Our 5 Picks for Fantasy Five Ahead of Gameweek 2 of the PL Season

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Liam Bewsher

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Arsenal vs Leicester City: Bukayo Saka - 8.5 Points

Bukayo Saka had a good start to the Premier League season last weekend, having created the assist for Marc Guehi’s own goal as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

The England international is down as a midfielder, meaning that he earned six points last time out, however, this week, his target score is 8.5 points, meaning that the 20-year-old will likely have to score and make an assist - a clean sheet would also be beneficial. Goals are worth five points to a midfielder.

Last season, Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 both home and away and they will be hoping for more of the same, with Saka looking to score his first Premier League goal of the campaign having bagged 11 goals and seven assists in 2021/22.

Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Jack Grealish - 7.5 Points

Manchester City will be looking to add to their solid start to the Premier League season when they take on AFC Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium.

The Cherries have a dismal record at the Etihad, having conceded 20 times in their last six visits, with City winning all of the meetings dating back to October 2015.

Jack Grealish was instrumental in City’s win at West Ham and will be looking to add to the six goals and four assists he has managed in 41 matches for the Sky Blues when they face Bournemouth.

To beat his target score the ex-Aston Villa man will likely have to score or create two assists with his side keeping a clean sheet - his chances would also depend on him playing 60+ minutes.

Brentford vs Manchester United: Jadon Sancho - 7.5 Points

Brentford takes on Manchester United on Saturday night in what is a must-win match for the Red Devils following their shock 2-1 loss to Brighton last weekend.

Jadon Sancho was a player that impressed for United in pre-season, scoring three goals in four matches, but, failed to hit the heights he was expected to last week against Brighton.

With a point to prove, we expect United to come out fighting and if the former Borussia Dortmund man performs as expected, there is a chance of him beating the 7.5 points target set, especially if the 22-year-old scores or creates a brace of assists.

What may encourage United, is that Brentford’s defence looked far from firm last Sunday in their 2-2 draw with Leicester City. On top of this, the Red Devils scored six goals past the Bees in two matches under Ralf Rangnick last season.

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Son Heung-min - 7.5 Points

Chelsea against Tottenham is arguably the game of the weekend, with Spurs looking for their first win at Stamford Bridge since the 2017/18 season.

Son, who like Sancho is a midfielder on Fantasy 5, will be looking to get off the mark goal-wise this weekend having created an assist in his side’s thumping 4-1 win over Southampton on the opening weekend.

The South Korean won the Golden Boot for the first time last season with 23 goals and nine assists in 35 appearances - notably, none of the ex-Bayer Leverkusen man’s goals came from the penalty spot.

A goal on its own could be enough for Son to beat his target points of 7.5, as he will likely play for more than 60 minutes, whilst Chelsea’s attack looked far from free-scoring at Everton last Saturday as they won 1-0 via a Jorginho penalty.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Andy Robertson - 8.5 Points

Liverpool and Crystal Palace go head to head at Anfield in the Premier League’s first Monday Night Football game of the season.

The Reds will be looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw with Fulham, whilst Palace were beaten in the division’s opening match by Arsenal at Selhurst Park.

Andy Robertson has been picked here as there is a good chance of the Scot keeping a clean sheet (worth four points as a defender), with Liverpool keeping four in their last five matches against the Eagles, whilst Robertson will likely be aiming to add to the 13 goal contributions he managed in 29 Premier League appearances last campaign.

As a reminder, a goal counts as six points for a defender, whilst an assist is worth three points for any player regardless of their position on the pitch.