With the deadline approaching, our community provide their all important Gameweek 1 tips.
There’s articles, podcasts and tweets to help you get prepared for the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season.
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The FPL Editor shares his top 5 players for the Gameweek 1 tips. Two popular captaincy options make their way into this list. These selections are generated using the powerful Fantasy Football Fix algorithm.
📊 GW1 Top Five Key Players 📊
✅ 🛡🅰️ 👑
Looking for stats to support your #FPL decisions? It’s here 🙌🏻
We averaged 6.23pts per pick in 18/19 🔥🔥🔥
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) August 8, 2019
It looks to be a landslide in the Fantasy Football Pundits captains poll, but it’s worth considering Mo Salah’s ownership. It sits around the 40% mark, meaning plenty of the 5 million strong managers will look elsewhere.
📊 THE GW1 CAPTAINS POLL 📊
It’s that time of the week #FPL bosses where we ask you that all important question…
Who will be YOUR Gameweek 1️⃣ captain?
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) August 5, 2019
Fantasy Bet have your ultimate guide to chasing clean sheets, with Clarke Hutchinson’s guide. There’s long-term analysis of when clean sheets are most likely to occur in the season too. Also check out Community XI: The Best FPL Defenders for Fantasy Premier League 2019/20.
6⃣ Trends of the Top 6.
🏡 Home advantage principle.
🇪🇺 Impact of European football.
🔚 End of season variance.https://t.co/15PmQiL1yI
— FantasyBet (@fantasy_bet) August 5, 2019
Faraz Patankar has built this excellent Telegram Bot to bring all the key Gameweek 1 tips direct to your phone. Player availability and fixture schedule will be crucial to assembling those teams. There’s more FPL tools avaialble here.
🎯 Live scores & BPS
📈 Price change updates
⏰ Deadline reminders
— Faraz Patankar (@FarazPatankar13) July 26, 2019
Perhaps the forgotten man this season among the premiums, FPL Fujtown recommends selecting Kane for the season ahead. His tasty home fixture this weekend isn’t the only promising match in the schedule.
⚽ 11.0m – cheapest in many years
⚽ Will start every game he is fit (and sometimes when he isn't) and play 90'
⚽ Can score 30 a season
⚽ On penalties
⚽ AVL / NEW / CRY / SOU / WAT / SHU / BOU / BUR – Home games until December 21st pic.twitter.com/XneVy9BaNZ
— Jared Dyer-Cross (@FPLFujtown) August 7, 2019
Fantasy YIRMA are back with their popular preview packed full of Gameweek 1 tips. There’s selections to consider in every position, to go alongside Draft options too.
How is version 672 of your FPL lineup looking?
I'm still in Australia and still on autopick. What could possibly go wrong?!https://t.co/2jKv9rRUNS
— @FantasyYIRMA (@FantasyYIRMA) August 7, 2019
Many managers are tempted to lineup with a budget strike force, of which there are many options. FPL Viper is struggling to commit to any of them though. Read more about budget forwards here,
The =/< £6.5m FWD bracket has been my biggest #FPL headache:
Deulofeu – Was my fav but injury doubt
King – Twitter Fav, unconvinced aside from pens, own Wilson.
Wood – Interesting but poor fixtures from GW2
Jota – Long term best option but Europa/fixture doubts
Deeney = Deeney
— FPL Viper (@FPLViper) August 7, 2019
FPL Teach Mode brings an informative list of differentials to consider for the Gameweek 1 tips. Selecting a few low owenrship players can really boost your ranking: read more on differentials here.
Finally completed my updated differentials list. If you want a differential to boost you up your mini league then target these players. Fixtures and TSB% all included. Some cracking players in here! pic.twitter.com/VkLFBy7slN
— FPL Teach Mode (@FplMode) August 7, 2019
The Fantasy Football Scout panel answer all the big questions on premiums. It’s a challenge to accommodate more than 2 premium attackers in your FPL side, so which ones should you pinpoint?
🤔 Which premium options can we afford to leave out for #GW1?
🗣 We asked our panel some big #FPL questions:
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 7, 2019
FPL Salah brings together all the bookies odds to decipher the players most likely to score for the Gameweek 1 tips. Harry Kane tops the charts, alongside Mo Salah. They are both worth considering!
#GW1 defender goal scorer odds %
VVD – 17%
TAA – 17%
Doherty – 13%
Laporte – 11%
Digne – 11%
Robertson – 11%
Stones – 10%
Maguire – 10%
Walker – 9%
PVA – 8%
Coleman – 7%
— FPL Salah (@fplsalah1) August 7, 2019
The FPL Editor helps managers to select which premiums to have in their squads from the off. Mo Salah tops the chart, with Sterling and Kane not far behind. Do you have room for all three?
Outside of a 1,2,3 rank = 4
Based on that, here's how they rank (lowest score is best)
Note: where there is a tie, more minutes prevails
4⃣ Aubameyang (23)
5⃣ Aguero (24) pic.twitter.com/T8W4RqZkUp
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) August 6, 2019
Interest in Liverpool’s players is further strengthened by their promising Gameweek 1 fixture. They have a prolific record against weak opposition, it could be a huge score against Norwich.
Liverpool v bottom-half teams in 2018/19:
Clean sheets: 13#FPL
— FFScout Neale (@SkontoRigga) August 2, 2019
FPL General has a brand new podcast, in which he discusses his thoughts and team selection. There’s plenty of good strategy advice to be considered in here too.
New podcast now available, enjoy 👍 https://t.co/6pRP21pgWa
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) August 6, 2019
With the deadline rapidly approaching, it’s easy to panic and make the wrong decisions. Neil Murray has some wise words to help you keep your head.
0) With just over 24 hours to go, it can be hard to keep a cool head and make rational decisions based on the research you've likely been doing for weeks.
Here's a checklist with some questions to ask yourself today to help you keep a cool head & make good decisions tomorrow.
— Neil Murray #FPL (@roneildinho) August 8, 2019
Ben Dinnery provides the all important injury update for the Gameweek 1 tips. The news doesn’t bode well for Leroy Sane and it could mean Sterling is shifted back onto the wing.
Leroy Sane suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Sunday and the club will make a decision on whether he needs surgery today. Could jeopardise a move to Bayern (in this window) and no doubt a trip to Barca (Dr Cugat) is in the offing.https://t.co/a3oQYgvNZp
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 8, 2019
Captaincy is on the agenda for my latest column on FPL Bet. It’s a sword vs shield dilemma, between the safe pick of Mo Salah and another high-profile player. Who will get your armband?
Holly @FFCommunity_ returns with a new captains corner, with two picks for captaincy, as well as "Holly's Hopefuls".
Three picks across defence, midfield and front line.
— fplbet (@fplbet) August 7, 2019
Ken Lyons provides some excellent Gameweek 1 tips over on Fantasy Football 247. Make sure you read them before locking in your final team ahead of the deadline.
💡 #FPL TIPS 💡@KenLyons79 must hope you are hungry as he has served up a delightful feast of great tips that are real food for thought! Each and every dilemma you are going through before the deadline is sure to be covered.https://t.co/sY7ymAhHoG
— FF247 (@FantasyFooty247) August 7, 2019
Finally, the Fantasy Football Hub team use their sophisticated algorithm to come with a suggested team to start Gameweek 1 with. If you’re struggling to decide on a squad, this is a good place to start.
The Algorithm's #FPL team 🧐
Based on spread betting odds.. for some reason the bookies don't pay much attention to the Twitter template 🤔
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFootballHub) August 6, 2019
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