Best FPL Forwards to pick in Gameweek 27

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In this article, we will look at the best forwards to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in Gameweek 27 of the 2023/24 FPL season. Which FPL attackers to buy, hold, and sell?

Let’s look at our watchlist we regularly update before each gameweek.

If you are aiming to use a wildcard in GW27 here are the attackers to pick from, with our comments and ratings of each.

Read more about GW27 in our guide: FPL Gameweek 27: Tips, Captain, Transfer Targets & Team Selection

Best forwards for FPL 2023/24 Gameweek 27: Our watchlist

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

Budget forwards for Gameweek 27 (4.5m – 7m)

Best 4.5m forwards:

  • Semenyo (4.5m, Bournemouth) – Good bench fodder. But can be rotated
  • Archer (4.3m, Sheffield) – could be your bench fodder if a budget is issue
  • Muniz (4.4m, Fulham) – while Raul Jimenez is out, he is playing up topf for Fulham. Has OK form, and fixture in blank GW29. But once Jimenez is back, he is unlikely to continue play in starting XI

 

Solanke (7.0m, Bournemouth) – 7/10

Verdict: Buy. You will want him in double gameweek 28.

  • Key man for Bournemouth this season, involved in 17 of their 33 goals (17 attacking returns from 16 xGI)
  • triple captain option in Double Gameweek 28

Alvarez (6.8m, Manchester City) – 4/10

Verdict: Hold.

  • He is 7m forward for the most attacking team in the league,
  • Could be rotated, City line ups are unpredictable
  • And there will be a rotation for City during busy schedule
  • De Bruyne is back, which could influence Alvarez minutes
  • His form trailed off recently

 

Hojlund (7.2m, Manchester United) – 1/10

Verdict: Sell, he is expected to be back in the middle of the March

  • He must be in our considerations given his scoring strike
  • Hard to fit him in, you would have to sacrifice one of Haaland, Watkins, Solanke

 

Mid-priced FPL forwards for Gameweek 27 (7.5m – 8.5m)

Darwin (7.6m, Liverpool) – 2/10

Verdict: Hold, if you kept him through blank gameweek, wait for injury news

  • Currently injury doubt
  • 18 attacking returns and only 16 starts, he can deliver even of the bench
  • Second highest xGI among Liverpool players after Salah, 4th for xGI among forwards this season
  • can be very frustrating to own him in FPL, he needs a lot of chances to finally deliver FPL points
  • But still is a rotation risk

 

Toney (8.2m, Brentford) – 6.5/10

Verdict: Hold

  • he is back after a long suspension
  • already with 4G + 1A in 6 games he played
  • talisman for Brentford
  • on penalties
  • Brentford has a fixture in blank GW29
  • reliable FPL asset

Watkins (8.8m, Aston Villa) – 9/10

Verdict: Hold, you could easily keep him for the rest of the season and do not worry about the fixture

  • He slowly racks up 5 or 6 pointers through the season (and occasionally explodes with points)
  • He has everything, form and fixture, appealing price tag (except penalties) on his side
  • Talisman and a key goalscorer for his team
  • scored at least 130 FPL points on each of the previous 3 seasons
  • 4th highest ICT index and 4th for xGI in FPL among forwards (after Kane, Haaland and Toney) in the last season
  • Can get FPL points regularly
  • He is not very explosive but can slowly rack up FPL points
  • not on penalties anymore
  • Watkins has 29 attacking returns from just 17.04 xGI (big overperformance) so regression to the mean could be about to happen

 

Premium FPL forwards for Gameweek 27 (9m – 14m)

Haaland (14.3m, Manchester City) – 10/10

Verdict: Hold

  • Haaland is most likely to win Golden Boot in 2023/24 according to bookies’ odds
  • Top for xGI from all players this season
  • A top-scoring player from the previous season
  • Captaincy option in every game regardless of the fixture
  • The most expensive player in the game
  • His form was on the decline at the end of last season

Our preferred front three structure

Our currently preferred front three for GW27 of 2023/24 season is Haaland + Watkins + Solanke

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 the previous 4 seasons

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Best forwards for FPL 2023/24

Read more in our article: Best long-term FPL picks for 2023/24 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 forwards) – 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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