Premier League

Fantasy Premier League 2021-22: Best Forward Options

By Amreen
Harry Kane still remains one of the top forwards to pick next season
Harry Kane still remains one of the top forwards to pick next season / Visionhaus/Getty Images

The new Premier League season isn't far off, and we're sure you've been scratching your head trying to put together the perfect team.

Choosing the perfect front three for your team is hard enough considering the options currently available. But with the transfer window still open, and players moving in and out, your task becomes significantly harder.

We've put together a list of 10 forwards you can pick for your team, but we've also done you one better and divided the list between five premium options and five budget options. Go forth and pick your best forward line up ahead of the new season.

Five Best Premium Forward Options

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal | £10m

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The Arsenal man endured a difficult last season, but his FPL stats put him in contention to be picked ahead of several others. The Gabon international scored 10 goals and provided three assists last season, amassing a total of 131 points.

9. Timo Werner | Chelsea | £9m

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He may be linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge after a less than impressive first season, but Werner was directly involved in 18 goals for the Blues across the 2020-21 Premier League campaign. However, his tally of only six goals makes one wonder if Chelsea will offload him before the transfer window ends.

8. Gabriel Jesus | Man City | £8.5m

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With Sergio Aguero having left for Barcelona, it is Jesus' time to shine for City, if he can hit the ground running when the new season starts. He will be keen to better his previous personal best of 14 goals, but it's wise to remember Pep Guardiola's tendency to rotate his squad throughout the season.

7. Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | £10.5m

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Vardy is the second-most expensive forward on FPL, and for good reason. He scored 178 points last season, and contributed to Leicester's campaign with 15 goals and 14 assists. He has twice surpassed the 200-points threshold. Across the last seven seasons of FPL, Vardy has never scored lower than 120 points.

6. Harry Kane | Tottenham | £12.5m

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Kane is without doubt one of the best strikers in world football today. He has been linked with an exit from Tottenham, but no matter where he ends up, he must be a part of your FPL XI.

Kane was involved in 37 league goals (23 goals, 14 assists) last season, and was one of the highest scorers in FPL with 242 points.

Five Best Budget Forward Options

5. Teemu Pukki | Norwich City | £6m

Teemu Pukki
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Norwich are back in the Premier League, and so is Pukki. He was one of the early stars to shine when the Canaries were last in the Premier League and finished the campaign with 139 points.

The Finland international scored 26 times for Norwich last season and helped Finland qualify for Euro 2020.

4. Chris Wood | Burnley | £7m

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Wood has helped Burnley stay afloat in the Premier League with his goal contributions, averaging 11.5 goals a season.

Wood's involvement in the Olympics could have an impact on his season, depending on how far New Zealand go, but his average of 130 points in a Premier League season makes him a viable option to consider for your team.

3. Ollie Watkins | Aston Villa | £7.5m

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Watkins finished fourth on the list of forwards with maximum points last season, only behind Kane, Bamford, and Vardy, and is a cheap option you might want to consider. The fact that he hit double figures in the goal charts in each of the last five seasons bodes well too.

2. Patrick Bamford | Leeds United | £8m

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Bamford enjoyed his best-ever season last term, scoring 17 goals and assisting 11 more in the Premier League. He finished the season just shy of 200 points on FPL, and is definitely one of the best options to pick ahead of the new season.

1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin | Everton | £8m

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Calvert-Lewin flourished under Carlo Ancelotti last season and enjoyed his best-ever campaign, with 16 goals and six assists. The England international is one of the best budget bargains in the league, and could replicate his performances under new boss Rafa Benitez this season.