With the new round edging closer we bring in Fantasy Football Community and Fantasy Football Scout contributor @FPLReaction’ (Louis) to reel off his top three picks for Gameweek 14.
The early rounds are good opportunities to get off to a great start. Here I will give you my top three picks for Gameweek 14 to try and help with that. There are some very obvious options with huge potential for the new round and whilst I will list them, I will also provide you with three different picks who I think could also do well.
The Obvious Options
- Bukayo Saka (£8.8m)
- William Saliba (£5.5m)
- Ollie Watkins (£8.5m)
- Moussa Diaby (£6.8m)
- Bryan Mbeumo (£7m)
- Cole Palmer (£5.3m)
- Mohamed Salah (£13m)
- Kostas Tsimikas (£4.7m)
- Erling Haaland (£14m)
- Jarrod Bowen (£7.6m)
Liverpool have that aura about them again don’t they? Honestly, for me they look like the most exciting attack in the league at the moment and feel like they could score every time they move forward.
Fulham lay are up next for the Reds and they have improved some of their underlying stats recently. But, they are still conceding goals – six in their last three matches.
I think everyone or most own Mohamed Salah at this point and so to actually benefit from the Liverpool attack and make things more exciting Darwin Nunez (£7.6m) is the man to go for. Nunez didn’t start the European game in midweek so looks very likely to start against the Cottagers. The striker has also been in great recent form – bagging at least one return in four of his last six league games.
Gone are the days that we see hefty rotation week in week out by Pep Guardiola and his frontline. Manchester City seem to be sticking with certain players, excluding the odd rotation and that’s something we have been waiting years for it seems.
One player who has been solidifying his position in the first team is Phil Foden (£7.5m). In terms of gametime Foden has started the last nine out of 10 league matches which reflects how trusted he is by the manager.
When looking at his recent output, it’s pretty good. Foden has managed two returns in his last four league matches but he also produced a whopping 17-point haul in UCL Fantasy during the week due to his one goal and two assists.
Tottenham are up next and they have been terrible recently – losing all three of their last matches on the bounce. In the same period they also sit third worst amongst all teams for expected goals conceded.
I think if I was to be honest, Newcastle are a very good side. It feels likes it genuinely does not matter who they field because they have Eddie Howe in charge. What Howe has done and can do with the players he has available, is quite frankly amazing.
With the above in mind backing the Newcastle attackers makes sense, especially when taking into account they face Manchester United next. The Reds may have kept clean sheets against poor frontlines recently but Newcastle are a different task entirely. It’s also worth mentioning that the Reds conceded three goals in their last Champions League match against, yep you guessed it, a decent attack.
Newcastle don’t really have a talisman but if they did it could well be Anthony Gordon (£5.9m). Not only is he a key and relied upon member of the Newcastle attack but he’s also managed a huge 10 returns this season in just 13 matches.
Check out how many of the FPL top picks you own ahead of the new round right here.