FPL Gameweek 2 Tips: Best Players to Transfer In

After 34 goals to kick off the Fantasy Premier League season, FPL returned with a bang with some managers scoring over 100 points thanks to some very notable performances.

GW2 has a tough act to follow, but if you want to replicate the success of the previous Gameweek then these are the players you should be adding to your watchlist.

The below table shows the best players you should be considering to transfer in ahead of Gameweek 2. It is sorted in order of price, most expensive first.

Gameweek 2 Watchlist

Player Team Position Price Pick % GW1 Score Total Points
Heung Min Son Tottenham Midfielder £10.0m 23% 10 10
Jack Grealish Man City Midfielder £8.0m 23% 1 1
Paul
Pogba
Man Utd Midfielder £7.6m 12% 16 16
Richarlison
de Andrade
Everton Forward £7.6m 14% 11 11
Mason Greenwood Man Utd Midfielder £7.5m 9% 8 8
Diogo
Jota
Liverpool Midfielder £7.5m 13% 8 8
Ferran Torres Man City Midfielder £7.0m 2% 2 2
Said Benrahma West Ham Midfielder £6.0m 9% 12 12
Ismaila
Sarr
Watford Midfielder £6.0m 4% 9 9
Trevor Chalobah Chelsea Defender £5.0m 2% 14 14
Japhet Tanganga Tottenham Defender £4.5m 1% 6 6
Tino
Livramento
Southampton Defender £4.0m 2% 1 1

Heung Min Son

  • Price: £10.0m
  • Picked by: 23%

The South Korean opened his account for the season with a sublime goal against Manchester City. He now faces Wolves in GW2 and you’d back him to have an impact against Nuno’s old side.

Against the champions he took five shots, more than any other player on the pitch, and was a thorn in their side all afternoon. Playing as a striker in Harry Kane’s absence, he could be an OOP player for the whole season, and could maximise his goal output.

Jack Grealish

  • Price: £8.0m
  • Picked by: 23%

Despite City not scoring against Spurs, Grealish was their bright spark. Producing five shot-creating actions and 13 progressive carries shows he is still his old self in this star-studded City team.

No one spends £100m on a signing for them to sit on the bench, so you can imagine he will get a lot of minutes this season, and at £8.0m he is very affordable. If you were to add in a lot more goals from their forwards, Grealish could be a must-have asset this season.

Paul Pogba

  • Price: £7.6m
  • Picked by: 16%

After registering four assists in the 5-1 trouncing of Leeds, Pogba became one of the first players to rise in price. He’s clearly caught the eye of many FPL managers as he offers a cheaper alternative and a differential to Bruno Fernandes.

In GW1 he had one big chance and five key passes, which only Kieran Tierney bettered (7). With quality such as Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood ahead of him he could profit this season.

Richarlison

  • Price: £7.6m
  • Picked by: 14%

Despite playing at the Olympics throughout July, he scored and assisted in GW1. Additionally he provided three key passes and scored with his only shot of the game.

His partnership with Calvert-Lewin is excellent and could see them start as well as last season. Everton face Leeds in GW2 who are very expansive and will likely leave gaps for Richarlison to exploit.

MASON GREENWOOD

  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 9%

Greenwood is playing OOP upfront in a team that produced ten goal-creating actions against Leeds. He scored his first of the campaign and as a listed midfielder in game, he gets an extra point every time he scores.

In GW2 he faces Southampton, who looked poor at the back against Everton and conceded nine against United last season. Compared to strikers who are £7.5m, he has potential to outscore them as a midfielder and has the striker spot nailed until Cavani returns.

Diogo Jota

  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 13%

After scoring at the weekend, Jota should keep his place against Burnley. Playing in front of an Anfield full house, it’s hard to see the result going against Liverpool. Plus, with his aerial ability and Alexander-Arnold’s delivery it’s a match made in heaven.

His minutes may be shared with Roberto Firmino this season, but even from the bench he managed four goals last season, the second most behind Cavani (5).

Ferran Torres

  • Price: £7.0m
  • Picked by: 2%

Against Spurs, and for large parts of last season, he played as a false nine. As a lot of City’s goals last season came from from inside the six yard box (16) he would be perfectly positioned for cut-backs playing in this role.

Facing Norwich in GW2, City assets will be in high demand and at £7.0m Torres is a perfect choice. They beat Norwich 5-0 in their last meeting and it’s likely that a similar result will follow again.

He had an xG of 0.5 against Spurs, showing he got into the right areas and even had a big chance to score late on. Norwich won’t be expected to defend as well as Spurs did, therefore Torres could open his account this weekend.

Said Benrahma

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Picked by: 9%

The Algerian impressed on the opening weekend, grabbing a goal and assist against Newcastle. He provided five shot-creating actions and two goal-creating actions and is the cheapest player from Sunday’s threatening West Ham attack.

With favourable fixtures coming up against Palace and Southampton, getting him in now could help you avoid a price rise. Priced at £6.0m, he could be a bargain if The Hammers can replicated last season’s success.

Ismaila Sarr

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Picked by: 4%

Watford’s record signing tore Villa apart on the right, acting as a key counter-attacking threat. He scored, made three key passes and made five successful carries into the penalty area, highlighting his goal threat.

The Senegalese winger looked a lively presence and looks to have explosive potential. He will be up against Brighton next, in a game which he could threaten in yet again.

Trevor Chalobah

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 2%

The defender capped an impressive debut against Palace with his first goal for Chelsea. He’s started the first two matches this season and could be a regular starter until the return of Thiago Silva, Reece James and Ben Chilwell.

His next few fixtures will be tougher, facing Arsenal and Liverpool, but Chelsea did keep clean sheet at Anfield last campaign. As a cheap route into the solid Chelsea defence, which kept 17 clean sheets last season, he will be one to monitor.

Japhet Tanganga

  • Price: £4.5m
  • Picked by: 1%

The young defender was outstanding against City, dealing with both Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish capably. He made five blocks and four successful tackles, so could rank highly on the BPS this season.

Nuno’s teams are built on a solid defence, conceding only 46, 40 and 52 in his three top flight seasons at Wolves. If he nails a starting place, he could become a very popular £4.5m option.

Tino Livramento

  • Price: £4.0m
  • Picked by: 2%

£4.0m starters are hard to come by, especially ones as attacking as Livramento. Against Everton he had four progressive carries into the final third, which was only bettered by two defenders, Joao Cancelo (6) and Adam Webster (5).

Also, with the way Hasenhüttl likes his full backs to play, the Chelsea academy player of the year will get high up the pitch very often.