There is still some uncertainty over Haaland’s return. To go with that we have an upcoming double GW25 and blank GW26.
So, keeping the future in mind while making transfers for the current GW is crucial.
Here are a few players who managers should consider bringing in for GW22.
Pep’s recent statement and Haaland’s absence against Spurs means we still don’t know whether he’ll start against Burnley.
Despite this, it could still be wise to bring him in a week earlier than most managers would, especially considering the upcoming double in GW25.
We don’t need to reiterate his capability of returning on the field but as a reminder, he has 14 goals and 5 assists in 15 appearances this season.
This comes along with his expected goals (xG) of 14.95.
According to Fantasy Football Pundit predicted points model, Haaland is only behind Phil Foden and Richarlison, despite being assigned a 70% chance of starting.
Tottenham face Brentford at home and they have 34% chance of keeping a clean sheet.
However, the value of owning Porro extends beyond clean sheets; it’s more of a bonus if they occur.
Porro has been consistent throughout the season, earning 5 or more points on 12 occasions.
Interestingly, only 5 of those occasions saw Spurs keeping a clean sheet.
He has been a BPS machine and since GW16 he has been Spurs’ best defender, starting all 6 games and accumulating 28 points.
However, it’s worth noting a couple of factors regarding Porro: the potential loss of set-piece duties with Maddison’s return and Tottenham’s blank in GW26.
City’s upcoming fixtures, coupled with a DGW25 adds to the appeal of another City asset.
Walker has been nailed on this season in their lineup, starting every league game this season and playing the full 90 minutes in 19 out of 20 starts.
Looking ahead, Manchester City boasts the best Clean Sheet (CS) average over the next 5 GWs, at an impressive 52%.
Walker is projected to have a predicted points total of 24.0, placing him second among defenders.
Ake and Gvardiol emerge as alternative defensive options for Manchester City.
Ake is predicted to score 26.1 points during the next 5 GWs, while Gvardiol is predicted to have 22.2 points.
Eze presents himself as a decent differential option for GW 22.
With a mere 3.2% ownership and a price tag of £6.0m, he offers managers an opportunity to mix their squads while dealing with the template players.
Palace enjoys the second-best clean sheet odds (48%) for GW22, facing Sheffield United at home.
Additionally, Eze is on penalty duties.