Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 22: Hidden Gems From The January Transfer Window

We now have a whole bunch of new players to choose from in FPL!
10:00, 02 Feb 2023

It might feel like yesterday but it has been two weeks since the last Premier League matches! With the FA Cup and League Cup, we’ve been treated to a buffet of cup football, but it’s time to put down those cocktail sausages and start to get stuck into the bread and butter once more. 

Friday night football returns with a west London derby as Fulham host Chelsea so do not miss that deadline! Here are our three tips for green arrows this weekend. 

January transfers bring fresh faces

Of course we must talk about the drama that went down on deadline day. Clubs in the Premier League went wild in an attempt to strengthen before the window closed and it looks to have thrown up some key opportunities. 

Anthony Gordon’s £40m transfer makes him an asset at just £5.2m and 1.1% ownership. Meanwhile Enzo Fernandez might have been the big money signing, but he is worth staying away from given his defensive nature. 


Keylor Navas should be Nottingham Forest’s first choice keeper at £4.5m, while Harry Souttar, Felipe, Jame Bree are all the same price. Tottenham Hotspur’s new boy Pedro Porro is £5m, as is Weston McKennie at Leeds and Antoine Semenyo at Bournemouth. 

Semenyo could be a gem if he gets regular starts, but the real value could lie in Manchester United’s Marcel Sabitzer. He is set to be Christian Eriksen’s replacement and could be an incredible differential at £5m. If he can get in the same sort of positions as the Dane, he could be a gamechanger. 

Manchester City defence

It wasn’t just the incomings that have affected squads. Manchester City in particular shocked the league as Joao Cancelo was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich after an argument with Pep Guardiola.

It leaves City with limited options in the full-back areas, and that spells opportunity for FPL managers. Nathan Ake with his recent good performances looks like first choice left-back at £5m, Kyle Walker could see more minutes at £4.8m and Manuel Akanji has had plenty of minutes. 

But the FPL one to pick out here has to be Rico Lewis. He has looked incredible since breaking into the team and it is his good performances that kept Cancelo out and ultimately led to his exit. His FPL price? Just £3.9m. Get him in. 

Manchester United’s double gameweek

One of the most in-form teams in the entire league has a double gameweek. Two games at home, both against much weaker opposition in Crystal Palace and Leeds United. Most managers are expecting two handsome wins for Erik ten Hag’s side, so make sure you have multiple assets in your team.

If you don’t own Marcus Rashford at this stage, FPL probably isn’t for you. Elsewhere, Luke Shaw continues to impress while Bruno Fernandes could have a stunning week at £9.9m. Wout Weghorst is a forward option at £6m and just 1.1% ownership and keep an eye out for Jadon Sancho’s return to action. 

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