After two weeks of tinkering, the Gameweek 1 draft of the Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season has changed.
Fitting Mohammed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane into the FPL Gameweek 1 draft squad has been accomplished!
Done some early tinkering this morning. I have a Kane draft and a non-Kane draft.
— Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_) June 28, 2019
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Gameweek 1 Team (YouTube version)
Earlier this week, I provided a preview of my new Gameweek 1 squad over on YouTube. The Fantasy Football Community channel is relatively new and any support you can give is welcomed – please subscribe, like, comment and share!
Gameweek 1 Changes
A number of changes have been made to the Gameweek 1 Draft shared a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t get the thought of having Harry Kane in my side out of my head! This thought was further bolstered by the brilliant community article on No Kane, No Gain.
🏘 NEW COMMUNTIY POST 🏘
Should we be squeezing Harry Kane into those GW1 drafts?@FFScout | @FantasyFootyFix | @FPLFujtown | @DavidMunday815 | @PlanetFPLPod | @TheTinkerMen | @ElfFpl | @FPL_Junior | @FFPundits_Drew | @LetsTalk_FPL | @FPL_FC
— Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_) July 12, 2019
This has led to a change in formation for the team, as we go back to a more traditional 3-5-2 formation.
Ryan –> Ederson
Laporte —> Reid
Alexander-Arnold —> Van Dijk
Digne —> Coleman
Sigurdsson —> Jorginho
Milivojevic —> Noble
Dendoncker —> Milivojevic
Murray —> Kane
In gaining Kane, Manchester City defensive cover has been retained by Ryan being upgraded to Ederson, in the place of Laporte. Alexander-Arnold has made way for Van Dijk and Coleman is in for Digne to save one million.
👀 Got a draft involving the trio of Salah, Sterling & Kane that I don’t hate!
— Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_) July 13, 2019
Sacrifices have been made in midfield, to accommodate a premium player, with Sigurdsson and Milivojevic making way for less prevalent penalty takers. However, we have managed to squeeze a Leicester attacker in there!
Gameweek 1 Team
Here’s an early look at how our 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 team could lineup. With an opening game against promoted Norwich, Mohammed Salah looks to be a firm favourite as captain on opening weekend.
Obviously lots can change between now and the Gameweek 1 deadline on August 9th. The transfer window is open, there’s plenty of pre-season action which could bring injuries.
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