Fantasy Premier League Predictions 2022/23 | Attackers

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The attention of Fantasy Premier League managers could gradually shift back to forwards in 2022/23 after a period of resorting to attacking midfielders.

In years past, high cost strikers were the order of the day, but the likes of Mohamed Salah, Son Heung Min and Kevin De Bruyne helped revolutionize the FPL with mega shots from midfield.

However, that could be reversed in 2022/23 with the return of the No.9 to many top teams.

Harry Kane remains a fierce contender with formidable form under Antonio Conte, and he’s now joined in the premium attacking ranks by Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez at Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Another major deal for a new No.9 has caught the eye of FPL managers around the world, and we believe this particular player could steal the show in 2022/23.

RadioTimes.com brings you our advice on the Fantasy Premier League, including which strikers you should sign for your FPL team in 2022/23.

Forward FPL budget

Odsonne Edouard (Crystal Palace) £5.5m

Edouard showed flickers of greatness in his first season at Selhurst Park last time out, and he will be desperate to warrant more first-team action in 2022/23.

Palace look like a solid, growing and settled unit under Patrick Vieira ahead of this season and Edouard will benefit greatly from Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze ahead of the season fit and ready.

Edouard has scored six and set up four in less than half the available playing minutes and hopes he can extrapolate that form of scoring over an entire season.

Armando Broja (Chelsea) £5.5m

As things stand, Broja remains a Chelsea player. Additionally, he is the team’s only natural forward, aside from underdog Timo Werner.

That should change by the end of the transfer window, but Broja is very much in contention for action with the Blues and his £5.5million price tag makes him an ideal third striker for your bench.

His potential upside is that he could indeed be on the move himself with Newcastle and Everton both linked with his signing. If any of these moves take place, he will be the starting striker for a decent Premier League club at a bargain price.

Mid Price FPL Futures Contracts

Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) £8.0m

Here we go, our pick for ‘Must Have Player of the Season’ is Gabriel Jesus. The beauty of Arsenal’s new star is that he can fit into your squad as a first, second or even third striker.

You can pair him with high-cost stars like Harry Kane and Erling Haaland, or he could lead the line for your team as a lone wolf, freeing up significant funds to spend in midfield.

Jesus has everything. He’s registered huge points despite only playing half of the available minutes in previous seasons with Manchester City, and he’ll be a solid starter for Arsenal this season. He could eventually approach the legendary 200 point mark.

Premium FPL attackers

Harry Kane (Tottenham) £11.5m

Haaland is the name on everyone’s lips with 64% ownership at the time of writing, but Harry Kane is the player you should start the season with if you’re stuck deciding between the pair.

Kane currently belongs to just over 16% of teams and is a safer bet than Haaland, who could explode in life but may need time to adapt.

Since becoming a Spurs regular for the first time, Kane has hit the 190 points mark six times in eight seasons. In the remaining two seasons, he racked up 160 and 158.

It was a slow start to the season for Tottenham and Kane last year, but under Antonio Conte he was playing one of the greatest footballers of his career, backed by Son Heung Min and Dejan Kulusevski. Simply, he is the third highest ranked player in the ICT index and could well approach his record tally of 242 points if he stays fit in 2022/23.

Fantasy Premier League Schedule – Week 1

  • Bournemouth v Aston Villa
  • Crystal Palace v Arsenal
  • Everton v Chelsea
  • Fulham v Liverpool
  • Leeds v Wolves
  • Leicester v Brentford
  • Manchester United v Brighton
  • Newcastle v Nottingham Forest
  • Tottenham v Southampton
  • West Ham v Manchester City

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