Best Gabriel Jesus replacements in Fantasy Premier League

As most of you are probably already aware, Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) has been sidelined for up to three months following a knee injury he sustained while on World Cup duty for Brazil.

The Gunners forward is currently the fourth most-owned player in Fantasy Premier League and can be found in 55% of squads.

So, Jesus' absence will mean FPL managers are on the lookout for a replacement and we're here to help.

We're running through the very best forward replacements for the injured Gabriel Jesus in Fantasy.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8m)

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Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic is our number one Gabriel Jesus replacement.

The Cottagers talisman is FPL's sixth-highest-scoring forward and has blanked in only four of his 12 starts this season.

Fulham will come up against Crystal Palace (A) and Southampton (H) before their Double Gameweek 19 fixtures against Leicester (A) and Chelsea (H).

Eddie Nketiah (£6.5m)

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Eddie Nketiah will be given the chance to spearhead the Gunners' attack, having been given assurances that he would be Arsenal's main man in Jesus' absence when he signed a long-term contract last summer.

The 23-year-old is a sure cut-price route into the Arsenal attack which faces West Ham at the Emirates in GW17 followed by an away trip to Brighton.

Owned by just 0.3% of FPL managers, the academy graduate could prove to be a valuable differential for Gameweek 17 and beyond.

Darwin Nunez (£9.0m)

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Despite costing 1 million more than Gabriel Jesus in Fantasy, Darwin Nunez is a top replacement given how well the Liverpool striker was playing before the World Cup break.

The Uruguayan netted five goals and picked up one assist in his last seven appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.

We expect the Red's number 27 to retain his role as Liverpool's starting striker when Premier League action returns, especially given his country was eliminated early from the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£8.7m)

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Chelsea's favourable run of upcoming fixtures makes former Arsenal club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a strong replacement for Jesus.

When PL action resumes the Blues will face Bournemouth (H) and Nottingham Forest (A) before their Double GW19 fixtures of Manchester City (H) and Fulham (A).

Aubameyang is a risk, however, with the Gabonese striker's playing time not guaranteed given the inconsistency he has shown since arriving at Stamford Bridge and the vast forward options that Chelsea have.

Anthony Martial (£6.7m)

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is another risk that could pay off in Fantasy once the World Cup break is over.

The Red Devils come up against Nottingham Forest (H), Wolves (A) and Bournemouth (H) and with Cristiano Ronaldo's United contract terminated, Martial is the club's only real recognised striker.

The French striker has struggled with injuries this season but has produced two goals and two assists in just five Premier League appearances this term.

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