Returning from the first international break of the new season proved unpleasant for many FPL managers as points were few and far between. There was no goal fest, as in Gameweek 5, while many of the game’s most reliable usual suspects went cold, leaving many fans stumped.
Here’s what you need to be across, as we build up to FPL Gameweek 6.
When does FPL Gameweek 6 start?
Saturday 23 September, 10:30pm AEST
No early kick off this coming matchweek means FPL gameweek 6 kicks off with a trio of midnight starts.
Crystal Palace host Fulham in an exciting London derby that could seriously go either way. Luton Town will be looking for their first Premier League victory when they host Gary O’Neil’s Wolves. And Manchester City look to continue their perfect start to the season against Nottingham Forest; will Erling Haaland score for a fourth consecutive league game?
FPL Gameweek 6 notes
Salah’s back on the radar
The Egyptian is owned by just over one-quarter of FPL players, but should that figure be higher? Mohamed Salah (£12.5 I 26%) has began the new season with a bang, scoring twice and assisting four more in Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the campaign. Despite this, the winger remains the sixth most owned Premier League midfielder. His price, which is second only to Erling Haaland (£14.1 I 92.2%), is off-putting, but if he can sustain his output beyond FPL gameweek 6, surely his allure becomes as irresistible as the Norwegian’s?
Somehow, Manchester United’s Cameroonian goalkeeper, Andre Onana (£5.0 I 23%) remains the game’s second most owned goalkeeper despite United’s ten league goals conceded meaning they boast the league’s equal-second worst defence. Given the host of better options either cheaper then or at the same price as Erik Ten Hag’s number one, should the great Onana exodus begin in FPL gameweek 6?
JWP stock rises
His side may have lost 3-1 at the hands of an indomitable Manchester City, but James Ward-Prowse (£6.1 I 7.4%) continues to firm himself as arguably the Premier League signing of the season. He grabbed his second goal in four games as David Moyes’ men fell to City, meaning the set-piece specialist keeps himself on every FPL manager’s watch list for another week.
Nothing Gross about Pascal
Brighton’s brilliant German has long been an underrated FPL midfield cheapie. Last season, Pascal Gross (£6.3 I 2.3%) tallied 159 points in 37 games, scoring 9 goals and assisting 8 more. This season, Roberto De Zerbi’s reliable technician has bagged two 10 point matchweeks on his way to amassing 16% of his 2022-23 season total in 13% of the games. While Brighton’s pool of talent has grown considerably over the last few seasons, it seems Gross’ talent will ensure him minutes beyond FPL gameweek 6.
Worrisome Wolves continue walking relegation tightrope
No one expected them to rampage into European contention, as they commonly did at the end of last decade, but Wolverhampton’s flirtation with relegation continues. Gary O’Neil’s men have three points from five games, and might’ve found themselves in the bottom three places were it not for the terrible start of the Premier League’s promotion sides.
However, there has been one shining light in Wolves’ season and that’s been Pedro Neto’s (£5.5 I 0.6%) return to his best, with four assists to his name so far this season. It wasn’t long ago the tricky Portuguese winger bagged 124 FPL points in a campaign, and FPL managers eyeing a cheap point of difference should keep their eye on Neto against Luton in FPL Gameweek 6.
Transfer targets under 15% ownership
DEFENDER: Oleksandr Zinchenko, Arsenal (£4.9 I 4.9%)
MIDFIELDER: Pascal Gross, Brighton (£6.3 I 2.3%)
FORWARD: Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal (£7.9 I 3%)