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FPL best forward picks: Complete budget, differential and premium tips for Gameweek 6

By Andrew Francis

Published: 14:30, 22 September 2023

Who should be leading your line in FPL this week? We’ve looked at the numbers ahead of Gameweek 6. 

Using our new FPL rating system — Squawka Score — we are providing you with our top recommendations for selection heading into Gameweek 6.

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 6
Best cheap forwards for Gameweek 6
Best forwards with easy fixtures

Best FPL Forwards

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
Julian Alvarez 79% Man City 6.8
Erling Haaland 76% Man City 14.1
Callum Wilson 72% Newcastle 7.8
Darwin Nunez 71% Liverpool 7.4
Gabriel Jesus 70% Arsenal 7.9
Cody Gakpo 62% Liverpool 7.3
Ollie Watkins 62% Aston Villa 7.9
Eddie Nketiah 61% Arsenal 5.6
Alexander Isak 61% Newcastle 7.6
Danny Welbeck 61% Brighton 5.8

Top forward pick for Gameweek 6

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 6, we take a closer look at Newcastle teammates Alexander Isak (25.2%) and Callum Wilson (7.8%).

Isak has been the preferred choice up front for Eddie Howe so far this season, scoring 19 points, whilst Wilson has made more appearances off the bench. Despite this Wilson has only scored one point less than his striker partner.

With the Champions League now upon us, and Newcastle seeming to prefer Isak in that competition, Wilson could now profit and become first choice in the Premier League. There is just 0.2m difference in price between the two players, meaning you won’t have to stretch your budget either.

Could you benefit from making a switch in attack between the boys from the North East?

Here’s how their per 90 stats from 2022/23 compare on our Comparison Matrix

Best cheap forwards for Gameweek 6

We have run the numbers from 2023 through our Squawka Score super computer to find some budget forwards ahead of Gameweek 6.

Here are our recommendations.

The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Neal Maupay, Brentford (34%)
  2. Jean-Philippe Mateta, Crystal Palace (33%)
  3. Matheus Cunha, Wolves (28%)

The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL

  1. Danny Welbeck, Brighton (61%)
  2. Evan Ferguson, Brighton (53%)
  3. Carlos Vinicius, Fulham (45%)

Best forwards with easy fixtures

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
Brentford Yoane Wissa 50% 6.1
Brighton Danny Welbeck 61% 5.8
Crystal Palace Odsonne Edouard 42% 5.6
Fulham Raul Jimenez 26% 5.4
Liverpool Darwin Nunez 71% 7.4
Luton Carlton Morris* 5.5
Man City Julian Alvarez 79% 6.8
Man United Anthony Martial 44% 6.5
Newcastle Callum Wilson 72% 7.8
Wolves Matheus Cunha 28% 5.5

*Does not qualify for a Squawka Score because he has not yet met the minimum Premier League minutes played threshold for 2023.