FPL 2021/22: Gameweek 36 – Forwards Watchlist

Alric Fernandes
By Alric Fernandes
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A pulsating environment continues to grip FPL aficionados as the 2021/22 Premier League campaign moves into its final two weeks of the season. Having undergone a rollercoaster ride throughout the ongoing campaign, an intriguing race for the title is likely to head to the wire, with Fantasy Premier League managers remaining keen on moving up the ranks over the remaining fixtures.

While the midfielders and defenders are expected to deliver the bulk of points over the remaining fixtures, desperation to improve the team’s prospects could see the forwards flourish over the remainder of the season. With the forward line having struggled to provide a consistent asset this season, a double GW could potentially spark a period of redemption for the promising assets within the department.

Although FPL managers are expected to bolster their midfield and defences for the upcoming gameweek, a handful of promising forwards could handsomely add to their points tally this weekend. Hence, in this article, we take a look at three forward assets most likely to deliver returns whilst assessing their potential vis-à-vis the fixtures schedule over the remainder of the campaign.

EDDIE NKETIAH [£5.5M, LEE (H) & TOT (A)]

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Amongst the liveliest of forward assets in recent outings, Nketiah emerges as a tempting option for those looking for a differential option moving into the weekend. Having delivered promising displays; registering two goals in his last three outings, the forward is likely to continue retaining his place in the starting line-up as the Gunners look to secure Champions League football for next season.

Having made four consecutive starts in his last four appearances, Nketiah registers the joint-highest number of expected goals (0.50xG) and expected assists (0.23xA) per game amongst his teammates this season. Further, having shown his clinical nature in front of goal, the youngster emerges as a notable asset as Arsenal aims to gain maximum points over the remaining fixtures.

Facing two sides keen on improving their league standings amidst hopes of increasing their tally of clean sheets, Arsenal remain favourites to gain maximum points in game-week 36. With an opportunity to cement his place in the starting line-up against Leeds United, the youngster will be looking to deliver invaluable contributions over the two fixtures.

EMMANUEL DENNIS [£5.9M, CRY (A) & EVE (H)]

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Currently, the third-highest scoring FPL forward asset this season, Dennis emerges amongst the likeliest of attackers to deliver returns this weekend. Having registered a goal and an assist in his last three outings, the Nigerian remains the most favoured of Watford’s assets over the coming weeks.

Boasting the second-highest number of expected goals (7.5xG) whilst topping the charts for expected assists (3.2xA), Dennis emerges as a promising forward asset heading into an exciting weekend of Premier League football. Moreover, accounting for the highest number of shot-creating actions (91) alongside ranking the same for carries into the 18-yard-box (45) amongst his teammates, Dennis is likely to register his name on the scoresheet over the double-game week fixtures.

Facing two sides inconsistent in keeping clean sheets this season, Watford will be keen on improving their results with Dennis likely to start both fixtures in game-week 36.

RICHARLISON [£7.5M, LEI (A) & WAT (A)]

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Amongst the most tempting assets heading into the weekend, Richarlison remains the likeliest of forwards to deliver favourable returns over the two fixtures. Having scored twice in his last three outings, the Brazilian will be keen on guiding Everton out of the relegation zone before the end of the season.

Boasting the third-highest number of expected goals (0.33xG) per game amongst his teammates this season, Richarlison emerges as the most favourable of Everton’s assets over the double game week. Moreover, registering the second-highest number of carries into the 18-yard-box (23), alongside ranking fourth for shot-creating actions (51), the Brazilian is likely to deliver attacking returns this weekend.

Facing two sides likely to concede goals despite their home advantage, Everton will be desperate to gain maximum points with Richarlison likely to play a pivotal role in delivering the goals over the two fixtures.

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