It wasn’t the best start to the season for the FiT Godfather who scored 41 points in Gameweek 1, putting him in 21,775th position. This week he’s focusing on the players he’s sure will do well in Gameweek 2. Do you trust him???
The eleven players featured below cost less than £75.0m in total, so if you want to create an additional iTeam to have a better chance at winning the weekly prize – a video games package worth £150 – then you could could pick something very similar. Over to him…
Team Value: £71.8m
Simon Mignolet (£6.2m)
A clean sheet to his name already and next up, Bournemouth – who really struggled in front of goal last weekend. Another clean sheet is definitely on the cards here.
Joe Gomez (£5.4m)
Matteo Darmian (£5.9m)
Cedric Soares (£5.9m)
Take a bow Joe Gomez. He was impressive during pre-season and was rewarded with a first-team place, which he will retain after a very assured debut performance. An assist and a clean sheet last time out, and a bargain at just £5.4m, it was an easy decision to include him this week.
Next up, the very popular Matteo Darmian. We pretty much knew he was first-choice right-back, but now we’re 100% sure. Manchester United may not have offered too much going forward against Spurs but they looked pretty solid at the back (for a change). I can see them keeping a clean sheet at Villa Park, so I’ve gone with him.
My final defensive pick is Cedric Soares. He had a mixed debut against Newcastle, picking up a very early booking but then providing an assist before being tactically withdrawn at half-time. Everton look like they could struggle for goals, especially with the injury to Baines, so I’m confident Cedric can provide either defensive or attacking returns in this one – maybe both!
Dimitri Payet (£6.6m)
Marc Albrighton (£5.4m)
Georginio Wijnaldum (£6.5m)
Nathan Redmond (£5.5m)
I’ve gone for a pretty cheap but very exciting midfield this week. Looking at the fixtures, I think West Ham vs Leicester could be a pretty high scoring game. Norwich should put a few past a Sunderland side that considers Kaboul a first-choice defender. And this new look Newcastle team actually look quite dangerous.
Payet looks the real deal, and delivered the free-kick that caught out Petr Cech to grab his first of potentially many Premier League assists. Wijnaldum wasted no time in scoring for his new club. He looks at home already, and like Payet, he is a real class act.
Then there’s Marc Albrighton, what a differential he was last weekend. 14 points scored, 6 chances created, and when you consider he racked up 31 points in his last 5 EPL games during 2014-15, he’s bang in form. As for Nathan, I’m taking a punt here. Surprisingly he was named on the bench for the first game of the season, but after coming on and creating some much needed urgency, and scoring, he is sure to start against Sunderland.
Wayne Rooney (£9.1m)
Odion Ighalo ($6.2m)
Alexis Sanchez (£9.1m)
With Wayne playing in the first ever live Friday night Premier League game, it was a simple decision. I will be rotating my forwards this week, so the plan is: start with Wayne, schedule him to come out for Pelle, then Pelle for Kane, with Kane then making way for Benteke. This will give me a total of 6 forwards playing this week.
As for my other 2 picks, Alexis is an obvious choice. With Arsenal playing catch-up already, Arsene can’t risk leaving him on the bench again. Sanchez has trained well this week, is always hungry and will cause the Palace defence numerous problems. My last starting pick is Odison Ighalo. Just a little short of match fitness last weekend, he had to settle for a place on the bench. But he came on, looked impressive and scored a vital goal. With West Brom still reeling from Monday night’s defeat, he should have some fun…
As mentioned above:
Rooney – Pelle
Pelle – Kane
Kane – Benteke
I’m really tempted to go with Benteke here. I’ll have another sleep on it though, with Kane or Alexis the other two players that I’m currently considering.
Injuries and Suspensions:
Make sure you check out the in-app Player List for all the latest information. De Gea is out of the Man Utd squad again. Courtois misses one game after an unsuccessful appeal against his sending off. Baines and Bertrand are still out injured. Ki and Deulofeu are still doubtful, but Martinez is hopeful the latter will be able to play a part. And up top, Bojan isn’t fit enough to feature just yet.
You can quickly see if you have any players that may not play by checking your formation tree located at the top of the Newsfeed page.
Best of luck in Gameweek 2. And if you haven’t downloaded the app yet, sort it out!!!
The FiT Godfather
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