West Ham manager David Moyes had raised expectations for Bowen’s potential return before their recent matches against Burnley and in the Europa League. However, Bowen didn’t make the squad for either game, leaving managers wondering about replacements. Here are some top options:
For those with available funds or the chance to make budget adjustments, upgrading Bowen to Bukayo Saka is a strong move this week. Saka’s current form in Arsenal’s attacking lineup makes him a priority pick, especially with promising upcoming fixtures. Saka seems to have overcome his injury concerns, featuring in Arsenal’s last four games and contributing three assists. Manager Mikel Arteta consistently includes him in crucial fixtures, and while Arsenal’s penalty taker might vary, Saka is presumed to be the primary choice when he’s on the field.
If the budget doesn’t allow for Saka, consider Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo as a solid alternative. He’s a valuable asset for fantasy managers, particularly with Brentford’s favorable fixtures in the next three gameweeks, starting with the match against Luton, a promoted side. Mbeumo showcased his capabilities earlier in the season, earning many points with two goals and three assists across three gameweeks in late October. He’s the main attacker for Brentford, benefits from penalty duties, and has played every minute in the league this season.
Newcastle United’s injury-stricken squad has opened up opportunities for winger Anthony Gordon, who has played the entire 90 minutes in their last four Premier League games, contributing two goals and an assist during this period. Gordon’s performance at St James’ Park has been outstanding, registering attacking returns in all seven games, getting four goals and four assists. His home record is impressive, with only Mohamed Salah having scored more fantasy points in home games this season, and Newcastle securing victories in six out of seven home matches.
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