Fantasy Premier League

Isak and Wilson can be worth the double-up in FPL

By The Scout 1 May 2023
Isak and Wilson

Struggling to choose between them? The Scout says it may be wise to pick both Newcastle forwards

Related Articles
Be wary of future Brighton rotation in FPL
FPL player price changes - rises, falls and top transfers for Gameweek 15
FPL Pod: 'Grealish could be safe from Pep roulette'

Doubling up on Newcastle United forwards Callum Wilson (£7.0m) and Alexander Isak (£6.9m) could prove a winning tactic for Fantasy Premier League managers over the run-in.

Wilson has emerged as the top target ahead of Saturday’s 13:30 BST deadline, bought by 47,000 on the back of his two goals and 12 points against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

TV Info

He has been the top-scoring forward in Fantasy since Double Gameweek 29, earning 54 points thanks to eight goals and an assist.

Wilson’s exploits are all the more impressive given that he started just two of Newcastle’s seven matches in that run, appearing as a substitute on five occasions.

The underlying numbers also show the striker’s prospects have not been affected by his limited pitch time.  

See: Top transfers for Gameweek 35

Newcastle’s top goal threats GW29-34
Stat Wilson Willock Joelinton Isak
Points 54 17 44 34
Shots 16 16 15 14
Shots in box 13 9 11 11
Big changes 8 4 3 3
Shots on target 10 4 7 8
Starts 2 6 6 5
Sub apps 5 1 1 2
Minutes 318 524 552 452

Wilson's 13 shots in the box and 10 shots on target were both team-leading totals, while his eight big chances were at least double the tally of any other Magpies player.

Isak, meanwhile, has been the most secure pick of the pair, starting five of those seven matches. 

Although he didn’t scale the same heights as Wilson, the Swede averaged a respectable 5.8 points per start, producing four goals and an assist. 

When assessed against other regular forwards in Fantasy this season, the Newcastle forwards both fare very well for goal threat.

Best forwards for mins/goal
Forward Mins per goal Goals Minutes
Haaland 85.4 16 1,366
Wilson 86.6 9 779
Isak 105.3 8 842
Alvarez 131.2 5 656
Kane 131.5 13 1,710

*minimum 600 minutes played

Indeed, Wilson and Isak place second and third respectively for minutes per goal in 2022/23, bettered only by the 85.4 minutes of Erling Haaland (£12.4m).

The Magpies’ win over Southampton on Sunday took their tally to 13 goals in their last three matches.

And the upcoming schedule points to more success for their key attackers.

Newcastle's run-in
Gameweek Opp. FDR*
35 ARS (H) 4
36 LEE (A)
37 LEI (H) 3
38 CHE (A) 4

*Fixture Difficulty Rating

Newcastle are one of only two sides to have a Double Gameweek 36, along with Brighton & Hove Albion.

In the next three Gameweeks they also entertain Arsenal and Leicester City sides who have struggled in defence recently.

Wilson and Isak's form has come at a time where the Magpies defence has failed to impress, with just a single clean sheet in 13 matches.

That suggests managers should instead turn to their attack and look to Wilson and Isak for big returns.

Also in this series

Part 1: DGW34 Bonus points
Part 2: DGW34 stats: Season-high Triple Captain Haaland
Part 3: Be wary of future Brighton rotation in FPL

Latest Videos

More Videos