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FPL Gameweek 7 Tips: Best Players To Transfer In

We’re already at FPL GW7 and the tough decisions continue to come thick and fast. The best performers from last weekend should be at the top of the watch list.

GW7 sees a favourable fixture swing for Chelsea, as well as good fixtures for Leeds and Wolves. With that in mind, here are some suggestions of who to bring in this week.

Best Players for FPL GW7

The best players to bring in this week are Romelu Lukaku, Raul Jimenez and Raphinha.

Player Team Position Price Pick % GW6 Score Total Points
Romelu Lukaku Chelsea Forward £11.7m 34% 2 27
Jamie Vardy Leicester Forward £10.4m 13% 11 40
Raul Jimenez Wolves Forward £7.5m 5% 8 16
Chris Wood Burnley Forward £6.8m 2% 2 17
Raphinha Leeds Midfielder £6.5m 15% 8 28
Marcos Alonso Chelsea Defender £5.9m 22% 1 39
Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal Midfielder £5.3m 4% 12 22

Romelu Lukaku

  • Price: £11.7m
  • Picked by: 34%
  • Fixtures: Southampton (H), Brentford (a), Norwich (H)

Lukaku has made a decent start to life back in England, scoring three times in the league so far. The Belgian has a non-penalty xG of 2.4 and also a high xA of 1.4 without registering an assist so far.

His next line of fixtures are very appealing, facing Southampton, Brentford, Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley in the next 5 gameweeks. They’ve conceded 53 goals between them and Lukaku has particularly good records against Southampton (9 goals in 12 games), Newcastle (7 in 12) and Burnley (4 in 8).

Lukaku looks to be the most appealing asset from GW7 onwards, so get him now to avoid the inevitable price rise.

Jamie Vardy

  • Price: £10.4
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (a), Man United (H), Brentford (a)

Vardy’s brace against Burnley elevated him to joint top scorer in the league with 5 goals, averaging 0.85 goals per 90. He also has the second highest npxG (3.8), managing 17 shots with 8 being on target (fourth most).

His record against Palace is decent, 5 goals in 15 matches, including a brace against them in the 2019/20 season in a 3-0 win. Leicester have scored 7 goals this campaign, 6 of which Vardy has been directly involved in (5G 1A) equating to 85%, clearly making him the only Leicester asset to target at the moment.

Raul Jimenez

  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 5%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H), Aston Villa (a), Leeds (a)

Jimenez finally got his first goal of the season, and first in nearly a year, against Southampton. Getting off the mark could see him hit form going into fixtures against Newcastle, Villa and Leeds.

Between them, they’ve conceded 35 goals, whilst Wolves have attempted 14.5 shots per game (5th most) but have underscored their xG more than any other side (-6.13). However, that could mean that the goals are coming for Wolves, who are gradually getting better under new boss, Bruno Lage.

The Mexican has also made 14 key passes, the most by any out and out striker, so whether it’s scoring or assisting he could be heavily involved in the goals again.

Chris Wood

  • Price: £6.8m
  • Picked by: 2%
  • Fixtures: Norwich (H), Man City (a), Southampton (a)

Despite just one goal so far this term, against former club Leeds, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about Chris Wood in GW7. He’s up against Norwich, who’ve lost every game, conceding 16 goals and 20 big chances in the process, more than anyone else.

He also scored twice against Norwich in the 2019/20 season and, yet again, the canaries are still bottom coming into this fixture. The New Zealander is averaging 2.12 shots per 90, as well as having attempted three shots in the 6 yard box (fourth most).

His fixture against Man City is one to leave him out for, but for GW7 he’s the perfect differential.

Raphinha

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 15%
  • Fixtures: Watford (H), Southampton (a), Wolves (H)

Raphinha got his third of the season versus West Ham, making that two in two for the Brazilian. He’s taken 19 shots in the league (6th most) and has been a constant threat for Leeds in spite of their poor start.

Also, he’s very creative, making 13 key passes and 10 carries into the penalty area, resulting in an xA of 1.4 (10th highest). At an affordable price of £6.5m he’s essential for Leeds’ next run of fixtures including Watford next, who’ve conceded 14.2 shots per game.

Marcos Alonso

  • Price: £5.9m
  • Picked by: 22%
  • Fixtures: Southampton (H), Brentford (a), Norwich (H)

Alonso has been a magnificent pick this season, earning 39 points. Any defender who offers both defensive and attacking returns is worth their weight in gold and Alonso is one of the best examples.

He’s part of a Chelsea defence that’s kept four clean sheets in 6 matches which, coupled with his goal and assist, make him the defender with the second most points this season, behind Cancelo (44). Also, he’s provided 12 key passes and four crosses into the penalty area, which will supply Lukaku with plenty of chances over the course of the season.

Costing £5.9m, he provides some of the best value in FPL. With 39 points, he has the 6th highest points per million in the league (6.61 PPM). He’s a great investment for Chelsea’s next 5 matches.

Emile Smith Rowe

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixtures: Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (H), Aston Villa (H)

Smith Rowe got his first attacking goal and assist of the season in the North London derby, in a game that saw Arsenal finally click. He’s averaged 1.61 shots per 90 and 1.01 shots on target per 90, giving him a npxG of 1.1.

The versatile attacking player has made 5 key passes and has an xA of 0.6, whilst also totalling 4.15 points per million, which is likely to increase over the next few gameweeks. He faces Brighton and Palace in his next two, games in which Arsenal claimed 9 points in last season.

Priced at £5.3m, he offers a cheap way into a side that will be challenging for the top 6 this season, and over the next few games could be a bargain.