At long last, the final international break of this calendar year is over and there will be eight Premier League Game Weeks over the next month. In Fantasy Premier League, this means a flurry of deadlines and squad rotations are set to shake up the course of the campaign so far.
Game week 13 starts with a bang as Manchester City hosts Liverpool in the biggest clash of the season while Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah face off in what will be a spectacular encounter. Indeed, the Egyptian is the biggest threat to Haaland’s FPL crown this season and whichever one of them gets this week’s captaincy nod will surely determine the fate of FPL managers.
The FootballCastle is here for you with all you need to consider ahead of the Game Week 13 deadline at 11:00 GMT on Saturday, 25 November.
Alphonse Areola (£4.3m)
The West Ham number one offers good value in your squad and next faces a struggling Burnley side who have found the net only nine times from 12 games.
Sam Johnstone (£4.6m)
Johnstone has the joint-highest clean sheets this season with five and is also the second-highest-rated goalkeeper in FPL with 50 points so far. The Englishman has 19 points from his last three away matches with two clean sheets and he should have another quiet day against Luton Town who are one of the league’s lowest scorers.
Rayan Ait-Nouri (£4.5m)
Wolves are unbeaten in six of their last seven matches and Ait-Nouri is quietly becoming an interesting FPL pick with his recent switch to a wing-back role amidst that upturn in form.
The Algeria international has duly stepped up his attacking metrics and you can get ahead of the curve by adding him to your squad with huge returns just around the corner. GW13 opponents Fulham have scored only twice in the last four matches, raising Ait-Nouri’s prospects of keeping a clean sheet.
Kieran Trippier (£7.0m)
Trippier is back to being the top-rated defender in FPL after six assists and five clean sheets so far. Meanwhile, Newcastle have a rock-solid defence with the joint-most clean sheets in the league, making the England international a huge asset.
Ola Aina (£4.5m)
The Nigeria international is enjoying a good run since returning from injury as he combined a goal, an assist as well as a clean sheet in his last two games.
Nottingham Forest are a very strong side at the City Ground while Brighton have failed to win any of their last six league matches. Therefore, Aina has huge differential appeal at less than 1% ownership.
Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.7m)
The Nottingham Forest ace can enjoy massive returns in consecutive home games against Brighton and Everton with his side having scored twice in three of their last four games.
Gibbs-White is due an assist and Roberto De Zerbi’s men are one of only four sides yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
James Ward-Prowse (£6.1m)
The West Ham United man had his season-best haul against Nottingham Forest in GW12 and now faces a struggling Burnley side.
Cole Palmer (£5.2m)
Palmer has been a pleasant surprise since making his debut for Chelsea with four goals and three assists in his six starts. This makes the 21-year-old a fantastic differential with a bargain price.
The forward is also the first-choice penalty taker and he can maintain those standards with his overall attacking play.
Mohamed Salah (£13.0m)
Mohamed Salah has roared back to the top of the FPL points chart so far with seven goals in his last five GWs.
The Egyptian is fixture proof and you can’t bet against him getting returns at Manchester City whom he scored against home and away last season.
Eberechi Eze (£6.1m)
Crystal Palace’s playmaker has been decisive with a goal and assist since recovering from injury as he faces Luton Town in GW13.
With Eze and Michael Olise now both available, Crystal Palace will be much better and their hosts are set to continue their run without a clean sheet so far.
Tomas Soucek (£4.9m)
The Czech international is in decent FPL form after scoring the winner against Nottingham Forest last time out. He can continue that as a differential asset against Burnley.
Hwang Hee-chan (£5.5m)
The South Korean is Wolves’ top performer with six goals and two assists so far as they face Fulham. Hwang is leading the line for an ever-improving side and he is worth the shrewd investment with 56 points in the game.
Dominic Solanke (£6.5m)
Solanke hauled his season-best tally with a brace against Newcastle to make it three goals in the last four GWs. The Bournemouth striker is still low-owned and can be jumped at as a hot differential.
Par for the course, the 26-year-old has the fixtures to back up his appeal with GW13 seeing him face the league’s worst defence in Sheffield United. Solanke is on course for his best-ever goalscoring season so why not back him all the way?
Erling Haaland (£14.0m)
Fit and firing after the international break, Haaland had five goals and two assists in the last four games as he searches for his first Premier League goal against Liverpool.
The Norwegian missed the corresponding fixture last term and will be excited to play in front of his home fans.
Ollie Watkins (£8.5m)
Watkins has been on fire with six goals and eight assists in just 12 league games and he can punish a depleted Tottenham backline. Spearheading a free-scoring Aston Villa side, the England striker is as likely as anyone to get attacking returns.