Fantasy Premier League 2023-24: The best FPL team for Gameweek 6

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 29 Sept 2023 16:47 BST
  • 6 min read
Mohamed Salah, Josko Gvardiol, Martin Odegaard
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The Fantasy Premier League deadline for Gameweek Six is fast approaching, with managers facing a race against time to finalise their team.

As always, FPL managers have a budget of £100 million to spend on 15 players, with 11 starters being supplemented by four bench options every week.

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FPL managers must select two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards with their £100m budget, with more emphasis placed on the starting XI.

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Here is FootballTransfers’ selection for the best Gameweek Six team in FPL 2023-24.

Using the cheapest options possible for the bench - a £3.9m goalkeeper, a £3.9m defender, a £4.4m midfielder and a £4.4m forward - there is £83.4m left for the starting XI.

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Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Nick Pope - Newcastle (£5m)

Newcastle produced a resolute defensive display against Milan at San Siro on Tuesday night and although they should’ve lost, they came away with a crucial point to kickstart their Champions League campaign.

Nick Pope should have less to do against Sheffield United this weekend and another clean sheet is certainly a possibility against a Blades attack that has flattered to deceive this campaign so far.

Defender: Joachim Andersen - Crystal Palace (£4.6m)

Spurs duo Christian Romero and Destiny Udogie are the only two defenders with more FPL points than Joachim Andersen this season, thanks to the Crystal Palace star’s tally of 24.

He has only scored two points in his last two fixtures, but a home game against Fulham - with no Aleksandar Mitrovic up front - provides a perfect opportunity for another clean sheet.

Defender: Rayan Ait-Nouri - Wolves (£4.5m)

Wolves have only kept one clean sheet so far this season, so this pick is slightly risky, but Rayan Ait-Nouri has a great chance to score an impressive points haul in GW6.

The left-back has been favoured by Gary O’Neil since his arrival in August and Wolves face fellow strugglers Luton Town on Saturday.

Luton have scored just two goals this season, meaning a clean sheet is on the cards for Ait-Nouri, while he may have the potential to gallop forward and secure some attacking returns.

Defender: Josko Gvardiol - Man City (£5.1m)

Manchester City may have conceded first against Red Star Belgrade in midweek, but that was the only shot they allowed their opponents to take during their Champions League opener.

Josko Gvardiol, Man City
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Their formidable defensive unit has conceded in their last four games in all competitions, so Pep Guardiola will be looking to fix that with a home tie against Nottingham Forest.

Steve Cooper’s side are typically far less threatening when they’re not playing at the City Ground, and a clean sheet looks like a realistic option. As the most expensive defender in history, Josko Gvardiol should start, although Pep roulette could come into play.

Defender: Pervis Estupinan - Brighton (£5.3m)

Brighton were uncharacteristically poor in their shock 3-2 defeat to AEK Athens on Thursday, with their Europa League debut not going to plan at all.

However, they have not lost consecutive games, excluding penalty shootouts, since October last year, which bodes well for their chances against AFC Bournemouth this weekend.

The Cherries have only scored four goals this season - the joint-third worst in the Premier League - and Pervis Estupinan therefore has good potential for defensive and attacking FPL points.

Midfielder: Mohamed Salah - Liverpool (£12.5m)

Mohamed Salah has not been a particularly favoured pick in FPL this season, but he has provided either a goal or an assist in every fixture so far this term. Furthermore, he notched his first bonus points of the campaign against Wolves last time out.

He also looked electric off the bench against LASK on Thursday and Salah has netted nine goals and laid on three assists in 12 career appearances versus West Ham.

Bank on that theme continuing against the Hammers on Sunday.

Midfielder: Martin Odegaard - Arsenal (£8.5m)

Martin Odegaard has typically been the man for the big occasion for Arsenal and it doesn’t come much bigger than the North London Derby.

Martin Odegaard, Arsenal
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Mikel Arteta’s side face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, looking to end their rivals’ unbeaten start in the Premier League.

Odegaard won the Player of the Match award against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday and goes into the match looking to score a third career goal against Spurs. The Norwegian bagged in the away game last year, and will be aiming to do the same in front of the Emirates fans this weekend.

Midfielder: Bryan Mbeumo - Brentford (£6.9m)

Brentford midfielder Bryan Mbeumo is now priced at £6.9m in FPL - having started the year at £6.5m - and he is owned by nearly 30% of managers.

He is one of the go-to picks this year and considering Thomas Frank’s side face Everton this weekend, Mbeumo is a must.

The Toffees have only picked up one point so far this season and their nine goals conceded in the seventh-worst in the division. Mbeumo will be looking forward to this Saturday.

Forward: Erling Haaland - Man City (£14.1m)

The boring, but necessary choice. Erling Haaland is owned by 92.3% of FPL managers, there’s not much more to say.

A home game against Nottingham Forest is very appealing - he bagged a hat-trick in this fixture last season - and he is the obvious captain pick.

Erling Haaland, Man City
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Forward: Julian Alvarez - Man City (£6.9m)

Julian Alvarez is the most transferred-in player ahead of Gameweek Six and for good reason. The Argentine has played a starring role this season due to Kevin de Bruyne’s injury and scored a double in the Champions League on Tuesday.

With 23 FPL points in his last two games, it’s time to jump on the Alvarez bandwagon.

Forward: Rasmus Hojlund - Man Utd (£7.1m)

Man Utd may have been a mess this season, but Rasmus Hojlund has shown real promise. The young forward scored his first Red Devils goal in the midweek defeat to Bayern Munich and will be looking to add another strike to his tally against Burnley.

Erik ten Hag’s side have looked fairly out of sorts in both attack and defence, but Burnley have conceded the most goals of any side in the Premier League this season (12), so Man Utd should score and Hojlund will likely be the man to provide the goods.

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