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.
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|
|Ollie Watkins||62%||Aston Villa||7.9|
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.
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
- Neal Maupay, Brentford (34%)
- Jean-Philippe Mateta, Crystal Palace (33%)
- Matheus Cunha, Wolves (28%)
The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Danny Welbeck, Brighton (61%)
- Evan Ferguson, Brighton (53%)
- Carlos Vinicius, Fulham (45%)
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||42%||5.6|
|Man City||Julian Alvarez||79%||6.8|
|Man United||Anthony Martial||44%||6.5|
*Does not qualify for a Squawka Score because he has not yet met the minimum Premier League minutes played threshold for 2023.