The fixtures are coming quickly, so we have yet another round close on the heels of the last. FPL managers need to be decisive as ever to gain a few points here and there. The mid-week set was a bit of an underwhelming one, a low-scoring round for many.
Here are the fixtures for GW-13:
Saturday 22nd October 2022
Sunday 23rd October 2022
- Leeds vs Fulham
- Aston Villa vs Brentford
- Southampton vs Arsenal
- Wolves vs Leicester
- Tottenham vs Newcastle
Monday 24th October 2022
- West Ham vs Bournemouth
Now, let’s just jump right into the selection of players who can produce dividends.
David Raya (£4.5m, Aston Villa v Brentford)
Raya has just earned back-to-back clean sheets plus five bonus points thanks to his shot-stopping ability. Next the Bees visit Villa who have difficulty putting the ball into the net, are now second-bottom scoring in home games, and have just sacked their manager.
Alisson (£5.4m, Nott’ Forest v Liverpool)
Allison’s PK save from West Ham’s Bowen really said it all about the Brazilian goal keeper – he’s a big-money save-maker. Forest is struggling to keep up — scoring only seven, EPL’s second-fewest. Meanwhile it looks like Liverpool is once again finding winning form, another plus for Allison.
Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m, Everton v Crystal Palace)
Mitchell can be your budget friendly option this weekend. Everton really looked shocking up front, which positions Palace in a good spot for a clean sheet. Plus, Mitchell is the player in the Eagles’ back line with the most attacking hunger, which could be another source of points.
Kieran Trippier (£5.6m, Spurs v Newcastle)
Newcastle grabbed another clean sheet against Everton, and Trippier’s role in the game was vital for the result. He has been brilliant this term, with 64 FPL points already – thanks to his attacking ability and set piece duties.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m, Nott’ Forest v Liverpool)
It’s difficult to ignore TAA, but it’s also understandable why he has an ownership under 20% — goals, assits, and clean sheets have been scarce this season. But the England international got a clean sheet against West Ham, and he created four chances. He is third in passes into the opposition box (30) and first in crosses too (11). Forest has conceded 23 goals already, so perhaps this is the week when we once again see attacking end-product from TAA.
Joao Cancelo (£7.3m, Man City v Brighton)
Despite an error that allowed Mo Salah to score Liverpool’s winner in GW-11, the Portuguese is still a ‘must have’. With two goals plus two assists, and playing in the league’s best defense, Cancelo is the game’s highest-earning defender with 63 points. Plus, Brighton’s attack is skidding without a goal in the last three games.
United’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham was largely due to the pressing and clinical runs behind by Marcus Rashford, who also had a couple decent chances at goal. Regardless, a midfielder playing the strikers’ role at a budget price is something to consider, even facing Chelsea.
Gabriel Martinelli (£6.7m, Southampton v Arsenal)
It’s really surprising that Martinelli is still only £6.7. The Brazilian has played 21 key passes (fourth most) and 21 into the box (5th most), as well as second-most shot-creating actions (38) and 6 goal-creating actions (5th most). On top of this, he has taken over 27 shots overall. Enjoy his price while it lasts. (Saka is a great shout too.)
Wilfried Zaha (£7.5, Everton v Crystal Palace)
Here’s another player who tends to play like a striker. He scored mid-week in the 1-0 win over Wolves, and this week he faces Everton, who have now gone four games without a clean sheet.
Phil Foden (£8.3m, Man City v Brighton)
Other than Erling Haaland, Foden is the second most in-form City player even though KDB is close. He has six goals plus four assists, the most key passes into the final third (27), and 12 shots on target.
Gianluca Scamacca (£6.8m, West Ham v Bournemouth)
The only Hammer who showed a bit of character in the striking role against Liverpool was Scamacca. The clinical aspect of his game still needs improvement, and Bournemouth offers a good opportunity to sharpen it. The home-field factor will help too.
Harry Kane (£11.5m, Spurs v Newcastle)
Despite blanking against the Red Devils, this was the second game where Kane wasn’t able to put the ball into the net. His goal-scoring threat is still formidable, so he can be the key to unlock Newcastle’s defense.
Darwin Núñez (£8.8m, Nott’ Forest v Liverpool)
Nunez has now scored three in his last three. With Forest next on the horizon, the Reds’ striker could well make it four in four.
Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m, Southampton v Arsenal)
Jesus has been spectacular for Arsenal with five goals plus four assists. The Brazilian now faces a delicate Southampton side where he could add further attacking contributions.
Erling Haaland (£12.1, Man City v Brighton)
What more can be said about Haaland? Just captain him and move on.
What do you make of our picks this game-week? Are you going for any differentials? Who is your captain? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!