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FPL first-draft team reveals: Double Chelsea and Liverpool defence

With Fantasy Premier League (FPL) live for 2022/23, we’ll be welcoming back our stellar team of Pro Pundits and Hall of Famers for the new campaign.

We’ll be hearing from a different writer every day in the aftermath of the FPL relaunch, to get their thoughts on the pricing and to see their initial picks.

Our writers will be providing regular articles and team reveals throughout the new season, with only Premium Members able to access every single one.

Next up is FPL Milanista, who has posted overall ranks of 473rd and 1,547th in the last two FPL seasons.


Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is back for a new season and so is our tinkering. The Premier League champions have signed one of the most prolific talents in world football, Erling Haaland (£11.5m), while runners-up Liverpool have also strengthened their squad and, in my opinion, still offer the best FPL options for our teams. Without further ado, let’s jump into my initial thoughts and first draft for the 2022/23 season.

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  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    No one wants Christiano... I guess Utd is stuck with him 😛

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If he stays United can wish goodbye to top 4 for another season.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He's not unwanted - Saudi Arabia want him there and will pay him 2 million squid per week.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I think his wages are the stumbling block.

          United were the only team prepared to pay him what they are paying him. PSG would love to have him but they can’t afford it.

          Ronaldo knew there were few teams on the planet able to pay him what he wanted. He chose United.

          I believe the words, bed, made, and lie in it spring readily to mind, I’m afraid.

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Correction, no one he wants, wants him.

  2. The FPL T
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Grealish - Neto - Haaland - Kane
    B) Diaz - Son - Jesus - Wilson

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B.

  3. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bottomed…

    Currently so much more excited to play the draft version of the game, although struggling to think what order I would pick…

    A) Salah
    B) Son
    C) KDB
    D) Kane
    E) Haaland
    F) Sterling

    Choose your order!

    I’m struggling for who I would pick 3rd.remember injuries make even more of an impact in the draft game

    1. The FPL T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1. Salah
      2. Son
      3. Haaland
      4. Kane
      5. KDB
      6. Sterling

      For me anyway

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks, currently debating the same, Sterling does have a much better injury record mind

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Reckon I would pick Trent in there somewhere.
      Maybe after 3 of the premiums.

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Not a bad shout, does have to be up there

    3. billydesmond
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Haaland, Son, Salah, Kane, Sterling, KDB

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Salah 3rd?! Interesting - how come?

    4. kaneslanding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      I play on Fantrax - Salah / KDB / Haaland / Kane / Son / Sterling / Jesus is how I'm set up at the moment.

  4. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Haaland being the most owned player in the game, anybody braving it and going without him ? And why ? Thanks.

    1. JRD
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      im going son and salah ,
      jesus and toney
      so no haaland at the moment

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      My second choice draft has just Toney up top with 2x4.5 forwards on the bench. My premiums and captain options are Salah and Son. Recently, all the value has shifted to midfield and defence, so I'm taking that to extreme. (to be fair, my first choice has Haaland!)

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        No doubt, it’s harder for forwards to amass over 200 points in a season, with no bonus for clean sheets and effective mids often scoring as many goals and often more assists. My current draft has just Jesus.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Going Kane instead, at least for GW1. Can switch to Haaland GW2.

      1. Earthrise
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 17 hours ago

        Me too - worth the losing 4pts

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No, because I am a chicken.

    5. DelPiero10
        1 month, 1 day ago

        De Bruyne feeding a ruthless finisher. No chance I'll start without him.

      • The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lukaku number 2

        1. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          That’s not how to spell Lakaka

          1. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            What ? Are you joking ? Just do a quick Google check and your see this guy has the spelling right.

        2. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          It is Lukaku your right. But I don’t classify Haaland as a Lukaku, I think Haaland is the real deal, and will be a sensation. But I’m going with Son instead.

      • kaneslanding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        I'm the other way - risking leaving out Salah and going Kane / Haaland / Jesus - Martinelli / Neto / Foden

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          It would be a boring game if we all went with the same players. Haaland could become essential and in that case I’d take him in after my WC. He’s definitely going to be nice to watch in the PL. he could break the 30 goal make in his first season, and push Kane to be more prolific.

      • KaapseKloppse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 11 hours ago

        Jesus + Nunez upfront for me. I've added the 3 top selected defenders which also allows me to field 2 of the £8.0 midfielders alongside Salah. It could change multiple times before next week though

    6. In a Rush
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Raya
      Taa Castange cancelo
      Salah sancho Bowen Bailey
      Halaand Jesus Johnson

      4m botman neco Andreas
      0.5itb

      Any thoughts on this lot please cheapies rotating

      1. KaapseKloppse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 11 hours ago

        I like the Bailey & Bowen picks

    7. The FPL T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Current draft:

      Raya - (Balcombe)
      Trent - Laporte - Trippier - Tomiyasu - (Mitchell)
      Salah - Son - Diaz - Martinelli - (Andreas)
      Jesus - Wilson - (Archer)

      0.5 ITB

      I quite like the Tripper and palace defender rotation, in GW3 & GW5 Newcastle play (MCI) and (liv) & Palace play (AVL) and (BRE).

    8. Frozone_Wy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Is it worth having Neco Williams at 4m to allow myself an 8 million option in midfield like Diaz or Maddison, or should I go for a cheaper differential in midfield (Sancho Zaha Rashford) to allow myself to upgrade to a defender like Tomiyasu? Struggling to make money elsewhere and I feel like Tomiyasu is a steal at his price

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Definitely worth it!

        He’s great value at £4.0m. Forest haven’t bought him to sit on the bench and they were very good defensively last season in the Championship.

    9. JurgenRodgers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Really disappointed, been locked out of my account from launch (trouble receiving verification email) ..

      Response from Fpl support has been shocking to say the least.

      Feel if your not a content creator or have an affiliation with them you just get fobbed off..

    10. Jonc1974
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Which double up would you go for?

        A) Raya & Perisic
        B Ederson & Tomiyasu

        Thanks

        1. DelPiero10
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Prefer B myself but to be honest I'm not sure there's a whole lot of value in the 5.5m keepers from the start with essentially two wildcards before gwk17. Post gwk17, sure, great picks I think.

            1. Jonc1974
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Thanks for the feedback

          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Threemium with cheaper defence anyone? Doherty could be Cash

            Sanchez (Steele)
            Chilwell Doherty Trippier Tomiyasu (Williams)
            Salah Diaz Mahrez Martinelli (Andreas)
            Haaland Kane (4.5)

          • CYN
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Do you reckon Sterling can be a viable captain choice on a consistent basis now? He was excellent a few years back when nailed on at City, fond memories of that opening day hat trick vs West Ham.

            1. kaneslanding
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              28 days, 3 hours ago

              you would want him on pens - which he probably won't be, and will still be in some rotation I would think. I'd say good differentiator if you can pick the weeks, but not consistent forever cap.

          • falaxane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Im thinking of something similar, with this transfer: Rashford + Neto --> Martinelli + Gordon in gw3.
            This would be a template designed for a a wc for gw6, what do you guys think?

          • StopItHarold
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thoughts on this team (No Salah):

            Mendy / 4.0

            TAA Dias Perisic Tomiyasu 4.0

            Diaz Neto Martinelli Son 4.5

            Kane Haaland 4.5

          • Oscar Slater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Where does the Championship rate amongst every other league in Europe? 10th, 11th, 12th...lower? I'm asking this because - hypothetically - if a newly promoted team signed a striker from the Dutch Eredivisie or the Portuguese Liga who had just scored 43 goals in that league the previous season would we possibly be clambering over each other to get him in out teams at 6.5m?

            Now 27 years of age, Is Mitro a reformed character? Are 90.2% of us blindly ignoring his 21/22 exploits and pre-judging him solely on our previous traumatic experiences? Is that 4.5m spent on Greenwood money down the toilet when we can have this talismanic, goal scoring MACHINE in our team for a poxy 2m extra?

            Or is he still Fools Gold?

            Personally, I'm taking the plunge on him as a third striker. If he can't rack up some meaningful points against the likes of Wolves, Brentford or Brighton in the first five game weeks then all hope for him is lost - forever.

            1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I’m not keen on Fulham’s fixtures - it’s a shame as I think a lot were put off by previous experiences and he could have been a decent differential if the fixtures had fallen more kindly. I think he’s a much better player than he was on previous times in the PL.

          • Miguel Cafuquena
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Sánchez Gazzaniga
            Tomiyasu TAA Cancelo Doherty (Neco Williams)
            Salah Mahrez Son Neto(Andreas)
            Haaland (Greenwood /Taylor)

          • Colm84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Bowen or Sterling?

            1. Disputatious Dissident
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Sterling is a very expensive unknown quantity. Bowen the sensible pick imo wait and see with raz

              1. Colm84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 hours ago

                Thanks for the feedback man

          • Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 hours ago

            Leaning to this

            Mendy
            Cash Trippier Trent Cancelo (Tomiyasi)
            Salah Neto Rashford L.Diaz
            Jesus Haaland

            Andreas Neco Greenwood.

            Any thoughts?

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 hours ago

              No Williams but tempted to free up some money and change 1 defender for him

          • Dale Sartip-Zadeh
              1 month, 16 hours ago

              Chelsea has a strong defense

            • Damien Sartip-Zadeh
                1 month, 16 hours ago

                Hope Haaland does well