Welcome back! We’ll do our best to find you the best FPL assets for game-week 7, after a poor Game-week 6 in which we only had 19 goals (especially poor considering the season we’ve had so far). Patrick Bamford grabbed the headlines in the last game-week after his impressive hat-trick, separating the best from the rest in FPL. Elsewhere, Spurs’ deadly duo continued to inflict pain on their opponents.
[Note on time changes: The UK has already ended daylight savings time, so most of the US is an hour closer than usual for most of this weekend. That most-of the US fall into line by “falling back” on Sunday morning. YMMV.]
Looking ahead, here are our FPL player picks for game-week 7:
Alex McCarthy - £4.5Mil - vs Aston Villa (A)
McCarthy registered a clean-sheet last time out, against an Everton side that has been in form in front of goal this season. This makes it three clean-sheets in total for the Saints this season. They face an Aston Villa side who haven’t been blessed with goals since their memorable 7-2 victory over Liverpool; blanking last time out against Leeds.
Ederson - £6.0Mil - vs Sheffield United (A)
Manchester City face a Sheffield United side that has the worst goal-scoring form in the league so far, scoring only a dismal three goals in six games. The Citizens have kept only one clean-sheet in the league so far this season, but you wouldn’t bet against them registering another this week — buoyed by a comfortable 3-0 win over Marseille in mid-week.
Max Kilman - £4.2Mil - vs Crystal Palace (H)
This FPL bargain looks set to continue his run in the Wolves side. Wolves have already kept three clean-sheets this season and were unfortunate not to have come away with another in the last game-week when Newcastle grabbed a late goal.
Ben Chilwell - £5.8Mil - vs Burnley (A)
Burnley is another side that has been in poor attacking form, scoring three goals in five matches so far. Clean-sheets are not the only source of points for Chilwell who has also contributed a goal and two assists in three appearances for the Blues this season.
Timothy Castagne - £5.8Mil - vs Leeds (A)
Here’s another defender who offers points potential at both ends of the pitch. Castagne has managed two clean-sheets this season while scoring a goal and assisting three, picking up four bonus points in the process.
Wilfried Zaha - £7.3Mil - vs Wolves (A)
Zaha been consistently picking up points, after the Eagles started the season in strong form. Five goals, an assist, and eight bonus points across all manner of opposition is reason enough to pick Zaha; his price tag is even more reason. Wolves have been decent at the back so far, but if Palace are to get a goal, then you’d put your money on it coming from Zaha.
Son Heung-min - £9.5Mil - vs Brighton (H)
In these uncertain times, you just simply have to back a winner — and that winner is Son. eight goals (including an explosive four in one game!) plus two assists this season explains why Son is owned by more than half of the managers in the game (if you’re the other half then I recommend bringing him into your team!). Brighton have already conceded twelve goals this season, and Spurs have scored the most with 16. Son’s a viable captain choice for sure.
Sadio Mane - £12Mil - vs West Ham (H)
Mane has been in relatively strong form lately, and although Liverpool is in the midst of a defensive crisis, the Reds need not worry up front. Mane has four goals and two assists to his name so far, and he scored in this same fixture last year.
Kevin De Bruyne - £11.5Mil - vs Sheffield United (A)
At 15.3% ownership currently, you certainly wouldn’t call De Bruyne a differential, but this does mean he is a big hitter premium option who can gain you points on your opponents. Things have been quiet for De Bruyne so far this season, with only one goal and one assist so far. He has missed the better part of two games due to injury, but this is a great opportunity for De Bruyne to regain his form in the league. De Bruyne had a strong midweek UCL performance against Marseille with two assists, so one may hope he can carry momentum into the league.
Harry Kane - £10.9Mil - Brighton (H)
We couldn’t mention Son without his strike partner in crime. Whenever Spurs score a goal at the moment, you’re expecting it to be either Son Heung-min from Harry Kane or vice versa. Kane has a solid five goals already this season, plus he has turned provider with eight assists! His reward is nine bonus points so far this season. There is no reason not to back him at home to Brighton.
Raul Jiménez - £8.5Mil - Crystal Palace (H)
The Mexican international has been quietly going about his business and looks to have started up a run of good form. It has now been four goals so far this season, with one in each of his last two games. This match may not be a huge scoreline, but if anyone will score, it will most likely be Jimeneź.
Patrick Bamford - £5.9Mil - Leicester (H)
It’s now six goals for Bamford this season after a stunning hat-trick against an in-form Aston Villa side last week. Bamford has now contributed half of Leeds’ goals this season. This a player and side who look confident in front of goal; no matter whom they face.
What do you think of our picks this game-week? Who else is on your shopping list? And whom are you dropping? Please share with us in the comments!