Fantasy Premier League Tips: The community provide 11 players to make your Gameweek 1 team for the Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season!
The community players selection allow for a 4-3-3 formation for the Gameweek 1 tips, which comes well within the Fantasy Premier League budget
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1. Tom Heaton / Nick Pope (4.5) – Goalkeeper, Burnley
Our first players come as a pair: Burnley’s goalkeepers Heaton and Pope. They both come in at a budget friendly price and should improve this season after a disastrous Europa League last campaign. We don’t know which is first choice right now, but hopefully they can regain their reliability of previous seasons.
2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (5.5) – Defender, Manchester United
The best of last seasons bargain players has moved to a top six side and has had a significant price increase. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can boost spirits at Old Trafford this season, Wan-Bissaka could be a great selection: a budget price entry into a premium defence, with bonus points on tap for the right-back who’s never passed.
Congrats to AWB. Fabulous young prospect, stats off the charts – the right sort of signing for #MUFC in my opinion 👍
— FPL Family (Lee) (@FPLFamily) June 29, 2019
3. Benjamin Mendy (6.0) – Defender, Manchester City
Mendy was the defender to own in the early weeks of last season, with some big double digit hauls. Things went south once more as the season progressed, but he could reclaim his premium status for the Fantasy Premier League 2019/20. Zinchenko and new signing Angelino are both waiting in the wings.
At £6m is Benjamin Mendy underpriced?
If he shows any indication pre-season of being the first choice LB again then surely he's a no brainer after his start last season?
Or do injury worries, falling out with Pep and Zinchenko make it too much of a risk either way? pic.twitter.com/Bq19pv7VoC
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) June 29, 2019
4. Lucas Digne (6.0) – Defender, Everton
Everton have a cracking set of opening fixtures, facing no top six sides in their first six matches. Of all their players, it’s Lucas Digne grabbing most of the headlines. His creativity was excellent last season and the Toffees ended last season in great form, with multiple clean sheets.
My say on Everton defenders and in particular the curious case of Lucas Digne. Enjoy the read! pic.twitter.com/ca7x0xBI7O
— AbuBakar Siddiq (@BigManBakar) July 1, 2019
5. Matt Ritchie (5.5) – Defender, Newcastle United
Matt Ritchie is one of the players who has had a position reclassification this season, after playing a number of games at wing-back. With VAR about to rock the Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 season, Ritchie could capitalise as the only penalty taking defender.
He's on Penalties, Free Kicks and Corners and only £5.5m.
Surely worth a punt! pic.twitter.com/bYGlWCwR90
— 𝗙𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗙𝗖 (@FPLUFC) June 29, 2019
6. Jorginho (5.0) – Midfielder, Chelsea
Another player set to capitalise is Jorginho – with Eden Hazard departed for Real Madrid, the Chelsea man at a budget price could start delivering some attacking returns in the form of spot kicks. Could he take after his predecessor and new manager, Frank Lampard?
Anyone loking for a 5m midfielder playing for a top 4 club who's on penalties? pic.twitter.com/Bp67gfethT
— FPL FRAUD (@FplFraud) June 28, 2019
7. Gylfi Sigurdsson (8.0) – Midfielder, Everton
The penalty takers are quite literally taking over: but that isn’t the only string to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s bow. He ended last season as the 5th highest scoring midfielder, after missing 3 spot kicks, so the points potential could be even bigger this season. Don’t forget about those fabulous fixtures.
One of the first names on my #FPL team sheet. 🇮🇸🔥
– Coming off the back of his best season.
– On pens.
– Unreal fixtures.
– Everton really got going at the end of last season, 7th has to be the target!
All for £8.0, the perfect 3rd mid imo. pic.twitter.com/eDChTksWwG
— The FPL Physio (@FPL_physio) June 28, 2019
8. Ayoze Perez (6.5) – Midfielder, Leicester City
Ayoze Perez was already gaining momentum as one of the fantasy players on many watchlists for this season. His big money move to Leicester City has fuelled the fire even further – could he make a mockery of his reclassification as a midfielder and continue in the rich vein of form that he starter the year with?
10 – Ayoze Perez is one of just four players to score at least 10 Premier League goals in 2019, along with Sergio Aguero (12), Jamie Vardy (12) and Sadio Mane (14). Fox. pic.twitter.com/8phMldkFHT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 4, 2019
9. Jamie Vardy (9.0) – Forward, Leicester City
Joining him in the Leicester City attack is the main man Vardy. He was utterly rejuvenated when Brendan Rodgers took the reins at the King Power Stadium and the statistics ring true for his points potential. Don’t forget that he could be designated penalty taker too!
Jamie Vardy (9.0m) under Brendan Rodgers (gw29-38):
9 goals (highest)
12 big chances (joint highest with Mane)
8 big chances scored (highest)
25 Shots inside box (second highest behind Salah)
xG = 6.43 (second highest behind Auba)
— FPL Reuser (@Reuser5) July 3, 2019
10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11.0) – Forward, Arsenal
Yet another man on spot kicks? Aubameyang has caught the eye of FPL Partridge. He may be getting overlooked by many in the community, but last seasons Golden Boot winner has a more impressive touch-map than Raheem Sterling. Should he be in your watchlist?
My mind is telling me no.
But my body…
My body is also telling me no. pic.twitter.com/RkO67Y9gF1
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) July 2, 2019
11. Josh King (6.5) – Forward, Bournemouth
Finally, the big bandwagon in the FPL Community is Bournemouth’s Josh King. The Cherries penalty taker was the only one of their key attackers not to get a price hike, and he faces two promoted sides in his opening two games. Surely he’s worth a punt?
Josh King at Bournemouth just seems terrific value…
✅ Nailed on starter
✅ On penalties
✅ Plays for an attacking team
✅ Just £6.5 million
✅ Good opening fixtures
He'll be in my FPL team!🔒 #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) June 28, 2019
Gameweek 1 Team
Here’s how our community players could lineup in a Gameweek 1 team. It’s a 4-3-3 formation.
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BEFORE YOU GO… Be sure to check out the rest of our Community XI pre-season series: