Fantasy Premier League: The 4 picks that match a ‘factors now’ mentality

As everyone knows, Gameweek 16 goes to be our final Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek for properly over a month – 44 days to be actual. And we additionally know that when the Premier League restarts for Gameweek 17 we can have new revamped squads as a result of limitless free transfers we’ll get between Gameweek 16 and Gameweek 17.

Subsequently we will afford to have a bit of enjoyable with our switch(s) for the ultimate week and make some excessive upside and aggressive strikes.

On this article, I’ll select my favourite high-upside decide from every place…


This could actually be the final spot you look to take a position on this Gameweek, however chances are you’ll be ready the place your 10 outfield gamers have nice fixtures and your keeper is your weakest hyperlink.

Alisson Becker (£5.4m) is a good decide and Liverpool are the second favorites to maintain a clear sheet this week in accordance with the bookmakers. They have not been the perfect defensively this season, however they’ve an important fixture in Southampton (H), although I can see Alisson having to make just a few saves given Liverpool’s frailties on the again, so he may get an enormous haul through save factors and bonuses.

Typically, keepers equivalent to Ederson (£5.4m) tends to get low save factors as a result of their protection is sweet, thus they very seldom get large hauls. Nevertheless, this season the Liverpool keeper has made the sixth-most saves (42). Subsequently the fixture this Gameweek appears to be like like a superb mix of unpolluted sheet likelihood and save potential, which normally means a pleasant haul for goalkeepers.

Only for context, Ederson has made the fourth least saves (20) this season to date.


Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) has 4 assists in solely eight begins this season. He has been a tough asset to personal as he isn’t a daily starter and it’s important to predict his begins. When he does play although, he’s a unbelievable asset and the most effective defender choices within the sport.

He has created the second most probabilities (24) amongst defenders regardless of taking part in far fewer minutes. I like Perisic for Gameweek 16 for just a few causes.

Firstly, Spurs have a good residence fixture towards Leeds United and it is a sport that’s good for defensive and attacking returns.

Secondly, within the final two video games, the Croatian has began in a entrance two with Harry Kane which in fact makes him an Out of Place (OOP) participant, which is ideal for FPL functions. It is not usually we get a participant listed as a defender taking part in in a entrance two.

The chance is there this week and I feel it is well worth the threat. I predict he begins towards Leeds United in a entrance two or three, personally, however even when he begins in his regular wing-back spot he’s nonetheless an important choice.


Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) is my decide for midfield. Manchester United come up towards Fulham in Gameweek 16, who’ve conceded the fourth most objectives (24) and really have the worst anticipated objectives conceded (xGC) within the league at 24.8.

Rashford will very seemingly play on the left aspect of midfield, which is his greatest place. He performed out on the correct wing towards Aston Villa to accommodate Alejandro Garnacho however after the match, Erik ten Hag spoke about how Rashford’s greatest place was the No 9 function or coming in from the left.

Rashford has 4 objectives and two assists this season and extra importantly is match and beginning video games as a daily. We all know he’s a confirmed FPL asset as he has 42 objectives and 28 assists in his earlier 4 seasons. He has two double-digit hauls this season and has the right fixture this week to make it three.


Darwin Nunez (£8.9m) has now began the final two video games and has three objectives and two assists in six league begins. He has 27 pictures within the field with an xG of 4.0 and has additionally created 11 probabilities with an xA of 1.8.

For somebody who hasn’t performed many minutes his stats are very spectacular they usually inform us he’s going to be a unbelievable FPL asset if he will get common sport time.

Jurgen Klopp has been deploying Nunez and Mohamed Salah because the entrance two with Roberto Firmino taking part in a No 10 function. I do not see this altering on the weekend, the place he has a really type fixture at residence in Southampton. The Saints are within the backside 5 for objectives conceded (24) and Liverpool look to be clicking into gear now.

Additional recommendation

Just a few last recommendation relating to your transfers. Though we’re essentially going for one-week punts, watch out you do not switch out a participant you’re planning to carry long-term and you’ve got cash tied into.

For instance, Kieran Trippier is now £5.9m and he began the season at £5.0m. So if you happen to take him out this week and purchase him again in for Gameweek 17 you may be paying round £0.2m to £0.5m (relying on how a lot you got him for) greater than you bought him for.

One of the simplest ways to test how a lot you introduced a participant in for is to go on the ‘transfers’ web page on the FPL web site after which click on on ‘listing’. This can permit you to see the shopping for worth, promoting worth and present worth of your entire staff.

Be sure to take a look at The Athletic Soccer Podcast, hosted by The FPL Common, for all the newest ideas and tips. Catch that without spending a dime on all the same old listening suppliers and ad-free on The Athletic app.

(Prime pic: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC through Getty Photos)


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