Welcome back everyone, the fantasy premier league season is finally back after a long three month break! We’ve had a few weeks to mull over our teams and decide what players we will select in our team. We all are hoping to get off to a cracking start and finish the first gameweek sitting at the top of our mini leagues! Captain selections are always hard to break down for the FPL gameweek 1, but hopefully we all pick the correct player to captain!
So without further ado, here are our picks for the first gameweek:
1. Eden Hazard (SWA)
From the looks of things, Hazard is likely to be the most popular choice this week as he was the best player in the league last season. Alothough Chelsea havent had the best pre-season’s and a loss against Arsenal at the weekend wasn’t the best confidence boost going into the start of the season. However, there’s no doubt that Chelsea and Eden Hazard will want to bounce back and look to get off to a bang this season. They do play Swansea this week, which Chelsea do have a good record against (5-0 and 4-2 wins last season), but either way, we all know Hazard is fixture proof!
2. Santi Cazorla (WHU)
It’s a hard to pick who will be the best midfielder for Arsenal with a lot of world class talent along the middle, but we’ve chosen Santi this week, as he is bang on start the first fixture. With Alexis Sanchez out due to his international participation, Santi could play in a more attacking role which may see some good fantasy football returns. They play West Ham, who have defensively been quite poor in pre season, which could see Santi Cazorla and Arsenal could get off to a dream start this weekend!
3. Wayne Rooney (TOT)
Wayne Rooney is now seeing himself play in the position he has always wanted too, up front. With the departure of van Persie and Falcao, he can now be viewed as the only decent striker in the United ranks. The England captain is nailed on to start, and you’d think that he’ll be banging them in this week, as he’s in a fantastic team, which consists of the likes of Depay and Schweinsteiger! They take on Spurs in the opening fixture of the season, which historically has been goals galore!
Differential – Raheem Stering (WBA)
The £50 million midfielder has quickly adapted to his new team and has scored and/or assisted in every single game he has played in during Manchester City’s pre-season tour. He looks to be a good buy for fantasy football managers and he could even play as striker with the absence of Aguero. However, the team they play, West Bromwich Albion, had a solid back four last year and even got 15 clean sheets in the 2014/15 season. This defensive solidarity could mean that Sterling will struggle to get a goal, but I wouldn’t bet against it!
Gamble – Graziano Pelle (NEW)
Pelle has had a fantastic pre season so far and with Jay Rodriguez back fit and ready to go, they could partner well this season. Southampton take on Newcastle, who have been poor pre-season and if they start off like they played last year, Pelle could find himself on the scoresheet this weekend!
Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a great start to the season! Be sure to take your vote below.
By Bonus FPL