

All things considered, that makes Trossard one of the more appealing midfield options on offer in Double Gameweek 22.

However, there are alternatives amongst Graham Potter’s squad, including the in-form Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) and Enock Mwepu (£5.9m), both of whom have impressed during recent matches.

“You can only pick 11 and Alexis (Mac Allister) has had to wait and be patient. He’s done that. He’s contributed from the bench, he’s been an important team player for us, and now he’s starting. He’s in a good moment. We were still thinking before the game, ‘can he go again?’ but he’s in a really good place. Confidence is high and when you are in that moment, it’s nice to keep going.” – Graham Potter discussing Alexis Mac Allister after Sunday’s win at Everton

DIOGO JOTA

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In the absence of Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Sadio Mane (£11.8m), there will be a big responsibility on the shoulders of Diogo Jota (£8.2m) to provide the firepower.

Amongst all midfielders, the Portuguese ranks second for xGI across the season, and despite just the one fixture against Brentford in Double Gameweek 22, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he came out on top against many of those who play twice.

It’s likely he’ll feature on one of the flanks against Thomas Frank’s side, rather than in his usual ‘false nine’ role. However, that may not be such a bad thing, especially when you consider just how many of the Bees’ chances are created from wider areas:

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THE OTHER CANDIDATES

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Having joined Burnley’s academy in 2014, Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for Sean Dyche’s side. During that time, his attacking output has often underwhelmed, but a Double Gameweek involving home fixtures against Leicester City and Watford is appealing and presents the perfect opportunity to kick-start his season.

Elsewhere, Jorginho (£5.9m) offers little attacking threat from open play but is on penalties at Chelsea, whilst Jarrod Bowen (£6.7m) and Demarai Gray (£5.5m) both look like good single Gameweek options, given that they take on Leeds United and Norwich City respectively.

Meanwhile, Tom Cleverley (£4.8m) and Moussa Sissoko (£4.4m) are alternative options at Watford who should at least offer appearance points across their two matches.


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1,092 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    I've not been paying much attention over the last few days - is Coufal out with Covid?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      He was positive early in the week. Moyes says he's hopefully back for Wed.

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Who cares. I give up with this stupid luck game

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Lol

  2. Shardlow
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    If Digne signs for Villa, does this mean that Targett will be benched most of the time?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes.

      1. NorCal Villan
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Until Digne is suspended for red cards or some other shithousery

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Everton is selling Digne to Villa???? What???

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          He had a big fall-out with Benitez, had an argument with him in front of other players during training a few weeks back, unhappy with how he was being used and not being on serpieces, etc. Villa rumoured to be most interested but a couple of other PL clubs want him too supposedly

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            Wow. Digne is a quality player, French international and they're pressure selling in January under those circumstances with current table? I'm sure Everton fans are delighted...

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        You'd imagine so, but Young is there too so I wouldn't say it would be plain sailing for Digne unless he picks up the type of form he's often threatened to but never has really been consistent with

    2. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Which defenders would you get on a WC alongside TAA and Cancelo?

      1. Vertigo
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Maybe Digne if he goes to Villa.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Royal or Reg

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Villa, City, Wolves

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Meant Spurs not City- you have Cancelo

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            If you already had Reguilon, TAA and Cancelo, would you add Emerson or someone else from AVL/WOL?

      4. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers lads

      5. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Anyone who might play or team doesn’t play the Leicester bottlers

        1. Jerse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Another stupid remark. Leicester have had to cope with injury crisis's at the end of the last two seasons when according to the brainless they "bottled" it. Rogers kept it going despite depleted teams for so long in both seasons. They also perform on the small % of the budget of teams they have constantly out performed for the last half a dozen seasons. A league title and an FA Cup in the last 5 seasons. Not bad for "bottlers".

          I assume you will be getting 2 or 3 Spurs players in for the double game week. A team with massive resources, I am racking my brains for what they have won in the last 20 years.

          I would suggest you have been listening to Lateriser rather too much !

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      FPL rule change
      If a game is called off, you get any relevant players average score

      Too much luck involved otherwise

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        So when you just bought a new signing? Back to the drawing board

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Actually, it's just a crap idea full stop. Buy the player whose points you missed because he will have a blank?

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          His season average

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        You can take your case to the European Court. Just stop whining, you bought players from rubbish teams for games 11 days after a deadline during a pandemic.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          I bought Pickford the week before as my GK had no fixture, Leicester are just bottlers

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Luck? How surprising is this? How surprising have any of the postponements been?

      4. Jerse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Not a bad idea. But, when I see folk still talking about bringing in say Leicester players for the double gameweek when Leicester only have 8 1st team players available at the moment and have just had a game postponed, I would suggest any such moves are brainless rather than unlucky !

    4. Shardlow
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Is Shaw first choice at United?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Probably- but is suspended until 19 January

        1. NorCal Villan
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            I’d rather have Martin Shaw in my defense than Luke

            Fun fact—Martin Shaw has a son named Luke

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes, but might miss a game if Leicester decide they’re “a bit short”

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Chaos is a ladder, and a snake.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          The higher you climb, the harder the hit when you hit the ground. And the snake bites you anyway.

      3. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Would you do Son > Maddison/Bruno or just roll ft?

        Sanchez
        TAA Keane Cancelo
        Bowen Gray Gallagher Jota
        Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

        Steele Livra* Son* White

        1. Bananafish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 16 hours ago

          Moura

      4. boroie
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Is the Everton Leicester game definitely off? It’s still showing on FPL…

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes, slow to update

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          New post clarifies that Leicester “are a bit short” due to Afcon and injuries

          **Sorry I mean covid

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            This