FPL GW2: Summer signings to continue their excellent form

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The opening week of the Premier League season produced some moments of magic and some debuts to remember.

Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez both hit the ground running, but now it is time to select your second XI of the new FPL season.

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After Liverpool's shaky start against Fulham, don't be surprised to see Jurgen Klopp's men bounce back against Crystal Palace in front of their own fans.

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GW2

The pre-season unlimited transfer period is over, so you have just one transfer to make this week. Follow the link for a refresher of the new rules.

Chelsea v Spurs is the big game this weekend, and it throws some doubt over who to select for your side.

Man City and Liverpool are the two clubs who look to have favourable fixtures once more, while Mikel Arteta's new-look Arsenal showed promise in GW 1.

FPL Game Week 2 Fixtures - Deadline: 11:00, Saturday, 13 August

Saturday, 13 August

  • Aston Villa v Everton
  • Arsenal v Leicester
  • Brighton v Newcastle
  • Man City v Bournemouth
  • Southampton v Leeds
  • Wolves v Fulham
  • Brentford v Man Utd
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Sunday, 14 August

  • Nottingham Forest v West Ham
  • Chelsea v Spurs

Monday, 15 August

  • Liverpool v Crystal Palace
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Goalkeeper

If you have either Alisson or Ederson, then you won't need to worry about your goalkeeper selection too much!

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SOLID START - Ederson picked up 7 points in the opening round

We opted for Alisson last week, but after Liverpool's lackluster display against Fulham, Ederson is our top pick for GW 2.

At £5.5, Ederson is the joint-most expensive keeper available, but should be safe from any unexpected team selections!

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Defenders

Arsenal new boy Oleksandr Zinchenko picked up a hefty 12 points in their opening game.

With the Gunners looking strong at the start of the season, the Ukrainian star could be a slightly cheaper alternative to the big-hitters at £5.1.

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SUPER SIGNING - Zinchenko earned 3 bonus points against Crystal Palace

Fellow Arsenal defender William Saliba also put in an assured performance on debut, and at £4.5 could be a bargain differential.

Elsewhere, moneybags Newcastle got their season up and running with a comfortable win against Nottingham Forest.

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SET-PIECE SPECIALIST - Tripper should pick up plenty of assists

Fabian Schar could be a cheap pick for just £4.5 and his 15-point haul was the joint-highest in the league.

However, we would opt for Kieran Trippier from Newcastle's defence as the England international will be on set-piece duty for the Magpies.

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Midfielders

Mohamed Salah just has to be in the team, and it is sensible to captain him too as the Egyptian is a point machine!

It is no surprise to see Salah selected in over 60% of teams having amassed a whopping 265 points last season.

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CONSISTENT - Salah just keeps finding the net

Man City's Kevin De Bruyne is another marquee option in midfield, and his connection with Erling Haaland is only going to earn him more points.

A cheaper option in midfield is Arsenal's Brazilian winger Gabriel Martinelli.

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YOUNG GUN - Martinelli should feature regularly for Arteta's side

Costing just £6.1, Martinelli bagged himself a goal on the opening day of the season.

Next week we will look to bring in Dejan Kulusevski (£8.1), but as Spurs face Chelsea next we will hold off on making the transfer.

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Forwards

This week's forward tips are hardly groundbreaking, but you can't argue with the top scorers in the league!

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6) is certainly worth a gamble with games against Wolves and Brentford coming up.

His brace on the opening day has sent a warning message to the league, especially as he gave Virgil van Dijk the run-around!

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POWERHOUSE - Mitrovic will cause problems this season

Erling Haaland (£11.6) has already increased in value, and it is hardly surprising if you watched his display against West Ham.

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The Norwegian star displayed all his pace, power, and clinical finishing to score twice on his Premier League debut.

We can't go without mentioning Darwin Nunez (£9.0) either, and the Uruguayan looks set to start this week after an instant impact off the bench.

GW2 Top Tips

Marquee Player: Erling Haaland (£11.6)

Bargain Buy: Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.1)

Captain: Erling Haaland

Vice-Captain: Mohamed Salah

Chips: None