We’re back again with our new Fantasy Premier League (FPL) column to answer some of your burning Game Week 2 questions.
Things went well for us last week, with Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Rodrigo (Leeds United) chipping in with points after we highlighted them.
Let’s kick things off today by looking back at last weekend and assessing how we can use what we learned in GW2.
Who stood out in GW1?
Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland got off to a flyer at West Ham United, weighing with a couple of goals on his way to a healthy 13-point return.
His link-up with Kevin De Bruyne could prove to be extremely lucrative this season and getting both players into your team makes perfect sense.
Salah also made a solid start to the campaign and will fancy his chances of adding to his tally when Liverpool face Crystal Palace on Monday.
What about cheaper buys?
We pinpointed Rodrigo as a good value buy last weekend and he delivered the goods by getting on the scoresheet against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton should hold no fears for Leeds and the in-form 31-year-old is one to keep onside.
Fulham pair Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andreas Pereira were also impressive against Liverpool and could be amongst the points again at Wolves on Saturday.
Should I do the Kane to Haaland switch?
A surprising number of players went with Harry Kane in GW1 and the Tottenham Hotspur striker had a quiet day in his team’s comfortable victory over Southampton.
His price has dropped to £11.4m, while Haaland has increased to £11.6m, but the Norwegian looks the better option for the foreseeable future.
City’s fixtures between now and facing Liverpool in GW11 make Haaland a must-have buy if you want consistent points over the next few weeks.
I had a bad week – should I use my wildcard?
No. Unless you made a complete howler of your original team selection, it is much too early to use your wildcard.
Generally speaking, it makes sense to wait until the first international break before considering making drastic changes to your team.
Assuming your team is full of reliable FPL performers, give things time to settle down before making any hasty decisions.
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