Fantasy Premier League 08 Apr 2021 8:52 AM +00:00

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 1 Dream Team And Review

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With the first gameweek of the Fantasy Premier League done and dusted, there are a lot of talking points.

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It's time to take a look at the Dream Team and review the last week of action.

With players averaging 50 points in the opener, it was a solid week all around but there were opportunities to improve.

Let's take a look at the past week of action.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 1 Dream Team

This week's Dream Team grabbed 153 points.

Here's the dream team for the first gameweek:

  • Guaita 10 points
  • Saiss 15 points
  • Gabriel 15 points
  • James 14 points
  • Castagne 14 points
  • Digne 12 points
  • Salah 20 points
  • Hendrick 14 points
  • Willian 14 points
  • Jorginho 12 points
  • Vardy 13 points
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FPL Gameweek 1 Dream Team

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If there's anything to take away from this past gameweek it's that you shouldn't neglect your defence, with 5 players reaching over 12 points to make it into the Dream Team.

With my squad, I earned 74 points and focused more on the attack that the defence. I wasn't convinced how many clean sheets were going to be made, so I tried to pick mine based on who would grab be those valuable 6 points.

Unfortunately, it didn't work out with Rudiger not playing and Egan's Sheffield United having a nightmare.

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Trout's Gameweek 1 Bagged 74 Points

Fortunately for me, the front line did so well it made up for their shortcomings.

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Based on what I can see, a lot of players opted to fill their defence with Liverpool players. As we all know, they conceded three goals in a fortunate win over Leeds United.

It goes to show the smaller names within the competition can pull through for you. Reece James is looking much more solid this year and being able to bag a few goal contributions looks like a steal at 4.5 million if he's starting every week.

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Looking at the Dream Team, it was an outlier in most circumstances as I can't see some of those names sticking around week-in-week-out; namely Jorginho and Castagne.

It's also fair to say a lot of the household names are still pulling the strings and grabbing points - Vary and Salah are still gold dust in FPL.

The surprise fall from grace is in Sheffield United - is this second season syndrome setting in already? Their next opponent is Aston Villa, followed by Leeds. With how well they performed (not to mention they have Arsenal after) it could be time to give them the boot already.

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