Welcome to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 1! Are you as excited as we are? In this post, we’ll give you our top tips for putting together a successful FPL team. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie, we hope that you’ll find these tips helpful. So without further ado, let’s get started!
Setting up your full squad with the £100k budget
The first thing you need to do is set up your squad of 15 players within the £100k budget. You can have a maximum of three players from any one Premier League team. Here are some tips for picking your squad:
1) Pick a mix of players from different teams. It’s important to have a good mix of players so that you’re not too reliant on any one team.
2) Consider the playing style of each team. Some teams are more defensive, while others are more attacking. It can be helpful to have a mix of both in your squad.
3) Don’t forget about goalkeepers and defenders! They tend to be cheaper than forwards and can be just as important in terms of points.
4) Use the “Form” and “Fixtures” tabs in the FPL website to help you pick your squad. The “Form” tab shows how each player has performed in recent games, while the “Fixtures” tab shows which teams have easy or difficult fixtures coming up.
Picking your captain and vice-captain
Each gameweek, you’ll need to pick one player to be your captain and one player to be your vice-captain. Your captain’s score will be doubled, so it’s important to pick someone who you think will score well. Your vice-captain will take over as captain if your chosen captain doesn’t play.
There are a few things to consider when picking your captain and vice-captain:
1) Look at the fixtures. Is there a team with an easy fixture that you think will do well? If so, one of their players could be a good choice for captain.
2) Look at form. Is there a player who is in good form and has been scoring well recently? They could be a good choice for captain.
3) Look at the “double gameweeks”. These are weeks where some teams have two games instead of one. If you have a player from a team with a double gameweek, they could be a good choice for the captain as they’ll have the opportunity to score twice as many points.
4) Don’t forget about the “bench boost”, “free-hit”, and the “triple captain” chips. These are special one-off chips that you can use to boost your squad’s points for a particular gameweek. If you have one of these chips, you might want to use it on a gameweek where you have a player with a double gameweek or good fixtures.
If would advise investing in a cheap goalkeeper with a price range of £4-5. The one thing that you must consider is that he is guaranteed a starting position.
Despite keeping over 21 clean sheets last season, Alisson and Ederson did not have too many points compared to the other goalkeepers. With the reinforcements of most of the team, I fear they will manage to replicate the same performance this season.
My two goalkeepers for gameweek 1 will be Illan Meslier (Leeds Utd) and Danny Ward (Leicester City).
When selecting your defenders, you may want to consider players who provide assists and score goals. Besides, you may also want to consider defenders who are likely going to grab some clean sheets.
Unfortunately, you will notice that most of the defenders that fall within that category of players mentioned above are expensive.
Therefore, my advice would be to invest carefully. You may want to grab one or two elite defenders and save your money to complete some world-class signings for the midfield and forward position.
The five defenders that make my list of players are João Cancelo (Manchester City), Sergio Reguilón (Spurs), Pontus Jansson (Brentford), Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United), and Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest).
Despite grabbing some relatively cheap defenders, I went through their performance stats during the previous season.
The midfield is an area that you need to invest in. Players from that position tend to grab lots of points (goals, assists, bonus points).
Since we managed to save a lot of money based on the signings of our goalkeepers and defenders, we can certainly afford some high-quality defenders.
All the players in the midfield have been carefully chosen based on their performance during the previous seasons. One thing I considered also is the amount of time they played and the total number of goals and assists they registered without that time.
The five midfielders I ended up with are Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea), Dejan Kulusevski (Spurs), and Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United).
Based on the pre-season stats and signings of certain teams, I believe that some strikers are going to have a very good season.
With the available budget, we have the luxury to afford some expensive forwards in our team.
The 3 forward that make my Fantasy Premier League team are Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), and Darwin Núñez (Liverpool).
These three soccer forwards are sure to have an excellent 2022/23 Premier League season and grab lots of goals.
End of Line
So here we are with our Fantasy Premier League lineup for Gameweek 1. We hope that this article helped you select a team that is sure to score many points throughout the season.
Best of luck to everyone. Let the game begin!