It's a no brainer to tell you there is suddenly a lot of buzz in the English Premier League (EPL) following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur boss and the arrival of the "special one" José Mourinho. As the Premier League gears up for another intense and drama-filled weekend, we are here with our FPL tips for Gameweek 13. Mourinho is the new talk in English football. It is, however, advisable to not pick any Spurs player in your fantasy side and observe Mourinho's line-up for the first few weeks. There was a big blow to Liverpool as their key player Mohammad Salah is set to miss the Crystal Palace fixture on Saturday. Although the news is yet to be confirmed by Liverpool, it would be smart to have a plan in place if/when they do. Salah is a hard one to bench and it looks like the Reds are giving the Egyptian a chance to rest. Jose Mourinho Promises ‘Real Passion’ as Tottenham Hotspur Manager.
The big fixture this week is at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City host Chelsea to stay alive in the premier league race. Frank Lampard, in his first season as head coach of a top-flight football club, finds himself above Pep Guardiola after just 12 weeks into this EPL season. If anyone had placed a bet on that, they would have been paid handsomely. However, the big loss to Chelsea is Christian Pulisic's injury that has ruled him out of this big clash. However, Mason Mount would be an ideal replacement for the American international if you are looking to get a Chelsea player in your side. Gameweek 13 will be all about optimizing the attacking options. It would be wise to try to avoid defenders swap if possible. Here are our top five picks for your FPL team for Gameweek 13. Harry Kane Writes an Emotional Tweet for Mauricio Pochettino As the Manager Quits Tottenham.
Anthony Martial (£7.7m)
The French forward has a goal and two assists in his last two league appearances. It has been a huge plus for Manchester United. Martial provides pace and is too good in crossing the ball for the Reds. With Sheffield United and Aston Villa, the easy upcoming Manchester United Fixtures ahead, Anthony Martial would surely come handy with either a goal or an assist
Despite Everton’s struggles this season, Richarlison has found form if we evaluate his past few fixtures. Just like Martial, he is also listed as a midfielder in FPL even though he plays as a forward. The Brazilian has scored one goal and registered two assists in his last four games, with the Toffees hosting bottom-club Norwich this weekend we might see more of Richarlison in the coming games.
Raúl Jiménez (£7.3m)
Wolves star continues to impress all the football pundits with his form from last season with a goal and maximum bonus points against Villa. In his price bracket, I think Raúl Jiménez is a must-buy for the future prospect. Wolves have a nack of disappointing big clubs in the past and they might repeat the same in the 2029-20 premier league season as well.
Jamie Vardy (£9.6m)
Leicester's Jamie Vardy is surely the man in top form and his Premier League scoring stats tells the whole story. Vardy has pocketed 11 goals so far this season. He has eight goals in his last six league games and 60 FPL points in his last six gameweeks with two assists adding to his good measure. FPL managers have been fighting each other to bring him in over the past few weeks, with Vardy now owned by 35.6% of FPL players
Sadio Mane (£12.1m)
Liverpool key forward Sadia Mane is in sensational form having already bagged 26 goals in all competitions this calendar year He has maintained his rich form in the league with already seven goals and four assists in the current Premier League campaign, outperforming teammate Mo Salah on both fronts. With Liverpool set to face weaker opponents in the lead up to Christmas, we fully expect Mane to add to his goal and assists tallies. He stands tall in the mid-fielder list with 83 points.
While these players have enjoyed great individual form in the league this 2019-20 season, not all can boast of their teams having the same experience. Martial's fitness and form have interestingly coincided with his club's form. With Martial out, Manchester United struggled to win matches and at one stage were four points above the relegation zone. The same can be said for Richarlison, whose club Everton are now ranked 15th and are only six points away from the danger zone.