Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 22: Goalkeepers and Defenders

Baines is back, baby!

Leighton Baines, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 22
Baines… Yours for just £7.4m (Image: nicksarebi)

Come and have a gander at our Fantasy Football tips Gameweek 22 goalkeepers and defenders round-up!

We can’t be certain of what will occur in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures, so there is a chance – just a small one – that our Fantasy Football tips might not work out for you.

Rest assured, though, that our educated guesses are at least as educated as they are guessed.

Our Fantasy Football tips are based on the official Premier League version of the game, but the principles should apply more or less across the board.

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Shall we, then? Oh, we shall.

Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 22: Goalkeepers and Defenders

Aleksandar Kolarov set up the opening goal in Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Newcastle United, and earned himself three bonus points as he claimed a nifty 12-point haul.

This follows his 9-point return from the 3-2 win at Swansea City, in which he scored the winner – as such, we daresay the Serbian left-back is looking increasingly essential at just £5.3m.

City are at home to struggling Cardiff City this weekend, so another clean sheet aligned with a goal and/or assist isn’t out of the question.

Though we write this in advance of their trip to Aston Villa tonight, Arsenal’s defensive mojo seems to have returned in recent weeks – another shut-out therefore looks likely as they host a Fulham side in wretched form.

Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny both offer good value for money at just £5.6m apiece, while deputy left-back Nacho Monreal can be had for just £5.1m.

Everton’s Leighton Baines is back in business, the top-rated defender of last season claiming an assist and a clean sheet in the 2-0 win at home to Norwich City.

He may cost a whopping £7.4m, but his returns of 11 and 12 points from the last two games show just how valuable he can be.

This weekend takes the high-flying Toffees to West Bromwich Albion, by no means an easy game but a decent opportunity nonetheless for points-accumulating.

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc kept an impressive number of clean sheets in the early stages of the season and he managed another in his first game back from an injury-enforced absence, a 1-0 win at home to West Brom.

If this is indicative of performances to come then the Pole will be a bargain at £4.7m, not to mention the rest of Saints’ reasonably priced back line.

Our 0-0 tip for the weekend has to be Norwich City v Hull City, so you might want to avail of the bargains on offer between those two sides.

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