Goals mean points in FPL so getting the best strikers in is vital. We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 5.
Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 5.
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||76%||Man City||14.1|
|Ollie Watkins||62%||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 5, we take a closer look at Crystal Palace’s Odsonne Edouard (2.6% ownership) and Nicolas Jackson of Chelsea (19.3%)
Edouard has taken Selhurst Park by storm this season, scoring three goals in four games and picking up 24 FPL points. The loss of Wilfried Zaha may have been a blow to Crystal Palace but it could also be the catalyst for a big season for Edouard.
Costing 1.7m more than the Frenchman, Nicolas Jackson has failed to arrive at Stamford Bridge with the fanfare he would’ve liked. He’s found the net just once, picking up 10 FPL points along the way, struggling to adapt to the Premier League.
Could you pick up a big saving this week and transition from West London to South?
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 5.
Here are our recommendations.
The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace (41%)
- Jean-Philippe Mateta, Crystal Palace (36%)
- Neal Maupay, Brentford (33%)
The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Danny Welbeck, Brighton (60%)
- Evan Ferguson, Brighton (51%)
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton (39%)
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||62%||8.0|
|Nottingham Forest||Taiwo Awoniyi||40%||6.6|
*Does not qualify for a Squawka Score because he has not yet met the minimum Premier League minutes played threshold for 2023.