Man United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan features in our FPL Who's HOT & Who's NOT? [Part 1]
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9:26pm Aug 16 2017
Who’s HOT and who’s NOT in the world of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Gameweek 2 asks @DannyBryan27 [Part 1]
Hello and welcome to my Gameweek 2 edition of ‘Who’s Hot and Who’s Not’, offering you weekly support and advice on how to stay ahead of the game in the world of FPL.
FPL bosses were faced with some big calls ahead of the new season, particularly in the striking department – did you make the right calls? Or are you contemplating major surgery after just one Gameweek?
Whatever your predicament, Gameweek 2 offers us some fantastic opportunities to boost those scores so hang on in there.
So, without further ado, here are my tips for Gameweek 2 – including some interesting differential picks with the aim of eking out some precious early season extra points.
As always, I wish you all the very best of luck for the season ahead – here’s to continued success and plenty of green arrows in 2017/18!
INFO: Please note, that we’ve decided to break our Hot or Not articles down in two parts.
Part 1 will give you our HOT list, with Part 2 showing our NOT list – a link to Part 2 can be found at the end of this article.
Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester City [£5.0m]
Leicester’s Danish stopper was a very busy man indeed at the Emirates in Gameweek 1, as the Gunners peppered the Foxes net, with a total of 27 efforts on goal – ten on target.
However, Gameweek 2 offers a very different proposition for Craig Shakespeare’s men, as Premier League newcomers Brighton travel to the King Power.
Ok, so Schmeichel conceded four goals in Gameweek 1, and Leicester looked far from comfortable in defence – granted.
However, it’s incredibly difficult to imagine Chris Hughton’s side being anywhere near as adventurous as Arsenal were – so a clean sheet is a far more realistic possibility for the Foxes this time around.
In fact, the Seagulls tested Manchester City’s Brazilian keeper Ederson just twice in Gameweek 1.
Furthermore, the Dane is selected by just 3.4% of FPL bosses at the time of writing, making him the perfect differential for Gameweek 2, and most certainly one to consider when using your free transfer.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Manchester United [£8.1m]
Manchester United began their season with an emphatic display, hammering four past a lacklustre West Ham at Old Trafford.
Chipping in with two assists was Henrikh Mkhitaryan – the Armenian playmaker produced the sort of display which suggests he’s ready to hit the heights after a fairly underwhelming debut season in the Premier League.
Gameweek 2 sees Jose Mourinho’s men travel to South Wales to take on a Swansea side who, despite earning a very respectable point away at Southampton in Gameweek 1, will now be without their star-man Gylfi Sigurdsson – the Icelandic midfielder has now completed his long-awaited move to Everton for £45m.
If United maintain the same level of performance in Gameweek 2, you can expect another flurry of points from some of their main men. At £8.0m, Mkhitaryan could be seen as a bit of a bargain – yet his value is sure to increase if he continues to shine, so make your move now.
Steve Mounie – Huddersfield [£6.0m]
Newly-promoted Huddersfield produced an opening day shock as they comfortably saw off Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
David Wagner’s side were well organised and clinical as they deservedly claimed their first ever Premier League points.
Mounie – a club record signing from Montpellier- claimed two well-taken goals, including a bullet header which gave Eagles keeper Wayne Hennessey absolutely no chance.
The Benin international looked every bit the complete Premier League centre-forward, albeit against a dreadfully disorganised Palace defence.
The Terriers will attempt to make it back-to-back wins in Gameweek 2 as they take on fellow Premier League new-boys Newcastle, who suffered an opening day defeat against Spurs.
The Magpies will be without captain Jonjo Shelvey for the trip to the Kirklees Stadium, after his red card in Gameweek 1.
All is not well at Newcastle at the moment, so this is a perfect opportunity for Huddersfield to capitalise.
At just £6.0m, Mounie looks to be the perfect differential in the striking department to compliment your more expensive household names.
To read PART 2 of our Hot or Not article for Gameweek 2, please click the link below
Thank you for reading ‘Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 Tips – Who’s HOT & Who’s NOT? [Part 1]’ which was written by @DannyBryan27