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Premier League 2021/22 Season: FPL Gameweek 14 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team - Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones - compete for FPL and league standings supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head-to-head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. We also comb over other relevant statistics, impressions and insight from around the game and the league to best navigate you through the weekly helping of fixtures. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2021/22: Gameweek 14 Fixtures

Premier League 2021/22 Season: FPL Gameweek 14 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain, or on Instagram!

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 14

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Leeds 1-1 Crystal Palace

Southampton 1-2 Leicester

Watford 0-2 Chelsea

West Ham 2-0 Brighton

Wolves 1-0 Burnley

Aston Villa 2-1 Man City

Everton 0-3 Liverpool

Spurs 2-0 Brentford

Man United 2-1 Arsenal


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 14


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Aston Villa (Watch): I just have a sneaking suspicion that there is going to be an upset on the cards, especially as Steven Gerrard has notched two wins so far on his start to life as a Premier League manager. Gerrard’s first big test is against Pep Guardiola, and he will want to make a quick impression at the top level. Villa have been good lately, and it could be an entertaining game to watch.


Man United (Watch): This is normally a game where I would put the (???) due to my belief this game ends in a draw. I do believe that Manchester United will win, mostly because Arsenal struggle against better teams, and United did spring a surprise point against Chelsea. It is great to see Sancho finally on the scoresheet, and it will be interesting to see what the new United manager can do when he takes charge of the dugout.


Newcastle (Avoid): It may look like a must win game for Newcastle, but I highly doubt that on their current form they will win a game this season. I don’t see how they are getting a win until the new ownership start pumping serious money into the club. People keep saying that Steve Bruce had an impossible job, so he can’t be criticised, and that it is a sideways move to employ Eddie Howe. That is flawed logic because the reason why Newcastle are in their impossible situation is because of Steve Bruce! He butchered a solid Rafa Benitez team that could frustrate teams and pick up enough points to not even think of relegation. Howe has his work cut out because he is picking up the pieces of one of the ineptest managers of the modern era. It may already be too late. This fixture is a trap.


Top FPL player targets this weekend:

GK: José Malheiro de Sá (WOL, GK, £5.0mil, 2.8% ownership)

DEF: Marc Guéhi (CRY, DEF, £4.5mil, 0.9% ownership)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV, MID, £7.7mil, 20.8% ownership) FWD: Jamie Vardy (LEI, FWD, £10.6mil, 26.6% ownership)


Gameweek 14 – FPL Differential Picks:

NEW/NOR: Teemu Pukki (NOR, FWD, £5.8mil, 5.2% ownership)

LEE/CRY: Marc Guéhi (CRY, DEF, £4.5mil, 0.9% ownership)

SOU/LEI: James Maddison (LEI, MID, £6.6mil, 4.5% ownership)

WAT/CHE: Trevoh Chalobah (CHE, DEF. £4.8mil, 4.6% ownership)

WHU/BHA: Jarrod Bowen (WHU, MID, £6.4mil, 3.1% ownership)

WOL/BUR: José Malheiro de Sá (WOL, GK, £5.0mil, 2.8% ownership)

AVL/MCI: John McGinn (AVL, MID, £5.8mil, 1.1% ownership)

EVE/LIV: Sadio Mané (LIV, MID, £12.1mil, 5.0% ownership)

TOT/BRE: Emerson Royal (TOT, DEF, £4.9mil, 0.6% ownership)

MUN/ARS: Jadon Sancho (MUN, MID, £8.9mil, 2.0% ownership)


Differential Captain: Jadon Sancho (Manchester United)

Before the season you’d think that the former Borussia Dortmund winger would be able to transition into the Premier League, but it turned up to be a slow burn. Sancho has had to adapt to the Premier League, and to the scrutiny of stat driven data that says ‘he hasn’t done anything in his last ten games’ when he only starts one of them. Lately though, Sancho has started to show a glimpse of his potential with back-to-back games in the Champions League and then his first Premier League goal against Chelsea on Sunday. Rising to the occasion in big games, there is a big one on Thursday night when Arsenal visit Old Trafford. I am backing Sancho to build on the recent performances and be a thorn in the Gunners side.


Gameweek 14 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamad Salah (Liverpool)

Alternative: Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Differential: Jadon Sancho (Manchester United)


England vs. FPL:

This week in ‘3 Lions vs. Mo Salah’ the Islanders beat the average score for the fourth straight Gameweek. Because Mo Salah isn’t returning a 24pt or higher captaincy every week it means the average score struggles to get past the 50pt mark. There was lots of defensive returns as per usual, and my transfer of Ben White in for Ben Chilwell was one that continued the defensive returns run. I even captained Trent Alexander-Arnold who collected 18pts after Liverpool dominated Southampton.


After recording the same score of 62pts I have been looking at which Lion is needed for my team. I have gone back to a GW1 player in Jadon Sancho now that he is in some form. I am dropping Foden and instituting a ten week ban on City players…every single time I transfer one in they don’t play or get negative points. Elsewhere, I am dropping Demarai Gray for James Maddison, with the midfielder having an influential game against Watford and having a clear run of fixtures.


Ins: Jadon Sancho (MUN), James Maddison (LEI)

Outs: Phil Foden (MCI), Demarai Gray (EVE)


GW13 Returns: 5/11

GW13 Points: 62pts

GW13 Average Points: 44pts


England FPL XI

Formation: 3-4-3


GK: Aaron Ramsdale (ARS)


DEF: Reece James (CHE)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) - (VC)

DEF: Conor Coady (WOL)

MID: Jadon Sancho (MUN)

MID: Emile Smith Rowe (ARS)

MID: James Maddison (LEI)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)


FWD: Jamie Vardy (LEI) - (C)

FWD: Harry Kane (TOT)

FWD: Ollie Watkins (AVL)


Substitutes:

GK: James McCarthy (SOU)

MID: Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE)

DEF: Aaron Creswell (WHU)

DEF: Ben White (ARS)


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 14

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: José Sá (WOL)


DEF: Ben Johnson (WHU)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Reece James (CHE)


MID: James Maddison (LEI)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV) - (C)

MID: Jadon Sancho (MUN)


FOR: Michail Antonio (WHU)

FOR: Jamie Vardy (LEI) - (VC)

FOR: Harry Kane (TOT)


Substitutes


GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)

MID: Bernardo Silva (MCI)

DEF: Marc Guéhi (CRY)

DEF: Joao Cancelo (MCI)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 14

Newcastle 2-1 Norwich

Leeds 2-2 Crystal Palace

Southampton 1-2 Leicester

Watford 0-3 Chelsea

West Ham 1-0 Brighton

Wolves 1-0 Burnley

Aston Villa 1-3 Man City

Everton 0-2 Liverpool

Spurs 1-1 Brentford

Man United 1-1 Arsenal


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 14


What are the potential stumbling blocks to a good Gameweek 14?:

1) Rotation: It’s a set of midweek games, so expect some form of tinkering, even if minimal. Pep Guardiola will likely be on many hit lists though

2) Too Much Tinkering: Aside from a knock to Reece James, there a lot of favourable fixtures in FPL this week, so you shouldn’t be looking at making too many big moves or dropping points if you can help it.

3) Everton vs. Liverpool: This game loves a 0-0 draw, and if that is repeated this season, the average score might go down due to Salah’s massive 72.5% ownership.

4) Main Advice: Keep is nice and easy this week, your picks, just like this article this week, don’t have to take that much time.


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Newcastle (Watch): Make or break for my beloved Magpies, it appears, as a couple of winnable home games against Norwich and Burnley arrive. No wins in 13 games makes the story of the season damning, but a couple of wins and we’re back in the hunt ahead of what I’m anticipating to be a mammoth month in the January transfer window. For once, I am on the side of optimism and think we’ll get our first wins of the season to heat up the race for survival. A loss though against Norwich of all teams, at home of all places, will be pretty damning though – how would you bounce back from that?


Leicester (Watch): Vardy’s on form and Southampton might have scares of the 9-0 win for The Foxes – just got a gut feeling Leicester are well equipped against Southampton’s defensive shape to exploit holes to create space for Maddison and company.


Wolves & West Ham (Watch): Hosting a couple of odd ball teams, I’ve got a feeling that a few of these midweek games this week will be low scoring and these will be two of them.


Spurs (Avoid): Still not sold and think they’re in for a tough game against Brentford. Until I am given clear signs that Spurs have turned a corner, I’ll be as far away as possible from their attacking options as possible.


Man United & Arsenal (Avoid): What an opportunity for both teams in this one to get a result – it’s largely improbably to call though due to the changing of the guard at United, and the fact Arsenal just aren’t that reliable. Proper wildcard game to call, which puts this in the category of one to avoid if you’re looking to nail FPL points to the board.


Gameweek 14 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

Alternative: Gabriel Jesus (MCI)

Differential: Callum Wilson (NEW)


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 14

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)


DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Joao Cancelo (MCI)

DEF: Reece James (CHE) – even if he misses out


MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV) – (C)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

MID: Raphinha (LEE)


FOR: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

FOR: Gabriel Jesus (MCI) – (VC)

FOR: Callum Wilson (NEW)


Substitutes


GK: Martin Dubravka (NEW)

MID: Emile Smith-Rowe (ARS)

DEF: Eric Dier (TOT)

DEF: Ben Johnson (WHU)


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