Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 Tips - Who's HOT & Who's NOT? [Part 2]
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9:27pm Aug 16 2017
Who’s HOT and who’s NOT in the world of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Gameweek 2 asks @DannyBryan27 [Part 2]
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Michael Keane – Everton [£5.5m]
Everton’s £25million summer recruit from Burnley enjoyed a comfortable league debut in Gameweek 1 as Ronald Koeman’s side saw off Stoke at Goodison Park.
The 24-year-old accrued a very impressive eight points, as the Toffees cruised to an opening day clean-sheet.
However, far tougher tests lie ahead, as a trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City awaits Everton in Gameweek 2.
Do you fancy Keane and co. to repeat the trick against Pep Guardiola’s title favourites? Me neither…
For temporary replacements, look no further than Cedric Soares of Southampton or Leicester’s Harry Maguire, both of which are £0.5m cheaper and have far easier looking fixtures in Gameweek 2.
Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea [£6.5m]
Just what on earth is going on at Chelsea?
An opening day home defeat against Burnley, rumours of a rift between Antonio Conte and the club’s hierarchy, and last season’s top-scorer on strike at home in Brazil.
It is clear that all is not well at Stamford Bridge.
Gameweek 2 sees the champions face Spurs, in what will be Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s first Premier League fixture at Wembley – their temporary home.
Despite not being at their brilliant best, Spurs were far too strong for Newcastle in Gameweek 1, and they will look to ease any fears over their poor recent record at Wembley, whilst piling the pressure on Antonio Conte.
At £6.5m, Chelsea’s ever-present Spaniard is an unnecessary premium price selection – especially when he’s due to face some of the Premier League’s most formidable attacking threats in Gameweek 2.
For the same price, you could have Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia, who goes up against a Swansea side minus Gylfi Sigurdsson – it’s a real no-brainer!
Javier Hernandez – West Ham [£7.0m]
It was a dreadfully disappointing return to Old Trafford for Chicharito in Gameweek 1, as his new side were beaten convincingly by a rampant Manchester United.
The Mexican forward faces Southampton in Gameweek 2, who remain defensively astute despite the continued absence of Virgil Van Dijk.
At £7.0m, there are a couple of other options worth exploring for this Gameweek – most notably Leicester’s Kalechi Iheanacho, and the aforementioned Steve Mounie of Huddersfield Town.
Iheanacho could make his first start for the Foxes against Brighton, while Mounie will be full of confidence after his Gameweek 1 brace against Crystal Palace.
Chicharito remains a very popular selection among FPL bosses – featuring in almost 20% of teams at the time of writing, so Iheanacho and Mounie are excellent differentials – particularly if, like me, you have a strong suspicion that Chicharito and West Ham may face another frustrating afternoon on the south coast.
To read PART 1 of our Hot or Not article for Gameweek 2, please click the link below