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FPL best forward picks: Budget, differential and premium tips for Gameweek 10

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:45, 25 October 2023

Who should lead your line in FPL this week? We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 10. 

Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 10.

What is Squawka Score? You can learn more about how we devised our fantasy football ranking system here.

Best FPL forwards
Top forward pick for Gameweek 10
Best cheap forwards for Gameweek 10
Best forwards with easy fixtures

Plenty of striking options available

Here are the top 10 Premier League forwards based on their FPL Squawka Score from the 2023 calendar year.

Player FPL Squawka Score 23/24 Team 23/24 FPL Price
Erling Haaland 75% Man City 14.0
Darwin Nunez 73% Liverpool 7.4
Callum Wilson 71% Newcastle 7.8
Ollie Watkins 67% Aston Villa 8.3
Gabriel Jesus 67% Arsenal 7.9
Cody Gakpo 64% Liverpool 7.2
Alexander Isak 64% Newcastle 7.5
Nicolas Jackson 63% Chelsea 6.9
Eddie Nketiah 56% Arsenal 5.5
Yoane Wissa 54% Brentford 5.9

Which Newcastle striker should be your selection?

In our Differential Duel feature, we look for a player who scores well on our system but is not being selected by most FPL managers.

We will then pit that player against a comparable asset who is being widely selected and it’s on you to make the all-important final decision.

Ahead of Gameweek 10, we’ll take a look at if you could benefit from moving away from Alexander Isak (19.7%).

We think we may have identified a different striking option without compromising in quality, and we didn’t have to look far.

Isak’s teammate, Callum Wilson is owned by just 4.5% of FPL players, and represents some good value.

Wilson costs 0.3m more but his stats hold up compared to his strike partner, meaning he could be the man to step in and grab the goals for Newcastle this weekend.

Here’s how their per 90 stats from 2023/24 compare on our Comparison Matrix

Joao Pedro the man to turn to

We have run the numbers from 2023 through our Squawka Score super computer to find some budget forwards ahead of Gameweek 10.

Here are our recommendations.

The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Joao Pedro, Brighton (73%)
  2. Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal (68%)
  3. Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace (61%)

The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Yoane Wissa, Brentford (54%)
  2. Evan Ferguson, Brighton (50%)
  3. Carlton Morris, Luton (49%)

Watkins the key man this week

You more than likely have a pretty good idea of who you want leading your line this weekend, but we have one more factor for you to take into consideration.

Combining the numbers on the FPL’s official Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR) with our Squawka Score system, we have determined below the best forwards to pick from each club with what is considered an ‘easy’ match this Gameweek.

Team Top pick FPL Squawka Score 23/24 FPL Price
Arsenal Gabriel Jesus 67% 7.9
Aston Villa Ollie Watkins 67% 8.3
Bournemouth Dominic Solanke 46% 6.4
Brighton Danny Welbeck 54% 5.8
Burnley Lyle Foster 30% 5.0
Liverpool Darwin Nunez 73% 7.4
Newcastle Callum Wilson 71% 7.8
Spurs N/A N/A N/A
West Ham Danny Ings 40% 5.7