After the conclusion of Gameweek Two, FPL managers are already assessing whether their teams need minor tweaks or major reinforcement ahead of Gameweek Three.
Three of last week’s five to watch achieved a goal or assist in Gameweek Two. As clubs begin to take shape, we can start to gain a greater idea of tactics, selections and therefore, assets who may have the best FPL potential. Here are five more players to keep in mind.
Romain Saiss – Wolves – Defender – 5.1m
Romain Saiss is a very viable option for the next few weeks. This is largely down to Wolves’ favourable fixtures, with seven fixtures to play before they meet one of the “big six.” Saiss has netted a goal already this season as well as completing 90 minutes in both of Wolves’ games thus far.
The Moroccan does have a history of yellow cards, with 10 in 32 appearances in 2019/20. However, with Wolves notoriously reliable at back, he represents the best value route into their defence at 5.1m. His threat from set-pieces gives him the edge on Conor Coady, while Nelson Semedo’s Premier League impact is yet to be seen.
Heung Min Son – Tottenham – Midfielder – 9.0m
Son’s four goals in Gameweek Two have catapulted him into the highest points scorer in FPL thus far. Encouraging for current and future owners of the South Korean is his proximity to the opposition’s goal under Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham look to be leaving Son alongside Kane during the defensive phase, theoretically leaving the Spurs #7 closer to goal when possession is regained.
His partnership with Harry Kane looks to be flourishing and Mourinho should expect this to continue. As a midfielder in FPL, Son’s actual position as a striker highlights him as Spurs’ best value attacker at 9.0m.
It could be worth squeezing Son into FPL teams sooner rather than later. His value is like to rise with more goals and assists, as well as clean sheet points which are a guarantee for Mourinho teams.
James Rodriguez – Everton – Midfielder – 7.6m
It was impossible to watch James Rodriguez dazzle against West Brom without being impressed. His vision, touch and ability to find space were all prominent in a complete display. A goal and an assist, as well as a mesmerising pass in the build-up to another goal, saw Rodriguez bag 12 points in addition to the admiration.
Rodriguez was a marquee arrival at Goodison Park, while Carlo Ancelotti had previously worked with the player. If a manager as highly regarded as Ancelotti signs a player three times, it’s clear that the relationship between player and coach is strong, while also presenting obvious evidence of Rodriguez’ quality.
If Ancelotti can continue to inspire the Colombian like this, he is going to take the league by storm.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Everton – Forward – 7.2m
The second Everton player in this list, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has started the season on fire. 4 goals in 2 games is an excellent start to his season, kicking on from last campaign where he notched 13 Premier League goals. Carlo Ancelotti compared the youngster to Filippo Inzaghi after his hat-trick against West Brom.
Calvert-Lewin is an intriguing option for FPL managers. Arguably, the most comparable players to Calvert-Lewin are Danny Ings and Raul Jimenez. The Everton #9 comes in at roughly 1.0m cheaper than his Wolves and Southampton counterparts. With his, and Everton’s, early form looking bright, Calvert-Lewin could represent value for FPL managers looking for a second striker to compliment a bigger name.
Rhian Brewster – Liverpool – Forward – 4.5m
While all four players mentioned above have been involved thus far, Rhian Brewster is a more left-field choice. However, for those managers in a position to take a punt, the Liverpool man could be a coup.
Brewster has been heavily linked with a move to Sheffield United and would be likely to feature heavily for Chris Wilder’s side. After Liverpool’s signing of Diogo Jota, plus ongoing links to Ismaila Sarr, Brewster’s minutes are likely to be limited.
A move away from Anfield could see Brewster instantly become a highly valuable asset in FPL. His loan to Swansea in 2019/20 saw him net 11 goals in 22 matches. Replicating this form in the Premier League would make Brewster’s 4.5m FPL price a bargain. Naturally, he represents a gamble in team construction for FPL managers but it could prove one worth taking.