So, if you’ve started to play around with your opening squad for gameweek 1 you have probably quickly realised how difficult it is to produce a decent team within the confines of a £100m budget. For seasoned campaigners who have been playing this game for a while, this will not come as a surprise. At the start of every season the FPL simply do what they have to do, which is to make the previous season’s star players expensive to buy at the start of the next season. I guess if they didn’t we would all simply roll out identical opening teams this year jam packed with the likes of Bale, Mata, Cazorla, Walcott, RVP, Benteke etc. Now where would the fun be in that?!
So with popular players burning a large hole in our £100m fantasy budget, what do we do to ensure we still roll out a decent team for Gameweek 1? It simply isn’t an option to have a team full of stars, so compromises need to be made somewhere.
We Want Your Views…
We would like to gather the views of the Fantasy Football Cheat Community on this crucial topic of ‘how to select a decent team for GW1’. One of the major powers of this site is all you experienced fantasy managers that frequent our message boards on a daily basis. So let’s tap into that knowledge and see what ideas and thoughts you can provide on the subject.
We would love to hear your views on how you go about selecting a team for GW1. Whilst you don’t need to limit yourself to the following topics, here are a few discussion points you may want to consider:
- Which players are ‘must haves’ irrespective of price?
- Where to spend most of the £100m budget – i.e. defenders, midfielders or forwards?
- Should you avoid players from promoted teams?
- Should you save cash by having 1 or 2 really cheap players that are unlikely to start for their respective clubs?
- How much notice should you take of the pre-season results and performances?
- Is it worth looking ahead at the future fixtures beyond GW1?
- Are there any other important considerations fantasy managers should consider?
Join The Debate…
Please provide your views on the message boards below this article. Clearly you’re completely free to chat on the message boards about other topics too, but it would be superb if those that have a view on ‘how to select a decent team for GW1’ would be willing to share it.
For those that are looking for ideas we suggest that you take a look at the message boards below this article and have a read of the views and ideas offered. We suspect there will be some interesting ideas that will emerge from the conversations that take place.
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Remember, no one has to act on the advice given, it is all just about sharing thoughts, opinions and ideas…