Fantasy Premier League

Fantasy Premier League is back for a new game week and this is another chance for managers to gain points as the season kicks into life. The summer transfer window is now closed hence some of the new signings are bound to play their way into various squads.

Erling Haaland is the leading man after back-to-back hat-tricks in game weeks 4 and 5, and he is expected to keep up that prolific form against out-of-sorts Aston Villa. Liverpool are next in action in the Merseyside Derby against Everton with their premium assets looking good for big hauls. 

As ever, FootballCastle brings the most essential tips for Fantasy Premier League game week 6, ahead of deadline on Saturday, 3 September at 11 am BST.


David Raya (£4.5m)

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The Spaniard has only one clean sheet this season and will hope to add some more against Leeds and Southampton in the next two game weeks.

Raya has delivered save points in all five GWs so far and should expect more in the upcoming games. 

Dean Henderson (£4.6m) 

Despite conceding six goals to Manchester City in GW5, Henderson remains the game’s top-scoring goalkeeper due to a clean sheet and two penalty saves.

With the 6-0 defeat to City being his first blank of the season, Nottingham Forest come up against two newly promoted teams in their next three fixtures. The shot-stopper has 30 points this season and will be looking to earn his second clean sheet against a Bournemouth side that last scored in GW1.


Joao Cancelo  (£7.1m)

The top points-scoring FPL defender proved his worth with a goal and clean sheet for 12 points last time out. 

Cancelo faces 19th-placed Aston Villa who have picked up one win from their five opening matches.

Neco Williams (£4.1m) 

The attacking wing-back may have rocked up with a score of -1 against City but leads FPL defenders for goal attempts (11) and is backed in 27.5% of squads.

Williams has a good run of fixtures coming up and should haul big against Bournemouth, Leeds and Fulham. 

William Saliba (£4.8m)

The Arsenal man has become a reliable points outlet in his breakthrough Premier League campaign with 29 points from his first five GWs.

Saliba is owned by 19.9% of FPL managers despite facing Man United and he could pull up a respectable haul.


Pascal Gross (£5.9m)

The German is the second highest-scoring midfielder this season (37 points) only behind Rodrigo (38) and he has seen a price rise four times already. 

Gross also ranks top for Expected Assists and fifth for Expected Goals in the league to suggest that his returns are not a fluke. The eye test and his set-piece duties for a much improved Brighton side back up that claim.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m)

mohamed salah

The FPL legend is a solid captaincy choice in GW6 following his brace of assists against Newcastle. Salah now has five attacking returns in as many game weeks, averaging a healthy 7.0 points per match.

The Egyptian furthermore has a great record against Everton having registered four goals and one assist in seven appearances versus Liverpool’s local rivals.

İlkay Gündoğan (£7.6m)

The Man City captain returned in three successive games from GW2 to GW4, with two goals and an assist, before blanking in the 6-0 win over Forest. 

Gündoğan has taken up more attacking positions than wingers Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez as he makes clever use of the space when Haaland draws the centre-backs. Furthermore, he will be on corners and free kicks when De Bruyne is not on the pitch as seen in GW5.

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.4m)

The Brazilian has only failed to provide an attacking return in one of his five appearances so far this season and he can keep his wonderful form going.

Only Haaland, Mitrovic and Kane have attempted more shots than Martinelli who will fancy his chances against Man United right-back Diogo Dalot.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m)

The forward has had a great start to the season with four goals from as many starts and is mostly involved when Crystal Palace score. 

Zaha was involved in 16 (14 goals, 2 assists) of the 50 goals Palace scored last season and looks hungry for goals as he ranks first for expected goals (2.87), Big chances (5), and joint-fourth for Shots inside the box (10) among FPL midfielders.

The 29-year-old is a 100% rotation-free choice and serves as one of the best replacements for the injured Rodrigo as he still retains a differential 12.2% ownership.

Kevin De Bruyne (£12.2m)

Having been rested in GW5, the Belgian is another captaincy option for the fixture at Aston Villa after producing attacking returns in three of his four starts.

De Bruyne has created more big chances (five) than any other player in the league and also tops the charts for expected assists (2.36).


Erling Haaland (£11.9m)

The big Norwegian’s hat-trick has put him up there as the most desirable player in FPL after scoring back-to-back trebles and making it consecutive 17-point hauls.

Haaland is the overwhelming captaincy favourite for GW6, but beware of the famous Pep Roulette as the fixtures pile, and Julian Alvarez’s brace on his full debut. 

Nonetheless, the striker has been catapulted to 20 points ahead of any other FPL asset and you wouldn’t put it past him to make it a hat-trick of hat-tricks against Aston Villa given their awful predicament.

Ivan Toney (£7.2m)

Although Brentford’s start to the season has somewhat dampened in recent weeks, their striker got 25 points from the first three GWs from two goals and a pair of assists.

Toney can look forward to a promising streak of fixtures up to GW 9 at least and is rotation-proof having completed every minute in this season so far.

Aleksandar Mitrović (£6.7m)

The big Serb has returned in all game weeks so far except for the GW2 game against Wolves where he missed a penalty. 

aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic has Tottenham and Chelsea in the next two fixtures but he’s already scored three times past Liverpool and Arsenal this season. Among strikers, he is second for Shots inside the box (19), Big chances (8) and Expected Goals (3.74), only behind a certain Haaland. 

Harry Kane (£11.4m)

The England captain is rotation-proof and has been involved in half of the ten goals scored by Tottenham this season. 

Antonio Conte wants Kane to be the centre-piece of his attack and underlying numbers show the striker has attempted seven more shots than Son, has far a superior xG (3.20 to 1.17) and is ahead on chances created with 10 to eight. Kane meets Fulham with a good chance for attacking returns in another London Derby.


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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