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FPL GW2 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

With the opening gameweek of the FPL season now in the books, managers are shifting their focus to transfers.

As we approach GW2, the standout performers from the opening weekend naturally draw attention.

We have already seen early price changes, including names like Isak (£7.6), Saka (£8.6), Chilwell (£5.6), and Rodrigo (£5.6), who also present intriguing options.

Let’s look at some players who could be a good transfer for your team for GW2 and moving forward.

James Maddison – £7.5m

  • Fixtures: Man Utd (H), Bournemouth (a), Burnley (a), Sheffield Utd (H), Arsenal (a)
  • Ownership: 13%

Maddison’s remarkable performance in his Spurs debut against Brentford speaks volumes.

He’s proven his influence with 2 assists and an xGI of 1.01.

Under Postecoglou, it seems like everything is going through Maddison. That’s in addition to his ability from set-pieces, furthering his threat of assists.

Although Man Utd (H) is next, the following easy fixture run until GW6 adds to his appeal.

Ben Chilwell – £5.6m

  • Fixtures: West Ham (a), Luton (H), Nott’m Forest (H), Bournemouth (a), Aston Villa (H)
  • Ownership: 18%

Chilwell’s potential as a valuable GW2 transfer is evident from his surprisingly attacking performance against Liverpool.

With 7 points in GW1, including 2 bonus and a disallowed goal that could have increased his tally, he showcased his FPL potential.

His role in Chelsea’s system has led him to play more like a forward, boosting his chances of earning more points.

Moreover, Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures against Luton and Nott’m Forest at home, along with promising fixtures beyond this, strengthens his case.

Mohammed Salah – £12.5m

  • Fixtures: Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (a), Aston Villa (H), Wolves (a), West Ham (H)
  • Ownership: 29%

Salah’s streak of scoring in Liverpool’s opening game for all 6 seasons ended this year with a blank against Chelsea.

However, he still finished the game with 1 assist, a disallowed goal, and an xGI of 0.59 in 76 minutes.

The appeal here is Liverpool facing Bournemouth at home.

Haaland is usually the given captain choice, but if you want something different, Salah could be your best pick this week, especially with City facing a tough fixture against Newcastle.

Liverpool’s next 5 fixtures include Bournemouth and West Ham at home, with Newcastle (a) as the main challenge in GW3.

Luis Diaz – £7.5m

  • Fixtures: Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (a), Aston Villa (H), Wolves (a), West Ham (H)
  • Ownership: 8%

Diaz’s performance against Chelsea was impressive, recording 1 goal in 76 minutes with an xGI of 0.87.

Coupled with Liverpool’s favorable fixture run, he’s a standout transfer choice for GW2.

Notably, his ownership is only at 8%, giving him the bonus of being a differential.

Julian Alvarez – £6.5m

  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H), Sheffield Utd (a), Fulham (H), West Ham (a), Nott’m Forest (H)
  • Ownership: 5%

Alvarez played the entire 90 minutes in the first game against Burnley, providing 1 assist and an xGI of 0.76.

Most importantly, following Kevin De Bruyne’s injury, his chances of being a regular starter at City have increased.

He also has an ownership of just 5%. Therefore he ticks a lot of boxes: high chance of starting, low price, and even a differential.

In the upcoming 5 matches, Man City has fixtures against Sheffield Utd, Fulham, and Nott’m Forest.