FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22: 5 Fantasy players to watch out for

5 players to transfer in for the upcoming gameweeks!

The FPL Cup has started on a pretty negative omen as COVID seems to be back at its might. The fantasy premier league is giving headaches for sure, with the recent outbreak of Covid-19 among the premier league players. Out of them, we have still managed to shortlist a rundown of watchlist candidates who can help you bolster your rankings in the overall league and help you gain the advantage over your opponents in the fantasy premier league cup. But keeping that said, several games are getting postponed or canceled within the blink of an eye and hence it is really tough to predict which game will actually take place. However, in this FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22 we will be looking at 5 Fantasy players, who could become future transfer targets, carrying their good run.

FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22

1. Matt Targett (Defender) – 4.7 million

Aston Villa has found their rhythm since when Gerrad has picked up the managerial role and we are witnessing its glances. In their last match against Norwich, they had comfortable with a clean sheet. During the game, Targett has 2 touches in the opposition’s box and 2 shots towards to woodwork however, none of them was on target. In this season The Englishman has started 15 matches and managed to keep a total of 4 clean sheets, 2 of them came in his last six matches.

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FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22: Matt Targett

Targett has scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist creating 17 chances in this season with 0.03 (xG/90) expected non-penalty goals figure and 01.5 (xA/90) expected assists figure. The fixtures are looking pretty much in favor of Aston villa till the beginning of March. Villa’s three out of the next four gameweeks includes Burnley, Leeds, and Brentford which is a great chance for the defenders to pick up some clean sheets.

2. Phil Foden (Midfielder) – 8.1 million

Phil Foden was remarkable in Manchester City‘s 7-0 ruthless win over Leeds last gameweek. Coming with 1 goal and assist each, the young Englishman was the spearhead of the City attack. No midfielder could better his 5 attempted assists in gameweek 17 while only Jota and De Bruyne took more than his 6 shots. Foden possesses an amazing non-penalty expected goal figure of 0.50 (xG/90) and an expected assist figure of 0.39 (xA/90). Although De Bruyne, Gundogan, and Bernardo Silva now all fit its’ still Foden who stands out as the best fantasy option.

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FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22: Phil Foden

Manchester City has fixtures against Newcastle, Leicester, and Brentford coming up next and if you are looking to bring in a City midfielder at this time of the week, you should look no further than Phil Foden. He is almost as nailed on as anyone in their first 11 as long as he stays fit

3. Emile Smith Rowe (Midfielder) – 6.0 million

Currently, Arsenal’s top goals scorer with 6, Smith Rowe gets his name at the first place on the team sheet. He has an average of 6.85 FPL points per match in his last seven games. During that time he has scored 5 goals and provided 1 assist. The young Englishman has created 2 big chances with an expected assist figure of 0.14 (xA/90) and a non-penalty expected goal figure of 0.15 (xG/90) keeping 7 shots on target.

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FPL Gameweek 18 Watchlist 2021/22: Emile Smith Rowe (Image via The Sun)

Arsenal will face Leeds and Norwich in their next two gameweeks who stand on 16th and 20th on the table respectively. Apart from that, under this COVID situation, Arsenal is the safest to pick up players as they have a very good Covid protocol and they are very strict about it.

4. Iikay Gundogan (Midfielder) – 7.3 million

Manchester City is up and running at the top of the premier league table, banging 7 goals against Leeds United at home last gameweek. Out of all the attacking threats that Manchester City possesses, Iikay Gundogan is the least selected player by all fantasy premier league managers in the season so far with a percentage of 3.8 globally. The Manchester City midfielder has accumulated a total of 62 points this season, 7 coming from the previous fixture playing just a half of the game.

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FPL Gameweek 18 Differential 2021/22:Ilkay Gundogan (Image via The Telegraph)

Gundogan has scored 3 goals already this season and played his part in assisting four goals also. Keeping in mind an interesting run of fixtures coming up for Manchester City in the next few game weeks as they face Newcastle, Leicester, and Brentford in the next three matches, The German international can turn out to be a pretty important asset to have at this point of time in your fantasy premier league squad.

4. Alexandre Lacazette (Forward) – 8.3 million

It is common knowledge that forwards gives a run of money in the fantasy premier league game but in case you want a differential pick to bolster your rankings in gameweek 18, Alexandre Lacazette is the perfect man for you. A differential pick with a team selected by 1.8% global users, Laca is looking sharp as a prolific attacker to break down Leeds United and their defense.

Aubameyang is currently out from captain duties and might even be dropped for a rumored breakout with manager Mikel Arteta. In this situation and with Leeds United’s leaky defense, Alexandre Lacazette can be a much-worthy differential player to have in the squad this game week.

Alexandre Lacazette FPL Fantasy Watchlist
FPL Gameweek 18 Differential 2021/22: Alexandre Lacazette

The French international has secured a total of 28 FPL points this season scoring twice and assisting once, being a guaranteed starter in the last three games in the English premier league. To put that into context he has accumulated a total of 12 points in the last three games only does making him convincing to have.

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