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FPL 2023-24 – Three Things We Learned In Gameweek 6

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It was an action-packed Gameweek 6 with plenty of high scores floating around the FPL community, with some even reaching triple figures! But what can we learn from it all?

PREMIUM MIDFIELDERS ARE STILL WORTH INVESTMENT
Those that were well-stocked with expensive players in the middle of the park in Gameweek 6 almost certainly had a good gameweek, as the vast majority of premium midfielders delivered over the weekend. Mo Salah (£12.5m), Heung-Min Son (£9.2m), Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£8.4m) all registered double-figure hauls in their respective fixtures, justifying the faith that many FPL manager have put in them. Saka, Son, and Salah are the three highest point-scoring midfielders at this point of the season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the three of them occupy the same spots come the end of the campaign.

NEWCASTLE ASSETS ARE IN VOGUE
It’s fair to say that Newcastle haven’t had the best start to the season, but much of that can be put down to a tough fixture run that saw them face Man City, Liverpool and Brighton in successive gameweeks. However, the Magpies’ fixtures turned in their favour in Gameweek 6, and there was an immediate improvement in FPL returns from their assets. The emphatic 0-8 win at Sheffield Utd produced double figure returns for Kieran Trippier (£6.6m), Sven Botman (£4.7m), Dan Burn (£4.5m), Bruno Guimaraes (£5.8m), Anthony Gordon (£5.6m) and Sean Longstaff (£4.9m). Trippier and Botman in particular are proving to be popular, with fantasy bosses looking to take advantage of this fixture swing.

JURGEN KLOPP’S PREFERRED FRONT THREE NOW OBVIOUS
While Salah has been a lock in Liverpool’s starting line-up for some time now, there has been a degree of uncertainty over who will fill the other two spots on a week-to-week basis. Diogo Jota (£7.8m), Cody Gakpo (£7.3m), Luis Diaz (£7.6m) and Darwin Nunez (£7.4m) are all options available to Jurgen Klopp, but it now appears that the latter two will be chosen more often than not. The fact that both Diaz and Nunez played in Thursday’s Europa League tie, and then started against West Ham in Gameweek 6, should tell you all you need to know about the first-choice front three.

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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