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FPL best forward picks: Gameweek 13 Budget, differential and premium tips

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:58, 20 November 2023

Who is the best striker to lead your line this week? We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 13. 

Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 13.

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

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Plenty of striking options available

Here are the top 10 Premier League forwards based on their FPL Squawka Score from the 2023/24.

Player FPL Squawka Score 23/24 Team 23/24 FPL Price
Darwin Nunez 85% Liverpool 7.5
Erling Haaland 80% Man City 14.0
Julian Alvarez 71% Man City 7.1
Ollie Watkins 67% Aston Villa 8.4
Nicolas Jackson 59% Chelsea 6.8
Callum Wilson 58% Newcastle 7.9
Alexander Isak 52% Newcastle 7.4
Odsonne Edouard 52% Crystal Palace 5.5
Eddie Nketiah 49% Arsenal 5.7
Beto 48% Everton 5.8

Which 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 13, we’ll take a look at if you could benefit from moving away from Darwin Nunez (16.4%)

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

Eddie Nketiah (10.2%) could be a viable option to make the switch to.

Nunez costs 1.8m 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

Edouard 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 13.

Here are our recommendations.

The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace (52%)
  2. Matheus Cunha, Wolves (46%)
  3. Chris Wood, Notts Forest (46%)

The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal (49%)
  2. Beto, Everton (48%)
  3. Yoane Wissa, Brentford (46%)

Hojlund 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
Bournemouth Antoine Semenyo 42% 4.5
Brighton Joao Pedro 45% 5.3
Burnley Lyle Foster 29% 5.0
Crystal Palace Odsonne Edouard 52% 5.5
Fulham Raul Jimenez 24% 5.2
Luton Chiedozie Ogbene 36% 4.9
Man United Rasmus Hojlund 33% 7.1
Sheffield United Oli McBurnie 44% 5.4
West Ham Michail Antonio 31% 5.8
Wolves Matheus Cunha 46% 5.5