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FPL best forward picks: Gameweek 11 Budget, differential and premium tips

By Andrew Francis

Published: 9:00, 3 November 2023

Who is the best striker to lead your line this week? We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 11. 

Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 11.

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 11
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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 78% Man City 14.0
Julian Alavarez 75% Man City 7.2
Darwin Nunez 74% Liverpool 7.5
Callum Wilson 70% Newcastle 7.8
Ollie Watkins 69% Aston Villa 8.4
Gabriel Jesus 67% Arsenal 7.8
Alexander Isak 63% Newcastle 7.4
Cody Gakpo 63% Liverpool 7.2
Eddie Nketiah 61% Arsenal 5.6
Nicolas Jackson 59% Chelsea 6.8

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 11, we’ll take a look at if you could benefit from moving away from Darwin Nunez (14.0%)

We think we may have identified a different striking option without compromising in quality.

Eddie Nketiah (7.1%) could be a viable option to make the switch to.

Nunez costs 1.9m more but his stats don’t hold up against Arsenal’s Nketiah, who could well benefit from an injury to Gabriel Jesus.

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 11.

Here are our recommendations.

The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal (68%)
  2. Joao Pedro, Brighton (58%)
  3. Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace (53%)

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
Aston Villa Ollie Watkins 69% 8.4
Brentford Yoane Wissa 54% 5.9
Brighton Joao Pedro 58% 5.3
Burnley Lyle Foster 30% 5.0
Crystal Palace Odsonne Edouard 53% 5.5
Liverpool Darwin Nunez 74% 7.5
Man City Erling Haaland 78% 14.0
Man United Rasmus Hojlund 76% 7.1
Wolves Matheus Cunha 32% 5.5