Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 1: Who Was Hot & Who Was Not

Fantasy Premier League is just hot from the oven. So here we analyse the EPL players that were the top fantasy points contributors and who were the flops, based on their positions.

Goalkeepers

Hull City’s “superman” Allan McGregor was the top performing GK of the week which saw him flying left and right between the goalposts making 5 awesome saves and conceding zero. Burnley’s man Heaton was not doing too well, conceding 3 goals for Chelsea in the match that had the most goals for this gameweek

Defenders

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and James Chester of Hull City were both performing like 2-in-1 players, each being a defender and a forward in one body. Dier scored the solidary 90th minute goal against West Ham and Chester netted one for the Tigers while both keeping a clean sheet with their fellow GK and DFs. Other notable mentions are Ivanovic (Chelsea), Koscielny (Arsenal), Hangeland (Crystal Palace) and Clyne (Southampton) who all scored a goal. Naughton and James Collins both were shown the red card in the same match between Tottenham and West Ham while Monreal of Arsenal and Tiendalli of Swansea both came on as subs with one goal conceded, making them all poor points achievers

Midfielders

EPL is always full of astounding midfielders so first to be mentioned must be Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. The only player of the week to strike 3 shots on goal where one went in, while he worked hard to assist one goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Southampton. Icelander Sigurðsson of Tottenham had one shot on goal lesser than Sterling making him the second best performing MD. Notable mentions are Arfield, Larsson, McGeady, Cattermole, Ki and David Silva all getting one goal each. On the other end of the lesser spectrum, there were too many midfielders that offered little points, so we decided to leave them out.

Forwards

Laughing gas inhaler Saido Berahino (WBA) had the last laugh when he scored 2 goals and 3 shots on goal against Sunderland beating Wayne Rooney as the top forward of gameweek 1. Rooney achieved the same stats but with one goal less, and José Leonardo Ulloa of newcomer Leicester City FC had one shot on goal lesser than Rooney. Flop of the week must be Marvin Sordellof Burnley where instead of coming in as a super sub to get Burnley the goals they need, he gave them a yellow card. Didier Drogba was on the field late against Burnley but many Chelsea fans are certain it’s just a matter of time their legendary Chelsea player will strike goals for theirs and his beloved club

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