5 FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 1

5 FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 1
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The Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season is about to kick off, and as managers scramble to finalize their teams, it's crucial to make informed decisions that will set you up for a successful start. Here are five FPL tips that can help you secure 70 points in Matchday 1.

FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 1

1. Stick with the crowd, wisely

While emerging victorious in the initial gameweek of FPL might be an elusive feat, it's crucial to recognize that a lackluster start can indeed hinder your progress.

Strategically incorporating the highest-owned players into your squad can function as a safeguard, shielding you from an early setback should these popular picks yield substantial points.

While diversifying your selections with a handful of differentials can add an element of excitement and potential differentiating gains, it's essential to exercise moderation.

Striking the right equilibrium between secure and distinctive choices forms the bedrock of a robust foundation for the season's outset.

By tactfully combining well-established assets with calculated differentials, you lay the groundwork for a promising campaign, minimizing the risk of falling behind right from the starting whistle.

2. Embrace the template with a twist

The template exists for a reason – these are players with proven pre-season form and favorable fixtures. Don't shy away from obvious choices just to be unique.

While it's tempting to seek out hidden gems, sticking with the pack early in the season can provide stability and prevent major point disparities.

3. Secure essential assets

Erling Haaland is a must in FPL teams
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Certain players are non-negotiable for your team. Erling Haaland's inclusion in your FPL squad is a no-brainer, given not only his outstanding ownership and the widespread captaincy he'll likely receive in the initial gameweeks, but also his remarkable track record.

As the highest-scoring player in the previous FPL season, he showcased his ability to find the back of the net with unrivaled consistency, even surpassing the goal-scoring records of his peers in the Premier League.

The fact that he spearheads the attack for a formidable Manchester City side, poised to contend for the top spot, makes his presence indispensable for any manager serious about accumulating points.

Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka emerges as another enticing prospect with his advantageous opening fixtures and pivotal role in set-pieces, including penalties.

Marcus Rashford, featuring prominently on the list, promises to deliver dividends with two highly favorable home games in the initial trio.

Bukayo Saka is an asset FPL managers must consider
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It's worth noting that only Haaland secured more FPL points in home games last season. Considering the impressive preseason performances, both Saka and either Rashford or Bruno Fernandes are poised to make a significant impact.

However, a cloud of uncertainty looms over Harry Kane, marking him as the riskiest option for the upcoming gameweek.

The dilemma surrounding his future at Tottenham Hotspur introduces an element of unpredictability, leaving managers to weigh the pros and cons before committing to his inclusion in their squads by the Deadline Day.

4. Beat the price rise

Player prices fluctuate based on popularity and transfer activity. To avoid budget constraints, make early transfers for players you're confident about.

This strategy can save you from spending more on players whose prices are likely to rise after a strong gameweek.

5. Bench strength matters

A strong bench can be a lifesaver. Injuries and unexpected benchings are common in FPL. Having reliable substitutes can ensure that you still field a competitive team even when starters are unavailable. Focus on versatile players who are likely to feature in a gameweek.

Additional FPL tip – Consider these strong Super Eagles, Black Stars players

FPL tip - Nigeria's Alex Iwobi can be a smart signing
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Nigeria Super Eagles

  • Taiwo Awoniyi – Nottingham Forest
  • Emmanuel Dennis – Nottingham Forest
  • Alex Iwobi – Everton
  • Frank Onyeka – Brentford

Ghana Black Stars

  • Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace
  • Tariq Lamptey – Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Thomas Partey – Arsenal
  • Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace
  • Antoine Semenyo – Bournemouth

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By following these FPL tips you'll be better positioned to earn those crucial 70 points in Matchday 1. Remember, a strong start can set the tone for your entire FPL season.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.