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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 3 Forwards

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Which strikers are looking good heading into Gameweek 3? All Things FPL investigates…

The star of the show last time out was Yoanne Wissa (£6.1m), who followed up his goal in Gameweek 1 with a goal and assist against Fulham last weekend. That puts the Brentford striker on 20 FPL points overall – more than any other Fantasy forward at this stage. Many FPL managers have sought to bring the affordable Wissa into their sides, and having already risen £0.1m in value this week, looks close to another rise before the Gameweek 3 deadline. The Bees face Crystal Palace and Bournemouth – both at home – in their next two Premier League fixtures.

While the heavily-owned Ollie Watkins (£8.0m) registered an assist for the second gameweek in a row, it was fellow Villa frontman Jhon Duran (£5.0m) who gained the most FPL points, taking just one minute to find the net after coming onto the pitch in the 74th minute. That was enough to see the 19-year-old Colombian striker earn two bonus points, and his impressive cameo gives Unai Emery food for thought when it comes to his team selection.

There was disappointment for Erling Haaland (£14.0m) owners – and his many captainers – in Gameweek 2 with the Norwegian failing to record an attacking return against Newcastle. Instead, it was teammate Julian Alvarez (£6.6m) who scored the only goal of the game, and after his assist in Gameweek 1, the Argentine is certainly tempting many FPL managers to invest in him ahead of a run of favourable fixtures for the reigning Premier League champions.

Nottingham Forest forward Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.5m) ended last season in fine form and he has clearly picked up where he left off having scored in both gameweeks so far. That is now six consecutive Premier League matches in which Awoniyi has found the net, yet he remains a huge differential with only 1.9% of managers selecting him in their FPL squads at present. That may partly be due to his upcoming fixtures though, as Forest travel to Old Trafford in Gameweek 3, followed by a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in Gameweek 4.

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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