We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 2 ahead of Saturday’s deadline.
The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but budgetary constraints and injury updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.
We line up in a 4-4-2 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.0m for our first XI.
At the same time as our Scout Picks are going live, we’ve also got a special Members-only video with Mark Sutherns and Andy North airing over on our YouTube channel.
Subscribers can view that in the embedded video below.
SCOUT PICKS CHANGES FOR 2022/23
While the maximum starting XI budget remains the same, there has been a slight change to how we nominate substitutes following our on-site poll.
As a result, given that our starting XI costs £82.8m, we have £17.2m to spend on the four substitutes you see on our Scout Picks graphic.
However, in an attempt to please both crowds (the poll was extremely tight after all), we’ll be giving some slightly more expensive alternative, viable budget options below, who in most cases, carry a bit more potential in the upcoming round.
Despite underwhelming last time out, Emiliano Martinez (£5.0m) was selected by all four of our Scout Squad panel ahead of his home meeting with Everton. Aston Villa conceded two goals from set-plays at Bournemouth in Gameweek 1, but under Steven Gerrard, have largely been a decent defensive unit. Indeed, they ranked a very respectable eighth for goals conceded from his appointment onwards in 2021/22. Everton, meanwhile, were sluggish in attack against Chelsea and will once again be without the influential Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m).
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