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FPL GW24: Best Players for Grass FC

In this article, we buck the trend and prioritise the eye test over statistical analysis.

Here are some players that have caught our eye for FPL GW24.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Fixture: Newcastle (a)
  • Price: £7.3m
  • Picked by: 16%

The first of the four recommended players heading into GW24 is the forgotten full-back on Merseyside.

Alexander-Arnold got back to point scoring on Monday with Liverpool holding on to a shutout against their nearest rivals. Also, he had an assist removed for Liverpool’s second goal.

It was Trent’s first fantasy return since GW19 away at Brentford. This season has proven the big-at-the-back theory wrong. The number 66 has been relatively inconsistent for what his fantasy value represents.

With a favourable GW24 opponent prior to their GW25 double, now is the time to maybe pounce back at him, though.

His Saturday opponents, Newcastle, have been renowned to be defensively solid since the restart, having conceded three goals since Boxing Day.

However, the Toons are relatively lacklustre in attack, having scored just a mere two goals throughout the period.

With managers anticipating to lineup with three Liverpool players for their double gameweek, Trent is certainly worth considering.

James Tarkowski

  • Fixture: Leeds (H)
  • Price: £4.2m
  • Picked by: 2%

One of Everton’s centre-backs is proving a shrewd buy. With Tarkowski reunited now with his former Burnley manager in Sean Dyche, the bargain proves more attractive.

Tarkowski scored Everton’s first goal under Sean Dyche, thanks to a bullet header in their 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal. He also came away with maximum bonus points for that game.

With a favourable home game in 24, plus a double gameweek in 25, the merit is there in getting on the former Claret.

At just 2%, he could prove as a huge differential over the next few gameweeks.

Joao Felix

  • Fixture: Southampton (H)
  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 2%

Another player who’s potentially destined to hit a spike in ownership is the Portuguese sensation.

Felix scored his first goal of the campaign on Saturday against the Hammers, in his return game from a three-match suspension.

In addition, Joao managed to secure maximum bonus points from the match, making it a healthy 9-pointer in his first full 90 minutes.

In spite of scoring his goal, he could’ve had more. He registered the most shots of any player, with three. Plus, achieved the highest xG, with an expected goal merit of 0.64.

Because of this, he is the most transferred-in player heading to the gameweek, with over 100k new owners.

Additionally, he faces Southampton who sit bottom of the table.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

  • Fixture: Southampton (H)
  • Price: £4.6m
  • Picked by: 9%

Another Blue to consider is Chelsea’s keeper between the sticks. Since the restart, Kepa has been one of the best-performed players in fantasy.

Chelsea’s number one has picked up four clean sheets since Boxing Day, which is ranked as one of the highest of all keepers in that time. Only Newcastle’s Nick Pope has had more in that spell, with 5.

In the process, he has picked up 10 bonus points from his four clean sheets.

Because of this, Kepa is ranked sixth amongst all players, for the most points in the last four gameweek.

Despite being owned by less than 10% of managers overall, his effective ownership is ranked among the highest. His EO of 50.1% is ranked in the top ten of all players.

Furthermore, he has the chance to build on his shutouts tally for the campaign, with Chelsea’s favourable fixture run ahead. The Blues’ five of their next 7 fixtures are rated as a 2 on the FDR.