We are already passed through the three-fourth of the season, and ups and downs on the league table as slowed down, teams are trying to focus on their league table position to qualify for the various tournaments and to avoid relegation. After the end of FPL 2021/22 Gameweek 35, there has been a lot of share of points with the premium assets delivering huge points. Apart from the popular picks, there are quite a number of players, who have impressed over the weekend with points and underlying stats. The onset of good fixtures along with their form can really turn them into good replacements for the underperforming assets of the fantasy team. All the managers are trying to stabilize their teams with suitable options before the price hikes. In this FPL Gameweek 36 Watchlist 2021/22, we will be looking at 5 Fantasy players, who could become future transfer targets, carrying their good run.
FPL Gameweek 36 Watchlist 2021/22
The watchlist is back to identify players who’ve caught the eye based on recent performances and upcoming fixtures. Gameweek 36 possesses a unique threat with 12 teams having double gameweek, so here are a few suggestions for your consideration.
1. Heung-Min Son (Midfielder) – 11.0 Million
Tottenham Spurs‘ 3-1 win over Leicester City saw Heung-Min Son continue to outshine Harry Kane scoring twice after setting up his strike partner for the opener. He saved the best until the last turning in a sensational left-footed strike from outside the box, a shot which had just a 0.02 expected goals figure and which only a player full of confidence would take on.
Son has outscored Kane in each of the last six gameweeks now, amassing 73 points almost twice as many as Kane’s 37. On paper, there hasn’t been much between them 10 goal involvement for son, 8 for Kane in that time and Kane has in fact racked up the higher expected goal involved in a figure with 4.62 vs Son’s 3.97. But as is often the case the South Korean continues to outperform his expected goals figure. With Nketiah and Richarlison coming up as cheaper forward options, the move from Kane to Son might actually be worthwhile
2. Phil Foden (Midfielder) – 7.8 Million
After a rare rest against Watford Phil Foden set up 2 goals in a 4-0 win over Leeds on his return to the starting lineup. No player has created as many big chances as his 2 during gameweek 35, while only Gabriel Jesus carved out more than his 3 chances in total amongst teammates.
All eyes will be on his minutes against Real Madrid in midweek now ahead of double gameweek 36 but it’s worth noting, that Foden made 11 consecutive Premier League starts prior to his last rest. That run between gameweek’s 22 and 33 consisted of him scoring 3 goals trailing Riyad Mahrez with five and Kevin De Bruyne with six amongst Manchester City players.
But Foden took a team-leading tally of 19 shots in the box with Raheem Sterling the only teammate able to better his 3.69 expected goals figure. It’s difficult to see the league leaders slipping up in their four remaining matches, particularly against Wolverhampton Wanderers who’ve conceded the highest expected goals figure per game across the last six gameweeks.
3. Bukayo Saka (Midfielder) – 6.7 Million
With the rotation fear looming for Chelsea and Leicester City players, Bukayo Saka might be the safest option to go with for DGW36. The young Englishman has 4 goals involvement (2 Goals and 2Assists) in his last 4 matches averaging 6.75 FPL points per game. During the above-mentioned time, he has maintained an average of 0.66 xG and 0.08 xA.
Saka has landed a total of 20 shots, keeping 4 on target, and created 6 big chances. He also has an average of 7.2 touches in the opposition’s box per 90 in that spell. Apart from that his penalty and corner duties add value to his tally. Arsenal will face Leeds and Tottenham Spurs on gameweek 36 followed by Newcastle and Everton to close their season.
4. Richarlison (Forward) – 7.5 Million
Richarlison boasted Everton‘s survival hopes by scoring the all-important goal in their 1-0 win over Chelsea in the last gameweek. Nailed in the first 11, the Brazilian has been in form of late, with 4 goals and an assist across the last 5 gameweeks.
During that period he’s fired 21 shots with 17 in the box and 8 on target all league-high tallies and he’s recorded an unrivaled 0.37 expected goals + assists figure per 90 mins. At the same time, he has fashioned 0.39 big chances taking 4.48 touches in the opposition penalty box per 90 mins.
The two best mid-price strikers currently are Ollie Watkins and Richarlison. With Aston Villa facing Liverpool in their double gameweeks and additionally Burnley twice within a matter of a week who have a lot to play for to avoid relegation, the Toffees are blessed with a kinder double gameweek 36 and 37.
5. Eddie Nketiah (Forward) – 5.5 Million
Despite not getting on the scoresheet Eddie Nketiah approved a handful for the West Ham defense in gameweek 35. The 22-year-old took a match leading total of 6 touches in the opposition penalty box and landed a gameweek high tally of 4 shots on target that’s as many as Alexandre Lacazette has managed in his last nine Premier League matches.
Since being handed a starting berth against Southampton in gameweek 33 and Nketiah has taken 13 shots in four matches. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Bukayo Saka have fired more in that time each with 14. No player has landed more than his 7 shots on target meanwhile and only Saka has exceeded his 1.44 expected goals figure amongst teammates.
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