by Michael Bisset @MJBisset_96
Fantasy Premier League managers have settled into the swing of things. We are two weeks in and teams are starting to take shape. The usual suspects are grabbing bucket loads of points; Mo Salah dominated in Game week 1 and Heung-min Son took the “King of the game week” accolade following a scintillating performance – and four goals – at St. Mary’s last Sunday.
LFC Transfer Room League
As a result, we have a new leader in our LFC Transfer Room League. DeTAS grabbed the lead with an impressive round. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore the captain’s armband for the Leeds United supporter. The Gabonese international merited a decent return of 10 points, Wilfried Zaha, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Helder Costa were DeTAS’s standout performers. Each grabbing double figures.
Foxes travel to the City
Notably, there are two massive clashes this weekend. Both feature top sides. Pep Guardiola’s Man City host the Foxes on Sunday afternoon and the latter will have FPL managers intrigued. Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and Timothy Castagne have all been impressive thus far.
Whereas City have perennial big hitters in Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne. It makes sense to shell out on Castagne and then have either de Bruyne or Sterling in your midfield selection.
Battle for Red supremacy
Arsenal have experienced something of a resurgence under Mikel Arteta. He has breathed new life into one of Europe’s most supported clubs. And the Gunners have had the better of Liverpool in recent encounters.
In all honesty, this will not bother Klopp’s men. The Champions outplayed the Gunners in the Community Shield, and this one, of course, is at Anfield.
Salah, Mané and Firmino will be major threats to the Gunners. Jordan Henderson is unavailable due to injury. Consequently, Thiago Alcântara is likely to start his first game and pull the strings in midfield. Therefore, we expect threaded balls through with Mané likely to benefit.
Young talent to sign
Tariq Lamptey has been phenomenal in the early stages of the season. Many LFC fans will be familiar with the youngster following his incredible performance against the Reds at the Amex last season. He is value for money at £4.6m and should be a staple for all FPL managers at this stage of the campaign.
One to watch
As painful as this may be to say, we believe that the player to watch for the upcoming rounds is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The English striker has looked like a proper number nine since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti. Everton have favourable fixtures in the coming weeks. Liverpool and Manchester United are the toughest ties in their next 10, so it may be worth signing him before his price increases.
Alternatively, Romain Saïss is not a bad shout either. The Moroccan has had the most shots of any centre back in the league and Wolves will surely improve defensively. In other words, there is always the possibility of a clean sheet with Nuno’s men.
Join our league if you haven’t already
We are in for another fantastic weekend of Premier League action. The FPL has been hotly contested so far and if you are scoring more than 65 points a week, you can consider your game week a success. Be sure to let us know if you would be interested in joining the official LFC Transfer Room league. See our pool details via our social platforms.