Best forwards for the run in

With just eight Gameweeks to go until the end of the season it is important that managers get those player selections right. Over the course of the season FPL forwards have been disappointing. However, they are starting to look like attractive options once more. We have a look at the best budget and premium forwards for the run in.

When trying to balance FPL budgets managers will often need to counteract a premium pick with a budget option. We consider the best premium and budget forwards for the run in.

Premium Forwards

Harry Kane (£12.5m)

Kane has 66 points in his last seven appearances. In that time he has scored seven goals and assisted four more. 

In the same period he also has four double-figure hauls and he has only blanked once.

In Gameweek 31 Kane faces Newcastle. He has returned in each of his last four games against the Magpies in the Premier League, in those matches returning three double digit hauls.

The Spurs fixture list looks nice for the rest of the season and they still have a further fixture to be rearranged.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.2m)

Ronaldo’s form has been on a bit of a rollercoaster since arriving back in the Premier League. However, A hat-trick and 17 points in against Spurs in United’s last Premier League match might encourage FPL managers to relook at the United forward.

In there upcoming games United have a number of decent looking fixtures, especially at Old Trafford. Four of the Ronaldo’s five double-figure hauls this season have come at home which might bode well for the forward.

Ronaldo’s underlying stats still look promising with the Portuguese player second for attempts by forwards in the last six Gameweeks.

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Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m)

Lacazette is just behind Ronaldo for goal attempts in the last six Gameweeks with 20 to Ronaldo’s 21. Arsenal also have an excellent run of fixtures with the North London Derby still to be rearranged.

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Lacazette has started every match since Gameweek 15 which is perfect for managers who want to ensure security for the run in. He has also scored three of his four goals In that period and has also returned eight assists. His 65 points since Gameweek 15 is the second highest total for FPL forwards in that time.

Since Gameweek 15 Lacazette has had 36 shots, 28 shots in the box and 21 key passes. These all rank him highly when compared to other forwards in the game, he is third in every area.

Budget forwards

Wout Weghorst (£6.4m)

Weghorst has blanked in each of his last five appearances. However with two double Gameweeks scheduled in Gameweeks 31 and 33 as well as a fixture against Aston Villa still to be rearranged he could be a good option.

Whilst Weghorst’s recent form has dipped we should remember that he returned 21 points in his first four fixtures for Burnley thanks to a goal and two assists.

Jean Philippe Mateta (£5.2m)

Mateta seems to have secured his position upfront for Palace over recent weeks, having started three of their last four Premier League matches.

Mateta has also found good form, scoring in three of their last six matches in all competitions, including two goals in the Premier League. In the last four matches Mateta has had eight shots in the box, this has only been beaten by three other FPL fowards.

Palace also have some good fixtures which FPL managers could exploit by owning Mateta.

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Cucho Hernandes (£5.0m)

Watford forward Cucho could be a rotation risk, however he has started each of Watford’s last three matches. He also produced two double digit hauls (11 points and 12 points) in two of those matches against Arsenal and Southampton..

With a fixture still to be rescheduled Cucho could be a good differential. Especially for FPL managers prepared to take on a rotation risk.


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