FPL Gameweek 7 tips: Mohamed Salah is undroppable, but who to pick between Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku? And who are best budget options?

With FPL Gameweek 7 coming up, we take a look at some of the best transfer suggestions and team changes to make for this week.

Trent Alexandor-Arnold (L) and Mohamed Salah are must-haves for FPL Gameweek 7 and beyond. (Image: Twitter/@premierleague)

The seventh week of the Premier League means that Fantasy Premier League players are gearing up for FPL Gameweek 7. As the season has moved past the initial phases, there are clear indicators as to which players will be more effective than others. That being said, there are a number of factors that impact the thoughts of managers when they look for changes. It could be a run of form in previous weeks, or a difficult run of fixtures coming up. It could also be a gut feeling that motivates a certain change. Needless to say, each route can have its pros and cons.

This is why it is best to make an informed decision, and this is exactly what this column will help you out with. So without further ado, let us look at a few key tips for FPL Gameweek 7.

Salah, Ronaldo or Lukaku for FPL Gameweek 7?

Ideally you’d want all three of Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in your side for this week. Salah has scored in his past few appearances and goals are invaluable in this game. Salah’s Liverpool take on Manchester City, but the Egyptian winger has scored in six straight appearances and seems on a hot streak.

Lukaku has endured a bit of a goalless run but Chelsea have an easier round of fixtures coming up. As such, it would make sense to keep him in the long run. The same can be said for Salah but not for Ronaldo. United have an imperious run of fixtures coming up.

In summation, keeping all three would make sense for this week but not for the long-term. But there are enough big hitters remaining to slot in should you want to remove one of these three.

Michail Antonio, Jamie Vardy among best of the rest for strikers

If you’re keen on bringing in slightly less expensive strikers, no one beats Michail Antonio as of now. The West Ham striker has four goals and five assists in his last four matches. He obviously won’t be on this run forever, but managers who have him would be wise to keep him now. And even if you want to bring him in, he is a decent option.

The same can be said about Jamie Vardy. The Leicester striker has shown no signs of slowing down and could find acres of space against Crystal Palace this week. He is slightly expensive but almost guaranteed to start every week, unlike players of bigger clubs.

Must-have midfielders for FPL Gameweek 7

West Ham’s Said Benrahma is currently the second-highest scoring midfielder behind Salah, and at 6.6 million pounds is something of a steal. Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher is another underrated option to have; the Chelsea loanee costs 5.7 million pounds and loves the odd goal.

Ismaila Sarr (6.3 million pounds), Bukayo Saka (6.2 million pounds) and Raphina (6.5 million pounds) can also add good value for money, especially if you like loading up on forwards. Bruno Fernandes (11.9 million pounds) and Paul Pogba (7.8 million pounds) are good options if you want to spend a little more cash.

Defenders and goalkeepers to consider bringing in

Trent Alexandor-Arnold is an absolute must-have, even though at 7.6 million pounds he is at an absolute premium for a defender. Ethan Pinnock and Pontus Jansson (both 4.6 million pounds) are good options from Brentford, although clean sheets and newly-promoted sides don’t always go hand-in-hand.

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso (5.9 million pounds) is another good option if you’re looking for a slightly expensive option. Joao Cancelo (6.1 million pounds) has the most points among defenders thus far, although beware of Man City’s rotation policy while going for any player of theirs.

Aaron Ramsdale is the standout option for goalkeepers; the Arsenal stopper has collected 18 points in his last few outings and, with Arsenal having a better run of fixtures, could get some clean sheets.

Best budget buys to explore

Southampton’s Tino Livramento remains the best budget buy for defenders, and his incisive attacking play make him an assist and goal threat. In the midfield, Abdoulaye Doucoure of Everton is a steal at 5.6 million pounds, having pocketed 34 points thus far.

If a budget forward is what you seek, try Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United for 6.6 million pounds. Ivan Toney (6.3 million pounds) and Emmanuel Dennis (5.3 million pounds) will also do the trick nicely.

Happy FPL-ing, everyone!

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