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Follow Your Sport’s 2017/18 FPL Team: Gameweek 1

Alexandre Lacazette

It’s surely going to be a mad 24 hours for FPL managers.

Lukaku or Kane to captain? Alli or Eriksen? Mane, Salah or Coutinho? But what about Firmino? What 2 of them? Will Sane, Sterling start? It’s going to be a berserk day for managers trying to get the best possible 11 which can push them to glory.

FollowYourSport made several drafts during the last one month, and now we present to you FYS’s final team going into the season, and why they are in our team:

 

FYS Team

 

GOALKEEPERS

  1. Simon Mignolet (5.0 million, Liverpool)
  • For just 5 million, a way into the defence of a top 6 side.
  • Improved significantly last season, is a fabulous shot stopper and darn good at saving penalties.
  • Decent fixtures.
  1. Robert Elliot (4.0 million, Newcastle)
  • Only starting goalkeeper at 4.0 million.
  • Decent fixtures

 

DEFENDERS

  1. Ben Davies (5.5 million, Tottenham)
  • Will surely start till Rose returns (who is now heavily linked with a move away from Spurs)
  • In just over 1700 mins last season, scored a goal and assisted 3.
  • Solid Spurs defence
  1. Ryan Bertrand (5.5 million, Southampton)
  • Excellent fixture list.
  • Southampton kept 12 clean sheets last season, are known to be solid defensively.
  • Plenty of attacking points possible (2 goals, 5 assists last season).
  1. John Stones (5.5 million, Man City)
  • Provides an affordable route into the City defence.
  • Improved in the second half of last season, and is very likely to start game in and game out.
  1. Markus Suttner (4.5 million, Brighton)
  • Very attack minded, scored 4 and assisted 5 goals in the Bundesliga last term.
  • Can also play as left mid occasionally.
  • Decent fixtures.
  1. Ben Mee (4.5 milion, Burney)
  • The Clarets are solid at home, and their first 6 home games are rated just 2 or below according to the Fixture Difficulty Ranking.

 

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John Stones in action

 

MIDFIELDERS –

  1. Tom Carroll (4.5 million, Swansea)
  • In the absence of Gylfi Sigurdsson, will be on set pieces and get freedom to attack.
  • At 4.5, a solid 4th midfield option, who starts and has an attacking role.
  1. Dele Alli (9.5 million, Tottenham)
  • Provides us with Spurs’ coverage.
  • Plays almost as a second forward, and has the potential to score 15+ goals easily.
  1. Kevin De Bruyne (10.0 million, Man City)
  • Only attacking player who’s guaranteed to start for City, every week.
  • On set pieces, assists for fun (21 assists last season) and has a good fixture list.
  1. Mohamed Salah (9.0 million, Liverpool)
  • Had an excellent pre-season, can also play as a forward and gets into plenty of goa lscoring positions. If he stays fit, he will score 15+ goals .
  • With Coutinho injured and Mane just returning from injury, looks like the best Liverpool midfielder from a FPL point of view.
  1. Loftus-Cheek (4.5 million, Crystal Palace)
  • Will start will the time Palace sign a new centreback.
  • Decent option for his price, good scope for attacking returns for a 5th midfield option.

 

Dele Alli

ATTACKERS –

  1. Romelu Lukaku (11.5 million, Man United)
  • Great fixture list, looks set to score 20+ goals. Must have forward in my opinion.
  • Is owned by almost 50% of the managers. If he does score, the ones who don’t have him are in danger of going down significantly in the rankings.
  1. Alexandre Lacazette ( 10.5 million, Arsenal)
  • Has a knack for goals, got a nice preseason under his belt. With Ozil & Sanchez likely to stay, can get quality service.
  • Provides Arsenal coverage, who have a decent run in going into this season.
  1. Steve Mounie (6.0 million, Huddersfield)
  • Will surely start and with his physicality, should do well.
  • Is a risky acquisition, but Huddersfield have a kind fixture list so can turn out be a decent buy.
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