Community XI: Gameweek 1 Preview

Gameweek 1 Preview

The 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1 deadline is just days away.

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The community is here to provide all their Gameweek 1 preview hints and tips.

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Number 11. Scout

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?


Number 22. 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.


Number 33. 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.


Number 44. Tips

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!


Number 55. 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.


Number 66. 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.


Number 77. 247

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.


Number 88. Editor

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.


Number 99. YIRMA

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.


Number 1010. Fly/Pundits

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?


Number 1111. Updates

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.


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.


12. Chief

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.


13. Family

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.


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.


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BEFORE YOU GO… Catch up with the weekly preview series from pre season.

4 Week Countdown

3 Week Countdown

2 Week Countdown

1 week countdown