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The complete guide to FPL Gameweek 1: Tips, best players, team reveals


This is it: after two months of team drafts, RMTs, derailed bandwagons, pre-season red herrings, transfer sagas, injury scares and endless Twitter threads, the 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season gets underway.

If you’re after some last-minute assistance, you’re in the right place.

FPL points predictions for Gameweek 3 and beyond 3

Captaincy content, transfer dilemmas, team reveals – you name it, you’ll find it on this page.

And if that’s not enough, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive pre-season page for more information on the action and news that has taken place over the summer, plus dozens upon dozens of other articles such as Scout Notes on the pre-season friendlies, Scout Reports on the new signings and plenty more besides.

WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS TO OWN FOR GAMEWEEK 1?



WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST 6-8 GAMEWEEKS?

TEAM GUIDES: BEST PLAYERS, PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND MORE

GAMEWEEK 1 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS



For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 1?



FIXTURE ANALYSIS: BEST RUNS, TEAMS TO AVOID

GAMEWEEK 1 TEAM REVEALS







FPL GAMEWEEK 1 ADVICE



FPL GAMEWEEK 1 GUIDES AND TIPS: FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

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  1. rambo.
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Plan to rotate for the fourth defender spot.

    A. Trippier & Palace defender

    B. Dunk & Castange/Justin

    Cheers

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      tripp now Cuch later

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      A

      B could work too

  2. Le Nick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Finally settled after a lot of tinkering!!!

    Ward
    TAA / Cancelo / Dalot
    Salah / Son / Martinelli / Bailey / Andreas
    Kane / Jesus

    Subs: Iversen / Neco / Anderson / Archer

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • 12 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Looks good. GL u2

      1. Le Nick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Thanks mate, what did you settle on?

        1. Arn De Gothia
          • 12 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Messlier / 4,0

          TAA / Robertson / James / Cancelo / Neco

          Son C / Salah / Martinelli / Guimares / Andreas

          Jesus / Johnson / Archer

          1. Le Nick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Nice, I like it. I think I may regret not having Son.

            1. Arn De Gothia
              • 12 Years
              11 days, 23 hours ago

              Thanks. After this many years I try to play my own game… soon we’ll see if it was worth it

  3. Super John McGinn-
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Had Perisic instead of Digne/Walker but worried about starting now so

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, James, Digne/Walker
    Salah, Martinelli, Bailey
    Haaland, Jesus

    Ward, Neto, A.Periera, Archer

    A) Ramsdale, Digne, Neto + 0.5
    B) Iverson, N.Williams, Kulu

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      If you stick with Perisic are teams are identical, with Neto as first sub I'm happy to do that,

  4. RWB_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Iversen or Ward?

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Ward

    2. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Not or, but and.

  5. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Looks like I am down to this… GTG ?

    Ramsdale
    Taa/Robertson/digne/James/cancelo
    Kdb/saka/Diaz/Bailey
    Kane(c)
    .

    1. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Right Trippier or Walker?

      Trippier is on set pieces tbf

      1. GC123
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          I’ve been switching between the two all fricking day! Trippier is nailed and, as you say, on set pieces. Walker offers little threat going forward but has strong fixtures (if he locks down RB) and offers clean sheets whilst Trippier plays the big two in the first 5. Which way you going?

          1. Rbyrne95
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Tripper for Newcastle’s def improve, consistency of starts and set pieces

            1. GC123
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Done now let’s lock it in and hide our phones! Good luck GW1 buddy

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Cucu or No Cucu?

        1. Shark
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          I have him in to save a transfer down the line. Should get some game time for the transfer fee. Looks like they were keen to get him in before the deadline to start against Everton. He has trained with the team too.

      3. Cinnamon Jackson
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Which one:
          A. Ramsdale & Justin
          B. Sanchez & Walker?
          Have Ward

        • Lindelol
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Play Raya or Ward? Ward at home

          1. rambo.
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Ward

        • Viper
          • 12 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          12 Years1 min ago
          A. 8.0m mid

          Or

          B. Neto (+2.5m for flexibility).

          1. Super John McGinn-
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            A

        • mad_beer ✅
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          I apologise to everyone who had Jesus in their team. I just got him. I expect a huge blank.

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Is there anyone that doesn’t have him?

            1. Arn De Gothia
              • 12 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              23,2% don’t have him

        • manutd99
          • 13 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Anyone have Dalot and Rashford?

          1. Maddamotha
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Y

            1. Moneymar
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Only Dalot

                1. manutd99
                  • 13 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  12 Min
                  should or shouldnt i
                  decision time
                  Although im kinda biased and hope

          2. Mr Arsenal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            I think the Arsenal triple up Martinelli/Jesus/Saka will be as potent as the Sterling/Suarez/Gerrard from the heyday.

            Big points coming...

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              i'm on that train

            2. Jar Jar Winks
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Getting humbled tonight

          3. maltasi
            • 13 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            As any season develops, there’s usually one team that emerges that hardly anybody will touch any f their players.

            I wonder who it will be this year.

            Bournemouth maybe unless Solanke does ok?

          4. Dušan Citizen
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Last minute dilemma

            1. Mee, Neto, Watkins
            or
            1. Cash, Maunt, 4.5 striker

            Already have Bailey if that makes difference

            1. Moneymar
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                2

            2. Moneymar
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Gabriel or Zinchenko???

                1. P-P-A-P
                  • 6 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  I've played it safe with Gabriel.

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 10 Years
                    12 days, 1 hour ago

                    This

                2. Freshy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  G steady
                  Z exciting Id go for exciting

                3. Meechoo115
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Neither

              • Botman and Robben
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                A. Archer
                B. Greenwood

                1. International Richard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Archer safer. Greenwood could explode (rather he imploded)

              • Our Tiny Servant
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Last minute change Martinelli to James. Fingers crossed!

              • HD7
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Perisic risky or the update is not solid news?

                1. Tomerick
                  • 8 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Very speculative based on why bobs players were wearing in a training session.

              • focaccia
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Pick one:

                Gabriel
                Digne
                Trippier

                1. P-P-A-P
                  • 6 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  I chose Gabriel based on returns last season and Arsenal's early favourable fixtures. Looking to WC around GW8.

                2. Gudge
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Trippier

                3. hullcityfan
                  • 7 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Cash

                4. Chloe Kelly’s Bra
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Gabriel

              • I am
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                So with alvarez apparently going yo get a minimum 35 mins or possibly
                from the start he looks the one to go to right? Jesus, kane Alvarez?

              • Valar(Keith)
                • 12 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Ok I'm buying Cucurella and benching him. Can start Trippier+0.5 for 1 to 2 weeks and will then upgrade him to Perisic.. will end up with my dream budget defense of TAA Perisic Cucurella Gabriel in 3 weeks time if all goes well

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Remember kids, those last minute changes rarely work out

                1. Lord.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  I’m still playing with matches

              • Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Ayling haul incoming

              • cescpistols111
                • 7 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Thoughts on this team? Risking no Salah, 1M ITB.

                Sanchez Ward
                TAA Cancelo James Castagne N.Williams
                Son Diaz Sancho Neto Pereira
                Haaland Jesus Archer

              • Gudge
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Kdb or son, I’ve got Kane already?

                1. Meechoo115
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Son. But would have salah and not three premiums

              • THE SHEEP HUNTERS
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                OK Last call. LAST CALL. Only 22 entrants for a marvellous prize!

                The Sheep Hunters Whisky challenge league.

                Winner will get a bottle of Johny Walker Black(YUM) and an engraved tumbler.!

                Rules: Only sheep and over 18's please.
                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/n1bab5

                Good Luck All! 🙂

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  In. Thanks! Hope you dont mind paying for shipping to the USA!

                  1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
                    • 5 Years
                    12 days, 1 hour ago

                    No Probs!

                2. lugs
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  ok i'm in 🙂

                3. Arn De Gothia
                  • 12 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Thanks. It’s coming home (to Finland)

              • buttsy9
                • 10 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Settled on this, after being torn on Darwin, Kane, Son for ages. GTG?

                Ward (Sanzhez)
                TAA, Trippier, James, Cash (Williams)
                Salah (c), KDB, Neto, Bailey (Andreas)
                Haaland, Jesus (Greenwood)

                1. Arn De Gothia
                  • 12 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Gtg. GL

              • Eight Season Wonder
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Patterson (EVE) likely to keep place beyond GW1?

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Dunno- too risky to include on my team tho.

              • DycheDycheBaby
                • 7 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Pick one:
                a) Neto
                b) Bailey +0.5

                1. Eight Season Wonder
                  • 8 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  B... for now can always switch later on (or maybe Podence becomes option!)

                  1. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 7 Years
                    12 days, 1 hour ago

                    Cheers dude

                2. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  I have both.

              • FDMS All Starz
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                A) Mendy and Trips
                Or
                B) Ward and James

                1. g40steve
                  • 4 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  I have gone A good luck