We take a look at FPL planning Gameweek 13 and 14. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area we can utilise its fixture ticker and underlying stats to pick out the best teams and players to target for the Gameweeks ahead.
FPL Planning for Gameweek 13 and 14 can be absolutely vital to the success of any given managers season. The early stage of the campaign is one of the most important periods in FPL so being able to target the right teams and players could be key.
Gameweek 13 & 14 fixtures
Who has the best fixtures?
Sheffield United, Burnley, West Ham, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace rank as the top five teams with the easiest fixtures.
Who has the worst fixtures?
Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester United sit amongst the bottom five teams with the toughest fixtures.
Best players for Gameweek 13 & 14
- West Ham – They play matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace ahead. This could be a great opportunity to invest in some of their assets. The cheapest and most reliable way into their defence is with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (£4.3m). Another option could be full-back Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) who banked a return in four of his last eight matches. In attack the standout pick is Jarrod Bowen (£7.5m). He leads all his offensive teammates for non-penalty expected goal involvement and has bagged a return in seven of his first 11 games. An alternative attacker could be fellow midfielder Mohammed Kudus (£6.5m) who has racked up 11 points in Gameweek 11.
- Crystal Palace – They face Luton and West Ham in the next two matches. For those looking to invest in the defence then Sam Johnstone (£4.6m) could be a great pick. He currently sits as the joint highest scoring player in his position. Marc Guehi (£4.6m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.6m) could also be very good picks. In attack the best option is midfielder Eberechi Eze (£6.1m) who returned in his first match back from injury. Another pick up front could be striker Odsonne Edouard (£5.5m). He hit three returns in his first five matches of the season.
- Brighton – The Seagulls have games against Nottingham Forest and Chelsea next up. Brighton have been seriously lacking in the clean sheet department. However for those still looking to invest then centre-back Lewis Dunk (£5m) could be of interest. Dunk ranks in the top three defenders for total attempts and shots in the box so far this season. In attack the main man and standout pick is Kaoru Mitoma (£6.5m) who leads his teammates for non-penalty expected goal involvement. A cheaper option in midfielder is Simon Adingra (£5m) who recently bagged a goal and an assist in a European match. Striker Evan Ferguson (£6m) could also be a great option. He has started the last three league matches for his side.
Who else should we be targeting?
- Arsenal – The Gooners have had a great start to the season which makes them very investable. They also have good potential ahead with games against Brentford and Wolves next up. In defence centre-back Gabriel (£4.8m) could be a cheap way in. A more reliable option in terms of gametime is William Saliba (£5.3m). Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) remains the best option in attack. He takes his sides penalties and has banked a return in eight of his matches so far. Fellow midfielder Gabriel Martinelli (£7.7m) could also be a reliable route into the frontline.
Other assets with potential
- Kieran Trippier (£7m) – He may face Chelsea and Manchester United next but his side have proven to be one of the best defences in the league so far. He also sits second best in his position for non-penalty expected goal involvement so far and has already created six assists this campaign.
- Ollie Watkins (£8.4m) – Aston Villa face meetings with Tottenham and Bournemouth next whom both have defensive issues. Watkins plays for one of the highest scoring teams in the league and leads the frontline.
- Erling Haaland (£14m) – The Norwegian may have matches against Liverpool and Tottenham but he’s sustaining the best attacking data in the league and leads the ruthless Manchester City attack.
Should we use a chip?
FPL Gameweek 13 and 14 forward planning should also include the use of chips.
The most experienced managers usually use their Bench Boost, Triple Captain and Free Hit chip during medium or large blank and double Gameweeks. It could however be a fantastic time to use the Wildcard due to the major fixture swings ahead and rapidly increasing player price-tags of in-form players with good schedules.
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