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Who are the best forwards for Blank Gameweek 32 in FPL?

By The Scout 17 Apr 2023
Solanke, AFC Bournemouth

The Scout looks at the top picks to help Fantasy managers negotiate the reduced round of fixtures

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The Scout looks at the best players in each position for Blank Gameweek 32 as Fantasy Premier League managers attempt to negotiate the reduced schedule by making short-term transfers or using the Free Hit chip. 

Dominic Solanke (BOU) £5.6m

The AFC Bournemouth frontman hosts West Ham United on the back of his season-high haul of 15 points, scoring once and supplying two assists in a 3-2 win at Spurs.

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That took Solanke’s tally to 28 points across the last four Gameweeks, placing him second only to Ollie Watkins (£7.7m) among forwards.

The underlying numbers show the Cherries striker has boasted a huge goal threat recently.

His 18 shots and eight shots on target both place second in the last four Gameweeks, while his 18 shots in the box were joint-top with Watkins.

Ollie Watkins (AVL) £7.7m

The Aston Villa striker has amassed 45 points over the last five Gameweeks, at least 15 points more than any other forward.

Watkins averaged nine points per appearance in that run, scoring five goals and assisting a further two.

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The underlying numbers show why he can continue to thrive away to a Brentford side who have lost each of their last three matches.

Watkins’ totals of 19 shots, 18 shots in the box, seven big chances and 13 shots on target were all more than any other Fantasy forward across the last five Gameweeks.

Most FPL points in last five Gameweeks
Player Points Goals Assists
Watkins 45 5 2
Solanke 28 2 2
Isak 28 4 0
Jesus 28 4 0
Toney 19 2 0
Gabriel Jesus (ARS) £8.2m

The Brazilian has made an immediate impact upon his recent return from injury for Arsenal. Jesus has started each of the last three matches, scoring four goals and collecting six bonus points.

Although he managed only eight shots over his previous four matches, the quality of his scoring opportunities has been a noticeable feature of his displays.

Six of those efforts were big chances, placing him second among forwards. 

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When assessed against his team-mates, Jesus could be the best Arsenal pick at home to bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.9m) had just two big chances in the same period, while Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) managed only one.

Goal threat in last five Gameweeks
Player Shots Shots in box Big chances Shots on target
Watkins 19 18 7 13
Solanke 18 18 5 8
Toney 18 14 4 8
Isak 13 10 4 8
Jesus 8 8 6 4
Alexander Isak (NEW) £6.7m

The Swede is Newcastle United’s top-scoring player in Fantasy over the last six matches since his return from injury.

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Isak has scored five goals and collected six bonus to amass 35 points across that run.

His shooting accuracy over the last four Gameweeks has particularly impressed, with his eight shots on target ranking joint-second among forwards ahead of a home match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs visit St James’ Park in poor defensive form, conceding three goals to both Southampton and AFC Bournemouth in their last four fixtures.

See: FPL experts: Who to target from clubs fighting relegation

Ivan Toney (BRE) £7.7m

The Brentford talisman has disappointed recently, with just two goals in his past five appearances.

Nonetheless, Toney’s 18 shots were just one fewer than Watkins in that period ahead of their showdown at the Gtech Community Stadium.

In addition, he had eight shots on target, identical to Isak and Solanke.

Toney’s threat at free-kicks and corners will pose Villa big problems this weekend.

His total of 26 shots from set-pieces is more than any other forward in 2022/23 Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: Best BGW32 goalkeepers
Part 2: Best BGW32 defenders
Part 3: Best BGW32 midfielders

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