Fantasy Premier League GW13 – All You Need to Know
What a way for the Premier League to make a return! Not one of GW12’s matches saw under 2 goals scored which meant just one thing – tonnes of fantasy points! Liverpool, Chelsea, United and (surprisingly) Bournemouth were teams who scored 3 goals or more last weekend, but which players have made themselves worth looking at for the upcoming matches?
Below you’ll find the Gameweek 13 (GW13) starting lineup for the Free Super Tips Fantasy Premier League team, candidates for the captain armband, and some other potential transfer options.
Team FST Gameweek 13 Line-up
Deadline – 24th Nov 19:00
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FST – Captain
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) – £9.6m
Salah is arguably the best signing in the Premier League this summer. The Egyptian looks to have adjusted back to life in England with ease and has played a role in 12 of Liverpool’s 24 goals this season (9 goals 3 assists). He’s the top-ranked FPL midfielder for shots in the box and shots on target and has also produced double-figure returns in three of his five starts at Anfield. Given Liverpool’s current form in front of goal, a match at home to Chelsea is the perfect opportunity for Salah to make a statement against his former employers.
Other GW13 Captain Alternatives
Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £10.5m
Gabriel Jesus has been a huge fantasy prospect since making his first appearance for Manchester City back in January. Jesus has recorded 15 goals and 5 assists over 21 Premier League outings for the Citizens, and if not for a spell sidelined last season, he’d have probably registered a whole lot more. You never know with Pep Guardiola, but it looks like Jesus will continue to get the start this weekend given Aguero’s involvement (90 mins) in the mid-week Champions League clash against Feyenoord. On the road to Huddersfield Town on Sunday, we like the odds on the Brazilian to add to his tally.
Richarlison (Watford) – £6.5m
Watford’s Richarlison is starting to make a name for himself in his first ever Premier League campaign. At just £6.5m, the Brazilian is fantastic value for the role he plays as a forward at Watford. His natural game urges him to attack defenders and find and create shooting opportunities, which shows in his tally of five goals and four assists from his eleven starts. Unfortunately, like many flair players, the 20-year-old is prone to losing possession, which, alongside his low shooting accuracy, has reduced his bonus point earnings. Even so, a match against Newcastle should see him have ample opportunity in front of goal once again.
Harry Kane (Spurs) – £12.8m
Harry Kane has had a disappointing few weeks in Fantasy Premier League, but it’s not time to jump the boat just yet. There shouldn’t be any doubt about what the English forward is capable of, standing as joint 2nd top scorer in the Premier League (8 goals scored), and, most importantly, when Kane does find the back of the net, he tends to bring those coveted bonus points with him. He’s earned 12 of these so far this season – more than any other player in FPL – and he should be looking to add to that tally at home to a manager-less West Brom on Saturday.
FST – Ones to Watch
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8.0m
Having returned from injury last weekend, Pogba threw a spanner into the mix by recording a massive 12 point haul in United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle. His goal, assist and two bonus points highlight the potential on offer and, as it stands, no midfielder in FPL matches the Frenchman’s average return of 8.6 points per match. He is a major influence on the Man United attack – Mourinho’s side average 4 big chances and 3.2 goals per match when he plays (1.6 while he was injured) – and he’ll no doubt prove a huge threat at home to Brighton this weekend.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6.0m
With a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town, Callum Wilson has announced himself as a major cut-price forward option in Fantasy Premier League. No forward recorded more than his six shots within the penalty area last weekend, and his three big chances against Huddersfield were bettered only by the four of Gabriel Jesus against Leicester. Wilson also has huge potential to be a crucial differential, being included in only 1.8% of squads at the time of writing. He should be up for more of the same this Saturday against an out-of-form Swansea.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.8m
With the run of fixtures Crystal Palace have coming up, the Eagles could be a source of sensible investment over the coming weeks, especially with such low ownership numbers. Zaha has averaged around 5 points per game (3 goals) since returning from injury in mid-October, and with Christian Benteke looking set to return this weekend, he has a decent opportunity to build on his tally against an unsettled Stoke City.