The first Premier League weekend didn’t turn out to be quite the weekend we were all hoping for on the pitch due to rustiness and post-World Cup hangovers and pretty much every other excuse you can think of under the Sun.
However, the same cannot be said of the Guts fantasy football league, which kicked off with a bang and it producing some stunning results. The honour of being ‘Top of the Table’ after week 1 goes to Ludicrous Display managed by Daniel Breeze who managed an impressive 85 points.
Second, 8 points behind is the Panthers managed by Arjun Shivanda on 77 points, I bet you’re regretting your decision not to pick Sterling now aren’t you, Arjun? Of course there is a long way to go yet and Derek Cluderay in third with his Bahia Spartans is only 2 points behind Arjun yet we can never underestimate the effect that injuries and suspensions have on a squad.
At the other end of the table OELoosers managed by Odde Jensen will be bitterly disappointed to be bottom with only 27 points (even if it only the first week) which is a bit soul destroying considering the squad picked – better luck next time Odde.
As for the players that simply need to be included within your teams for next week and the weeks beyond, we point to the obvious – Aaron Ramsay, Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. Of course, Cesc Fabregas had a very good week with 2 assists in Chelsea’s 3-1 win away at Burnley and he is one of the star men. Chelsea teammate Branislav Ivanonic would be a solid pick considering his knack for scoring crucial goals at crucial times as he did against Burnley.
Liverpool players Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge would be sensible picks and as long as Sturridge remains fit he will guarantee goals that will propel your side up the table. Looking at the more unfashionable picks Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson would be a decent choice considering his winner v Manchester United in week one and he is tipped to be a decent goal scoring midfielder throughout the season for Swansea. West Brom’s Saido Berahino may also prove to be a rising star as his 2 goals helped West Brom to a 2-2 with Sunderland.
So get picking those teams for the coming weekend! Good luck everyone!