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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 17 Fixture Analysis


Gameweek 16 started with a 1-2 comeback win for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, who paid the price for being reduced to ten-men after taking the lead from the penalty spot. Bournemouth were also winners on the road, shocking Man Utd at Old Trafford and piling the pressure on Erik ten Hag. Sheffield Utd claimed a priceless 1-0 victory vs Brentford, while Brighton were held 1-1 by Burnley. Nottingham Forest also claimed a point, drawing 1-1 away at Wolves.

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Arsenal missed the chance to move back to the top of the table as they were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa, who boast a 100% record this season at Villa Park in the Premier League. Sunday was a successful one for Everton, who secured their third straight league victory with a 2-0 triumph over Chelsea. Fulham recorded a second consecutive 5-0 home win, this time against West Ham, while Man City came from behind to defeat Luton 1-2. Spurs ended the round with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Newcastle. 

The hours are now ticking away leading up to the Gameweek 17 deadline of 18:30 on Friday. This means it’s time to look ahead at the latest round of Premier League fixtures and highlight those matches which could have big FPL consequences.

Friday 15th December

Nottingham Forest vs Spurs (20:00 BST)

Saturday 16th December

Bournemouth vs Luton (15:00 BST)

Chelsea vs Sheffield Utd (15:00 BST)

Man City vs Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

Newcastle vs Fulham (15:00 BST)

Burnley vs Everton (17:30 BST)

Sunday 17th December

Arsenal vs Brighton (14:00 BST)

Brentford vs Aston Villa (14:00 BST)

West Ham vs Wolves (14:00 BST)

Liverpool vs Man Utd (16:30 BST)

Key Gameweek 17 Fixture Ramifications

A number of high-value FPL assets contain enticing Gameweek 17 fixtures on paper, which is sure to excite plenty of fantasy managers. Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) is one such player, the Egyptian will be expected to play a key role for Liverpool at home to Man Utd. The Reds destroyed their fierce rivals 7-0 last season at Anfield and many sense another thrashing may be on the cards when considering Man Utd’s poor form. Other Liverpool players such as defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.2m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.2m) are also likely to come under the FPL microscope.

Man City host Crystal Palace, who have picked up just a point in their last five league matches, conceding at least twice in all bar one of those games. This bodes well for forward Julian Alvarez (£6.9m), who will likely have a big part to play up top when taking into account Erling Haaland (£14.0m) potentially missing out through injury.

The first encounter of Gameweek 17 involves Spurs, who travel to a Nottingham Forest side who like Crystal Palace, have lost four of their most recent five league fixtures. Heung-Min Son (£9.7m) is searching for a second consecutive double-figure fantasy points return, while Richarlison (£6.6m) will be hoping to back up his brace last weekend against Newcastle. Full-backs Pedro Porro (£5.4m) and Destiny Udogie (£4.8m) should also garner significant FPL attention.

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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