Fantasy Premier League gameweek 24 tips


After a lengthy break, FPL is back, and with any luck, the rampant postponements are behind us. The January window is now shut, and there have been plenty of interesting developments. This week, we’ll be focussing heavily on recent moves using our FPL Fixture Tracker to help us out.

FPL GW 24 Tips – Attack


The Reds have a great set of fixtures coming up and their next game comes four days after AFCON ends, bringing two star attackers back into contention.

There’s only one place to start as AFCON comes to an end. Mo Salah (12.7m) may be in contention after returning from Cameroon, and is a priority for anyone who sold the Egyptian a few weeks prior.

Sadio Mané’s goal drought before leaving for AFCON did the premium asset no favours, keeping Diogo Jota (8.4m) firmly as Liverpool’s third choice FPL asset, behind Salah and attacking right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.5m). Those three will take some dislodging but new signing Luis Díaz (8.0m) should be monitored closely after his strong half-season at Porto.

Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard’s new side have been busy in the transfer market and have a great set of fixtures on the horizon. Leeds, Newcastle, and Watford are their opponents in the next three.

Philippe Coutinho (7.0m) made his first start last gameweek after netting on his debut against Manchester United. The Brazilian scored on his recall to the national team and is already part of 1 in 10 FPL squads ahead of some very exciting fixtures. Meanwhile, Emi Buendía (6.2m) scored on his last outing, bringing him to two goal contributions in three and suggesting Gerrard may be able to get the best out of the Argentine.

Ollie Watkins (7.7m) would make for the ideal attacker during this strong run of fixtures, but his inconsistent form casts some question marks. Back to midfield, Jacob Ramsey (4.6m) has played his way into the side and looks like an excellent squad player for the foreseeable.


No Premier League team had a busier deadline day than Everton, with Frank Lampard now at the helm with a raft of new options at his disposal. Newcastle, Leeds, and Southampton are up next and could prove fruitful for anyone willing to take an early risk.

Manchester United misfit Donny van de Beek (5.7m) was swiped from under Crystal Palace’s nose and brought to Goodison Park on loan, where he may finally have a chance to prove himself in the Premier League. The former Ajax man hasn’t got much in the way of PL numbers to back up investment, but his undoubted pedigree at such a low price point could prove special.

Elsewhere, Dele Alli (6.2m) has frustrated for years, but with the tutelage of a manager who he was so often compared to in Lampard, could turn over a new leaf. Anwar El Ghazi (5.6m) flew in under the radar and should be monitored, but early investment isn’t recommended given the competition for places. Anyone keen on the Toffees fixtures and unwilling to gamble on a new signing could do a lot worse than the fit-again Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.9m) and Richarlison (7.4m).

FPL GW 24 Tips – Defence

Manchester City

No other side is expected to keep more clean sheets over the next five (2.86). City may not have any flashy new signings in defence, but remain a reliable source of points.


João Cancelo (7.1m) is easily Man City’s defender of choice in FPL, posting numbers only Alexander-Arnold can better. Even at his premium price point, the fact that only two other FPL players have outscored him, perfectly exemplifies why he is a shoo-in right now.

Doubling up on City’s defensive assets is a sensible approach given that their assets occupy 2nd, 4th, and 6th in the defender standings. Aymeric Laporte (5.7m) is narrowly ahead of Rúben Dias (6.3m) and is first-choice for the time being. However, if John Stones (5.2m) is to regain his place, Laporte would likely be the man to make way.

Aston Villa

As we mentioned above, Villa made plenty of moves in January – a couple of new recruits in defence are worth mentioning here.

Lucas Digne’s (5.1m) FPL appeal is no secret, especially after a 12-point haul on his debut last gameweek. The Frenchman grabbed his first assist of the season, and after 17 in the least two campaigns, there should be no doubt that more are to come.

The cut-price Calum Chambers (4.2m) arrived at Villa Park and is capable of playing in a couple positions. It’s unlikely Chambers will slot straight into the side, but should he play his way into the XI, he would easily be the cheapest route into the Villa defence.


Lastly, we finish off with Newcastle, who appear to have made some sensible signings to help turn their season around. Three new defenders arrived last month, with each offering some FPL appeal.

Kieran Trippier (5.0) was the first through the door and has a history of attacking returns thanks to his fantastic set-piece deliveries. The signing of Chris Wood (6.7m) up front provides the perfect target for those crosses.

On the left side of defence, Aston Villa’s out-of-favour Matt Targett (4.7m) arrived on loan, but doesn’t offer nearly as much attacking threat as Trippier. Instead, the even cheaper Dan Burn (4.4m) should slot in at centre-back and offers an alternative to Jamaal Lascelles (4.4m).

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