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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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1,690 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HAMMERTIME107
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Last minute blues, please help! Doubting myself!
    Shall I get rashford back for martinelli?

    Ward
    James | TAA | Trippier
    Martinelli | Neto | Salah | Bailey
    Kane | Jesus | Haaland

    Iverson | Dalot | Andreas | Neco

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Stick

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

      No

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

      No lol

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

      No, and log off for 60 min

    5. Johnjo
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Rasford 0.5 more so can you afford him?

  2. Hindsight Hazz
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Captain:Salah or Kane?

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Salah

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

        Yes

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

        Longstaff

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Songstaff or Mongstaff?

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

      Super exciting question. How are you lining up your bench fodder?
      A. Archer
      B. Andreas
      C. Neco

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

        C B A

        1. AC Yew
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          literally

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

        Neco - Andreas - Dervisoglu

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

        C A B

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

        C..first. If you are worried beyond first sub on first day of season then you need to review your team.

    • Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Patterson or N.Williams?

      1. buttsy9
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Williams

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Neco

      3. Claudio555
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Why?

    • wotwot
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      A. James
      B. Trippier + 1itb

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        A

      2. buttsy9
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Trippier

      3. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Really tough. A just about?

    • Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Kane or Haaland?

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Kane for week 1 maybe. Haaland could still blow up against West Ham though.

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

        Yes

      3. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        H

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

        Gotta be Sir Harry

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

        Harryland

        The Norwegian one

    • Futureform
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      4.5m striker most likely to get game time (not just in GW1)?

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

        Greenwood then Archer

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Is Greenwood the second choice striker after Bamford?

          1. @FPL__Engineer
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            No Geldhart

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Ah, I see.

              1. @FPL__Engineer
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                But Greenwood plays across the front 4

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

        Archer or Greenwood. Going with Archer myself.

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Is Archer based on pre season or something?

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

            Yes. Top finisher despite age. Plus he was kept from going on loan, plus he just extended his contract. Watkins/Ings are inconsistent & if Gerrard goes back to starting both, Archer will be a likely sub (a likely sub anyway tbh). Ings will probably get injured at one point too.

            1. Futureform
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Really good explanation. Thanks - top stuff!

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

        None.

        Get the least owned to avoid price drop.

        1. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Interesting point. Thanks.

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

          This

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Mahrez or Mount?

      1. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Mount

      2. buttsy9
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Mount

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

        Mount will be a superstar this season

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

        Mount

    • Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Would you rather have:

      a) Dias and James
      b) Cancelo and a 5mil

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        B

      2. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        A

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

      best 4.5m defender option please

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        White

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Dalot
        Jonny
        Justin

      3. GC123
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Dalot or White

        • Eight Season Wonder
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 58 mins ago

          thanks all

      4. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        GTG or do changes?

        Ederson
        TAA Trippier Cancelo James
        Salah (C) Martinelli Bailey Diaz
        Haaland James

        Should I do GTG or Ederson, James + Diaz to Ramsdale, Robbo + Mount?

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

          No Jesus?

      5. Zoostation
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Rashford or Neto?

        1. buttsy9
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Neto

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

          Neto...should change your name to "WOOOOStation" btw

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

            Lmao good call

      6. PadForce
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Son or KDB?

        1. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Son

        2. buttsy9
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          I've gone KDB but could easily have gone Son. Flip a coin 😉

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

          KDB

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

          Son

      7. Qui-Gon-Joe
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Will chilwell get minutes?

        • Ninja Škrtel
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          FOR GOD SAKE I CANT DO THIS KANE OR HAALAND?!?!?

          1. Qui-Gon-Joe
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Kane

            • HM2
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Hauland

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

              Haaland has better fixtures over first two

            • Hinchcliffe Thumper
              • 7 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Flip a coin man.

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

              Kane - proven commodity. Can always switch later!

            • Catastrophe
              • 11 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              If the decision is too hard, go with both!

            • AC Yew
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Kane then Haaland

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

              Haaland as you'll want him next week so save yourself a transfer.

          2. Hinchcliffe Thumper
            • 7 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            All settled. Been on my selection for a few days and locked it with gk adjustment yesterday. Pleased and calm.

            And in 15min i feel chaotic. Probably diarrhoeing everywhere.

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

              Sounds like a food allergy

          3. Sacked in the Morning
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            A. Ramsdale + Bailey in 3-5-2
            B. LEI 4m gks + Trippier in 4-4-2

            1. Dee Lixon
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              B

          4. Thewoodyhorse
            • 7 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Here we go then!

            Feel a bit nervous going without Sterling, Son or KDB

            1. Ady87
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Same, Son and Sterling gonna haul too.

            2. Ninja Škrtel
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              majority don't own them so chill

          5. Ady87
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            I’m the only person with no Neto or Bailey it seems.

            Ramsdale (Ward)
            TAA James Walker Tripp (Neco)
            Salah Mount Diaz Martinelli (Andreas)
            Haaland Jesus (Archer)

            Gonna just stick with this and my gut that Neto and Bailey will flop and aren’t worth first XI spots to enable Cancelo etc

            1. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Nice team

          6. HM2
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            a) Ward, Iverson, James
            b) Ward, Raya, Perisic

            1. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              A

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

              A easy

          7. Stranger Mings
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks to everyone who has provided advice on here and good luck

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

              Honourable. And echoed here.
              Have a great season all.

          8. The Big Fella
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Most nailed 4.5m defender for Spurs or Arsenal? Currently on Saliba, debating last minute change to White

            1. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Same question

            2. Johnjo
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Dalot also an option?

          9. LABILLETHEGOAT
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            salah or kane captain?

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

              Salah

            2. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Salah

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

            A or B;
            A) Ayling (C)
            B) Ayling (TC)

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

              Ayling (WC)

            2. SonnyPikey
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                A)yling

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

                Aylijng TC then wildcard

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

                Ailing

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

              I hope everyone has replaced their Perisic in time...

            4. diesel001
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              You can't win FPL in the first few GWs, but you can certainly lose it.

              Play safe and go template. Kane may outscore Salah this GW. But if Salah goes off and you don't have him you will be screwed. Main template picks (and you can check this on FPL website using the 'Stats' page and sorting by 'team selected %) are:

              Jesus
              Salah
              TAA
              Cancelo
              Haaland
              James

              Main fodder picks are:

              Greenwood (FW)
              Andreas (MF)
              N.Williams (DF)
              Ward (GK)

              That is 10 of your 15 right there.

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

                5 out a 6 will do me

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

              Locked in good luck all!

              Ward
              TAA James Walker Tripp
              Salah(C) Son, Martinelli Bailey
              Hahaland, Jesus

              Iversen Neco Andreas Taylor

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

                Looks formidable. Ward could be a problem and of course prefer Cancelo over Walker.

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

                  Ta best I could get if it goes titsup always WC

            6. NIKO.
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Best 4.5 Mid after Andreas?
              Cheers

            7. tinear
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              A) Mount Neco
              B) James Neto

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

                I have all four

            8. Tmel
              • 11 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Start Perisic or Neto?

              1. Stranger Mings
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                Neto