Fantasy Premier League is again for one more season with managers finalising their squads for the season’s first fixtures this weekend.
Every week we preview the weekend’s motion and supply our greatest recommendation for Fantasy Premier League, deciding on 4 choices we consider ought to be main contenders to your essential captaincy.
Crystal Palace tackle Arsenal within the season’s curtain-raiser on Friday night, earlier than Saturday’s motion begins with Liverpool’s journey to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Elsewhere Nottingham Forest return to the highest tier for the primary time in 23 years, whereas all eyes might be on Erling Haaland as Manchester Metropolis journey to West Ham on Sunday.
Forward of gameweek one, we take a look at 4 of the most effective Fantasy Premier League captaincy choices.
Mohamed Salah v Fulham (A)
Mohamed Salah might be trying to proceed his record-breaking run on the opening weekend, with the Egyptian having change into the primary Premier League participant to attain on 5 consecutive opening weekends final season.
Salah has now scored seven objectives throughout opening weekend fixtures and wishes only one extra to stage the document at the moment shared between Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.
Salah completed because the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer final season to win a 3rd Golden Boot and regarded razor-sharp throughout Liverpool’s win over Manchester Metropolis within the Neighborhood Protect final weekend.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 3, 2022
Jurgen Klopp’s facet journey to face Fulham on Saturday lunchtime, remarkably the fourth consecutive marketing campaign wherein Liverpool have begun towards the Championship winners of the earlier season. Fulham, regardless of successful the second tier in comfy vogue, conceded extra objectives than fellow promoted sides Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest final season.
Harry Kane v Southampton (H)
Harry Kane has historically been a gradual starter to the season, however the England captain is a number one candidate for the armband in gameweek one.
Kane has been in electrical kind in pre-season with 5 objectives throughout Spurs’ summer season marketing campaign, with the 29-year-old settled underneath Antonio Conte and heading into the marketing campaign after a full pre-season of coaching on the Italian’s famed depth.
After a gradual begin to 2021/22 following a failed transfer to Manchester Metropolis, Kane scored 16 objectives and supplied eight assists in 28 appearances following Conte’s arrival as supervisor in November.
Harry Kane doing Harry Kane issues 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vuHFH2JsTp
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 23, 2022
Spurs had been among the many most spectacular groups within the division throughout the second half of the marketing campaign and seem to have strengthened properly over the summer season.
The north Londoners host a Southampton facet who ended final season with a whimper, successful simply one in every of their closing 12 fixtures of the marketing campaign. That run noticed 30 objectives conceded and only one clear sheet.
Kane additionally boasts a robust document towards the Saints, with 11 objectives and 6 assists in 14 league appearances towards this weekend’s opposition.
Erling Haaland v West Ham (A)
FPL managers have flocked to incorporate Erling Haaland of their squads for gameweek 1, with the Norwegian goal-machine essentially the most thrilling import into the Premier League this summer season.
Having scored 115 objectives in 116 video games throughout spells at Purple Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, Haaland now finds himself tasked with being the chief goalscorer within the Premier League’s dominant facet.
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) July 27, 2022
Feasting on the service of Kevin De Bruyne and co, Haaland can have his sights set on a prolific marketing campaign for the champions who’re in pursuit of a fifth title in simply six seasons.
West Ham away isn’t essentially the most enticing fixture in gameweek one, but when Haaland can keep the degrees which have seen him common nearly a goal-per-game since first leaving Norway, he’ll be as fixture-proof as any FPL asset.
Callum Wilson v Nottingham Forest (H)
Callum Wilson gives an attention-grabbing differential choice for gameweek one, as Newcastle host newly-promoted Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park.
Wilson endured an injury-impacted marketing campaign in 2021/22 and made simply 16 league begins, although managed eight objectives throughout these appearances to complete because the Magpies’ high scorer.
The 30-year-old averaged a purpose each 174 minutes within the Premier League final season and can fancy his possibilities of starting the season with a bang as Forest journey to the North East.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 30, 2022
Steve Cooper has introduced in 12 new gamers up to now this summer season and there may very well be teething points for a facet making ready for a primary top-flight fixture in additional than twenty years.
Newcastle, in the meantime, ended final season in advantageous kind and might be aiming to push for European soccer this season with a match and firing Wilson of their ranks.
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