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  • Writer's pictureTom Sullivan

Fantasy Premier League GW6 Review: Is Now the Time for Newcastle?

It’s been an eventful week of Premier League action to say the least, however the most eye catching of all were Newcastle United after a historic 8-0 triumph over one of this season’s newcomers, Sheffield United. And with such an incredible score-line, it really does beg the question of who is best to invest in out of The Magpie’s impressive squad?

The most essential of the bunch is easily FPL legend Kieran Trippier (£6.5m), who is bound to receive a price rise sooner or later. The England international bagged a whopping 18 points from just their latest fixture alone, which consisted of 3 assists as well as clean sheet and man of the match bonuses.

 

The only other I’d recommend for now is Callum Wilson (£7.8m). Despite the more selected and cheaper alternative Alexander Isak (£7.6m) equalling Wilson’s points tally, I’d still recommend Wilson due to him starting over the Swedishstar in recent fixtures. It’s also worth mentioning that Wilson has spread his points over a much more consistent basis, another reason as to why I have more faith in the prolific forward.

 

In terms of Newcastle as a whole, if you didn’t listen to my advice from last week, I’d strongly advise that you get their players in as soon as possible. They still have some winnable fixtures for FPL gaffers to capitalise on- now is definitely the time.

 

 

Watchlist: The Essentials and Ones to Watch

 

It was a North London Derby classic in which both sides took a point apiece after a thrilling affair between the two teams. FPL essentials James Maddison (£7.9m) and Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) both excelled, whilst midfield premium Son Heung-min (£9.2m) bagged a brace to earn his side a hard-fought draw. Although I’d love to get the Spurs hero in my team, for me there are better value options such as super-sub Kaoru Mitoma (£6.5m) who earned himself a tidy 14 points this week with a man of the match worthy performance.

 

Speaking of Brighton wingers, recent loan arrival Ansu Fati (£6.5m) linked up nicely with Mahmoud Dahoud (£4.8m) to assist Mitoma’s first of the game, whilst also getting into decent scoring positions across the 90 minutes. For now I’d suggest that you keep an eye on the Spaniard and nothing more, as he still faces rotation threats and will only be guaranteed consistent game time given that he finds some more consistent form.

 

Going back to the North London Derby for our final watchlist member, I’ve decided to include Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhães (£4.7m), who sits at a great price after some price reductionsdue to a lack of minutes in the opening few gameweeks. For me he’s a must-have, especially as the cheapest starter in The Gunner’s backline, so don’t hesitate to get him in, especially if the need for a solid defender is there.

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