Finding the right partner for Erling Haaland could make all the difference this week. We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 4.
Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 4.
What is Squawka Score? You can learn more about how we devised our fantasy football ranking system here.
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|
|Ollie Watkins||64%||Aston Villa||8.0|
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 4, we take a closer look at Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi (3.1% ownership) and Joao Pedro of Brighton (18.6%)
Awoniyi might cost a little more but, if you can find the budget to bring him in, he could prove to be a very astute signing. Goals in seven consecutive Premier League games for Nottingham Forest have made people sit up and take notice a bit in recent weeks and, with Brighton facing some really tough fixtures in the coming weeks, Pedro could be the perfect player to exit your squad.
Here’s how their per 90 stats from 2022/23 compare on our Comparison Matrix.
We have run the numbers from 2023 through our Squawka Score super computer to find some budget forwards ahead of Gameweek 4.
Here are our recommendations.
The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal (63%)
- Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace (36%)
- Neal Maupay, Everton (33%)
The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Danny Welbeck, Brighton (60%)
- Evan Ferguson, Brighton (51%)
- Michail Antonio, West Ham (43%)
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|
|Crystal Palace||Odsonne Edouard||36%||5.5|
|Man City||Erling Haaland||75%||14.0|
|Sheffield United||Bénie Traoré*||—||5.5|
|West Ham||Michael Antonio||43%||6.0|
*Does not qualify for a Squawka Score because he has not yet met the minimum Premier League minutes played threshold for 2023.