Four Players to Pick for Your Fantasy Premier League Team for Gameweek 2

By Amreen
Bruno Fernandes is a strong captain pick
Bruno Fernandes is a strong captain pick / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The opening weekend of the Premier League provided plenty of goals and points for joyful Fantasy Premier League managers everywhere. A whopping 34 of them, to be precise. That in turn led to a ludicrously high average score of 69.

Manchester City look ripe for FPL returns when they host Norwich City this weekend, while Chelsea’s latest recruit, Romelu Lukaku, could trouble Arsenal, who are dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak and are missing several key players.

Here are four players to pick for your FPL team this weekend.

Bruno Fernandes - £12.1 - Southampton

Bruno Fernandes
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Salah pipped Fernandes as the most-captained player in Gameweek 1 as he was backed by a record 2.6million managers, but this time around it may be wise to back the Manchester United man. Fernandes has never blanked against Southampton, and has scored 17, 11, and five points in three meetings with them. It is also worth noting that the Saints had the highest expected goals-against (2.39) of all 20 PL sides last weekend.

Michail Antonio - £7.6m - Leicester City

Michail Antonio
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A home encounter with Leicester gives Antonio the chance to retain his place as the top-scoring forward in FPL. The West Ham United star scored 13 points last weekend, scoring once and supplying two assists in a 4-2 win at Newcastle United. He will look to take advantage of a Leicester side who conceded 12 shots in the box in Gameweek 1, a total fewer than only two other sides.

Mohamed Salah - £12.5m - Burnley

Mohamed Salah
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Like Fernandes, Salah was a must-have for the opening weekend of the season and he once again looks set to be a key figure this gameweek as well. The Liverpool man fired off five attempts on goal and created three big chances, more than any other player in the opening gameweek, and will be looking to get on the scoring charts against Burnley.

Heung-Min Son - £10.0m - Wolves

Son Heung-min
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With Harry Kane's future still in the balance, Son stepped up last weekend against Manchester City, and will be expected to do the same against Wolves, too. Nuno is up against his former side, and should have some ideas about how to beat them - with Son set to be key again on the counter.