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FPL winter watchlist: Pick Mount on a Free Hit

By The Scout 11 Jan 2022
Mason Mount, Chelsea

The Scout assesses the top midfield options for Double Gameweek 22 and beyond

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The Scout assesses the best options by position in Fantasy Premier League for managers planning for Double Gameweek 22 and beyond. 

Mason Mount (CHE) £7.7m

The England star is Chelsea’s form player ahead of their trips to Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 22. 

Mount has produced four goals, three assists and 49 points in his last eight matches. 

Mount's GW14 goal v Watford

The underlying numbers further highlight his major influence on the Chelsea attack in that run.

His 23 shots, 17 shots in the box and 17 chances created all rank among the top four players in Fantasy from Gameweek 14 onwards. 

The Blues' subsequent schedule means Mount is an ideal option for managers playing their Free Hit chip in Gameweek 22.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are set to blank in Gameweeks 24 and 25 due to their participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.

James Maddison (LEI) £6.9m

The Leicester City midfielder heads into Double Gameweek 22 in the best form of his career in Fantasy.

Maddison has amassed 55 points in his last six outings, returning double-figure hauls on four occasions.

He has scored seven goals and supplied seven assists in his last 10 matches in all competitions, highlighting his huge all-round potential against Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur.

Nonetheless, Leicester’s current injury problems means managers should wait until nearer the deadline before investing, after their Gameweek 21 encounter with Everton was postponed. 

Lucas Moura (TOT) £6.5m

The Brazilian’s appeal as the go-to Spurs midfielder for Double Gameweek 22 has been lifted by an injury to team-mate Son Heung-min (£10.7m).

Lucas’s output under Antonio Conte certainly merits consideration for their meetings with Arsenal and Leicester. 

He has produced all of his attacking returns this season, two goals and three assists, in his six starts for the Italian.

Indeed, Lucas has averaged 6.7 points per match when named in the first XI for the new head coach.

Leandro Trossard (BHA) £6.1m

Brighton are among only two sides to play at home twice in Gameweek 22, hosting Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

Trossard's importance to the Seagulls is shown by the underlying statistics.

At home, his 31 shots, 14 shots in the box, 13 shots on target and 16 key passes are all more than any team-mate.

Brighton also have a favourable schedule after their blank in Gameweek 24.

From Gameweek 25 onwards, three of their four matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings

Diogo Jota (LIV) £8.2m

Liverpool’s Portuguese has a single fixture in Gameweek 22, at home to Brentford.

However, Jota has the potential to outscore many players who have two matches.

He has scored four goals and returned 29 points in his last three starts at Anfield.

The Reds also have a very kind schedule to follow, facing Palace, Leicester, Burnley and Norwich City in the subsequent four Gameweeks.

Tomorrow: FPL winter watchlist: King an armband differential

Also in this series

Part 1: Fixtures favour De Gea
Part 2: Reguilon can break the template
Part 4: King an armband differential

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