So, its the eve of the Fantasy Premier League kickoff and it seems an age since we last set our fantasy teams, but we are finally back to do what we love doing! Gameweek 1, see’s some very tasty fixtures and more importantly, some fixtures with some great fantasy Premier League potential.
As I’m sure you all have done, we have been tinkering with our fantasy team since the launch of the game some 3-4 weeks ago (draft 1, draft 2) and we are now confident that we have a team which is somewhat competitive. Although I’m sure come 5pm on Saturday we will be regretting not picking someone!
Well, lets get too it then, here is our line up for the first gameweek of the season:
In goal we have gone with a rotational pair of Ruddy and Butland, who over the next 8 gameweeks (if rotated in the correct way) will play; Crystal Palace (H), Sunderland (A), Norwich (A), West Brom (H), Bournemouth (H), Leicester City (H), Bournemouth (H) & Leicester City (H). Not bad if you ask me.
After numerous chopping and changing of defenders, we have finally settled with a back 5 of; Mings, Huth, Cedric, Richards and Wisdom. All are relatively cheap, which does allow us to pour more funds up top. At this stage of the season, goals will be leaking through defences left right and centre, so until we know which teams are full organised we wont splash the cash. Nevertheless, these lads really do have the potential to score some really good fantasy points.
As we are playing a 3-5-2 and saved some cash in the defence we have some real fire power in the middle. Firstly we have Premier League new boy, Depay who is probably one of the hottest new signings of the summer and could really set the gameweek on fire as they play at Old Trafford in the early kick off against Spurs. We then have Manchester City’s £50m signing, Raheem Sterling, who has played extremely well in pre-season, all things considered, hopefully he will carry this into the coming season. Liverpools new captain, Jordan Henderson is next to feature and on penalties, we think he could score some top FPL points over the season. Hazard is the penultimate player in out midfield and it really doesn’t need much of an explanation of why he is here. Our final player in midfield is the Spanish wizard, Santi Cazorla who faces up against West Ham this week, lets hope he continues the form he ended the season with.
Lets start with our bench striker, Gary Hooper, 4.5m and he played 38 games last season. He may not be the number one choice, but he will do nicely on the bench. We then have the two picks of Benteke and Rooney, who both are highly tipped to do well this season, fingers crossed they will!
Hope you all enjoyed the article, best of luck one and all!