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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 1 Highest Scorers

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Following the conclusion of the first Fantasy Premier League gameweek of the 2023-24 campaign, we cast an eye on the players who finished top of the table in terms of most FPL points scored.

Raphael Varane (£5.0m) – 14 Points
Going into Monday night and the final fixture of Gameweek 1, we had a three-way-tie for top spot when it came to most FPL points scored. However, that tie was broken by Man Utd centre-back Raphael Varane, who gained 14 points in his side’s narrow 1-0 win over Wolves. Varane headed home the winning goal inside the final 15 minutes from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross. Add that to a clean sheet alongside two bonus points and the French defender ended the match with more Gameweek 1 points than any other player. Wan-Bissaka isn’t far behind him though, having recorded 12 points.

Erling Haaland (£14.0m) – 13 Points
It will be to the surprise of very little that Erling Haaland sits high on the list when it comes to Gameweek 1 point-scorers. Man City’s star forward needed just four minutes to open his account for the new season against Burnley and when the Norwegian added a second on 36 minutes, a monster haul was looking a possibility. However, a brace was all Haaland would get this time round as three inevitable bonus points saw him finish on 13 points.

Alexander Isak (£7.6m) – 13 Points
Like Haaland, Alexander Isak was also on the scoresheet twice as Newcastle recorded a statement 5-1 triumph vs Aston Vila. The Swedish striker put Newcastle 2-1 ahead with a smart finish before his searing pace saw him dispossess a Villa defender and double his tally in the 58th minute. Isak was substituted off ten minutes later but his ownership will have been more than happy with his efforts.

Rodri (£5.6m) – 13 Points
The second Man City player to accumulate 13 points in Gameweek 1 was midfielder Rodri, who has a habit of popping up in goalscoring positions from set pieces. After assisting Erling Haaland’s Gameweek 1 opener with a header across goal, Rodri got on the scoresheet himself in the second-half, smashing home a loose ball following a free kick to seal a 0-3 triumph for the champions away at Burnley.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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