The Fantasy Premier League season is finally underway.
The community is here to provide all their Gameweek 2 preview hints and tips.
1. Sam Jackson
It was a mixed week for goalkeepers, with the top three most selected failing to keep a clean sheet. Keeper specialist, Sam Jackson, takes into account several parameters for the Gameweek 2 preview, to rate their performances.
2. Always Cheating
It was defensive performances which caught the eye of many fantasy managers last weekends. As the Hail Cheaters look ahead to Gameweek 2, attacking full backs are heavily discussed in their latest podcast.
Pod #136: #FPL is back ? and so is that age-old impulse to knee-jerk. But what did we really learn from #GW1? In this episode, we're talking big defense ?, mid-price mids ?, and Liverpool firepower ?, along with a look ahead to #GW2. #hailcheaters https://t.co/ngAAOgqXx7
— The Always Cheating Podcast (#FPL) (@hailcheaters) August 13, 2018
This week, I joined the Scout panel along with others from the community, for their Question Time Gameweek 2 preview. Chelsea fullbacks and bandwagons were discussed, along with other key topics.
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 13, 2018
4. Let’s Talk FPL
In the latest video, Andy provides the Gameweek 2 preview. With plenty of premium midfield options emerging, managers may be looking to shift from Aguero. Also, can we trust a rotation prone Aguero with the armband?
Latest @OfficialFPL ?️ now up – Gameweek 2 Preview
– Sanchez stick or twist?
– Will Aguero start?
– Save a transfer or not?
– And more!
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) August 14, 2018
5. Tom Campbell
Tom returns for the new season with another informative round-up of the Gameweek 1 option, in his Match of the Day musings. A Spurs win with some familiar faces, may translate to investment for their upcoming home game against Fulham.
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) August 12, 2018
A strong start forces a cautious approach going forward for fantasy managers. FPL Fly provides an interesting viewpoint, in order to capitalise on a strong Gameweek 1. It’s risk vs reward here.
7. FPL Vs
FPL Vs takes a look at the fixture difficulty over the next six weeks. It’s Manchester City that top the charts over this period, with many fantasy managers trying to figure out who to get from their midfield.
NOTE: I created my own FDR's based on goals conceded from a Home and Away perspective, these will be refreshed every 10 GWs.
RT's appreciated!? pic.twitter.com/P3IFbAPxzR
— ?????? (@FPLUFC) August 13, 2018
8. Bench Boost
With the season underway, new players and signings have shifted the shape of some teams. Bench Boost collates the average positioning images, with Arsenal’s new set up raising some eyebrows.
Pretty interesting – a collection of each team's average positions for GW1: https://t.co/i2Vsoy4HJ5
– Watford favouring the left wing
– Firmino playing behind Mane + Salah
– No width at all from Arsenal #FPL
— Bench Boost #FPL (@BenchBoostFPL) August 13, 2018
9. Matt Kearney
Despite achieving underwhelming FPL points, Matt has identified some key plays with strong underlying statistics from Gameweek 1. A pair of Leicester players have a strong home game up next against promoted Wolves.
✍️ NEW ARTICLE ✍️
Players who blanked this week, but have some nice underlying stats and a great fixture up next! ?
— Bøwstring The Carp (@MattKearney92) August 14, 2018
The Gameweek 2 armband decision appears to be a three-horse race, between Kane, Salah and Aguero. Fantasy Football Pundits put it to a poll, with over 7,000 votes already. Aguero is a clear favourite among the Twitter community.
©️ THE #FPL CAPTAINS POLL ©️
With several premium players looking tempting this weekend, it’s time for us to ask YOU the most important question you’ll be asked all week…
Your Gameweek 2️⃣ captain is?
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) August 14, 2018
11. Adam Hopcroft
With managers struggling to decide between Aguero and Salah, Adam delves into the statistics. It looks like Aguero, with the home fixture, edges the statistics, further backing up the results of the poll.
Aguero (H)* v Salah (a) 17/18
Appearances 15 v 17
Goals 15 v 13
Goals per game 1 v .76
Assists 3 v 4
Mins per goal 79 v 105
Mins per fpl return 66 v 80
Points per game 7.33 v 7
Points per 90 – 8.31 v 7.85
*Aguero's stats are first
Who do you captain for gw 2?
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) August 14, 2018
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