FPL managers have had a tough first game week with the two Manchester clubs not playing in game week one, Fantasy Premier League managers have been limited in their choices. Not having had the option to select the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Sergio Agüero, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial or Raheem Sterling, FPL managers have had to dive deep into their pockets to be able to fund the more lucrative players in Aubameyang, Salah And Mane.
The story of the second game week will be a bit different with all teams playing. The transfers are going to be coming in thick and fast. There are some players that are a must have and managers should look to bring them in before their prices begin skyrocketing.
Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne not only got the highest number of assists last season but he also ended the season with the highest points total. The PFA player of the year will be looking to tear up the league once again this season and is constantly among the goals and assists, he is also on set piece duty which gives him an added advantage.
Priced at £11.5m he costs less than the likes of Mane and Salah and might just allow you to get a decent defender by freeing up that extra £0.5m
Another player that was an FPL manager’s dream last season. Bruno Fernandes had an instant impact on the league contributing to 15 goals(8 goals, 7 Assists) in 14 appearances. Fernandes Is also in charge of penalties and direct free kicks, making him more likely to be involved in a goal or assist every game week. At £10.5m Fernandes is a worthy asset. As is the case with de Bruyne it’s better to have him in now at the cost of 4 points rather than having to get him at a higher price.
The winger bagged a Hat-trick on the first day of the season sending all those who hadn’t put him in their team looking for funds to accommodate his shirt in the middle of the field. Salah’s stock is sure to rise and with good reason. It again showed how important having a player that takes penalties can be as Salah added two to his name from the spot against Leeds. It is better to get Salah in and not worry about the £12m price tag because that is only going to go up.
Willian has made the case for himself getting a hat-trick of Assists in the first game of the season, more managers have realized his potential in the Mikel Arteta style of play. Willian is also an asset in terms of Corners and Free kicks which also gives him the chance of earning points with a goal or an assist. With Arsenal having a very favourable run of fixtures Willian represents value for Money at £8.0m.
The former Premier league winner made it clear why he should be included in any FPL managers squad last season as he sprinted his way to the golden boot getting 23 goals last season. Vardy has started out this season strongly as well getting 2 more goals against the Magpies in Leicester 3-0 win on Sunday. Priced surprisingly low for the amount of goals that he gets Vardy is a great option for those that find funds short for Kane and Agüero. Although Leicester have a mixed run of games it won’t be surprising to see Vardy amongst the goals in those games. Jamie Vardy and all the Managers that had him in the team for the first gameweek are certainly having a party.
Kane has always been in the running for the golden Boot each season that he has played in the Premier League. Finishing the season stronger than he had started in 2019/20. Injuries kept him from accumulating more points for FPL managers last season. But Kane is looking back to his best again and with Son and Moura constantly making runs in the box, an assist or goal for Kane seems imminent. He is also on Penalty duty for spurs which is always a welcome bonus. The fixtures seem to favour Tottenham in the coming game weeks.
Sergio Agüero added Raheem Sterling are both great players to have and will pay dividends throughout the season, but with Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy it is hard to predict who will start.
With the Fixtures for The Cup competitions and the Champions League yet to start, there is some amount of certainty that both Agüero and Sterling could start the next few games, however it will still be a gamble trying to figure out Pep’s team selection.
Having any two of these players is a bundle of points guaranteed, but it also takes a lot of finances. The investment however will be crucial and getting the balance between these big names will determine what your points return will be. Make sure to check the fixtures while choosing your team.
FPL Transfer watch: There are few players that will be on the watch-list. Players that could have an exceptional spell and give those extra few points needed to get ahead in your FPL league. Here are some players that should be on your radar:
Bukayo Saka: Still a Young Prospect Saka has shown how devastating he can be down the Flank with his pace and with him being priced as a £5m midfielder, he may be a worthwhile investment if he gets to start a decent number of games.
Mason Greenwood: A lethal finisher with both feet, Greenwood demonstrated just why there was so much hype about him last season and he is already in the reckoning to start the second gameweek his £7.5mil price tag is really tempting. Greenwood could be the key differential in the coming gameweeks.
Phil Foden: A starter in many games last season, Foden could be one of the players that benefits from Guardiola’s rotation policy. Foden will play in a highly creative city side that has tons of goals in them so Foden might find himself involved in a goal or two each game. Priced at £7mil keep a close eye on Foden.
Takumi Minamino: Only being able to perform in flashes last season after joining the club, Minamino really Held his own in the community shield game against Arsenal where he was the only Liverpool player that looked sharp. If Klopp gives him proper minutes, Minamino can make his case for starting every game and at £5.5mil could be a smart buy.