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FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 7


FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 7

The first double gameweek fixtures of the season have arrived in gameweek seven with both Burnley and Luton playing twice. Many FPL managers also have some team selection dilemmas, with the likes of Sven Botman and Bukayo Saka potentially unavailable. Therefore, let’s look at Five Players To Consider For Gameweek 7.

5. James Tarkowski – 4.4M, 2.4% Ownership

The Everton centre half is the first player you should consider transferring into your team and last week’s performance showed why.

The defender has a high point potential this week due to Tarkowski’s attacking threat from set pieces and the chance of a clean sheet. Against Brentford last week, Tarkowski showed just how dangerous he can be in the opposition box, by registering a goal and an assist, picking up 14 points.

Furthermore, Everton host Luton this weekend, who have struggled in front of goal this season. The Hatters have scored three goals in five games so far, but two of them have been from the penalty spot. Luton also concede around six corners on average per away game, so Tarkowski will get in more positions to register an attacking return.

4. Anthony Gordon – 5.6M, 5.2% Ownership

Anthony Gordon has locked down that left wing role for Newcastle in recent weeks and with the unfortunate injury to Harvey Barnes, his expected minutes have increased.

The young winger has been electric this season and his goal output has also been quite impressive for a player priced at 5.6M. He has registered two goals and two assists thus far, even with Newcastle having extremely tough fixtures. The 22-year-old has taken a creative role this season and his 0.45 XA per game is his highest average of his career. He also scored and assisted in the Magpies 8-0 demolition of Sheffield United last weekend and it’s clear the attacker is full of confidence.

Newcastle host Burnley this weekend and Gordon will have a great opportunity to score in consecutive games. The Clarets should be targeted because they have conceded the second highest amount of goals this season, with an average of 2.6 per game.

3. Zeki Amdouni – 5.4M, 0.3% Ownership

The 22-year-old is a rather bold transfer to make, but with Burnley having a double gameweek where they face Newcastle and Luton away, Amdouni could be a great differential.

The Swiss forward has looked lively so far in the Premier League, despite only scoring once, which came in Burnley’s most recent away game versus Nottingham Forest. With Lyle Foster out due to a red card, Amdouni will take on more of the attacking responsibility. Additionally, he averages the most shots per game for Burnley, which indicates that he is getting himself into positions where he can score goals.

A double gameweek obviously increases point potential for a player, as they place twice. The tie versus Newcastle is essentially almost a free hit, with any returns seen as a bonus. However, the game against Luton is where Amdouni can haul.

Jarrod Bowen – 7.1M, 11.1% Ownership

Jarrod Bowen’s great form has carried over into the new season, with the attacker dominating opposition back lines.

The 26-year-old has registered an impressive 6.5 points per match this season, thanks to four goals and one assist. Bowen has also been playing in a slightly more inverted role, off Antonio, which has increased his shots per game (2.67) and involvement in and around the box.

This weekend, Bowen faces Sheffield United. The Blades Suffered a heavy 8-0 defeat last week to Newcastle, and West Ham should also find joy against them, due to their vulnerable defence which has the highest XG conceded per game in the league (2.80).

1. Carlton Morris – 5.6M, 5.9% Ownership

Carlton Morris featured in the gameweek five edition of this article, but he returns to the list again ahead of the double gameweek.

The English forward has scored two goals and registered an assist this season, with both goals coming from the spot. Although both of his goals have been penalties, this is actually positive and adds value to Morris. The striker is also a threat from set pieces and from open play, increasing his point potential.

The main reason why Morris is the best pick, is simply due to the double gameweek and the fact that the two games are very good fixtures. Luton face Everton and Burnley, who have both struggled at the back at times this season, with Everton conceding 1.67 goals per game and Burnley conceding 2.6. The game at Goodison Park should be significantly harder for Luton, than the game versus Burnley at home. If you want to take a risk to catch up to the other managers in your mini league, Morris is a very good pick.