Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Tips : Divulging into the pool of FPL must haves, new signings, bargain picks and captaincy choices ahead of the opening gameweek in the newest instalment of the Premier League
We have had to endure a tedious wait for the latest instalment of the Premier League but the newest campaign is finally upon us with Liverpool and Norwich beginning proceedings starting today. Gameweek 1 commences with last year’s second placed side taking on one of the three newly promoted outfits in the curtain raiser of the Premier League 2019-20 season.
And it’s not just the new season which descends on us today but the engrossing Fantasy Premier League as well, seeing us sit down to craft our team amongst heavy deliberations. A new campaign brings with it fresh aspirations of making massive strides in the leagues partaken in and fresh bids to reach their annuls.
With a slew of transfers taking place in a hectic and congested transfer window, seeing players swap clubs along with several new faces being roped in by the 20 partaking clubs in a bid to fulfil their aspirations, picking out our team for gameweek 1 saw us rope in a slew of factors. The best plausible formations, next five fixtures, roles occupied by players in their team, must haves and bargain buys were all taken into consideration as we divulged into crafting out the ideal side.
And ahead of today’s opening fixture, we bring to you the ideal side to go in for gameweek 1 keeping in mind the aforementioned factors along with offering insight into the ideal captaincy choices. With Liverpool and Norwich set to play against each other at 12:30am on Saturday, 11:30pm on Friday is the final time till when you can incur changes in your FPL playing 11.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Team
Goal-Keeper for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Tips
Whilst there were a perusal of options in the 5.5-6 million price bracket, we have decided to go in with Brighton’s Mathew Ryan for this encounter. He might have a tricky fixture this week with his side taking on Watford in an away encounter but plays against West Ham United and Southampton in the ensuing two fixtures, making him excellent value at 4.5 million.
Defenders for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Tips
With Andrew Robertson and Virgil Van Dijk both getting over 200 points in the previous edition of the game, the first time any defender had crossed the symbolic mark, doling out the money for atleast one defender from the side is more than justified. And whilst the side have a perusal of options to choose from, the hefty price tag sees us pick out just the one player from the side.
It was a pick between Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold for us with both the fullbacks playing an integral part of Liverpool’s rampant 2018-19 campaign. Not only will they come up with cleansheets but are bound to find their way into the opposition’s half as well and provide assist points as well.
In the end we have decided to go ahead with the rightback given he is asked to take corners and freekicks as well in the absence of Jordan Henderson. It’s a role which saw his price rise to 7 million from last year’s 5.5 and with him playing Norwich a home, a rich haul of points is a very realistic likelihood.
Our second pick of our three man backline sees us get in Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenhko. At 5.5, he’s the cheapest entry into a city defence who’ll imbed cleansheets at will with Benjamin Mendy out for atleast the next month. And with City playing a style of football that sees the wide mein maraud their way forward to provide support to the wide attacking men, Zinchenhko could end up with a cleansheet as well in this one.
Our third pick is of Burnley’s Charlie Taylor. He’s our cheap pick for this gameweek with one of the stringiest defences in the league playing against Southampton at home, a match which could see them shut out their opponent with ease.
Midfielders for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Tips
We have four players making a foray into our side for the opening gameweek with Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah the first pick for us. He has been integral to Liverpool’s campaign ever since joining them in 2017 and showed that he’s not tapered off either when his side took on Manchester City recently.
With Sadio Mane’s involvement for today an uncertainty, Salah at 12.5 million will be the focal point of his side’s attack, seeing himself heavily involved in the attacking soirees they go on. Akin to him is Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, someone who scored against Liverpool in the Community Shield along with coming close to finding the side’s second.
He scored for the side in their pre-season matches as well and with Leroy Sane out for a good four months, Sterling(12 million) and Sergio Aguero will play a pivotal role for the side this season. Elsewhere with Heung-Min Son suspended for the next two fixated and Delle Alli injured for Tottenham, Lucas Moura at 7.5 million could be someone who acts as a massive difference maker to our side with just 10.8% of people indulging in his services.
Lucas Torreira from Arsenal completes our picks for imminent gameweek. While there were a good amount of options to choose from in the 5 million bracket, we decided to opt for the Arsenal CDM due to him taking freekicks and corners in the precious campaign along with scoring a goal against Tottenham as well.
Strikers for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 Tips
The toughest section of our side, picking out our three man strike force made for the trickiest proposition. Despite Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Aubameyang making for extremely tempting options given the fixtures impending for them and the staunch statue they accord, we have decided to give all a skip in a bid to spread money equally over our strike force.
Despite playing against Norwich and Southampton in his opening two fixtures, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino is selected by just 11% of people, seeing us pick him up at 9.5 million. The fixtures are extremely enticing, two encounter where Liverpool should end up trouncing their opposition and we envisage Firmino scoring in both of them.
With three goals in side’s previous three Europa League qualification encounters, Wolverhampton’s Raul Jimenez also comes in for us. The side are one of the most progressive teams in Europe at the moment, having players imbued with an astute attacking acumen.
We warp up our side for this encounter by bringing in Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson given the excellent couple of fixtures he has lined up.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Selecting Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah was a no brainer for this encounter. Raheem Sterling is selected as our vice-captain for this match.
Bench For Gameweek 1
With little money to play around with here, our only consideration while building our bench was picking out players who are ascertained of starting matches for their side. This saw us opt for midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Wolverhampton and John Lundstram from Sheffield United.
Lundstram is the only safe pick for a 4 million worth defender at this point of time while our selection of Ben Gibson and David Button from Burnley and Brighton respectively were done keeping in mind solely players worth a price tag of 4 million.
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