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FPL GW 6 Review: Rashford Haul, Jesus Fall And Bench Boost Tragedy

FPL GW 6 Review: Rashford Haul, Jesus Fall And Bench Boost Tragedy

Taking inspiration from day 1 of Gameweek 6, day 2 was also not short on action and drama. Only two games were played but 11 goals were scored yesterday. RIP defenders!

So let’s see how the action was for all the FPL managers.

Some positives

Marcus Rashford

Owned by only 11.7% of the teams, the Manchester United forward has delivered returns in three of the last four gameweeks, adding two more goals to his tally against Arsenal.

With 18 points, Rashford scored the most points this week and is currently the most transferred-in player ahead of the next week.

With two attractive fixtures coming up, Rashford can be the player to add to your team.


The new signing seems to have settled in well at Old Trafford, scoring a goal against league leaders Arsenal. Brought in by only 3.3% of teams, Antony’s performance will surely result in more managers bringing him in, meaning an incoming price rise for the Brazilian.

Pascal Gross

The BHA midfielder continues to prove his worth. The most transferred-in player got an assist, recording 5 points. With two easy and then two tough fixtures, it will be interesting to see how many managers hold on to this player.

Alexis Mac Allister

With 4 goals in 4 games, Mac Allister is proving to be a nice differential for the 3.5% owners.

Some negatives

Gabriel Jesus

The third-most captained player has only scored 1 and assisted 1 in the last four games, disappointing managers. Jesus’ price has already fallen post this gameweek and managers can expect further fall if the Arsenal forward fails to score going forward.

Leicester Defence

Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet for six games in a row, conceding 16 goals in the process.

With their starting defender (Fofana) now moving to Chelsea, Leicester needs to find a solution for now. Not just for FPL managers, but for their PL survival.

This FPL manager

The manager left Pope (Newcastle), Tarkowski (Everton), Guehi (Palace) and Mbeumo (Brentford) on the bench.

Tarkowski on the bench seemed a reasonable decision but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Everton managed to hold Liverpool on a 0-0 draw and the player got 6 points, can’t really blame the manager here.

Pope and Guehi were involved in a goalless draw, earning points for both players. Mbeumo had only scored one goal prior to this game so leaving him on the bench seemed like a logical decision.

Unfortunately for the manager, they did not use the Bench Boost chip either, which would have allowed bench points to be added as well.

Oh well, we’ve all been there. Better luck next time!