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Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 16

By The Scout 7 Dec 2023
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Trent Alexander-Arnold among two Liverpool players named in XI that lines up in 3-4-3 formation

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Trent Alexander-Arnold’s (£8.0m) return to top form earns him a place in the best XI for Gameweek 16 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Liverpool star visits Crystal Palace on the back of two goals, two assists, two clean sheets and 40 points across the last four Gameweeks. 

Indeed, four of his five top-scoring matches in Fantasy this season have come in the last four Gameweeks.

Alexander-Arnold is named in a side that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Erling Haaland (£14.0m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) continuing as captain and vice-captain respectively.

FPL GW16 Scout Selection
Robert Sanchez (Chelsea) £4.6m

The Chelsea No 1 boasts a strong record on the road ahead of his visit to Everton. Sanchez has averaged 5.0 points per away match this season, with his total of 35 points in those appearances joint-top among goalkeepers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) £8.0m

His seven key passes against Sheffield United in midweek were at least six more than any team-mate. 

Ben Mee (Brentford) £4.8m

A visit to Sheff Utd gives the Brentford centre-back the chance to maintain his recent form. Mee delivered his season-high 14 points in Gameweek 14, producing a goal, an assist and three bonus points against Luton Town

Craig Dawson (Wolves) £4.5m

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ centre-back welcomes Nottingham Forest on the back of a clean sheet and two bonus points at home to Burnley. Dawson’s big threat from set-pieces could help him produce a bumper haul at Molineux on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) £13.1m 

Crystal Palace’s poor defensive form can help the Egyptian bounce back from a rare blank against Sheff Utd in midweek. Salah faces an Eagles side who have conceded at least twice in each of their last three matches at Selhurst Park. 

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) £7.6m

The West Ham United star has produced attacking returns in all seven of his away matches ahead of a visit to Fulham. Bowen has averaged 8.1 points per away start this season, more than any other regular starter in Fantasy.

Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves) £5.7m

Wolves’ South Korean has been a consistent performer at Molineux, with six goals and only one blank in seven appearances. In home matches this season, Hwang’s average of 7.2 points per start (pps) is near-identical to the 7.3pps of Man City’s Haaland.

Cole Palmer (Chelsea) £5.4m

A midweek strike against Manchester United took the Chelsea midfielder’s tally to five goals and three assists since making his full debut for the club in Gameweek 7. Palmer’s low cost and excellent schedule can make him a big value asset for many Gameweeks to come.

Erling Haaland (Man City) £14.0m

The Norwegian’s massive 84 per cent ownership will be confident of a return to form after his blank against Aston Villa. Haaland visits a Luton side who have conceded at least three goals in each of their last two matches.

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) £8.4m

Villa’s forward hosts an Arsenal side who conceded three goals against Luton in their last away match. Watkins scored and earned eight points in the corresponding fixture last season.

Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) £7.9m

Arsenal's Brazilian is back in form, with two goals and two assists in his last three outings across all competitions. Gabriel Jesus’ low ownership of under five per cent offers managers a big differential for the Gunners’ visit to Villa and beyond.

Also in this series

Part 1: Should managers double up on the Arsenal attack in Fantasy?
Part 2: The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 16 Ones to watch
Part 4: FPL experts: What to do with Arsenal defenders?
Part 5: Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 16?

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