FPL GW23: Top Tips & Captaincy Picks ahead of the CONFIRMED Double Gameweek

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The January transfer window is here which means we have some new FPL assets to consider ahead of Gameweek 23!

With the Friday deadline approaching fast, we're taking an in-depth look into the very best FPL players to own right now.

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Find out all the latest Premier League news along with our top tips for the twenty-third gameweek of the season right here.

Latest - Double GW3 confirmed!

Burnley v Watford has just been added to the GW23 fixture list, meaning Watford have a DOUBLE gameweek including the following matches in GW23:

  • Watford v Norwich
  • Burnley v Watford

The Hornets' star pairing up front, Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) and Joshua King (£5.8m) are the best assets to target for GW23.

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The Nigerian forward, Dennis has outscored his strike partner by 94 points to 65 overall in FPL so far this season.

However, Josh King is on penalty duty, so, should the Hornets secure a kick from the spot you can bet your bottom dollar that King will dispatch it.

GW23 Fixtures

The Premier League Gameweek 23 fixtures are as follows:

Friday, 21 January

Watford v Norwich

Saturday, 22 January

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Everton v Aston Villa

Brentford v Wolves

Leeds v Newcastle

Man Utd v West Ham

Southampton v Man City

Sunday, 23 January

Arsenal v Burnley

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Leicester v Brighton

Chelsea v Spurs

Gameweek 23 Deadline: Friday, 21 January at 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm GMT

Defenders

Take a look at these two low-priced defenders.

Star Signing – Lucas Digne (£5.0m)

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Lucas Digne's January move to Aston Villa has caught many FPL managers' attention, given the attacking threat that he carried at Everton when playing at his best.

The Frenchman is no doubt Steven Gerrard's number one left-back and clean sheets could be on the cards with a rumoured double gameweek in GW23 and fixtures against Everton, Leeds, Newcastle and Watford.

Bargain Buy – Conor Coady (£4.6m)

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Wolves have now kept SIX clean sheets in their last nine matches in the Premier League!

Captain and centre-half Conor Coady has led the defence by example and even scored in his last outing against Southampton!

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Midfielders

These two 'midfielders' are always involved in the attack.

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Star Signing – Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m)

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Next up, we have another Aston Villa new boy, who got off to the dream start by scoring the equalising goal vs Man United in added time on his debut.

We feel that ex-teammate Gerrard could get the best out of the Brazilian, who is one of the world's best players when at his best.

Bargain Buy – Raphinha (£6.5m)

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Fellow Leeds midfielder Jack Harrison (£5.5m) stole the headlines over the weekend as he netted a hat-trick against West Ham, but it was Raphinha who was the real star of the show.

The Brazilian is absolute class and poses a threat against any opponent. Leeds come up against struggling Newcastle in GW23.

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Forwards

These two strikers have favourable GW23 fixtures.

Star Signing – Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m)

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French striker Alexandre Lacazette has been in superb form of late and faces a Burnley side that has kept just two clean sheets so far this season.

Arsenal's number nine will definitely be in the starting lineup, given the absence of the former captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.6m).

Bargain Buy – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m)

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After a sustained spell of poor performances and results, the Everton board took the decision to sack Rafael Benitez, with Duncan Ferguson temporarily taking charge.

This proves good news for Everton's top FPL assets including DCL, as we expect a bounce back from a team that is due a good performance and has some great upcoming fixtures.

Captaincy picks for GW23

FPL_Salah has provided us with the most likely goalscorers in GW23 which will help us choose our captain for this week.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) tops the charts after he was subbed off early in GW22, meaning he will no doubt start against West Ham this weekend.

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Diogo Jota (£8.4m) will be another popular choice as he will be leading the line against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

You may also consider a Manchester City player as they face Southampton at the Etihad on Saturday.

Depending on who you have in your FPL team, Phil Foden (£8.1m), Raheem Sterling (£10.7m), Kevin De Bruyne (£12.1m) and Joao Cancelo (£7.0m) are all good options.