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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 17 Round-Up

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Gameweek 17 of the 2023-24 season finished up on Sunday evening with 23 goals scored overall and only two clubs found the net three times. Those two sides also kept clean sheets, as did five other teams. What this means for the future remains to be seen as we go through all the games and the important points to take from them.

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Spurs did a professional job over Nottingham Forest, beating them 0-2 despite being reduced to ten-men in what turned out to be Steve Cooper’s final game in charge of the hosts. Dejan Kulusevski (£7.1m) was the star of the show with a goal and assist, although the result came at a cost with Destiny Udogie (£4.8m) picking up a fifth yellow card, suspending him for Gameweek 18, while Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) was sent off.

Dominic Solanke (£6.8m) was on the scoresheet for Bournemouth against Luton, the score being 1-1 before Tom Lockyer’s collapse on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest. Understandably, the match was abandoned with the players in no fit state to carry on. One other fixture finished as a draw on Saturday, that being Man City’s clash with Crystal Palace as the Eagles came back from two goals down to stun the champions at the Etihad Stadium. Michael Olise (£5.8m) netting the equaliser from the spot.

Both Chelsea and Newcastle were home winners in Gameweek 17, Cole Palmer (£5.6m) playing a key role for the Blues, scoring and assisting in their 2-0 victory over Sheffield Utd. Three different players found the net for Newcastle vs Fulham, Miguel Almiron (£6.2m), Dan Burn (£4.4m) and Lewis Miley (£4.5m).

Everton moved themselves further away from the bottom three as Sean Dyche emerged victorious over former club Burnley, the Toffees winning 0-2 at Turf Moor. Michael Keane (£4.3m) came back to haunt his former employees with a goal, while Amadou Onana (£4.7m) grabbed the second.

Sunday was a great success for two London-based clubs as Arsenal got the better of Brighton by two goals to nil and West Ham comprehensively defeated Wolves 3-0, with Mohammed Kudus (£6.7m) netting a brace. Lucrative FPL asset Jarrod Bowen (£7.8m) also scored for the Hammers in a resounding performance.

Aston Villa looked to be slipping up away at Brentford after falling behind in the first half, but a red card for Bees centre-back Ben Mee (£4.8m) changed the game completely. Villa from then took control and drew themselves level soon after. Former Brentford striker Ollie Watkins (£8.7m) then popped up late on to snatch the three points for Unai Emery’s side despite being reduced to ten men themselves at the end.

The final match of Gameweek 17 was certainly the most anticipated. Unfortunately, it also turned out to be the most disappointing as fierce rivals Liverpool and Man Utd played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield. Chances were few-and-far between over the course of 90 minutes with the likes of Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) suffering a rare off-day. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.2m) picking up a clean sheet and maximum bonus points will have pleased a number of FPL managers.

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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