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Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 17 Tips: Matches, Players to target, Captain and vice-captains picks and more- 2022/23

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You are in the right place if you are looking for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 17 tips.

After a lengthy World Cup break, the English Premier League returns to action. Arsenal have a five-point lead at the top of the league table. Manchester City, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur are the three teams next in the standings. Manchester United and Liverpool complete the top six. The Fantasy Premier League action also resumes when Brentford will host Spurs in the first kickoff of the Boxing Day. A few players got injured on the biggest stage and will miss the action. So here we are with a few FPL tips that could help you with your team selection.

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Matches to target

All the teams will look to take some early momentum into the remainder of the season. Teams will play three matches each in the next ten days. There are a few teams that benefited from the World Cup as their players got more rest time, while some teams lost a few players and will have to cope with the remaining players before the transfer window opens. With top teams looking for three points, here are a few matches to target in this FPL game week 17. 

Brentford vs Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur will travel away to Brentford in the opening match of the game week. Spurs are fourth in the league table, and the Bees are in tenth place. Both teams won their last match, with Brentford earning a shock 2-1 victory away at Manchester City. Spurs will be without two key players, Rodrigo Bentancur and Richarlison. However, they will have the upper hand in this match and could keep a clean sheet.

Leicester City vs Newcastle United

Two in-form teams go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium. Eddie Howe’s men are the surprise pack this season and sit third in the league standings. They are on a five-match winning streak. Leicester City, on the other hand, are in the second half of the table. They had a horrendous start, earning just one point in the first seven matches, but now they have earned 16 points in the last eight matches. This could turn out to be a goal-scoring affair.

Arsenal vs West Ham United

The league leaders will host West Ham United in a London derby. Arsenal are on a three-match winning streak and an eight-match unbeaten streak in the league. West Ham United are struggling above the relegation zone. They have lost their last three matches. The Gunners will be without striker Gabriel Jesus for a few matches. Oleksandr Zinchenko is also a doubt for the Gunners. Gianluca Scamacca was taken off in the last friendly. He is in doubt, along with Michail Antonio and Kurt Zouma. Arsenal will be the favourites to win this match.

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest

Manchester United will look to get into the top four when they host Nottingham Forest. The Red Devils are fifth in the league table, and Forest are in the relegation zone. Manchester United are short on numbers at the back, but their attack is in good form. The players performed well during the World Cup and will be hoping to continue at the same level for the club. Forest have already earned a victory over Liverpool this season. They will look to cause another upset.

Leeds United vs Manchester City

This will be the final match of the game week. The defending champions suffered a shocking defeat against Brentford before the international break. They will look to shift back the momentum in the title against Leeds United. Manchester City will look to secure three points and play an attacking style of football.

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 17 tips 2022/23: Players to target

The action resumes after a long break and this break has forced some players out of action, while a few others have benefitted from it. None of the top teams plays each other in this gameweek, so there are a lot of players that could collect points. Listed below are a few suggestions for each department.


Aaron Ramsdale (4.9): Arsenal are facing a struggling West Ham United side. Aaron Ramsdale has seven clean sheets in 14 league matches and will look to add one more in this match.

David De Gea (4.9): Manchester United have an easy run of fixtures coming up. The Spaniard will look to prove himself after missing out on the Spanish squad.


Joao Cancelo (7.4): The Portuguese international is one of the must-picks on the defensive line. He has taken on a more attacking role this season, which has resulted in two goals and two assists so far for the full-back.

Reece James (5.8): The Chelsea defender has returned to full training. He is an attacking full-back and can provide points at both ends of the field.

Gabriel (5.2): The Brazilian will be present in the heart of the defence for the Gunners. He has two goals to his name and nine bonus points in the FPL. The player could be a valuable addition.

Luke Shaw (4.8): Manchester United’s left-back is performing well under Erik ten Hag and has kept three clean sheets with the team. The team is playing attacking football and Shaw likes to get forward. He could provide an assist or two in the coming game weeks.


Gabriel Martinelli (6.8): Arsenal will be without Gabriel Jesus, so Martinelli will be the main goal threat for the Gunners. He has five goals and two assists this season and will look to add more in this match.

Leandro Trossard (7.1): The Belgian international has seven goals and two assists to his name. He hasn’t scored a goal in the last two matches. He is the main attacker under the new boss.

Wilfried Zaha (7.5): Crystal Palace will hope that their main player fires in this game. He has six goals and two assists to his name. He will look to score a goal against Fulham.

Marcus Rashford (6.7): Marcus Rashford is in a good knick of form for club and country. He has four goals and two assists to his name this season.


Darwin Nunez (9.0): The Uruguayan scored a brace against Southampton in his last appearance. He will lead the line for the Reds in this match. The striker could turn out to be a good investment in FPL.

Erling Haaland (12.2): He is fresh and hungry to score goals. The Norwegian will look to take his side close to Arsenal in the league table.

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 17 tips 2022/23: Captain Picks

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane, Son, & Ivan Toney

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Darwin Nunez & Mohamed Salah

Arsenal vs West Ham United: Gabriel Martinelli & Bukayo Saka

Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest: Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes & Anthony Martial

Leeds United vs Manchester City: Erling Haaland & Kevin De Bruyne

The teams look to get back in action with a win in this game week. The top teams will look to score goals and keep a clean sheet.


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