Well gameweek 1 is well and truly over, and unless you had Toure or Mahrez then it seemed to be quite anti climatic! For the FPL Updates XI, we saw a score of 37 points which thankfully was above average, but we will for sure be hoping for higher scores than this across the course of the season. With an ending fantasy premier league rank of 947,537, this is how the team looked:
Ruddy was unable to keep a clean sheet for us this week, but then neither did our bench keeper, Butland. At least we dodged a bullet and didn’t stick Courtois between the sticks. Just in front of Ruddy we saw a bit of fortune as Richards, who scored 8 points, came in for Mings who didn’t play. Other than that, Cedric looked good, grabbed an assist but went off at half time. Huth scored us a single point.
In the middle of the park, all of our ‘big hitters’ scored either 2 or 3 points. The only conciliation here is that generally all captaincy picks flopped, apart from a few daring ones.
Finally, up top we saw Rooney grab an assist and Benteke blank. Both we are confident will do well in the coming weeks. The key here is not to panic!
So how do we line up for the coming week?
So, no transfers this week. In goal it’s Ruddy again this week as he and Norwich face Sunderland away, whilst Butland sits on the bench as his side play Spurs. In front of him we have gambled with the fact that Wisdom will play. Wisdom has bags of fantasy football potential and we would be surprised if he can’t nail down a spot in this Norwich defence. We also start Huth and Cedric with Mings and Richards taking a seat on the bench.
In the middle of the park we stick with our super 5; Depay, Sterling, Henderson, Hazard and Cazorla. This week does see a huge game between Chelsea and Manchester City at the Etihad, and hopefully we will see some goals for the sake of our fantasy team. Depay impressed in his first fixture against Spurs and this week he has the chance to prove his class against Villa. Finally both Henderson and Cazorla have good fixtures this week against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, although we expect they won’t have it all their own way!
Up top we stick with Benteke and Rooney. With Benteke facing his first home game for Liverpool in the Premier League against Bournemouth, we fancy him to grab some goals here. This Friday sees Manchester United face off against Aston Villa and why not celebrate the first Friday night kick off by handing Rooney the captaincy? Make or break!
Best of luck one and all!