We explore a few picks that would be beneficial for the FPL users as the Premier League season gets underway on Friday.
Premier League football has finally arrived. With the excitement of the return of club football, there is also the hype of another season of Fantasy Premier League. FPL – a chance for users to hone his scouting skills; a chance for them to be in the manager’s hotseat.
We offer a few quirky picks that would be good for you for the first gameweek.
Sergio Rico – Goalkeeper – Fulham – £4.5
A late late addition to the Premier League, Sergio Rico is nothing short of a coup in a series of impressive transfers that Fulham have been able to land. The player will surely be the first choice at Craven Cottage. Up against a Crystal Palace side boasting the likes of Wilfried Zaha, the Fulham goal will be tested.
Expect Sergio Rico to at least give you a saves bonus, if not a clean sheet. A cheap option not just for the first gameweek but for the rest of the season.
Jorginho – Midfielder – Chelsea – £5.0
Criminally underpriced, Jorginho has already proven his skills in the pre-season. The player will be integral to the manager’s Sarri-ball. Against Huddersfield, he will be a key component to Chelsea’s fortunes.
Expect Jorginho’s price to rise. Keep the player for a decent premium, if not anything else.
Harry Kane – Forward – Tottenham – £12.5
Tottenham may have not signed anyone in the transfer window. But, retaining Harry Kane might just be their biggest signing. The Golden Boot winner in Russia, Harry Kane will be raring to take back the crown of the leading scorer in Premier League from Mohamed Salah.
Priced at a hefty £12.5, Kane will be crucial to Tottenham. And with Spurs facing Newcastle on the first matchday, it will be down to Kane to provide the ammunition upfront. Expect Tottenham to create several openings for Harry Kane to capitalise upon. A pricey pick with a definite hit potential.
Alvaro Morata – Forward – Chelsea – £9.0
Maurizio Sarri has placed his faith in Alvaro Morata. The misfiring Spaniard had trouble being the first-choice striker under Antonio Conte. But, the forward looks to be the sure-shot first-choice under the Italian manager.
With the manager’s trust behind him, it is time for Morata to repay the same on the field. Coming up against Huddersfield and with Eden Hazard unlikely to start, the onus of providing the goals will be on Alvaro Morata.
Expect Morata to have a similar opening to the 2018-19 campaign as he did under Conte.