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The North London derby certainly catches the eye this weekend as Arsenal host Tottenham on Sunday at 14:00. Arsenal head into the encounter having wiped the floor of PSV on their return to the Champions League, while Spurs have made a blistering start under their new management.
Before all that, champions Manchester City will be looking for revenge against Nottingham Forest, while there’s another London derby between Crystal Palace and Fulham. Luton will try and pick up their first points against Wolves, while Chelsea have a tricky fixture against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Here are the best Fantasy League tips as we approach gameweek 6.
FPL Team Tips for Gameweek 6
Undoubtedly the attention will be on the North London derby but elsewhere there are golden opportunities for those looking to ramp up the points.
Manchester City host Nottingham Forest, and although Steve Cooper’s side have drastically improved on the road, City thumped them 6-0 at the Etihad last campaign. Julian Alvarez continues to shine in his new role in de Bruyne’s absence, while Haaland scored a hattrick in this fixture last season, and has already made a solid start to the season.
Although Forest have improved their squad massively, a centre-back pairing of Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna showed signs of weakness against Burnley – one in which Pep will be looking to target. Both his attackers have the opportunity to goals to their tallies on Saturday afternoon and it’ll be a surprise if Man City don’t score at least three goals.
GW3 Captain Tip: Haaland the obvious pick
Are there brave managers out there contemplating an early triple-captain? Well, Haaland may just convince a few against a leaky defence on the road for the points already listed.
The Norwegian machine has scored seven Premier League goals already – and it’s safe to say he hasn’t found his top gear yet – which is kind of frightening. He didn’t have the best of games midweek against Red Star Belgrade and he’ll be desperate to return to the score sheet this weekend.
Elsewhere, for those looking to sneak under the radar, Brentford host Everton and although the Bees haven’t been in prolific at home of late, Bryan Mbuemo has been on fire this season. He’s already found the back of the net on four occasions – as well as for Cameroon during the international break. With no signs of jet lag this weekend, he could return to scoring ways against an underperforming Everton side.
What did we learn from FPL GW6?
Spurs and their incredible comeback against Sheffield United showed their mentality under their new manager, and there will be no surprise to see the likes of James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski keep their spots this weekend.
Richarlison finally got on the score sheet which should do him the world of good in terms of confidence, and no doubt he will once again lead the line for the North London derby.
Elsewhere, Liverpool showed in the second half against Wolves why they will run Man City close this season, with three goals thanks to Gakpo, Robertson, and a helping hand from Hugo Bueno. Maybe it won’t be quite as simple for Pep as expected…
Brighton collected all three points from Old Trafford – which isn’t as surprising as it once would have been. They compete in Europe for the first time in their history this week, and so it’ll be interesting to see how fresh they are for their tie vs Bournemouth this weekend – be careful of any rotations, managers!
Once again Chelsea disappointed in the Fantasy Premier League. A 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on the road sees the Blues occupy 14th with just five points from five matches. A tough home match against Aston Villa will surely not entice any managers to transfer any of Pochettino’s attacking options.
When is the FPL deadline this week?
With no Friday night fixture, you will have until 14:00 on Saturday 23rd September, so be sure to not miss this week’s deadline.
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