Community XI: Gameweek 1 Preview

Gameweek 1 Preview

Our Community XI provide their Gameweek 1 Preview in preparation for the new Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season.

There’s plenty of great tips, advice and player picks in the Gameweek 1 preview, plus links to helpful pre-season content too!

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I) Ref

VAR hits the Premier League for the first time this season, and FPL Ref provides all the key statistics for the Gameweek 1 preview. Crystal Palace look set for another run of penalties. Check out our community take on the impact of VAR in FPL.


II) Murray

Neil Murray just cannot let go the idea of playing five at the back this season. He’s given his views on how it can make the game more interesting, challenging criticisms. Our community piece on playing a Five Man Defence has been popular.


III) Weekly

FPL General and James Copeland join up for the latest Fantasy Weekly podcast, in which they analyse all of the key information from the transfer window and pre-season friendlies. Read on for more about the players who have had the best pre-season.


IV) Review

The captain decision is one of the most crucial weekly decisions in FPL. The FPL Review team have provided fantastic infographics on this weeks captain decision for the Gameweek 1 preview. You can find even more captaincy advice in this community article.


V) Dinnery

Those managers interested in Wolves assets Doherty and Jimenez will be pleased to see this injury news provided by Ben Dinnery for the Gameweek 1 Preview. Check out his Premier Injuries tool among a variety of others to support FPL success.


VI) Scout

The Smarter Scout team have produced an excellent infographic comparing the best cheap goalkeepers to consider in FPL this season. You can find even more goalkeeper options here: Community XI: The Best FPL Goalkeepers for Fantasy Premier League 2019/20.


VII) Bakar

Many managers are considering a Liverpool defensive double up, but it’s tricky to select the best option out of their backline. Bakar has his say and we have further defender analysis in the Community XI: The Best FPL Defenders for Fantasy Premier League 2019/20.


VIII) Stag

Budget defenders are the ultimate enablers in FPL and Stag has his take on the best options for the Gameweek 1 preview. Many of these options come from the promoted sides: get more information on their assets by reading the Community XI: Fantasy Premier League Promoted Teams article.


IX) Hints

FPL Hints considers the merits of the Manchester City midfielders, with attacking returns correlating with FPL price. There’s a suggestion that Sterling is the best option, with more midfielder analysis in Community XI: The Best FPL Midfielders for Fantasy Premier League 2019/20.


X) Stat

Premium forwards lack popularity in FPL this season, but there’s options worth considering. Stat Man provides the key information on Mr Consistent, Aubameyang. For more forward thoughts, read Community XI: The Best FPL Forwards for Fantasy Premier League 2019/20.


XI) Hub

While the premium forwards are a tough sell, budget forwards are high on the agenda and under consideration in the Hub Gameweek 1 preview video. Get the community take on our budget forwards too: Community XI: Budget Forwards.

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