In case you didn’t know, The Anfield Talk has it’s very own Fantasy Premier League, with a brand-new 19-20 Liverpool shirt on the line for the winner. In this new weekly roundup, we’ll breakdown the best of the best of the last week and take a little look forward to the week gameweek ahead…
Gameweek #1 breakdown:
Roberto Pereyra of Watford is the highest scoring player of gameweek one, with the Argentine scoring 16 points before any multipliers. Sadio Mane’s two goal haul against West Ham earned him the same amount of points yet the official FPL channels handed the plaudits to Pereyra.
Other top performers on opening weekend include; Benjamin Mendy, who scored 15 points thanks to a clean sheet and a couple of assists in Man City’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, Ruben Neves, who announced himself as a Premier League calibre player with a terrific performance against Everton that included a fantastic free-kick, and Richarlison, who scored a brace on his competitive debut for Everton, but only good enough for 14 points.
The Anfield Talk’s official league
431 of you wonderful people joined our Fantasy League and with that many people in a league, it’s going to be insanely difficult to win, and that has proved exactly correct in the first gameweek.
Captain Sadio Mane proved the difference for Stian Grønnesby as his FC Migo scored a whopping 102 points in week one, a full 76 points ahead of the team in 431st place. Stian didn’t even use his bench boost like quite a few people near the top of the league have done already. He could have been in for 118 total points if he did.
The highest ranked team from the TAT Writers belongs to Lewis Tizard (@tiztaz99) who top’s our classic private league. With his 96 points putting him in good stead for the rest of the season.
If you haven’t yet joined our league, go to the official FPL website and use our code, 1072165-240191
Looking ahead to gameweek #2
Gameweek #2 Fixtures
Who to watch this week
With Chelsea and Arsenal taking on eachother this week, FPL attentions will be turned elsewhere for big points. Those could come from those at Manchester City, with a quote, unquote “easy” game at home to Huddersfield and the prospect of a return for Kevin De Bruyne, big points could be had in Manchester this Sunday.
Elsewhere, West Ham play Bournemouth at home and look to right the wrongs of their opening day drubbing by Liverpool. Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic, and even Andriy Yarmolenko will be looking to get their first goals of the campaign.
Spurs players could be in for a few points with their first “home” game of the season at Wembley. The newly promoted Fulham spent over £100m in the transfer window and could make it not that simple in a battle of London sides. Perhaps Dele Alli is the best bet of all Spurs players with Heung-Min Son out injured and Harry Kane ridiculously expensive for someone who can’t score in August.
In terms of transfers in, Ruben Neves has seen over quarter of a million transfers in, and Heung-Min Son has been axed by over 150,000 managers.
That’s it for this week’s FPL Weekly, this weekend, our in-house Head-to-Head league begins, so watch out for updates from our 16-man chaos. In the meantime, show us your teams on Twitter, @TheAnfieldTalk!
See you next week!