Due to the festive period, we did not cover Gameweek 20 in the FPL. However, we are back with our Gameweek 21 top picks after mixed results in Gameweek 19. Here are the four FPL players in the latest round of FPL:
While many FPL players will be looking to recruit the defender’s teammate Marcos Alonso, Azpilicueta offers an alternative at 0.03 (£6.9m) cheaper than Alonso. While Alonso provides a goal threat, Azpilicueta offers points at both ends of the field.
The Spaniard has already produced six assists this season, with striker Alvaro Morata benefitting most from Azpilicueta’s passes. The Chelsea backline is pretty secure too at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues have conceded just once in their last five league games. With struggling Stoke visiting this weekend, the Blues should improve upon that record.
One other factor in Azpilicueta’s favour is a habit of picking up bonus points. The defender has picked up a massive 15 bonus points, four more than Alonso. In fact, no defender has picked up more bonus points than the Chelsea star.
The German playmaker burst on to the Premier League scene in the early months of the campaign. In fact, he has scored four goals and produced five assists so far this season, not bad for a bargain buy this summer.
The 26-year-old has gone slightly off the boil in recent months. However, a goal and three bonus points in his last start against Watford may just be a sign that playmaker is set for a renaissance in form.
A price tag of just £5.9m offers great value for a player who is on set-pieces and comes up against a Newcastle side this weekend that have lost their last five home games in the Premier League.
It is worth noting that Gross has delivered more points this season than Dele Alli, Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez.
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
The winger seems to have hit form for the Red Devils in recent months. A brace in United’s 2-2 draw against Burnley on Boxing Day means the 25-year-old has now scored three times and produced one assist in his last three appearances for United, despite only starting two of those games.
A tally of six goals and four assists this season is a respectable one for a player who does not always start games. He surely has to start this weekend’s home game against Southampton, though. At £6.1m, Lingard is a budget-friendly option that is hard to ignore.
With Tottenham’s Harry Kane game less in Gameweek 21 and other big-hitters at risk of rotation, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata looks like a no-brainer for your attack at £10.6m.
The Spaniard comes up against the worst defence in the league Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The former Real Madrid star has been in and out of the Blues team due to injury and suspension in recent weeks.
However, he returned to scoring ways last time out in a 2-0 win over Brighton. With the Blues struggling for forward options, he looks to be rotation-proof this weekend.
A record of 10 goals, 4 assists and 13 bonus points suggest that the Spanish international is enjoying a very profitable debut Premier League campaign. If you have the funds then Morata could prove to be a very useful temporary replacement for Kane for Gameweek 21.
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