We’re coming off one of the more unpredictable gameweeks in history with so many popular picks failing to deliver.
As the Champions League and Europa League have begun, squad rotations are likely to become more frequent.
However, there are still several players who stand out due to their favourable fixtures and current form.
Here are a few transfer targets for FPL GW6.
Kieran Trippier/Sven Botman
After an initial run of 4 games without a clean sheet in the Premier League, Newcastle’s defence finally looks back on track.
They have kept 2 consecutive clean sheets against Brentford and AC Milan.
Facing Sheffield United, Burnley, West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Wolves in the next five games, Newcastle’s clean sheet potential is looking good.
Two standout options in their defense are Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman.
Trippier’s role on set-pieces and higher attacking threat makes him an attractive choice.
On the other hand, Botman offers a budget option, priced £2.0m lower, while still showing the potential for point returns (9 points against Brentford).
You can’t go wrong with either of these, the decision relies on the amount of money you have at your disposal.
Mohamed Salah has been in exceptional form this season, consistently delivering fantasy returns in every game.
With 2 goals and 4 assists in 5 games, he has accumulated a total of 33 fantasy points.
The key here is that he has 4th most FPL points (Haaland 45, Alvarez 37, Mbuemo 35) and hasn’t had less than 5 points in a single gameweek.
Salah’s creativity has been on the rise so far this season and Liverpool’s favourable fixture run from GW6 to GW11 further adds to his appeal.
Additionally, he has the bonus of being on penalty duty.
Julian Alvarez has been a core part of City this season so far, consistently playing nearly 90 minutes in every game.
And this includes his performance against Crvena Zvezda in UCL where he finished the game with 2 goals.
In the Premier League, he has 7 G/A in just 5 games, and he has only blanked once this season.
Pep’s recent comments about Alvarez being almost undroppable reinforces the idea that he is set to maintain his minutes.
City’s upcoming fixture against Nottingham Forest at home in GW6 almost makes this a no-brainer.
However, keep an eye out for early team news before the deadline as City has the early kick-off this week.
It’s not common to target players from newly promoted teams in FPL, but the importance of fixtures cannot be overlooked.
Therefore, Morris emerges as a potential transfer target.
He has an average of 0.48 xGI per 90 minutes and has 2 G/A in 4 games.
Luton Town’s upcoming fixtures also works in Morris’s favor.
They are set to face Wolves at home in GW6, followed by a double gameweek in GW7, where they play Everton (a) and Burnley (H).
Notably, both Burnley and Everton have yet to keep a clean sheet this season, adding to Morris’s appeal.