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FPL GW23 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

For the fourth time in 5 gameweeks in FPL, we have a double gameweek, with Arsenal and Man City playing twice.

As two of the best teams in the league, their assets are always popular, especially this week with many tripling up on both teams.

Here are the best assets from the two doublers.

Best Players to Transfer in for FPL GW23

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW22 PointsOverall Points
Kevin De BruyneMan CityMidfielder£12.4m35%1108
Bukayo SakaArsenalMidfielder£8.3m27%2111
Eddie NketiahArsenalForward£6.7m9%244
Nathan AkeMan CityDefender£5.1m4%243

Kevin De Bruyne

  • Price: £12.4m
  • Picked by: 35%
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (H) + Arsenal (a), Nottingham Forest (a), Bournemouth (a)

De Bruyne is one of the essential assets for DGW23. He has the most assists in the league (12) as well as three goals.

The Belgian has the highest xA too (10.3), producing the most shot-creating actions (6.4) and the second most goal-creating actions per 90 (1.2).

Additionally, he has made the most passes into the opposition box (65) and second most key passes (61).

People will be concerned that he didn’t start the 1-0 loss to Spurs, but it’s unlikely he’ll be dropped permanently.

In 31 minutes against Spurs, he created the most chances in the entire match (three).

There are concerns over his recent form but with Man City looking poor without him, he should return straight to the City lineup – and he’ll definitely start against Arsenal.

In double gameweek 23, City face Villa at home which they are favourites to win, and Arsenal, in a very important match in deciding the title race.

Bukayo Saka

  • Price: £8.3m
  • Picked by: 27%
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H) + Man City (H), Aston Villa (a), Leicester (a)

It’s 7 goals and 8 assists (second most) for Saka this term.

He has the second most goal-creating actions (15), 89 shot-creating actions (fourth most), and 47 key passes (5th most).

What sets him apart from his teammates is that he is the penalty taker for the Gunners, scoring one this campaign.

Odegaard and Martinelli are both transfer alternatives too. However, with Trossard signing last month Martinelli’s minutes will be reduced so he isn’t as good an FPL option compared to before.

Arsenal face Brentford and City in this double gameweek, both at home where they are yet to lose this season.

Behind Mitoma, Saka is the second most transferred in player for GW23.

Eddie Nketiah

  • Price: £6.7m
  • Picked by: 9%
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H) + Man City (H), Aston Villa (a), Leicester (a)

Eddie Nketiah has been clinical since claiming the starting centre-forward position for Arsenal.

He has four goals, scoring 0.5 per 90, with an xG per 90 of 0.9 (fourth most out of players with over 200 minutes played).

Being a poacher in a good team means lots of high-quality chances, averaging 0.2 non-penalty xG per shot (6th highest).

Furthermore, he’s taking 3.8 shots per 90, including 1.7 on target (both fourth highest).


  • Price: £5.2m
  • Picked by: 14%
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H) + Man City (H), Aston Villa (a), Leicester (a)

Arsenal’s defence has been strong this term, resulting in the second-lowest xGA (18.6) and second-fewest goals conceded (17).

With Gabriel, you have cover for one of the best backlines in the league as well as one of the biggest goal threats for a defender.

The Brazilian has two goals this campaign, boasting the highest xG amongst defenders (2.8).

He also averages 1.5 touches in the opposition box per 90, ranking him in the 95th percentile in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Both Arsenal’s fixtures in DGW23 are at home, so their good record at the Emirates could lead to some clean sheets.

Nathan Ake

  • Price: £5.1m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (H) + Arsenal (a), Nottingham Forest (a), Bournemouth (a)

Man City have the best defence in the league statistically, conceding the lowest xGA (15.6).

For their double, like Arsenal, it will be wise to own one of their defenders, and Nathan Ake is very cheap at £5.1m.

His position has also been consolidated by the departure of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich, so the only left-back options are him and Sergio Gomez, who’s only played 111 minutes.

Of course, he can also play centrally at the back too and by being versatile he will get more minutes than his teammates.