- Chelsea entertain Premier League holders Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2
- Manchester United and Manchester City both take season bows against Crystal Palace and an increasingly impressive Wolves respectively
- Arsenal host West Ham in London derby, Newcastle face Burnley, whilst new boys Leeds and Fulham meet at Elland Road
PREMIER LEAGUE, ENGLAND – After last weekend’s opening Fantasy Premier League salvo for the 2020/21 season, who deserves your attention in Gameweek 2?
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Have Newcastle United finally found the solution to their goal-scoring problems?
In Callum Wilson, the Magpies appear to have done so and after an opening day debut league goal for the Tynesiders, the forward will be keen on impressing again at St. James’ Park in Gameweek 2.
As Brighton visit the North East after a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea, might the hosts’ stronger start to the campaign give them a foot up here?
Either way, Wilson is a far cheaper alternative to the likes of the now 8.5 valued Danny Ings, who could be considered too high in price to merit a buy.
Conversely, the one-time England international could save fantasy managers 2.0, and showing the same predatory instincts as during his time at Bournemouth, Wilson is in line to reward his owners, who have now climbed to above 13%.
We expected Leeds Unied not to be pushovers against Liverpool, but few could have seen the Whites hitting three at Anfield against the champions. As Marcele Bielsa‘s men play their first top-flight game at Elland Road in 16 years this weekend, we are tipping Jack Harrison to impress again.
Making light work of the Reds’ increasingly frail-looking back line, the midfielder netted on his Premier League debut in some style in Gameweek 1.
As Fulham face their Championship rivals from last season, Scott Parker‘s men shipped three at Craven Cottage against Arsenal, and in truth looked worryingly short of ideas with plenty of cracks in defence.
With a price-tag of just 5.5, Harrison looks like being a driving force in Leeds’ attack this season and that should continue in Gameweek 2.
Scoring when the two sides met in the second tier back in June, fantasy managers could do worse than a player who at an ownership of just over 2%, could be a real differential this weekend.
As the clamour pre-season has all been about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s new classification as a midfielder in FPL, it was however Willian, who arguably stole the show for Arsenal on the banks of the Thames last time out against Fulham.
Notching a treble of assists on his Premier League debut for Gunners, the free transfer from Chelsea looks to be quite the coup for the North Londoners.
A full 3.9 points cheaper than his teammate Aubameyang also, fantasy managers have been forced to consider swapping out the striker and free up much-needed funds in this season’s midfielder-heavy premium market.
Whilst that may prove to be a knee-jerk reaction, the visit of West Ham to the Emirates on Saturday evening should however, present more chances for Arsenal and indeed the roaming attacking midfielder.
The big boys of Manchester are back for their opening clash of the season, and as the Red Devils in particular host Crystal Palace on Saturday, Bruno Fernandes will surely be champing at the bit.
As the Portuguese begins his first full season in the Premier League, United’s midfield talisman will be looking to pick up where he left off, after notching eight goals and assists after arriving in explosive fashion from Sporting Clube de Portugal back in January.
Bruno’s big sell is his continued penalty proficiency and though his value has gone up as expected, 10.5 could yet be a relative bargain.
As the Eagles roll up to Old Trafford, Roy Hodgson‘s men will not be daunted after victory last weekend, but after seeing Liverpool and Chelsea stake their claims to the league crown this season, United and Fernandes will be keen to make their own statement in Gameweek 2.
For Gameweek 2’s final selection, we return to Newcastle and fellow new recruit Jamal Lewis.
A £15m move from relegated Norwich City, the Northern Ireland full-back picked up a clean sheet at the London Stadium on opening day and looks to be a very canny signing by Steve Bruce.
Registering a bonus point to go with his clean sheet against the Hammers, the 22-year-old is set to be a permanent fixture in a Magpies’ back line that kept five clean sheets at the back end of last term.
At the other end of the field, Wilson’s addition to the team looks to have given Newcastle a greater edge in attack, and this is where Lewis’ value could lie this weekend, and further ahead.
The visiting Seagulls struggled on the road last term and among a plethora of 4.5 priced fantasy defenders this year, Lewis could supply a real and perhaps unexpected points haul here.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 deadline is Saturday, 11:30 UK time.
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