Manchester City and Liverpool started the 2019-20 Premier League season with emphatic victories. Attacking players from either side were a good choice for your fantasy football team captain last weekend – particularly Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah, as we suggested.
Gameweek 2 kicks off Saturday lunchtime when Arsenal play host to Burnley, before finishing with the first Monday night football game of the season when Manchester United travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Here are our tips for your fantasy football gameweek 2 captain:
Jurgen Klopp only introduced his Senegalese star from the bench against Norwich City on matchday 1 as Sadio Mane was busy on international duty over the summer at the African Cup of Nations. The forward was handed a start in the UEFA Super Cup midweek and scored both of Liverpool’s goals against Chelsea en route to winning the trophy in a penalty shootout. The Reds are at Southampton on Saturday and should put a few goals in the back of the Saints’ net.
Mane looked lively in his late introduction against the Canaries before bagging a brace midweek. The 27-year-old was joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot last season and should not be overlooked to win it again this term. I expect Sadio Mane to get on the scoresheet against his former club at St Mary’s this weekend.
Norwich City looked very lively in attack against Liverpool on opening night with striker Teemu Pukki getting a consolation goal. Manager Daniel Farke has already stated his side are not going to sit back this season. His tactical theory worked in gaining promotion to the Premier League with the East Anglia club last season and based on their performance against the Champions League winners on Friday night, I think they’re going to be more than fine to stay up.
Pukki and co face Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United at Carrow Road on Saturday and have the ability to put a few past the visitors on their way to their first three points of the season. Although Farke did sign Josip Drmic over the summer, the Finn remains the main man up front. I can see Teemu Pukki getting among the goals this weekend and at 6.5 is a bargain choice for both your team and to make captain this weekend.
Sheffield United put in a solid display in their first Premier League match in over a decade, in a 1-1 draw at much fancied Bournemouth. Chris Wilder’s side look well organised at the back as they welcome Crystal Palace to Bramall Lane on Saturday.
The Eagles looked hopeless going forward in their 0-0 draw against 10-man Everton at Selhurst Park last weekend as Wilfried Zaha was only introduced from the bench. The Ivorian international was denied a move away from the club over the summer and it would be understandable if he was angry at the club’s decision. Zaha is the only real threat Palace have going forward – Christian Benteke hasn’t produced the goals since leaving Aston Villa, whilst Connor Wickham and Jordan Ayew aren’t regular goalscorers. Last season, Roy Hodgson relied on goals from Zaha and the penalty spot and they faded badly in the final weeks.