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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 17 Forwards


What forwards should fantasy bosses be considering for Gameweek 17? Let’s take a look.

After initially struggling to make an impact at Fulham, Raul Jimenez (£5.3m) has come alive of late and followed up his two goals against Nottingham Forest with a further strike against West Ham in Gameweek 16. With the Cottagers scoring for fun at the moment, FPL managers will have one eye on Jimenez ahead of Gameweek 17, with Marco Silva’s side facing injury-hit Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

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Another in-form striker is that of Matheus Cunha (£5.7m), with the Wolves man now on a streak of recording attacking returns in his last five Premier League games. The latest saw him score nine points – his highest in individual score of the season – in the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. Gameweek 17 sees Wolves take on a West Ham side who have just conceded five to Fulham.

If you’re looking for a player who has been consistently producing returns throughout the season, however, then you could do a lot worse than Bournemouth talisman Dominic Solanke (£6.6m). The Cherries are enjoying a rich vein of form right now and face Luton at home in Gameweek 17, followed by fixtures against Nottingham Forest and Fulham. More fantasy points could well be on the cards for Solanke, who has already notched eight times in the current Premier League campaign.

After missing out in Gameweek 16 with a foot issue, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding Erling Haaland’s (£14.0m) availability this weekend. If Pep Guardiola rules him out of Gameweek 17 in his press conference on Friday, then his teammate Julian Alvarez (£6.9m) could be the man to turn to. The Argentinian hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders lately, but he registered an assist last weekend and was afforded a rest in the midweek Champions League tie with Crvena zvezda.

Despite blanking in his last two games, Ollie Watkins (£8.5m) remains a premium asset, while Darwin Nunez (£7.6m) owners will be desperately hoping the Uruguayan striker finds his scoring boots when Liverpool host a depleted Man Utd side on Sunday.

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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