The inaugural gameweek was interesting with surprisingly high numbers from Chelsea’s Jorginho and Saiss from Wolves. Salah took a huge lead with 20 points thanks to his barrage of goals. It’s a bit uncertain who will come out on top in the end given that Leeds nearly beat the reigning Champions in the first game alone.
With all the unpredictability taken into account, here’s some top picks for gameweek 2.
#1. James Rodriguez (MID; Everton)
Rodriguez was fairly impressive in the game against Tottenham. In the La Liga, there was a point in time where he was deadly and that could resurface at Everton. He is up against the newly arrived West Brom and could be the main scorer/points getter of the game given his past performances. He goes for 7.5.
#2. Rodrygo (MID; Manchester City)
Rodrygo has been able to pull some decent points in certain games. He is a fantastic player and might settle in even further into his role at Manchester City. For now he goes for 5.5 and could easily be the ace in the hole you need to ace past the teams of your friends.
#3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DEF; Manchester United)
He is up against Crystal Palace. The advantage is that they were one of the lower scoring squads in the last season and that could just as easily carry over. Man United were strong towards the end and if that carries over too, AWB could score some decent points, especially considering that he’s a brilliant talent on his own.
#4. Matt Ryan (GK; Brighton)
Ryan is up against Newcastle. It won’t be easy but he is a very good pick for just 4.5. If you want to save for other positions, Matt Ryan is up your alley. He does make a decent amount of shape and Newcastle is not a team that scores frequently so a clean sheet is far from out of the question.
#5. Willian (MID;Arsenal)
Willian had a great opening week at Arsenal with 14 points to his name. He was racking up points with Chelsea last season as well. He goes for 8.1 and could be that important pick that racks up a huge amount of points, possibly for the entire season. He is up against West Ham, who barely avoided relegation last season and could repeat the same in the coming game given how poorly the first game went.