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Fantasy Premier League: Top Captain Picks For Gameweek 22

Gameweek 22 starts on January 30, colliding with the AfCON and AFC tournaments for national teams in Africa and Asia. As we know, FPL managers will face player absences due to these competitions. The Asian tournament spans from January 12 to 25, while the African tournament runs from January 13 to February 11. With the top two performers in the game unavailable and Erling Haaland still dealing with a foot injury, the options for the upcoming midweek games are limited. So, who should be considered for the captaincy in FPL Gameweek 22?

Here are the top captaincy picks for Gameweek 22:

Jarrod Bowen

Jarrod Bowen is set to play a favorable home game against Bournemouth, a team that has conceded seven goals in their last two matches. The English forward is having an impressive Premier League season, having already scored 11 goals. Over the last five gameweeks, Bowen has contributed two goals and one assist. Additionally, he found the back of the net the last time these two teams faced off in Gameweek 1. The potential return of Mohammed Kudus from the Africa Cup of Nations could further strengthen the Hammers’ lineup.

Bukayo Saka

Despite disappointing his six million managers in the previous 5-0 win against Crystal Palace by failing to register an attacking return, Bukayo Saka remains the most owned player in the game. In his last six games, he has only managed one attacking return, but his underlying statistics are promising. Saka ranks fourth among all players for shots in the last four gameweeks with 16 and is also fourth for key passes with 12. Having scored in the reverse fixture against Nottingham Forest, Saka always possesses the potential for a significant points haul.

Phil Foden

Manchester City faces promoted Burnley at the Etihad this week, and Phil Foden could be a key asset in the absence of Haaland, who is still recovering from a foot injury. Foden has been consistently delivering for Manchester City in the last four gameweeks, registering four attacking returns during this period. However, the return of Kevin De Bruyne from injury raises some uncertainty about Foden’s long-term influence as a winger.

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