Fantasy Premier League: After the initial high-scoring week, the Premier League will reach its second game-week this Saturday with the opening clash between Burnley and Arsenal at the Emirates. Liverpool will then travel to Southampton on the back of their Super Cup game with Chelsea. Saturday night will feature the pick of the games between Manchester City and Tottenham Sunday will only feature two games, while Monday night would see United take a trip to Wolves.
Here’s our selection for Gameweek 2:
Liverpool were the least conceding side last season, keeping 19 clean sheets. With Alisson out injured, Adrian offers a cheap entry into the Liverpool back-line. Southampton failed to score at the opening weekend and Liverpool look set to pile further misery.
Max Aarons (Norwich)
Norwich lost to Liverpool, but showed their attack had a lot to offer. Aarons, the attacking could-back could pile on pressure on the Newcastle defence and contribute largely to the side’s attack. The full back pair of Norwich, Lewis and Aarons were labelled at the Robertson and Alexander-Arnold of the Championship, creating 26 and 31 chances respectively. Aarons got 2 goals and 6 assists last season, and there’s no reason he cannot do that against a lacklustre defence of Newcastle.
Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Van Dijk has added steel to Liverpool’s defence and scored on the opening gameweek as well. He was the second-highest points scoring defender last season.
Seamus Coleman (Everton)
The Everton full-back looked dangerous on the opening weekend, and provided more crosses than Lucas Digne. Everton host Watford, who conceded 3 goals on the weekend without reply. Coleman could get you the clean-sheet and some points in the attacking-third as well.
Bournemouth kept a clean sheet on the opening weekend with Mepham scoring a goal. He could yet again pose a threat on set-pieces and could help the side with a clean-sheet against newly promoted Aston Villa.
Mohammad Salah (Liverpool) (C)
Salah was the joint-top scorer last season and the top scoring player in the FPL. He had 30 goal contributions which included 22 goals and 8 assists. Salah was on the scoresheet yet again at the opening weekend and also added an assist to his name.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Sterling got a rare opening day hattrick, being only the 8th player in the history to attain the feat. He looks the best of the attacking options for City and though, they have a tough game against Tottenham, Sterling can get you the points.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)
Sigurdsson should have atleast scored a goal if not two. He got to the end of two mouth-watering chances, however, he could not find the back of the net. But that could quickly change. He has been one of the best midfielders when it comes to creating chances.
Teemu Pukki (Norwich City)
The Norwich striker scored on the opening weekend against Liverpool and looked a threat upfront. Against a Newcastle side, Pukki can be entrusted to find the back of the net. He scored 29 goals in the last season in the Championship, in addition to 10 assists. He created over 50 chances for his side.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) (VC)
The Arsenal striker was the joint top-scorer last season with 22 goals and yet again got the winning goal for Arsenal against Newcastle. Against a Burnley side, Aubameyang could prove to be a threat.
Sebastien Haller (West Ham United)
Haller earned heaps of praises for his display against Manchester City, where he held-up play well. Though West Ham couldn’t open their goal-scoring account, Haller’s interlinking play was exceptional. Against Brighton, the Frenchman could go on to get his maiden Premier League goal.
He scored 15 goals and assisted 9 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga last season and was among the elite in the league.