Fantasy Premier League

There is a quick turnaround to the seventh game week of the season which precedes the second international break. However, midweek European action once again disrupts the buildup to Fantasy Premier League agenda with all the top clubs playing multiple games.

Manchester City and Liverpool bring the big match feel in Game Week 7 with two of the best teams in the Premier League facing each other. That usually spells a no-go area in FPL terms but FootballCastle will provide some of the best choices for this weekend’s games. 

Many Fantasy managers have employed the use of their wildcards while the rest of us are waiting for the perfect moment to revamp the team. 

Ahead of the Game Week 7 Deadline at 11:00 BST on Saturday 2 October, here are various exciting options for upcoming fixtures.

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Emiliano Martinez(£5.5m)

The Argentine has kept two straight clean sheets since returning from his post-international break quarantine and earned four bonus points in FPL.

Martinez registered four saves in GW6 against Manchester United with his efforts to demotivate Bruno Fernandes before his late penalty miss attracting widespread attention. A fixture away at underfiring Tottenham is no longer seen as a daunting task especially for high-flying Aston Villa whose shot-stopper has now totalled 26 points despite missing one game week.

José Sá(£5.0m)

After a rare assist and clean sheet against Southampton in game week 6, the Portuguese will be looking forward to another shutout against Newcastle on Saturday.

With Aston Villa, Leeds, and Everton up next after the international break, there’s some long-term substance to having Sa in your squad. 


Junior Firpo (£4.8m)

The Dominican has had a bright start to his Premier League career despite not registering an attacking return. 

Yet, Firpo boasts three shots and four chances created, and the left-back could find joy against a shaky Watford defence.

Antonio Rudiger(£5.7m) 

The only real mainstay in the Chelsea defence, the German is in immaculate form as the European Champions face an out-of-sorts Southampton at home. Chelsea will be desperate to avoid a third consecutive loss and Rudiger will be fundamental to shutting out the Saints at the start of a long list of easier fixtures.

He has a goal to his name already this season but his ever-presence with Chelsea’s high clean sheets potential is hard to ignore. 

Kieran Tierney(£4.9m)

Arsenal will be confident of shutting out Brighton who have been more efficient this season, but the Gunners are flying high after turning around their season with consecutive wins in their last three matches. 

Tierney is responsible for the most chances (nine) and shots (six) of any of his defensive colleagues where he is the most exciting option. The full-back offers lots of rare offensive threat and clean sheet potential in GW7, an absolute gem.

Kieran Tierney



The Leeds man is trigger-happy with only five players having attempted more shots on target this season, while he is also fourth among midfielders for chances created. 

Raphinha delivered a goal and two bonus points against West Ham and the GW7 matchup against Watford looks the perfect time for a first double-digit haul of the season.

Ismaila Sarr(£6.3m)

The most transferred-in player this Gameweek has registered three goals and 24 points in the last two fixtures against Norwich and Newcastle, ranking him third among midfielders with 39 points.

Sarr will look to continue his good form against Leeds who are one of five teams without a clean sheet this season. Watford’s biggest attacking threat should be a mainstay in your side regardless of the team’s form. 

Conor Gallagher(£5.7m)

The youngster was awarded the assist in GW6 as Crystal Palace picked up a point in the M23 Derby with Brighton. He leads the squad for FPL points and continues to pass the eye test. 

The Eagles have been impressive in recent games and take on Leicester, Arsenal, and then Newcastle after that. Their high hopes would be pinned on Gallagher who remains an underrated bargain option with less than 10% ownership. 


Romelu Lukaku(£11.7m)

Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian has been starved of adequate service in consecutive GWs against Tottenham and Man City, but remains a must-have choice for upcoming matches against Southampton, Brentford, Norwich City, Newcastle and Burnley.

Lukaku has registered three Premier League goals from 15 shots so far for Chelsea, with 14 hit inside the box. He has seen fewer opportunities come his way in recent game weeks but should fill his scoring boots soon enough. A solid captaincy option.

Michail Antonio(£8.0m)

Antonio continued his dominant start to the season with a goal and three bonus points against Leeds on his return from suspension. He remains top among FPL forwards for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target this season thus poses a serious threat to the impressive Brentford defence. 

Now to the man looking to spearhead the Bees at the other end of the pitch.

Ivan Toney(£6.3m)

Having won nine aerial duels against Liverpool, it will be intriguing to see the Brentford striker’s matchup against West Ham’s burly centre-backs.

Toney is level with Lukaku for goal attempts (15) in the last five GWs and has created more big chances than any other forward in that time. He will chip in with assists even if he doesn’t score making him a fixture-proof performer.

Raul Jimenez(£7.4m)

A long-awaited goal since his horrific, life-threatening skull fracture 10 months ago was taken in and it is expected that more will follow.

This resembles a sentimental pick, but a look at the stats suggests it is anything but. The Mexican’s goal had been coming as he had hit 15 shots inside the box and ranks top among forwards for chances created.

Jimenez would be pleased to face Newcastle who have the joint-second worst defence having conceded more shots on goal than any other team in the last four games. 

Cristiano Ronaldo(£11.7m)

No forward has taken more shots (17) than the Portuguese who also tops the charts for efforts in the box (13) and on target (7) since his return to Manchester United.

Ronaldo boasts the highest expected goals(xG) tally in the league and he is also seemingly on penalty duties now. A sure-fire captaincy choice for GW7 alongside Lukaku. 


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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