FanTeam Fantasy Football Gameweek 2 Preview & Weekly Tournament
Each week I will be running through an XI for the Thatsagoal weekly fantasy game available on FanTeam. Entry costs €5 and the top 15% in the league will get paid. More details of how to join FanTeam can be found below.
The rules are a little bit different from standard FPL, with the main differences in budget, and bonus points. The following picks may make reference to these but make sure to read the rules in full.
FanTeam Gameweeek 2 Tips
Jordan Pickford – Everton (9.5)
Everton were perhaps the most impressive side in the opening round of fixtures and come up against West Brom. The Baggies just lost 3-0 to Leicester and may struggle to create many chances. As such, an additional point for a win looks likely for Pickford.
Lucas Digne – Everton (10.0)
The French left-back bagged an assist from his indirect free-kick against Tottenham and worthy of the additional investment over his defensive teammates. Digne provides by far the most attacking potential and will only cost 0.48 bonus points more than the cheapest alternative, Yerry Mina.
Hector Bellerin – Arsenal (9.5)
Arsenal weren’t troubled often by Fulham in their 3-0 win and look good value for a clean sheet against West Ham in the Premier League this weekend. Bellerin got forwards often and was very close to bagging assist points. He comes in at £0.1m cheaper than Kieran Tierney.
Jack O’Connell – Sheffield United (6.0)
The least expensive route into the Sheffield United defence this week is Jack O’Connell. He may provide the least attacking potential but not considerably less, making him the best value option. For just £6.0m you’ll be getting a member one of last season’s top defences against Aston Villa.
Charlie Taylor – Burnley (4.7)
The fantasy game is all about finding value and Charlie Taylor certainly offers that potential. By picking him over this week’s most expensive defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, you will be gaining a head start of 2.4 bonus points. Add to that an entirely possible clean sheet against Leicester and Taylor looks like a smart investment.
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United (21.0) (VC)
The second-most expensive selection in this week’s game is Bruno Fernandes and with good reason. Manchester United come up against Crystal Palace with last season’s form still fresh in our minds.
With Palace content to sit back, Manchester United may be given license to play in and around the box, maximising opportunities for long shots and potential penalties. For that reason, Fernandes is the vice-captain choice and is set to earn 1.5x points, although that means, as are the rules on FanTeam, he will cost 1.5x his value.
Heung-Min Son – Tottenham (9.6)
Tottenham’s performance last week might have put off potential investors but this pick isn’t without reason. Their opponents this week are Southampton who often vacated their right flank, which Heung-Min Son will be stationed on. The South Korean could take advantage of any time and space afforded to him and he did look Tottenham’s most likely goal threat in the 1-0 loss to Everton on Sunday.
Adama Traore (6.3)
It’s a tough fixture on paper but the low price point makes it a risk worth taking. Traore started at right-wing back in a 2-0 win over Manchester City last year, before eventually moving to an auxiliary striker spot and scoring two late goals on the counter. He’s worth a punt.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (26.0) (C)
This week’s captain, and as a result our most expensive asset, is Aubameyang. The Arsenal forward scored last week and should get plenty of chances against a poor-looking West Ham side. He doesn’t come cheap but he makes up for that with very likely returns. As is the rules with FanTeam, Aubameyang will get double the points but his fee is also doubled.
Not directly involved in the goal against Spurs but very much a part of the action. If he can be more clinical in front of goal, he will be in the points against West Brom this weekend after missing a big chance at Spurs. The Brazilian is always in and around the box and with the supply line of James Rodriguez, an opening goal for the season looks a good shout in FPL here.
Raul Jimenez (7.1)
The Mexican looked alert and clinical against Sheffield United. He assisted both goals in the aforementioned 2-0 win over City last season and is automatically worth 2.31 additional bonus points more than Anthony Martial. Jimenez is another value asset worth the gamble despite Wolves’ tough fixture.
How to play Weekly Fantasy Football
This team is selected based on ONLY the Gameweek 2 fixtures. We have set up a league on FanTeam which is €5 to enter, and the top 15% of finishers in the league will get paid a return depending on where you finish.
Points are calculated ONLY on the Gameweek 2 results and the league will end at the end of the gameweek.
Every weekend we will be running one of these leagues so always look out for the ‘Thatsagoal Gameweek x’ league on the FanTeam Lobby.
How to join FanTeam:
When you join FanTeam you have the option to get a €30 sign-up bonus to spend on the Sportsbook. Whatever you deposit, you will get a 150% deposit bonus e.g. deposit €20 to get a €30 bonus. Deposit €10 to get a €15 bonus.
HOW TO GET THE SIGN-UP BONUS:
2 Click Register in the top right hand corner
3 Once you have registered and verified, deposit money
4 FanTeam will add a 150% bonus to your account
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