Fantasy Premier League gameweek 23 tips


The FPL fixture schedule remains far from settled and there’s every chance this coming week becomes a double for some sides. Whilst we continue to operate with limited information, we’ll be relying on strong schedules and our FPL Fixture Tracker to help us out.

FPL GW 23 Tips – Attack


The Reds have an excellent set of fixtures in the immediate future but remain without key attacking players due to AFCON. Nonetheless, no other side is predicted to score more than their 12.71 over the next five.

Whilst Salah and Mané remain unavailable, the goal-scoring burden is firmly on Diogo Jota’s (8.4m) shoulders. The Portuguese international was unfortunate not to score in his last outing, but he is undoubtedly the attacking option of choice thanks to his 10 goals and two assists.

With 12 attacking contributions, Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.4m) is a ‘must’ in defence. Given the sparsity of options listed as midfielders and attackers, anyone looking to triple up on the Reds’ ‘attack’ is best served adding Andrew Robertson (7.0m) and his seven attacking contributions to their side.

West Ham

The Hammers have been in strong goal-scoring form and are expected to hit 8.93 over the next five. What’s more, West Ham have four fixtures to reschedule, making a double likely in the near future.

Michail Antonio (7.9m) was the man early in the season, but Jarrod Bowen (6.8m) has firmly usurped him as West Ham’s star FPL asset. Bowen is in red-hot form, delivering three goals and five assists across his last five games. However, a double up isn’t out of the question as Antonio has ticked along nicely with four goal contributions in five, despite not being at his best.

With Benrahma away at AFCON, Manuel Lanzini’s (5.8m) game time is more assured, although his returns are far from consistent. Instead, Pablo Fornals (6.0m) may be the better double up alternative after he secured his eighth direct goal contribution in gameweek 22.

Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard’s Villa have been busy in the transfer market and have an excellent schedule ahead. They are also one of the sides to watch out for in terms of possible double gameweek action.

It was a dream debut for Philippe Coutinho (7.0m) who wasted no time in reintroducing himself to the Premier League with an equalising goal against Manchester United. Owned by under 5% of managers, Coutinho should be starting and starring in no time.

Aston Villa have a lot of potential options right now, with Danny Ings (7.7m), Ollie Watkins (7.7m), Emi Buendía (6.2m), and John McGinn (5.8m) all worth monitoring. However, Jacob Ramsey (4.6m) really stands out after a man-of-the-match performance in gameweek 22 saw the 20-year-old score and assist. New recruit Lucas Digne (5.0m) is also worth a quick mention thanks to his sizable attacking potential from left-back.

FPL GW 23 Tips – Defence

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s side may well have wrapped up the Premier League title with a win over Chelsea, but don’t expect them to take their foot off the gas. City are expected to keep 2.88 clean sheets over the next five.

Only one defender has outscored João Cancelo (7.0m) so far this season. He is unquestionably City’s most attacking defender, and although a seemingly random rest could always be on the cards, Cancelo is 100% worth the risk.

The normally ever-present Rúben Dias (6.3m) met exactly that fate as City kept Chelsea at bay, but that rest does mean Dias looks safe to start for an extended period once more. Aymeric Laporte (5.6m) has the most precarious starting spot in the defence, but his strong form has seen him keep John Stones (5.2m) benched, making Laporte a strong cut-price pick.


Bruno Lage has done a fantastic job in suring up the Wolves defence and making them a very tight-knit unit. Only Manchester City and Liverpool are predicted to keep more clean sheets over the next five.

Conor Coady (4.6m) is the top-scoring Wolves defender after finding the next in gameweek 22. The England international is not famed for his goals with just one over the past three PL seasons, but he offers enough value regardless. The same can be said for Max Kilman (4.5m) who comes in at a fraction less. For even less, ​​Rayan Ait Nouri (4.3m) could be the pick of the bunch, returning from injury with some attacking threat at wing-back.

Lastly, anyone looking for a reliable pair of hands, should probably consider FPL’s top scoring keeper so far José Sá (5.2m).


We round things off with the out-of-sorts and currently manager-less Toffees. Everton have been dismal in recent weeks, but there’s no accounting for how much of a difference a managerial change can make, particularly if the previously-successful Duncan Ferguson takes the helm.

The likes of Jordan Pickford (4.9m), (Vitalii Mykolenko 5.0m), Michael Keane (4.9m), Yerry Mina (4.9m), and Seamus Coleman (4.9m) aren’t the cheapest given Everton’s performance so far. However, with three fixtures to schedule, a less costly alternative could become a useful squad-filler.

Ben Godfrey (4.8m) is a relatively safe pick in terms of game time and comes in at less than the quintet mentioned above. Meanwhile, Jonjoe Kenny (4.4m), Mason Holgate (4.2m), and Jarrod Branthwaite (4.0m) have all featured recently and could become options should they get the nod.

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