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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 13 Round-Up

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Only two clubs were able to keep a clean sheet across the entirety of Gameweek 13, underlining how difficult it was for fantasy owners to find any profitable defensive assets across the weekend. A total of 34 goals were scored overall with only one fixture ending in a draw. We’re on hand to take you through all of the action and the important FPL-related points of note.

Gameweek 13 began with the eagerly anticipated showdown between Man City and Liverpool. In the end, this was the only match of the entire gameweek where neither side could be separated. Erling Haaland (£14.0m) gave Pep Guardiola’s side the lead in the first half, but Liverpool hit back late on through Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.9m), salvaging what could prove a crucial point.

A Mohammed Kudus (£6.6m) inspired turnaround heaped more misery onto rock-bottom Burnley as West Ham triumphed 1-2 at Turf Moor. Another beaten newly promoted side was Sheffield Utd, who lost 1-3 at home to Bournemouth, a real body-blow for the Blades. However, there was joy for Luton as they secured their first home Premier League victory, beating Crystal Palace by two goals to one.

It was a miserable Gameweek 13 for Chelsea, who saw Reece James (£5.4m) sent off for a second bookable offensive in what turned out to be a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle. The Magpies were brilliant despite having several players missing through injury, with well-liked FPL asset Anthony Gordon (£5.9m) getting on the scoresheet, his tenth attacking return this Premier League season. 

A thrilling contest at the City Ground saw Brighton get the better of Nottingham Forest, the Seagulls winning 2-3 despite being reduced to ten-men after centre-back Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) was sent off. A Joao Pedro (£5.3m) brace for Brighton was complimented by a goal for Evan Ferguson (£6.1m) in his first start since Gameweek 11.

The Saturday evening kick-off ended with a narrow win for Arsenal away at Brentford which took them to the top of the table. Kai Havertz (£7.1m) scored the winner in the 89th minute, only his second Premier League goal for the Gunners. Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) recorded his seventh league assist, taking his overall FPL score in 2023-24 so far to 79 points.

Sunday saw Spurs fall to defeat after taking the lead for a third consecutive league fixture, Aston Villa getting the better of them and overtaking Ange Postecoglou’s side in the process, knocking them out of the top four. Ollie Watkins (£8.5m) netted the winning goal to the delight of many FPL managers. Later in the day, Everton were stunned by a spectacular early goal from Man Utd’s Alejandro Garnacho (£4.7m) at Goodison Park, the 19-year-old almost certainly wrapping up the goal of the season award in November. The Red Devils went on to win 0-3, a huge boost for manager Erik ten Hag.

Monday night football was kind to Fulham, who won a thrilling battle with Wolves 3-2 in a match which saw three penalties scored, including one in the 94th minute that ultimately won the game for the Cottagers. Twice Wolves had come from behind but it ended up being to no avail. 

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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