The deadline for Gameweek 7 of the Fantasy Premier League is just around the corner (October 2, Saturday). In this article, I’ll try to pick the top 11 Gameweek games that might help you with your transfer dilemmas.
There are plenty of great games going on this week to target the FPL; Chelsea versus Southampton are a perfect goal, while other games are too difficult to name – like the duel between the heavyweights at the top of the table – Liverpool versus Manchester City.
In this article, I’ll be picking my team in a 3-4-3 formation: the squad will be led by Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is my chosen vice-captain.
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Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) £ 4.5m
Aaron Ramsdale appears to be Arsenal’s goalkeeper of choice after starting the North London derby ahead of previous number 1 Bernd Leno.
The Gunners are statistically below average and rank 17th in the league on the defensive. However, this was because they faced Chelsea, Manchester City and Spurs in their inaugural run.
With a minimum price of 4.5 million and great savings potential, Ramsdale should be your first choice this weekend as Arteta’s men take over the surprise package 2021/22 Brighton.
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) € 5.7 million
Antonio Rudiger is one of the most nailed players in a solid yet rotationally driven Chelsea defense. He has started and finished every 90 minutes since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, except where Chelsea prioritized the Champions League, which resulted in the manager resting him for league games.
Southampton has an xG of 5.20 from the open game, ranking them 13th in the league, which shows that their attack is below average or at best average. Chelsea have been watertight since joining Thomas Tuchel and have conceded more than once in just one game – that was against West Brom – a defensive player worth targeting.
Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) £ 4.9m
The Wolves were one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League, conceding the fifth lowest chances this season, and Semedo was unlucky not to make an offensive return after conceding a goal.
He racked up an incredible xG of 0.85 and an xA of 0.41, including 23 attempts to score, 9 of which were in the penalty area. So far he has had 0 attack returns but it still shows that Semedo has great potential.
Against Newcastle United and with the lack of an attack on Callum Wilson, I think Semedo has the potential to generate returns on both ends of the pitch.
Fernando Marçal (Wolverhampton Wanderers) € 4.6 million
Fernando Marçal joins Nelson Semedo in the Best 11 this week to complete a Wolves double defense. Newcastle were statistically the worst team in the league – both offensively and defensively – so this game would be the one I’d be targeting the most this week.
Marcal has not impressed so far but looked good on the 2 assists shot and was seen further up the field compared to his full-back Nelson Semedo.
Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) £ 5.5m
Bryan Mbeumo was one of Brentford’s stars when they returned to the English premier league. His partnership with his other bee, Ivan Toney, was sensational to watch.
Mbuemo plays as a striker while listed as a midfielder in the game to provide an OOP (out of position) option. This campaign has Mbuemo 0.57 xGi per 90 and has a price tag of 5.5 million which is absolutely insane and I would support him for a good return against West Ham United.
Ismaila Sarr (Watford) £ 6.3m
Ismaila Sarr, the Watford talisman, has impressed since its reintroduction into the EPL, scoring 3 important goals for the newly promoted. He appeared when his team appeared to be missing goals in the first few weeks.
Watford’s next opponent, Leeds United, is currently struggling with back injuries due to the lack of a fit senior CB and a very leaky defense. With 14 goals conceded in their first 6 games, they’re the second worst in the league so far, a statistic that is only better than Norwich City’s 16 goals.
Sarr is one player who should be targeted with him this week against a leaky Leeds defense. Even if he’s in your favor, chances are he’ll be on penalties too.
Raphinha (Leeds United) € 6.5 million
Raphinha meets Watford, Ismaila Sarr’s former team. Although Leeds are in the lower half due to goals conceded and chances conceded, they compensate for this with an above-average offensive team.
Despite missing a lot of attacking players at the moment, Raphinha has stepped up performance and saved Leeds by scoring 2 important goals in their last 2 games.
His expected data stats are great as usual too, he gathered an xGi of 2.60 from which he made an xA of 1.43.
Son Heung-min (Spurs) £ 10.0 million
Son Heung-min is the unsung hero of the Fantasy Premier League and remains constant each season – even if the Spurs weren’t looking good – he still seems to be in good shape.
The Spurs attack only scored 4 goals over the six played by an xG of 5.43. Of these 4 goals, 3 were scored by Son. The only goal he failed to score was a converted penalty from Dele Alli. This shows he’s usually always involved when Spurs scores – great in terms of FPL potential.
Sohn has earned 32 FPL points; This is the 10th best score by a midfielder with 3 goals in the 5 games he has played. Kane has been fighting since his return to the starting XI – the talisman role at Spurs has now landed on Son’s shoulders – and that’s what he delivers.
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) € 11.7 million
Chelsea begin their friendly streak with a clash against Southampton, who were a defensive side in midfield and finished 11th on defense. Although Lukaku has been hidden in his last two games, his stats have been really good since joining Chelsea in week two.
Lukaku has an xGi of 3.28 in the league and had 3 attack returns – this shows that he was a little below average and more returns can be expected from him when the games turn around from this game week onwards.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) € 12.7 million
Cristiano Ronaldo was GW’s most captain of the last time and was very unfortunate that he missed the loss to Aston Villa. Many assumed he would be on penalties, but Bruno Fernandes took the one they got late in the Villa defeat and missed it.
Ronaldo has made 17 shots on goal, accumulating an xG of 3.39 in his first three league games for Manchester United and a goal conversion rate of 17.6%.
Ronaldo, this week faces an Everton team that has taken 19 chances through the middle of the park and 20 down the right.
Mikhail Antonio (West Ham) € 8.0 million
Best value for money since day one, Michail Antonio has scored 5 goals and assisted 4 more to make him the most successful striker in the game to date.
Antonio had the highest xGi at 5.21 in the first 5 games he played. His next opponent, Brentford, conceded 3 goals in the last game against league leaders Liverpool.
Although I don’t think West Ham will score 3 goals – I can definitely see Antonio score a goal or two – as he runs 90 minutes without injury.