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Fantasy Premier League: Top Five Best Forwards to Pick Out for FPL Gameweek 12

In the world of Fantasy Premier League (FPL), it’s rare to find a consensus among managers, but Gameweek 11 was unanimously considered a disaster by most. Unless, of course, you were among the few who had the insight to select a player like “four assists Jeremy? Four?” Doku.

If the objective of FPL were to earn as few points as possible, many would have excelled in that regard. Most FPL teams were filled with players who had disappointing scores of one, two, or even zero points next to their names. The fact that four out of the top five most popular players in the game could only manage a combined total of seven points speaks volumes. It felt like a delayed Halloween horror show in the world of FPL, truly a nightmarish experience for many managers.

But as we say the Premier League is the most unpredictable and so it is. We can just look at the upcoming fixtures and stats which can only help us in making the prediction close to accurate unless a Glenn Maxwell inning hits your prediction dashboard. 

Let’s have a look at the Top 5 Forwards to pick in the Gameweek 12 of the FPL 2023/24.

Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)

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Eddie Nketiah, priced at £5.6 million and playing for Arsenal, has become a noteworthy option to consider, especially with Gabriel Jesus sidelined due to a hamstring injury for a few weeks. Given Arsenal’s upcoming run of fixtures, he’s a player to keep an eye on.

In the previous season, Arsenal ranked second in terms of goals scored, just behind Manchester City. This highlights the team’s attacking potential, and having Arsenal attackers in your Fantasy Premier League lineup could be beneficial.

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If you haven’t already added Nketiah to your squad, you might have missed out on his recent hat-trick against Sheffield. His impressive performance has put him in the spotlight, making him a tempting choice for FPL managers looking for attacking options.

Callum Wilson (Newcastle)

Callum Wilson had a rather subdued performance in the recent game against Arsenal. Interestingly, shortly after he was substituted, his replacement, Anthony Gordon, managed to score the decisive goal.

This outcome might not come as a surprise, as Wilson tends to be more effective when he can focus on operating in and around the six-yard box rather than dropping deep to participate in a link-up play.

The upcoming game on Saturday, where Wilson will face his former club Bournemouth, seems to be the type of match that could better suit his style of play. It’s worth noting that since April, Wilson has scored two goals in a league game on five occasions, and in each instance, the opponents were positioned in the bottom half of the league table.

Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)

Darwin Nunez, valued at £7.5 million and playing for Liverpool, has been quite impressive with nine attacking contributions despite having only made four starts. This shows that he can be effective even when coming off the bench.

Considering Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures until Gameweek 16, it’s a favorable period for their attackers to shine in FPL.

Darwin also boasts the second-highest Expected Goal Involvement (xGI) among Liverpool players, right after Mohamed Salah. This indicates his potential to be a key contributor to Liverpool’s goals.

However, it’s important to note that Darwin is still a rotation risk, which means he may not feature in every game.

Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United)

Rasmus Hojlund, Fantasy Premier League,

Let’s take a closer look at Rasmus Hojlund, who is currently a part of Manchester United and comes with a price tag of £7.1 million. It’s important to note that his selection is more influenced by the upcoming fixture rather than his recent form.

Hojlund’s goal drought in the Premier League has stretched over eight matches, totaling 572 minutes without finding the back of the net. Additionally, he hasn’t had a shot on goal for the past 161 minutes. His evident frustration was on display as he took a seat on the substitute’s bench after being substituted during the game at Craven Cottage.

Choosing Hojlund might be seen as a significant gamble in your FPL squad. A more affordable and straightforward option for those looking to bring in a forward this week is Eddie Nketiah, who is priced at £5.6 million. Nketiah’s appeal is bolstered by his recent hat-trick, scored in a previous match against a team struggling in the lower part of the table at the Emirates.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the prospects of Manchester United scoring at least once against Luton appear promising. This is primarily because Luton has yet to secure a clean sheet in any of their 13 matches in all competitions this season. Additionally, their defense seems to be more vulnerable when they play away from Kenilworth Road, conceding 14 goals in six league games on the road, which is twice the number of goals they’ve conceded at home.

Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

Man City forward Erling Haaland, valued at £14 million, currently holds a verdict of “Hold” in the Fantasy Premier League, with a recommendation to wait for injury updates. Fortunately, the injury doesn’t seem to be too severe.

Haaland is considered a strong contender for the Golden Boot award in the 2023/24 season, as suggested by bookmakers’ odds. He’s been exceptional this season, leading in Expected Goal Involvement (xGI) among all players. In addition, he was one of the top scorers in the previous season.

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What sets Haaland apart is his consistency and potential as a captaincy choice in every game, regardless of the fixture difficulty. This makes him a standout option for FPL managers, and his injury situation should be closely monitored.