The English Premier League is going on in its usual flow with all the elements of excitement and emotion quite intact among the fans. It has entertained its fans right from the beginning as always it does in every season. This time, the league has got off to a thrilling start and has been so much unpredictable as well as enticing. For the fantasy team-makers, it has been a bit unreliable this year with the star captain-choices flopping in some gameweeks. Last week began with a huge setback for the Spurs as they lost out to Palace at Selhurst Park. Other fixtures had quite expected results as usual. This weekend saw Cristiano Ronaldo debuting in United jersey for the second time and scoring a brace on his homecoming. Also, it saw Salah and Fernandes return to their goalscoring ways too.


This week we will now see the top five picks for this gameweek who are expected to perform well. So, what to wait for, let’s unveil the most picked players in this gameweek!!

1) Cristiano Ronaldo

Whenever one of the best players in the world is playing in any league, he is ought to be the most picked one in any fantasy team. The former Real Madrid and Juventus legend has just debuted for Manchester United for the second time in his life. And what can be a more dream debut for anyone than scoring a brace in it!! The Portugal ace did just score a record 13 points in his first appearance only. So apparently it is quite inevitable that anyone who knows his caliber would take Ronaldo in this red-hot form. On top of that, he also scored in the loss to Young Boys a few days ago. It is quite clear from his mindset that he wants to win big with this team.

He is a hungry poacher inside the box and doesn’t let any chances waste that comes his way. Certainly, there will be no one admitting that he can be left out from the squad. Keeping him in your fantasy team guarantees you a handful of points in any match he is playing. There have been a record number of transfer-ins for him among the team makers since he came to United. Quite expectedly, he remains on top among the top five picks for this gameweek. We fancy his chances of scoring big in our fantasy teams as his team faces Westham on Saturday evening.

Forwards for FPL
Forwards for FPL – Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Lukaku (Chelsea)

2) Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian goal machine has just joined Chelsea from Inter in this transfer window for a record £97.5 M fee. And right after he has arrived, he has started to justify his astronomical price tag. He has already found the back of the net four times in the four starts he got. Lukaku is a fox-in-the-box kind of striker who is deadly in and around the penalty box. His aerial success and shooting ability is an invaluable asset for his team. His off-the-ball runs, quick positioning sense, and prolific goalscoring skills are what you wish to have in your number nine.

In his only three appearances in the PL, he has racked up 23 points, the third-highest among all. With Chelsea up against an under-performing Spurs team and having an unreliable defence, Lukaku will look to polish his scoring boots once again. We await for him to give us a good number of points this gameweek from him.

3) Jack Grealish

The Englishman is labeled as one of the best playmakers in the footballing world right now. His dribbling is the worst nightmare that a defender can ever dream of. Since joining City, he has played a key part in each of the games. From giving 13 key passes to having scored 18 points as a midfielder from only four starts in the PL, we have just seen Jack Grealish flourishing for the Citizens under Pep Guardiola.

Such has been his impact that an over-rotating coach like Pep has feared to drop him from the starting XI. He has already scored 2 goals and 2 assists from five appearances and would be looking to score more. The city is going to face Southampton at the Etihad and Grealish must have been restless to turn up again. Let’s see if he can continue to put up a solid show yet again and make the FPL experts happy.

4) Mohammed Salah

The Liverpool Superstar has been one of the standout performers for his team since he joined the Reds from Roma. He has been the only consistent performer in the whole Liverpool squad over the years who have delivered every single time. This time too, he has got off to a glamorous start in the league scoring 38 points in the four appearances he made. Nonetheless, he has to be picked in your fantasy team whenever you are making one as it guarantees profitable returns. Liverpool is facing a depleted Palace side this weekend at Anfield. So we can be pretty sure that a Salah masterclass could well be on its way. He would be looking forward eagerly to increase his tally of 4 goals and 2 assists from only 3 stars. FPL team makers will be anticipating a quite high score from him that week.


5) Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Liverpool ace is seemed to be back on his top form this season after witnessing a less performing season last year. He has already started to show up right from the start with some excellent performances. He has recorded 20 key passes this season already for Liverpool. Alexander-Arnold has scored 34 points from four starts this season and it is quite astronomical for a defender. His tally of two assists from 5 games is also on top of the list among defenders. Liverpool is preparing to face CrystalPalace at home and it’s no wonder that TAA would again be a key figure. We hope that he comes back with as many points as possible.


That ends our list for the top five picks for this gameweek. We believe that you have enjoyed it to the fullest and also hope that these stars come good this week. Best of luck to all the team makers!!

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Tamoghna Das

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