Everything you need to know before Fantasy Football Week 22

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Did you know that Ross Barkley has created more chances than any other English player in the Premier League so far this season?

No? Well, that’s exactly why you need to read this before confidently setting yourself up for another disastrous week of Fantasy Football. And though these aren’t quite football betting tips, they might help with your accumulators too.

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James Milner has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against Swansea (two for Liverpool, one for Manchester City).

Jordan Henderson has scored three goals and set up two more in his last five Premier League games against Swansea.

Tom Cleverley has scored in just one of his last 24 Premier League appearances, but it was against Bournemouth in April 2016. He also claimed an assist that day.

Romelu Lukaku has scored four of Everton’s last five Premier League goals against Crystal Palace.

Alexis Sanchez has scored three and assisted another in his two previous games against Burnley at Emirates Stadium.

Diego Costa has scored in all three of his previous Premier League appearances against Hull City, assisting twice. He is expected to feature against the Tigers on Sunday.

Eden Hazard has scored three and assisted another in his last four Premier League games against Hull.

In form

Ross Barkley has created more chances (47) than any other English player in the Premier League this season. He recorded two assists in his last game against Manchester City.

Michail Antonio has been directly involved in more goals (11) in the Premier League than any other West Ham player this season (8 goals, 3 assists).

Peter Crouch has scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances for Stoke City.

Charlie Adam has recorded three assists in his last two Premier League games, as many as he had in his previous 71 matches.

Only Ruud van Nistelrooy and Dwight Yorke (15 each) scored more goals in their first 20 Premier League games for Manchester United than Zlatan Ibrahimovic has managed (14).

Only Sergio Aguero (28) and Harry Kane (27) have scored more Premier League goals than Jermain Defoe since the start of 2016 (23).

Kevin De Bruyne (9) and Christian Eriksen (8) are the leading assist makers in the Premier League this season (West Brom’s Matt Phillips also has 8).

The last 10 Premier League goals scored by Tottenham players have been netted by Harry Kane or Dele Alli (five each).

Olivier Giroud has scored in his last four Premier League appearances for Arsenal, his best run since April 2015. He has scored in each of his last nine starts for the Gunners in all competitions, scoring 11 goals in total.

Pedro has already been directly involved in more Premier League goals this season (5 goals, 5 assists) than in the whole of last season (7 goals, 2 assists).

Need to know

Peter Crouch’s next goal will be his 100th in the competition, but only two of his 99 have come against Manchester United (in 23 games).

Sunderland have had just four different goalscorers this season – Jermain Defoe, Victor Anichebe, Patrick van Aanholt and Fabio Borini.

Hugo Lloris has conceded 11 goals in three Premier League appearances at the Etihad Stadium.

Only Ben Mee, Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes have scored an away goal for Burnley in the Premier League so far this season.