The 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 deadline is just days away.
The community is here to provide all their Gameweek 1 preview hints and tips.
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In a brand new article, Fantasy Football Scout bring together a big name panel from the community, to answer all the key questions for the Gameweek 1 preview. Is the United defence essential for the start of this season?
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 6, 2018
2. Tom Campbell
The Community Shield provided plenty of thought for Fantasy Premier league managers. Tom Campbell provides his usual match review, selecting key targets from each team to consider. Walker was a surprise inclusion following the World Cup.
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) August 5, 2018
3. Always Cheating
The Cheaters return with their Gameweek 1 preview podcast. Find out how they are lining up ahead of the deadline! In addition, there’s a new logo and music, plus your key questions answered ready for the start of the season.
Pod #135: The #GW1 deadline is nigh and this is the last preview pod before locking in our #FPL lineups. 😱 But, before we do, we're running through some of the big unanswered questions ahead of Friday night's #PL season kickoff. #hailcheaters https://t.co/5RhyzezhSj
— Always Cheating #FPL Podcast (@hailcheaters) August 6, 2018
Some 4 million pound defenders have caught the eye of the community in an attempt to save funds elsewhere in those Gameweek 1 squads. FPL Tips considers a bold rotation which is kind on the budget, but comes with risk!
There's a potential (risky) 3-way rotation on the cards, between Wan-Bissaka (4.0), Bednarek (4.0) and Peltier (4.0), who have all featured heavily in pre-season.
GW1: BUR (H)
GW2: NEW (H)
GW3: LEI (H)
GW4: SOU (H)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) August 4, 2018
5. Ben Dinnery
Ben provides an injury update for the Gameweek 1 preview. It could be difficult to navigate, as big name players have just joined up with training. Keep an eye on Ben’s injury table and Twitter account as the information floods in from press conferences.
A return to training this week.
🔵 De Bruyne and Sterling #MCFC
⚪️ Trippier, Kane, Dembele, Rose, Alli, Lloris, Vertonghen, Dier and Alderweireld #COYS
🔵 Giroud, Hazard, Batshuayi and Kante #CFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 7, 2018
6. Stag & WGTA
FPL Stag and the Who Got The Assist? team has done a fantastic job of previewing each Premier League side ahead of the new season. Starting with Arsenal, there’s predicted line ups and debate on the key FPL questions. It’s all in the Twitter moment.
— #FPL Stag 🇨🇽 (@FPLStag) August 6, 2018
The Fantasy Football 247 provide an in-depth look at the fixtures for the opening three weeks. There’s three teams identified with a favourable schedule and another three who’s fixtures will be a turn off for fantasy managers.
⚽️ FPL GW1 ⚽️
— FF247 (@FantasyFooty247) August 5, 2018
The FPL Editor has done a superb job of compiling Gameweek 1 line ups in his Google document. Many familiar faces from the community have been involved in this work, to give various fan views for each Premier League team.
Looking for help picking your #FPL GW1 squad?
I have compiled this Google Sheet of predicted GW1 lineups, by the fans, for the fans 👊🏻
Thanks to everyone in the community who made this possible 👏🏻
RT/likes greatly appreciated 🔄❤️https://t.co/AjJH5Bjm0L
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) August 7, 2018
The Fantasy YIRMA bargain series has been completed, with a final look at budget strikers for your fantasy team. It’s important to find balance across your squad, to afford premium players. Many of these are well worth your consideration.
— 1 week till #FPL Wildcard 🔰 (@FantasyYIRMA) August 7, 2018
FPL Fly has written an insightful article for Fantasy Football Pundits. It compares the emerging Twitter template against actual ownership levels. It’s worth noting that the herd mentality may not pay off. Are you considering Harry Kane?
— FPL_Fly🔻 (@FPL_Fly) August 3, 2018
The FPL Updates Gameweek 1 preview returns. Every fixture from the opening weekend is analysed, with predicted scores and star men. A win looks a formality for Liverpool, with Mo Salah being worthy of the captains armband.
GAMEWEEK 1 PREVIEW
Our first Gameweek Preview of the 2018/19 Premier League season is live. Here's our game by game #FPL analysis:
— FPL Updates (@Fpl_Updates) August 6, 2018
With so much quality content from the community over the last few days, we’ve extended the Community XI to have a substitutes bench for one week only. This content includes more generic preseason tips, instead of Gameweek 1 specific advice.
Earlier this pre season, Chief provided his fixture ratings and rotation sequences. The rotation sequences are particularly helpful when considering valuable players on your fantasy benches. It’s well worth a look.
Fixture difficulty ratings & rotation sequences in one place, which are suitable for rookies & pros. ✔
Easy to digest & sufficient information before you activate your first wildcard ✔
— Chief ⚽ #FPL Manager 🇨🇽 (@FPLHints) July 15, 2018
FPL Family have brought the community some great videos over on their YouTube channel this preseason. Get their take on the best mid priced midfielders, budget defenders and which players to select from a strong Manchester City midfield.
Guys – that was brilliant fun! Peaked at 174 viewers, insane! 😳
THANK YOU for joining us! We’ll be live again next week to look ahead to GW1 and our locked in 🔒 #FPL teams
— FPL Family (Lee) (@FPLFamily) August 5, 2018
14. Clarke Hutchinson
Clarke has put in hours of time to produce an Underlying Stats spreadsheet to help you with selecting your squad. It covers over 30o players from all clubs, looking at a variety of metrics and taking on the main dilemmas in each position.
Finally got round to finishing my#FPL Underlying Stats Sheet 🔀
👥ALL CLUBS, 300+ PLAYERS
📚Defence + Midfield + Forward
📶Bonus Point Builder
📊Per 90min Statistics
🔝Top 10 Leaderboards
— Clarke (@ClarkeHutchison) August 6, 2018
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— Starting 11 (@starting11app) August 7, 2018
BEFORE YOU GO… Catch up with the weekly preview series from pre season.