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The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit

We’re taking a position-by-position look at the best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) options for those considering ‘Free Hit’ transfer targets in Double Gameweek 22.

Following Thursday’s announcement that eight top-flight teams are due to play twice in the upcoming Gameweek, over a third of Fantasy Football Scout users have said they are planning to activate their Free Hit chip:

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Here we switch focus to forwards, with all stats taken from this article to be found in our Premium Members Area.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

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Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) hasn’t quite justified his outlay in FPL this season, producing eight goals and three assists across his 16 appearances, averaging 5.1 points per match.

However, as Manchester United’s penalty taker and focal point in attack, he is clearly one of the standout forward options on offer in Double Gameweek 22.

Under Ralf Rangnick, the Portuguese has posted team-leading totals for goal attempts, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances, penalty area touches and expected goals (xG), though his teams form is a concern, with several disjointed performances and only eight goals in their last seven matches in all competitions.

RONALDO’S GOAL THREAT – LAST SIX MATCHES
MetricTotalRank v other Premier League players
Goals42nd=
Goal attempts251st=
Shots in the box201st
Big chances81st=
xG4.981st

Ronaldo missed out on United’s narrow FA Cup third round win over Aston Villa on Monday, although his omission sounded very much precautionary in nature:

“I spoke with Cristiano (Ronaldo) yesterday before training, he told me that he’s had some problems for the last couple of days. Minor problems, but in the end, we decided that it made more sense to not take any risks in a game that could easily last 120 minutes, so we just decided to rest him, not play him at all.” – Ralf Rangnick

HARRY KANE

The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit

Under Antonio Conte, Tottenham Hotspur are clearly on an upward trajectory, having won five and drawn three of the Italian’s eight Premier League matches in charge.

During that time, they have scored 14 goals, averaging just under two xG per match.

As a result, Harry Kane (£12.2m) is clearly one of the best forward options on offer in Double Gameweek 22.

Despite a year which has seen him struggle to find his best form, the England international has improved in recent weeks, scoring three goals across his last four Premier League appearances.

KANE’S GOAL THREAT – LAST SIX MATCHES
MetricTotalRank v other Premier League players
Goals310th=
Goal attempts251st=
Shots in the box174th
Big chances64th=
xG3.795th

With attacking partner Son Heung-min (£10.7m) injured, Kane will need to step up in the north London derby, with an appealing trip to injury-ravaged Leicester City to follow.

JOSH KING / EMMANUEL DENNIS

Watford may well have the best fixture pairing in Double Gameweek 22, with Newcastle United and Burnley managing just four clean sheets between them all season.

Because of that, the Hornets’ attack, including Josh King (£5.8m) and Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) – who is expected to be fit, will understandably be targets for those on a Free Hit.

Heading into Double Gameweek 22, Dennis is the standout pick, with four goals in his last six matches, though it is worth noting that across the season, King comes out on top for xG and is also on penalties.

Josh King v Emmanuel Dennis goal threat 2021/22, via our new Premium Members Area

Claudio Ranieri’s side have underwhelmed of late, losing their last seven Premier League matches in a row, but you’d expect them to adopt a more attacking approach against weaker opposition, which in turn makes both King and Dennis appealing forward options in Double Gameweek 22.

ROMELU LUKAKU

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Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) has had a mixed start to his second stint at Chelsea, in part due to off-field issues which resulted in him being dropped in Double Gameweek 21.

On the pitch, he has produced five goals and one assist across his 13 Premier League appearances, with three of those attacking returns arriving in his last two games.

However, there is still a feeling that there is more to come from Lukaku, whilst his recent admission that he was “not happy” at Chelsea is somewhat off-putting.

Because of that, a move for the Belgian does feel risky, especially given his side’s fixtures against Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion, who have conceded just 13 and 20 goals respectively in 2021/22 so far.

THE OTHER CANDIDATES

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Chris Wood (£6.7m) was forced off with a groin problem at half-time of Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Huddersfield Town, adding to Burnley’s problems, which assistant manager Ian Woan touched on in his post-match interview:

“He felt his groin and it was touch and go but at the present time we can’t be gambling too much with our centre forwards. Vydra was off with Covid and is struggling himself with a slight hernia and Barnes is not there and is a few weeks away and we have the absence of Cornet as well. We had to be cautious and he (Wood) had to come off and we are limited, young McGlynn was our only option on the bench.”

However, if he does recover in time to face Leicester City, as one of the first names on Sean Dyche’s teamsheet, he instantly becomes an appealing option for Double Gameweek 22.

Despite that, there are reasons to be cautious around that specific tie. Neither Burnley nor the Foxes were able to call upon 13 senior outfielders in their FA Cup ties at the weekend (that being the threshold for a Premier League postponement), with Brendan Rodgers side down to eight. Leicester need to recover five first-teamers without losing any others, then, so it’s a game that’s surely ‘at risk’ status at present.

That suggests Patson Daka‘s (£7.1m) situation is also worth monitoring on the run up to Friday’s deadline.

At the time of writing, the 23-year-old is flagged, but is expected back for Burnley if it goes ahead, with the absences of Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.9m) creating an opening to spearhead the Foxes attack.

With four players away at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), plus an injury crisis, the squad is stretched, though it’s hard to argue against Daka’s influence when on the pitch this season, having produced two goals and three assists across 286 Premier League minutes.

Elsewhere, Ivan Toney (£6.6m) and Neal Maupay (£6.5m) are alternative options, though their respective fixtures are far from ideal, with games against Liverpool and Chelsea included in their double-headers.

That leaves single Gameweek options, like Michail Antonio (£7.8m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.7m), all of whom having appealing ties, though if on a Free Hit, it surely makes sense to target those forwards who potentially play twice.


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184 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    A. Moura, Ronaldo
    B. Maddison, Kane

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 14 hours ago

      Im going B because I want to captain Kane

  2. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Any intel of Broja? Does he get a start this eve? Or should I prepare myself for disappointment?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 14 hours ago

      Prepare for a disappointment, be happy if he starts or scores. Zero idea, but I expect him to get at least about 25 minutes.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        I'm resigned to a 1 pointer but maybe we'll get lucky. It does happen occasionally.

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 14 hours ago

      I expect him to start but maybe hope more than anything. Just dont want him being on the bench and coming on for a 1pt cameo blocking Saka sub pts. Anything but that!

  3. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Nice to see Egypt losing at HT. Hopefully it stays that way. We don't want Egypt progressing.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 14 hours ago

      We want Egypt to do well!!! If for no other reason, Ragabolly and Salah are Egyptian.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        Bothered. I want Salah back in the Liverpool team!

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Egypt

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah brace in 2nd half?

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says that the club are now feeling positive about Tino Livramento after the teenager took a big step forward in his recovery.

    Livramento is currently out with a meniscus injury (knee), picked up over the festive period that the club fear could see him set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        Usually your posts are very readable but I must admit I gave up on this one at the first amp?

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Just click it.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        So no chance he plays tonight

  6. Fuddled FC
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Any chance at all Dalot will play both?

    1. Drumandbaines123
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      It's possible. He's not fully nailed though so it's risky. And also picking up that ankle injury last night could hamper him too if it hasn't fully healed.

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Don't think so. Maybe one if we are lucky.

  7. FPL Kaka
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    What do you reckon?

    A) Bring in Kane (c)

    B) Bring in Dennis (c)

    I already own King

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane if you can afford

    2. No Need
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Might give Harry a go loves a goal v Arsenal

    3. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  8. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 14 hours ago

    Best midfielders to replace Salah & Son?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Reguilion
    Salah* Son* Jota Bowen
    Antonio King Dennis

    ramsdale dawson tierney esr

    1. Stevee10001
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      I’m gonna replace son with Maddison

    2. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Wondering the same myself. Don’t want to FH

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      N/A

  9. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Has there been an update on Son? His flag has gone from orange to red on FPL.

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Dreamt that Son started the next match, but blanked.

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Conte has now said he’s out until February.

  10. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Nigeria should have been 2-0 - chance missed

  11. Stevee10001
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Never thought I’d be saying this pre season but Ronaldo or Dennis captain?

  12. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Salah not getting a sniff here.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Coming home early

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Ref give the whistle a rest!!

  14. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Best double up:

    A) Ronaldo - Moura/Barnes
    B) Kane - Moura/Barnes
    C) Dennis - Bruno
    D) Dennis - KDB