The Premier League season starts this weekend and its that time of the year when everyone is busy making their Fantasy Premier League team. So, we at Sportzwiki present you our FPL Guru, Dipesh Agarwal who ranked 3rd in India till January last season and finished within the top 500.
So he will share his initial squad and tell you why its the best possible team. He will also share few possible alternatives, will keep players with possible suggestions regularly and also do not forget to participate in very own Sportzwiki Fantasy league.
Goalkeeper: Players are overpriced in the FPL this season and I didn’t want to spend more than 4.5m or 5m on a goalkeeper. Newcastle have strengthened this season and if you don’t want to spend much on a goalkeeper then I suggest you go for Tim Krul. Begovic is also a decent alternative in that price range.
Defenders: Javier Manquillo, Ben Davies and Calum Chambers are three players you can go for if you’re looking for defenders from top teams. All of them are expected to start regularly and priced between 4.5-5m. I have always wanted to spend big on proven midfielders and strikers so I have not wasted much of my budget on defenders and goalkeepers, but after a few million changes I have got few good defenders. Not many alternatives from top teams at this price, but you can go for Steven Caulker if you want a defender from the newly promoted QPR.
Midfield: I intent to play 3-4-3, so I have made sure I spend big on my midfielders who can fetch me points regularly and are starters for their respective teams. Eriksen scored regularly for Spurs towards the end of last season and has been in brilliant form during pre-season. Aaron Ramsey has scored regularly when he is fit for Arsenal. Now, I had two choices Coutinho–Silva or Sterling–Nasri and honestly speaking I have no particular reason why I went for Coutinho-Silva pair. Both Sterling and Coutinho are heading for a big season at Liverpool and will cause opponents a lot of problems so it was quite difficult to select one of them. Jordan Henderson is a very good option if you are looking for a 6m defender. Juan Mata is also an alternative to Aaron Ramsey.
Strikers: The reason I enjoyed success in FPL last year was because I got the right strikers. I had Suarez, Sturridge and Aguero as my strikers and they fetched me more than enough points regularly. This season we will all miss Suarez and I have identified Rooney as his replacement for my FPL team. Aguero has been injury prone and also Giroud comes at an affordable price. Loic Remy and Romelu Lukaku are good alternatives.
Captain: Wayne Rooney