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Your essential FPL tips for Gameweek 17

23 Dec 2022
FPL Scout Essentials

The Scout and Fantasy experts provide everything you need to know ahead of Monday's deadline

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The Scout and Fantasy Premier League experts provide managers starting or continuing their seasons with everything they need to know ahead of the Gameweek 17 deadline at 11:00 GMT on Monday 26 December.

Second Chance league

The Second Chance league has launched, giving Fantasy managers the chance to compete in an all-new global league which gets under way on 26 December with every team's points starting again from zero. It's a second chance for anyone looking to compete on a level playing field from Gameweek 17.

Second Chance league pre-set squads

To give managers a helping hand, The Scout has come up with three different ready-made 15-man squads in which the funds have been weighted differently.

Part 1: The Scout's Big in attack squad
Part 2: The Scout's Big in midfield squad
Part 3: The Scout's Strong all round squad

See: Manage your FPL team

Captain candidates

The Scout recommends players you should be considering for your Gameweek 17 armband.

GW17 Captains: Salah among best rivals to Haaland

Scout Selection

The best XI players are picked for the upcoming Gameweek.

Scout Selection: Best FPL team for GW17

Ones to watch

Five standout players are tipped to produce big points.

Part 1: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Part 2: Reece James (CHE)
Part 3: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
Part 4: Darwin Nunez (LIV)
Part 5: Marcus Rashford (MUN)


Four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek.

Part 1: Andrew Robertson (LIV)
Part 2: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
Part 3: Che Adams (SOU)
Part 4: Eddie Nketiah (ARS)

FPL team news

See which players are back in training and find out the latest information on those involved in the World Cup.

See: GW17 FPL team news


A panel of Fantasy experts discuss the major talking points, including which players to buy and how to plan for the upcoming Double Gameweeks.

The FPL Pod: Fantasy is back featuring Lloyd Griffith

Must-have players for FPL's return

The Scout picks five players who look essential for Gameweek 17 and beyond.

FPL experts on the key GW17 dilemmas

Some of the world's top Fantasy managers discuss the key dilemmas when building Gameweek 17 squads with the unlimited free transfers

Part 1: Best Newcastle picks
Part 2: Best Arsenal picks
Part 3: Best £8.0m midfielders
Part 4: How many premiums should managers pick?
Part 5: Players to start considering due to World Cup
Part 6: Best differentials for Gameweek 17
Part 7: How many Chelsea players should you pick?

FPL experts' Gameweek 17 squads

We asked our experts to select and talk us through their unlimited transfers squad ahead of Gameweek 17.

Part 1: Nick Harris' GW17 squad
Part 2: Andy Park's GW17 squad
Part 3: Gianni Buttice's GW17 squad
Part 4: Pras' GW17 squad
Part 5: Sam Bonfield's GW17 squad

Fixture analysis

We asked The Scout to identify which clubs and players FPL managers should invest in, based on who has the best upcoming schedule.

Part 1: Southampton stars can be Fantasy bargains
Part 2: Back Man Utd at both ends of the pitch
Part 3: Chelsea can provide key differentials
Part 4: Newcastle primed for more success
Part 5: Trossard the standout for Brighton
Part 6: Home in on West Ham

Double Gameweek announcement

Find out which teams have Double Gameweeks in January and February.

See: Two possible Double Gameweeks for Man City

January and February planning

Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield on why you need to factor in the upcoming Double Gameweeks in January and February when using the unlimited free transfers ahead of Gameweek 17.

See: How January fixture changes may affect your FPL plans

Premier League player World Cup tracker

Find out the minutes played, goals scored and assists for all 133 Premier League players involved in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

See: Premier League player World Cup tracker

FPL unlimited transfers

The Scout looks at the key lessons from the opening 16 Gameweeks broken down by position.

Part 1: Goalkeeper: Start Ward and free up funds
Part 2: Defenders: Trippier an all-round star
Part 3: Defenders: Target goalscoring centre-backs
Part 4: Midfielders: Forward role helping Rodrigo thrive
Part 5: Midfielders: Foden maximising home fixtures
Part 7: Forwards: Kane a strong partner for Haaland
Part 8: Forwards: Solanke revived under new head coach

FPL Watchlist

The Scout assesses the schedule in order to pinpoint the best budget, cut-price and premium players for your side.

Part 1: Goalkeepers: Double up with Ward and Iversen
Part 2: Budget defenders: Dalot heads value budget defenders
Part 3: Premium defenders: In-form Robertson back to his best
Part 4: Budget midfielders: Rodrigo rivalling Haaland for goals
Part 5: Premium midfielders: Salah refreshed for second half of the season
Part 6: Cut-price forwards: Ings can continue to deliver for Emery
Part 7: Premium forwards: Darwin can evolve for successful season

FPL experts reflect on 2022/23 so far

The FPL experts discuss some of their highs and lows from the season so far and their thoughts on the best strategies. 

Part 1: FPL experts' best and worst decisions in 2022/23
Part 2: FPL experts' best and worst players in 2022/23
Part 3: FPL experts' top strategies in 2022/23

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