Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 Gameweek 2: Three in, three out

Fantasy football returned last weekend and, as always, proved an exciting time.

There were some high scoring bouts that certainly helped some players score big last week, and some surprise omissions that may have caused you to rethink your picks.

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 kicks off on Saturday the 17th of August at 12:30 pm UK time, when Arsenal host Burnley.

So, all of your transfers for GW2 need to be done by 11:30 am UK time on Saturday.

But if you are struggling to choose who to sign and who to sell this week, here are some tips.

Three in including Man City midfielder

Raheem Sterling (12.0)

The first player you may consider bringing into your side is Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.

Man City do have a pretty tough game this week, at home to Tottenham.

However, City have a solid record against Spurs, winning five of their last six games vs the north London club.

Also, given the form that Raheem Sterling looks to be in, he could probably score or assist against pretty much anybody.

The Citizens hammered West Ham 5-0 on the opening weekend, with Sterling having bagged a hat-trick.

Sterling was the second best midfielder on FPL last season, and that form looks to have continued into this campaign.

So, you should probably sign him before his price goes up even further.

Lewis Dunk (4.5)

The second player you could sign is Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.

Brighton aren’t going to be keeping clean sheets as often as say Liverpool or Man City, but at 4.5m, Dunk looks a solid budget option.

The Seagulls themselves also started the season very well under new boss Graham Potter.

Brighton beat Watford 3-0 last weekend, with Dunk having provided an assist for one of the goals.

Brighton are at home to West Ham United this weekend, with a second clean sheet in a row certainly a possibility.

Brighton also have a fairly easy game the following game week as well. They are at home to Southampton.

Teemu Pukki (6.5)

The final player you could consider signing is a bit more of a gamble.

Newly-promoted Norwich had somewhat of a reality check last Friday, as they were dominated by Liverpool in their first game back in the English top-flight.

Despite losing 4-1, there were some positives in the game for the Canaries.

One of these was Teemu Pukki. Norwich did try to play some attacking football vs Liverpool, and while they were punished vs the European champions, they could cause some other sides problems this season.

One of their main attacking threats is Pukki. The forward opened his season account vs Liverpool, and at just 6.5m, could prove a real bargain.

Norwich are at home to Newcastle United this week.

 

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Tough start for the season at Liverpool last night. Happy to score my first goal in Premier league. ⚽️

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Three out including Liverpool keeper

Alisson (5.9)

While Liverpool did kick off the new season with a win, they suffered a big blow vs Norwich.

The Reds boasted the best defence in the PL last season, letting in just 22 in 38 games.

A big part of why they were so solid defensively was Alisson.

Unfortunately for Liverpool and a fair few FPL fans, the Brazilian suffered a calf injury vs Norwich and is now expected to be out for a few weeks.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (right) leaves the pitch after picking up an injury during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Leandro Trossard (6.0)

Leandro Trossard signed for Brighton over the summer.

At 6.0m, Trossard looked an attractive budget option for any FPL midfield.

The Belgian had a solid pre-season for Brighton, and looked as though he could get a fair few goals and assists once he debuted in the Premier League.

However, in Brighton’s opening game, Trossard didn’t even make it off the bench.

Given the fact that Brighton won 3-0 last weekend, Graham Potter is unlikely to make too many changes this game-week, meaning Trossard could once again start from the bench.

 

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Great to end the pre-season with a win! Looking forward to next week#BHAFC

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Ross Barkley (6.0)

The final player you may wish to sell this week is Ross Barkley.

Similarly to Trossard, Barkley had a solid pre-season for Chelsea.

Plus, with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi out injured, Barkley could have been set for a key role in the opening run of games.

Barkley did start for Chelsea last week, but the Blues were hammered 4-0 by Manchester United, with the Englishman having come off in the 57th minute.

See also: Arsenal vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Norwich vs Newcastle betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Everton vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

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