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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.

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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.

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FIXTURE ANALYSIS: BEST RUNS, TEAMS TO AVOID

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  1. Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Has the deadline passed or what

    1. Podge
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Aye

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

      Nah

      Loads of time...

      Till gw2.

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

        Spat my beer out reading that

  2. Richarlidad
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Sponsored by Ward & Iversen.

  3. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    426 points with 11 plus captain to play any good?

  4. maltasi
    • 13 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    So be truthful lol. How many times did you tinker with your squad/starting eleven today?

    And did anybody make a 6.29pm (uk time) change?

    1. ᴋiɴɢ
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      200 times and yes

    2. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Too many times. Took out Cancelo in the last minute.

    3. Podge
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      I've tinkered so much that no matter who scores I had them and took them out at some stage 🙁

    4. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Once and No.

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      0. Barely touched my team this year

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

      switched Bailey to Neto to play
      Bailey bench

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

      Strangely 0. (Okay, I swapped Ward/Iverson and bench spaces around, but hardly counts.)

    8. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Just flitting between Zincenko and Gabriel

      Settled on Zinc

    9. Chris_l25
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Honestly, only made 2 changes which was Sanchez down to Ward and Ait Nouri up to Digne. Here's hoping it comes off

    10. lugs
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      not that much, just deciding who my last 8m mid was gonna be

  5. Nath1210
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Good luck for the season everyone

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      You too dude

  6. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Pain in Díaz!

    1. ᴋiɴɢ
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Dijk in Diaz!

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Koch in Díaz

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

          Partey in Diaz

          1. EL TANO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            I actually laughed out loud at this one

          2. DeuloRad
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Mee in Diaz

            1. DeuloRad
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Iversen in Diaz

              1. PartyTime
                • 1 Year
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                😆

    2. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Cesc in the city

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Longstaff in a Conte

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

      POST OF THE DAY

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

      Diaby does Gallas still the all time team name (for us oldies)

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        🙂

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

      Awaiting moderation 🙂

    6. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Need a mod to kindly remove this. It’s getting too nasty

    7. fantasyfog
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Anil Koc

    8. fantasyfog
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Anil Koc, Google him, Charlton player (eye roll)

    9. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 45 mins ago

      The Son Always Shines.

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Rate my non owned team…
    Mendy
    TAA James Perisic Trippier
    Son Diaz Foden Mount
    Haaland Jesus

    Eek

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      You thought of a team too late bud!?!

  8. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Do we think Perisic will eat into Son's points when he plays?

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

      Maybe the bonus

    2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Nah. Not convinced. He'll be good. But not that good FPL worse

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Wise

  9. Tomerick
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    When’s the deadline everyone? I need to make sure I finish my team beforehand.

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Lol

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Who went Neto and Trashford then?

  11. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Can’t believe Díaz is a differential 😆

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      He had over 25% ownership

  12. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 1 hour ago

    Done a madness this season, ie, not looked at the team on deadline day. GL all.

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 1 hour ago

    KDB is my differential.

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      So is mine. GL mate

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        To you too,pal !

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

      Almiron................ MuHaHa

      1. Not again Shirley
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Salah is my differential!

    3. Dosh
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Son and Kane together is mine.

    4. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 43 mins ago

      Wilson is mine, also went with Son.

  14. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 1 hour ago

    Here we go! .5Itb

    Ward ( Iversen )

    TAA - Cancelo - Trippier - Digne ( Williams )

    Salah(C) - Saka - Kulusevski - Aaronson ( Andreas )

    Jesus - Haaland (Vc) ( Dervisoglu )

    Good luck all

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Good team

    2. Gubby-Allen
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        I have Aaronson too, staggered he was less than 1% owned, seemed a no-brainer after last weekend and a good looking game V Wolves.

    3. JayKay1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Anyone else in a work league with just a single multi-year nemesis to beat?

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

        20+ in the league and yep, usually the same two at the top

        1. JayKay1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Got 40 this year, which will be fun, but just me n 'him' battling it out...

          Not sure why it defines things for me, but, well, sh*t :o)

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        I am the Nemesis

      3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Yep. We've been flip flopping for many years!

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

        Last season the mongrel hauled me in to win by 1 point on the last day

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

      I was pretty set against a threemium for the past few weeks but I ended up going for it.

      It might end up going horribly wrong but I feel like a hit or two could get me back to a more balanced team.

      Decided to take a risk and have some fun. Good luck to you all!

      Ward
      TAA James Walker Cash
      Salah Son Martinelli Bailey
      Haaland Jesus

      Iversen Andreas Neco Archer

      1. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Same here. Double 4.0 keepers opened it up

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

          Indeed. Here’s hoping it pays off!

      2. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        I’ve Salah & Son too, great thing about owning Son is he can be rotated with KDB.

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

          Yes, juicy!

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

            True, that sold it to me not being able to squeeze them in when they go on a run has destroyed me before!

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

        Ditto,

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

        Iversen Neco Andreas Taylor

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

          Nice one, mate. Good luck to us!

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

            We are missing Cancelo but 5 out of the 6 highest owned cannot be far off?

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

              He was the biggest wrench. Hopefully he underperforms his xG again!

        2. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          I struggled with who to start Son & Hahaland vs KDB & Kane but having the 12 allows flip flops

      4. Dosh
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Similar except no Trent. Switch to Kdb or Kane in week 2. WC if it all goes tits up!

        Ward
        Robbo James Trippier Dalot
        Salah Son Coutinho Bailey
        Kane Jesus

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

          Nice!

    5. Gubby-Allen
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Anyone else own Aaronson?

        Quietly confident on a good score from him.

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          see below 🙂

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

          Keep it quiet then

        3. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Yep, got him.

          Ended up with Bamford too somehow today!

      • MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Big Jase has gone No-Salah

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Looking forward to seeing Ryan’s team

        2. BigJarvishManmynameisq
          • 8 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Brooooooo I thought I’d been hacked!

        3. Echoes
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Who's Big Jase?

          1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            You must know Big Jase

            1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
              • 8 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Bigman Jase

              1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                That’s the one!

          2. Podge
            • 11 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Who cares 😆

        4. Gubby-Allen
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            I haven't gone for Salah either. About 1.5m away and did not want to take any others out. Choice of him or Haaland. I have 4.5 in the bank, so easy enough to bring him in.

        5. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          This was really amazing

        6. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          My 1% differential is gonna smash it. C'mon Aaronson!

          1. TwiggsJameson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Don't you mean Eversden?

          2. DeuloRad
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            My 0.3% differential is going to do okay. C'mon Collins!

          3. Gubby-Allen
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              I was close to having him Captain too. Switched between him Jesus and Haaland, went for the latter.

            • Avery
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Awesome pick 🙂

          4. BigJarvishManmynameisq
            • 8 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Wow Smelly Simon has got Trippier on his bench

            1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Si is so anti-template bro

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

            Best of Luck Everybody!

          6. Echoes
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Gone for double Leicester GK. Was it madness?

            1. TwiggsJameson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Well done my son.....

            2. Sailboats
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              It's okay, for now

            3. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Ballsy - I went Sanchez and ward

            4. DeuloRad
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Sensible and safe

            5. DycheDycheBaby
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Maybe for a couple of weeks!

            6. Chris_l25
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              I did the same. It was the difference between having Ait Nouri or Digne. Should be fairly easy to find 0.5 if we need to

          7. ᴋiɴɢ
            • 4 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            Every content creator picks the template team because that's what helps them finish top 10k consistently every year!

            They're too scared to risk it and lose their rep

            1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              You must not have seen what Dave’s done!

            2. BigJarvishManmynameisq
              • 8 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              What about Lateriser, he's the least template player I know

              1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                Who’s Lateriser?

                1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  3 days, 1 hour ago

                  His real name is fpl sonaldo (Andy)

              2. DeuloRad
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                😮

            3. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Dunno, Andy Let's Talk has Cucurella!

            4. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Mark says hi

          8. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            After the million changes and scraping around for every bit of extra cash I never thought I'd hit the deadline with 0.5m in the bank

            1. JayKay1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              That could be mint mate, waned to, but never made iwork...

            2. OneMan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              You could buy yourself a new house with that!

          9. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            How many of us took out Peresic in the final hour?

            1. Podge
              • 11 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              No way he's leaving my team

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Not sure but happy you all did

            3. HippY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              I did, never felt great having him just because of the GW2 fixture tbh

            4. daftvaper
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              me

            5. JayKay1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Nah, Gabriel 1st bench, why would I...

              Know it's CHE away GW2, but as he's the second coming and all that, why's that an issue?

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

              Nah. I did when the LEI keeper opportunity opened up, but would have anyway with the uncertainty that filtered through earlier today.

            7. OneMan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              I went without, but the decision was made yday.

          10. daftvaper
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            The game is sometimes updated after half hour and sometimes an hour, which will it be today?

            1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
              • 8 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              I'm not predicting that

              1. JayKay1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                GW1, we'll be lucky if it's live by the time the game kicks off...

                I'm off for a snooze, my F5 finger already hurts :o)

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              2 hours

          11. JayKay1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            'The game is updating and will be available soon.'

            Oh, how I have missed thee...

            :o)

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

            Went for Ramsdale over Gabriel. I just know Gabriel is going to score tonight.

          13. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 days, 1 hour ago

            What player that is less than 10% owned do you think will fire ? I think Wilson.

            1. Richarlidad
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Sterling

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

                Sterling