Gameweek 1: Everything You Need To Know!

Aug 10, 2023 | Gameweek Tips

The deadline for Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League is at 18:30 on Friday 11th. That means there’s less than 24 hours until the FPL 2023-24 deadline.

If the panic has just set in, fear not, this article quickly skims over everything you need to know ahead of Gameweek 1.

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Clean Sheet Odds Gameweek 1

Which teams have the best chance of a clean sheet in Gameweek 1? We’ve crunched the bookies odds and converted them into implied probabilities.

TeamOdds
MCI55%
BHA55%
ARS50%
MUN48%
NEW38%
CRY36%
EVE36%
SHU31%
WHU29%
BOU29%
LIV29%
TOT29%
FUL27%
BRE25%
CHE25%
AVL18%
BUR13%
WOL13%
LUT11%
NFO9%

Anytime Goalscorer Odds Gameweek 1

Who is the most likely to score in Gameweek 1? You guessed it… Haaland. Here are the anytime goalscorer odds from the bookies, converted into a simple to digest percentage.

PlayerOdds
Haaland50%
Rashford44%
Kane41%
Welbeck38%
Wilson38%
Alvarez35%
Havertz35%
Martinelli35%
Pedro35%
Mitoma34%
Saka33%
Salah33%
Fernandes33%
Solanke30%

Expected Points Gameweek 1

Expected points (xPts) now exist in FPL. What a time to be alive! Fantasy Football Hub have given us their top 10 for Gameweek 1, if you want the rest, you’ll need to check for yourself.

PlayerxPts
Haaland8.2
Rashford6.5
Fernandes6.4
Kane6.1
Salah5.9
Saka5.9
Ødegaard5.8
Martinelli5.4
De Bruyne5.4
Mitoma5.3

Injury News

Unfortunately, Gabriel Jesus wasn’t resurrected in time for Gameweek 1. However, things look a lot brighter for the likes of Solanke & Mbeumo, who were reportedly ‘not risked’ towards the end of pre-season rather than injured. Might be worth checking the pre-match press conferences for that!

Ruled Out:

  • Jesus (ARS)
  • Zinchenko (ARS)
  • Moreno (AVL)
  • Nkunku (CHE)
  • Olise (CRY)
  • McNeil (EVE)
  • Brewster (SHU)

Awaiting News:

  • Solanke (BOU)
  • Mbeumo (BRE)
  • Tarkowski (EVE)
  • Schar (NEW)
  • Awoniyi (NOT)

Bargain Players

Struggling to fit in all the players you want? Check out these bargain FPL players who help free up funds to invest elsewhere!

GK (4.0m): Turner
DF (4.0m): Beyer, Baldock, Bell, Kaboré, Trusty
MF (4.5m): Nakamba, Anderson, Chukwuemeka, Lukić
FW (4.5m): Mubama

Team Name Ideas

Looking to finally switch your FPL Team Name from Gangsters Allardyce? These are our favourite witty team names for this season:

  • Kloppenheimer
  • Haaland Oates
  • Kinder Mbeumo
  • Netflix and Chilwell
  • Game of Stones
  • Raining Maatsen Dogs
  • Onana’s in Pyjamas
  • Haven’t Jota Clue
  • Groß Misconduct
  • Bernard’s Poch

Mini Leagues With Prizes

Our favourite FPL mini leagues with prizes are listed below. You can check out the full article for £10,000 worth of additional leagues.

BoohooMan: £1,500 (cxcyyo)
Tapcxm: £500 (1flusc)
FPLWinning: £350 (mzowsm)
FPLZlatan: £300 (9332u8)
FPLMayor: £250 (acmkbm)

Jamie Reeves
Written By Jamie Reeves

Portsmouth fan. Been playing FPL (to varying success) since 2009 & Sorare since 2020. Five top 20k finishes.

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