The Premier League is going to be in its ninth week this matchday and it has till now turned out to be one of the most engrossing and captivating seasons ever. You have it all this season, from some of the excellent displays on the pitch by the players to the incredible support shown by the fans after their return to stadiums, from witnessing the downfall of Leicester City, and Liverpool to watching the meteoric rise of Fulham and Everton, it’s an enthralling year so far.
The FPL season to has been a story of hits and misses. Some of the go-to players didn’t perform well this year according to expectations whereas some of the young, talented guns overwhelmingly took the spotlight away.
Now that FPL is back, all FPL geeks will be dubious about their team selections, especially after game week 8 when just a few teams were competing. When picking their team, every FPL manager takes the position of forward into account. With several questions over the Forwards’ choices.
So let’s get started without further ado. Any misunderstandings you may have concerning the Forwards choices in this piece will be dispelled by us. Here are our picks for the Fantasy Premier League’s best forwards in Game week 9.
Top Picks for FPL Forwards for FPL Game week 9
Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
The first name on most FPL managers when it comes to Forwards will be that of Erling Haaland. Haaland has been prolific since joining Manchester City from Dortmund. Haaland is a beast up top he can score goals from any situation and especially with acceleration and speed running in 1v1 situations.
Erling Haaland has 11 goals and one assist in 7 games with XG of 7.34 and X.A of 2.24. In terms of FPL Haaland has delivered so far. He is currently the number one player with the most points in FPL. Erling Haaland has 73 points in 7 games averaging almost 10 plus points in each game.
Manchester City faces their city rivalry in Manchester United in a Manchester derby. It will be fascinating to see how Haaland can outperform a decent United defense who themselves are in good form. He is a fixture-proof player, and will likely be the best captain option most weeks.
Ivan Toney ( Brentford)
Ivan Toney is another man in form this season. Owing outstanding run of form he was even called for the English National team for Nations League games. Toney has been the sole carrier of the Brentford team. He is currently the third highest scoring forward in the game, with a 47% Goal Involvement.
Ivan Toney has scored 5 goals and 2 assists in 7 games. He has an xG of 3.41 and has created 11 chances with an xA of 2.26. In terms of FPL points, Toney has had a decent outing by FPL expectations. He ranks 3rd on the list of players with the most points in 7 games so far. Toney has registered 47 points so far in 7 FPL games. He averages almost 7 points per game.
Brentford has a favorable fixture in game week 9. They are facing a struggling Bournemouth. Bournemouth has conceded 19 goals with an xGC of 13.1 and sitting in the bottom. of the table in the 12th position. Thus Toney has the perfect opportunity to continue the hot run of form and eventually claim a spot in Gareth Southgate’s line-up for the World Cup in Qatar.
Aleksandar Mitrovic ( Fulham)
Another interesting or outside top 6 picks for striker / Forward position might be Fulham Aleksander Mitrovic. Mitrovic has been decent since returning to the premier league circuit this season. Mitrovic has scored goals against some of the greatest defenses in the league, including Liverpool, Brighton, and Arsenal, demonstrating his strong Premier League caliber.
He has so far recorded 25 shots inside the box and six goals after seven league games, with an xG of 5.71. In addition to his goals, he also generated six opportunities with an xA of 1.46. In FPL so far he has had two blank weeks yet he is the 8th highest player in the list of total points recorded so far. Mitrovic has registered 41 points in 7 games, almost averaging 7 points per game.
Fulham has been the most impressive team in the premier league. The Cottagers have been like a surprise package and giving premier league big boys a good run for their money. Fulham will be hosting Newcastle at their home ground in game week 9. Even though Newcastle are favorites for this tie, one cannot underestimate Fulham, especially Mitrovic, as his home record has been top-notch. Thus FPL managers might get rewarded if they choose and pick Mitrovic as one of their forwards for their FPL game week 9 squads.
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