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by Neil Sherwin

With six teams playing twice this gameweek there are plenty of fantasy football points up for grabs, though Fernando Torres won’t be responsible for any of them.

An injury to Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has meant that there was no choice but to use this week’s transfer to get in a replacement.

The Spaniard needs an operation and will out for six weeks so the obvious person to come in is Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.

The Champions have two home games this gameweek against Burnley and Hull City and will be expecting maximum points. Rooney has also been put as captain in the hope that he can bag at least a couple of goals.

After the transfer we still have 2.7 million to play around with.

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is due to return from a injury and will join teammates Armand Traore and Abou Diaby, as well as Rooney, Patrice Evra and Gary Cahill, for the double gameweek.

James Milner hasn’t had the best of times lately, though hopefully his midweek Carling Cup goal will put him back on the right track, while Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey could be a decent bet for a goal away to Blackburn Rovers.

Carlos Tevez was the hero of Gameweek 21 where we only had five players playing due to the weather. His stunning hattrick against Blackburn, coupled with his role as captain, meant the Argentine contributed 34 of the 51 point total.

His rich vein of form has made him the subject of thousands of transfers over the past few weeks.

Both Patrice Evra and Abou Diaby contributed assists, while Joe Hart bagged two bonus points for yet another superb performance in goal for Birmingham City.

The team currently sits in 11,528th place out of a total of 2,231,234 teams.

Teams for Gameweek 22 -

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