FPL Gameweek 1 Preview: Community XI

FPL Gameweek 1 Preview

With just days remaining until the start of the new Premier League season, our community XI share their FPL Gameweek 1 Preview.

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To make the very best decisions, this FPL Gameweek 1 Preview has tweets, infographics, polls, articles and podcasts!


I. Salah

First up, it’s FPL Salah back with his bookies odds for the FPL Gameweek 1 Preview. With just 16 sides in action, Liverpool look the most likely to keep a clean sheet, which could pave the way for a double up on their defenders at the very least!


II. Fix

Some managers will be adopting a high risk strategy of going big in Blank Gameweek 1 and then playing the wildcard to bring in assets from the Manchester clubs in Gameweek 2. If that’s your calling, the algorithm XI from Fantasy Football Fix could prove useful.


III. Pundits

One of the big talking points going into the first deadline will be the captaincy conundrum. It largely looks to be a two horse race between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mo Salah, but there are some other names in the frame for your consideration too.


IV. Cheaters

Josh and Brandon reveal their latest drafts and preview all the fixtures in the FPL Gameweek 1 Preview episode of the Always Cheating podcast. There’s some great discussion from the duo which will come in very useful ahead of Saturday’s deadline.


V. Hub

Over on Fantasy Football Hub, I concluded my pre-season series with a look at must-have players ahead of the new season. It’s likely that four of these five will be in my Gameweek 1 squad, with a plan to get the fifth on board in due course.

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VI. Dinnery

Just as our drafts began to solidify, we had a clear warning that the path this season won’t always run smoothly. Two Manchester City players have tested positive for COVID-19, which could jeopardise their opening game in Gameweek 2. It’s a reminder that we need strength on our benches.


VII. Bakar

Add into the mix the new signings still trickling through, there’s still a lot more planning to go before the next deadline. Newcastle United attackers are firmly back on the radar, with new signing Callum Wilson now confirmed. Bakar provides the numbers to back this up.


VIII. Tipz

Another new signing for Chelsea has made the conundrum of which asset to jump on board from the start even more confusing. Luckily for us, FPL Tipz has provided the statistical analysis, as well as giving his fan perspective on whether to go Havertz or Werner.


IX. Sugeee

When it comes to frisking the fixtures, the new 360 degree view from Sugeee will be invaluable this season for fantasy managers. They display cup competitions and international games, alongside the 38 fixtures for our Premier League sides. Check out the thread.


X. Rebant

One Premier League side gathering plenty of momentum ahead of the deadline is Southampton. Rebant has provided some excellent insight into the merits of jumping on board up to three of their assets, as well as deciphering some of the optimal selections.


XI. Swede

Finally, FPL Swede has crunched the numbers on rotating defenders. This is an important element to consider, especially with the desire for depth on our benches this season. Unfortunately, Reuben Vinagre (£4.5) looks like less of an option at Wolves after more transfer window news emerged today.


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