Best FPL Forwards to pick in Gameweek 25

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In this article, we will look at the best forwards to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in Gameweek 25 in 2022/23 season.

Let’s dive in

Best forwards for FPL GW25

We will look at forwards from every price point: budget enablersmidpriced picks and premium options.

Budget enablers for Gameweek 25

Gnonto (5.0m, Leeds)

  • hard to find a reliable budget forward currently in FPL. And do you really need to waste a precious forward spot on budget attacker who might not deliver points?
  • Gnonto is one of the very few budget forwards, who were able to deliver FPL points lately – but only two goals in the last 7 matches
  • has a fixture in GW25 – which is blank gameweek – so you can have him on your bench, and play him only in GW25
  • but do not waste a precious forward spot on cheap enablers

Alvarez (6.0m, Manchester City)

  • There could be a rotation from Manchester City after the Champions League fixture in midweek
  • So there is a chance that Alvarez could start in GW25 against Bournemouth
  • Great punt for managers on a free hit, especially if we get some early news that Alvarez could be starting

Mid-priced FPL forwards for GW25

Nketiah (6.8m, Arsenal)

  • If you have him, hold him
  • double gameweek in GW25
  • slight worries Jesus that Jesus could be back for double gameweek 25
  • monitor situation around Jesus injury
  • Nketiah could be your placeholder for Toney after double gameweek 25

Watkins (7.1m, Aston Villa)

  • great form after restart – 5 goals + 2 assists
  • one to consider in GW25 blank, good run of fixtures from GW25 onwards
  • overlooked, could be a good differential
  • Have a great fixture against Bournemouth in big blank gameweek in GW28 – all FPL managers will be bringing him in before Gameweek 28

Darwin (8.7m, Liverpool)

  • wait for the team news as he currently has a shoulder injury, but could be ok for DGW25
  • Good pick especially for free hitters who might go triple Liverpool with TAA + Salah + Darwin

Premium FPL forwards for Gameweek 25

Kane (11.8m, Tottenham)

  • the main man for Tottenham
  • if there was no Haaland, we would all have Kane in our FPL teams
  • With Salah/KdB out of form, you might switch to two heavy hitters upfront with Haaland + Kane
  • blanked only in 6 gameweeks so far

Haaland (12.2m, Manchester City)

  • the top-scoring player in the game
  • leading for the golden boot
  • captaincy option in every game regardless the fixture
  • most owned player in FPL (80%+) by a big margin

Our current front three

Our current preferred front three for Gameweek 25 is: Haaland + Kane + Watkins

Forwards beyond Gameweek 25

Toney (7.6m, Brentford)

  • 3rd top scoring forward in the game
  • Unfortunately, Brentford have a blank gameweek in GW25
  • But Toney is definitely one to bring in for GW26 (so after GW25). Brentford has great fixtures and a double gameweek in GW27
  • have a plan in place how you bring him into your team after GW25
  • If you have him, just bench him in blank GW25

Tips for picking the best forwards for your FPL team

  • If you pick premium forwards, make sure he is also a good captaincy option.
  • Also, consider forwards that are talismans for their teams – especially the cheaper ones
  • Form and fixtures are also important parts of your decision-making process
  • Consider probabilities when picking forwards in FPL. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that. You can find them here: Premier League Goalscoring Odds.

FPL forwards with stable points output in previous 4 seasons

best FPL forwards picks
Best forwards picks from last 4 seasons

Read more in our article: Best long-term FPL picks for 2022/23 season

How many points should you expect from your forwards in Fantasy Premier League?

Do not have unrealistic expectations from your FPL forwards.

  • Usually, the top-scoring forwards can get around 180-230 points per season (on some occasions even more, but this is the realistic expectation from premium FPL midfielders like Salah or De Bruyne) – that is 4.7 – 6 points per match
  • Good mid-priced FPL forwards(usually 6.5m – 9m range) can get approximately 130-160 points per season, so expect around 3.4 – 5 points per match on average
  • Budget forwards can get around 90 – 110 points per season = 2.4 – 2.9 points per match
  • The points of midfielders and forwards usually came in waves or in clusters – so the run of “form” can be followed with a run of blanks.

How are forwards awarded points in FPL?

The majority of FPL points for forwards go through goals – 4 points – and assists – 3 points – that’s their main source of points.

And usually, when FPL forwards register two attacking returns, he is more likely to earn bonus points as well.

Further resources

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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