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FPL 2023-24 – Three Things We Learned In Double Gameweek 7

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As the dust settles on an eventful few days in the Premier League, we take stock of the FPL landscape.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEKS ARE ALWAYS WORTH TARGETING
Given the fact that it was Luton and Burnley that were playing twice in Double Gameweek 7, certain pockets of the FPL community were reluctant to invest in assets from two struggling promoted sides . However, those that did more than likely got some reward for their faith as Hatters striker Carlton Morris (£5.6m) – the highest-owned player in either team – produced ten points over the course of his two fixtures. This certainly won’t be the last double gameweek of the season, so there will be plenty more opportunities for FPL managers to benefit from them in the future.

OLLIE WATKINS – ESSENTIAL ASSET?
Fair play to any FPL manager who started the season with Ollie Watkins (£8.0m), and has held on to him until now. While the Aston Villa forward was by no means a disappointment in the early weeks of the season, many had lost patience with the fact he was only registering assists. It wasn’t until Gameweek 6 that Watkins scored his first Premier League goal of the season, and he followed that up with one of the most memorable performances ever from an FPL forward. Three goals and two assists against Brighton produced an incredible 23 points, and with some kind fixtures to come for Villa, many are finding ways to fit Watkins into their side.

TRIPPIER IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT
Despite the fact he was fantasy gold last season (one goal, nine assists, 16 clean sheets and 39 bonus points), many seasoned FPL veterans chose to omit Kieran Trippier (£6.8m) from their squads in the early weeks of the season because of Newcastle’s tough run of fixtures. This proved to be the correct decision, as the full-back earned just five points in the Magpies’ first four games. However, once those fixtures turned, Trippier has reaped the benefits and has accumulated a massive 38 points over the course of the last three gameweeks. If he should continue in that vein against West Ham in Gameweek 8, expect his ownership to creep past 50%.

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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