Yep. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
In Week 1 of the Fantasy Premier League, supporters of both Manchester City and Liverpool nodded their heads, even though the latter did not win.
Why? Because the two teams’ marquee acquisitions shone in their debuts, with Man City’s Erling Haaland scoring twice and having opportunities for four more, and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez coming off the bench to publicly lobby Jurgen Klopp for more playing time.
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Even though we all knew Klopp was going to hand it to him, it’s still a nice treat for fans of the imports that two of them topped the Week 1 xG chart despite only playing a total of 84 minutes between them.
Here we’ll examine Week of the Fantasy Premier League season, highlighting some obvious captain candidates and a few sneaky values for those who want to make the most of their transfer additions.
Let’s begin where you should ordinarily begin: Those you’ll be up against and your hopes of achieving victories (and thus your ends):
Your Week 2 Captain Selections in the Fantasy Premier League
Man City’s Erling Haaland vs. Bournemouth’s Erwin Mulders: £11.6 (+0.1)
Fans are paying more than Haaland’s preseason value of £11.5 per game to see him play because he has already rewarded Week 1 captains with two goals. Even though Bournemouth blanked Aston Villa, it’s not a great prediction to think he won’t deliver again in his home opener.
Man Utd vs. Brentford, Bruno Fernandes, £10.0
While playing against Brighton, Fernandes came close to scoring in the first quarter. The Red Devils will be taking on the Bees, who gave up two goals to Leicester City in the first half of their match. Last year, United swept a pair of matches against Brentford, winning 3-0 at Old Trafford and 3-1 at Brentford Community Stadium.
Against Leicester City, Gabriel Jesus and the Arsenal costs £8.0.
When Jesus completed six dribbles against Crystal Palace, any skepticism about his importance to Mikel Arteta’s attack evaporated. All nine of Gabby’s career matches against Leicester have resulted in victories for Man City, and five of those goals have come from Gabby.
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Aston Villa vs. Everton, Ollie Watkins, £7.4 (-0.1)
Although they were able to limit Chelsea to just one goal, Everton suffered the loss of two starting center backs to injuries. But Villa will be pumped up after an unexpected away loss to open the season, and Watkins scored 14 and 11 goals in the previous two PL seasons, so Mason Holgate, James Tarkowski, and Michael Keane still have a fighting chance.
I’d put £8.0 on Bukayo Saka to score for Arsenal against Leicester City.
The 20-year-old has contributed to two goals and two assists in four Premier League games for Arsenal, while Leicester has allowed two goals to Brentford this season.
Arsenal vs. Leicester City, Oleksandr Zinchenko, £5.1 (+0.1)
Sensing a theme here? Zinchenko showed his value in a big way against Palace, piling up 12 fantasy points in his Arsenal debut.
Everton’s James Tarkowski’s £4.5 million Aston Villa matchup
Now that Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina are out, Tarkowski is going to start every week, and that is underlined and italicized. Villa, Nottingham Forest, and Brentford are the next three opponents for the Toffees.
Against Crystal Palace, Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez is worth £9.
We expected Nunez to earn a starting role after his Week 1 performance, and he did just that. In only 37 minutes of Premier League action, the Uruguayan recorded an xG of 1.67, good for second best (behind Haaland). With a.49 xA, he placed 10th.
Six pounds for Rodrigo, Leeds vs. Southampton Leeds vs. Southampton, Brenden Aaronson, £5.5
On the offensive last weekend, Rodrigo scored and Aaronson induced an own goal. Considered to be inside the midfield? Sure, go ahead.
Results and odds for Week 2 of the Premier League Chelsea (+125) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (+350) | Draw (+250) Aston Villa (-125) vs. Everton (+350) | Draw (+250) Arsenal (-216) vs. Leicester City (+550) | Draw (+350) Brighton (+140) vs. Newcastle United (+200) | Draw (+220) Manchester City (-1500) vs. Bournemouth (+2800) | Draw (+1000) Southampton (+125) vs. Leeds United (+200
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Week 2 of the Fantasy Premier League: Find out who should be captain and who the top transfer targets are in this article from NBCSports.com.
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