FPL GW02 Review
GW02 will be remembered for blotched captaincy picks by many.
Neo FPL looks back at his gameweek.
FPL GW02 Review – Popular captaincy
The two most popular captains, Bruno and Salah, failed to return in GW02, but anyone watching the games would have been very surprised.
Bruno Fernandes put in a number of good set pieces, and there was probably an argument for a penalty midway through the match.
Mo Salah had a goal chalked off for offside and looked threatening all game, but Burnley kept solid.
Around the grounds
In the early game, Liverpool beat Burnley 2:0 in what could be Tsimikas‘ last game this season for us FPL managers. Jota also impressed with another great performance.
Aston Villa beat Newcastle with a lovely Danny Ings overhead kick and an El Ghazi penalty, with a team that could be starting to click post Grealish.
A very mediocre game between Crystal Palace and Brentford ended 0:0, but nonetheless, a lot can be learned about Brentford. Ivan Toney was dropping deep to create, but has failed to return.
Leeds and Everton played out a 2:2 draw, which was the most exciting game of the weekend. Dominic Calvert Lewin received a lot of aerial chances, which boosts his appeal over the over forwards.
The annual demolishing of Norwich took place last weekend, with Jack Grealish getting off the mark in his City career. The bench came in handy for City, with Mahrez scoring.
Watford came crashing back down to earth against Brighton, who really impressed me. Shane Duffy was a threat from set pieces, and Maupay looked clinical.
Tino Livramento starred as Southampton got a point against Man United. At times he was influencing the Southampton attacks and seems to have replaced Kyle Walker Peters.
Dele Alli scored a penalty as Spurs beat Wolves 1:0, with Nuno showing that life after Kane might not be all doom and gloom. Dele and Son look like the players to watch.
Chelsea beat Arsenal 2:0 and with Reece James playing almost as a winger , he managed to get a goal and an assist.
West Ham ripped Leicester to shreds with a 4:1 victory, and I was impressed yet again with the Antonio / Benrahma show. Their link up play enabled them to destroy the Foxrs, who are normally formidable opponents.
I’m pretty happy with how it went this week. A move from Havertz to Greenwood worked, with 10 points from him, whilst Antonio and the Liverpool defence helped out. I am considering rolling the transfer this week, but if not, Jack Harrison could be out. A green arrow to 440k to top it all off.
Reece James goes onto the watchlist after his performance against Arsenal.
At £5.5m I’d rather not have the rotation, but he was a winger at times and if I’m going to get that from my defenders then I think it’s worth the risk.
Just look at his heatmap!
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Neo FPL is an FPL player who is used to seeing the good old red arrow.
Has never had the chance to brag, can never say he’s past the 4th round of the cup and has was 5 years too late on Mo Salah.
Swinging just inside the top 1 million is a personality trait.