How good is it to have FPL back in our lives? Those summer weekends always felt like something was missing.
Most of us got off to a great start in Gameweek 1, but I have a feeling Gameweek 2 could bring us back down to earth with a bang.
I was very happy with my score of 82 last weekend until I checked my only head-to-head league, the most important mini-league of all, General vs
After a year out from the game, she’s back and she means business this year. Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) captain, Ashley Barnes (£6.5m) up
There has been a lot of debate these past few days about whether we should be making transfers after just one Gameweek or saving one.
It simply comes down to your team, I think. Only you can know what is right for your squad. Don’t bank just because others are saying it’s the best play.
If you’ve got players like Alisson Becker (£5.9m), Ross Barkley (£6.0m), Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m) or any other player that didn’t start last weekend, don’t be afraid to act upon it early.
Anthony Martial (£7.6m) is one of the ‘most-wanted players’ this week for example and those who decide to bring him in ahead of Wolves (away) on Monday night could well be rewarded while those who wait will have to pay a higher price ahead of Gameweek 3 if he does deliver again.
Personally, I’m happy to wait on the Frenchman because I fancy Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) to get attacking points against Aston Villa. If he doesn’t, it will be
Talking about Bournemouth assets, Callum Wilson (£8.0m) was forgiven for the pain he caused last season but I’m yet to experience what it feels like to own him when he scores a goal. If he doesn’t find the back of the net against Villa, he may have to go forever.
The captaincy decision this weekend is not straightforward now after Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) completed 120 minutes in Istanbul on Wednesday night ahead of Saturday’s trip to the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Liverpool could be fatigued after that trip and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Salah subbed early if the Reds have the game wrapped up after 60/70 minutes.
The hope is that Salah is the guy who wrapped the game up for them with a big score!
Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) are viable options this weekend too. I’m still on Salah for the armband but I’m wavering a little bit after Wednesday night. It could end up on Sterling by the time Saturday rolls around. We’ll have to see.
Those of us who don’t own Harry Kane (£11.0m) may well be ripping up our teams to fit him in soon. The question is, can we do it alongside Salah and Sterling?
Downgrades will be required elsewhere, and we need a few budget-friendly gems to emerge. If he delivers against City in Gameweek 2, Kane’s ownership will soar ahead of Gameweek 3.
He’s certainly in my thoughts and he’s part of the reason I’m saving a transfer this week. A mini-Wildcard could be on the cards next week for a bit of a reshuffle.
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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1
- Liverpool 4-1 Norwich
- West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City
- Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United
- Burnley 3-0 Southampton
- Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
- Watford 0-3 Brighton and Hove Albion
- Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa
- Leicester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal
- Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea