ByJosh BarkerPublished:September 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Last Updated:September 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 is set to get underway on Saturday the 19thof September.
The first clash of the weekend pits Everton against newly-promoted West Brom at 12:30 PM UK time.
As a result, your team must be locked in by 11 AM UK time on Saturday.
Gameweek 2 will end on Monday the 21st, when Wolves and Manchester City face off.
Below are 101’s FPL tips for the upcoming game week.
Three in, including Chelsea defender
The first player whom you should sign for your FPL side comes in the form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Everton, of course, recently made a number of signings in midfield.
But with fans somewhat wary of how James Rodriguez and Allan would adapt to life in the Premier League, the latest batch of additions to Carlo Ancelotti’s squad were avoided by many FPL managers.
However, if the Toffees’ recent display against Tottenham is anything to go by, then Everton have finally found a solid midfield which can support the likes of DCL and Richarlison.
The former enjoyed a decent 2019/20, but with Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan now providing a genuine link between defence and attack, one would imagine that Calvert-Lewin will kick on to score plenty of goals this term.
In addition, at a price of just 7.0, the Englishman is something of a budget option for your side.
Everton, meanwhile, as outlined above, are set to welcome newly-promoted West Brom to Goodison Park this weekend, which should prove a very winnable fixture for Calvert-Lewin and co.
Reece James (5.0)
At just 5.0, Reece James could represent a real bargain on FPL this term.
With Cesar Azpilicueta having continued to represent a solid option last season, just who Frank Lampard would opt for as his main right-back this season remained up in the air ahead of the club’s opener.
However, after James’ display vs Brighton earlier this week, it is hard to envision the young Englishman being benched anytime soon.
James netted an absolute thunderbolt, before also bagging an assist, as the Blues put Brighton to the sword by three goals to one.
And though you may be concerned about Chelsea’s shaky defence, once Thiago Silva is fit, andEdouard Mendyis between the sticks, the Londoners should be able to keep more clean sheets.
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Tariq Lamptey (4.5)
The final player you should consider signing for your FPL side is Tariq Lamptey.
With the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson so expensive this season, having at least one low-priced defender in your FPL side is almost a necessity.
And though we only have one week’s worth of action to base decisions on, Lamptey could well prove the budget defender that you need.
Brighton, under Graham Potter, once again look set to play some fairly attractive football this term. And with the Seagulls having switched to a back-three, Lamptey’s attacking threat also appears to have increased.
This was evident versus Chelsea, when the gifted youngster spent the majority of the game running rings around Marcos Alonso, before providing an assist for Leandro Trossard.
Three out including Tottenham defender
Ruben Vinagre (4.5)
As mentioned above, securing a decent 4.5-priced defender for your side is a good idea this season.
One player whom many no doubt took a punt on this year, meanwhile, was Ruben Vinagre.
The reason for this was that, with Jonny injured, it was predicted that Nuno Espirito Santo would deploy Vinagre at left-wing-back for the start of the season.
However, the recent arrival of Marcal from Lyon threw such a prediction into doubt, with the Brazilian having been thrown straight into Wolves’ starting line-up against Sheffield United in Gameweek 1.
As a result, it is hard to see Vinagre being afforded any consistent minutes over the weeks to come. Therefore, you should look to move him on as soon as possible.
Matt Doherty (6.0)
The 2nd player you should consider selling this week is yet another defender.
Matt Doherty, during his time at Wolves, was of course a solid FPL asset. Nuno’s side had a decent defensive record, with their deployment of a back-five having suited Doherty’s playing style down to a tee.
However, the Irishman has since moved on to Spurs, with Jose Mourinho set to deploy his summer addition in a back-four.
And though Doherty still managed to get forward to decent effect in Spurs’ season opener, he just did not look comfortable.
Granted, the right-back may just need some time to get used to Mourinho’s style. But with a 6.0 price-tag, you can’t afford to hold on to Doherty in the hope that he starts producing similar numbers to those racked up during his Wolves days.
Matheus Pereira (6.0)
At 6.0, Matheus Pereira appeared to represent a solid budget midfield option in FPL this season.
The Brazilian played a key role in West Brom securing promotion last term – notching eight goals and a staggering 20 assists in the Championship.
However, the Baggies’ first game back in the English top-flight last week set off a few alarm bells.
West Brom were completely outclassed by Leicester, with their biggest issue a major lack of creativity in the final third.
Obviously, fans shouldn’t overreact after just one gameweek, but the club’s season opener certainly didn’t bode well for Pereira and his teammates.
This article was edited byConor Laird.
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