Awoniyi in, Akanji out – FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 2

Awoniyi in, Akanji out – FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 2
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Are you looking for the top FPL tips ahead of this weekend's Premier League matches?

As the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season unfolds with exhilarating matches and unexpected twists, pursuing points continues to drive every manager's strategy.

With Matchday 2 on the horizon, the quest for success intensifies, and the desire to amass a significant haul of 70 points becomes the ultimate goal.

In this guide, we delve into a comprehensive array of FPL tips meticulously crafted to elevate your team's performance to new heights in Matchday 2.

Join us on a journey to harness the potential of your squad and pave the way for a triumphant Fantasy Premier League campaign.

FPL tips to win 70 points in Matchday 2

FPL Tips: Players to buy in Gameweek 2

  • Taiwo Awoniyi (6.5m) – Form: 7.0
  • Ben Chilwell (5.6m) – Form: 7.0
  • Nicolas Jackson (7.0m) – Form: 1.0
  • James Maddison (7.5m) – Form: 9.0

FPL Tips: African players to buy in Gameweek 2

  • Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.5) Form: 7.0
  • Alex Iwobi (£5.5) Form: 2.0
  • Jordan Ayew (£5.5) Form: 6.0
  • Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5) Form: 3.0

Players to sell in Gameweek 2

  • Julio Enciso (5.5m) – Form: 1
  • Christopher Nkunku (7.4m) – Form: 0
  • Darwin Nuñez (7.5m) – Form: 1
  • Manuel Akanji (5.0m) Form: 6

Note: Akanji's commendable form rating of 6 has been a positive factor for his team. However, with Kevin De Bruyne injured, Manchester City could face challenges, especially after Sevilla's formidable attack in the Super Cup. Moreover, the looming threat of a dangerous Newcastle side adds another layer of complexity to City's upcoming matches.

FPL Tips: Best captain candidates for Gameweek 2

  • Erling Haaland (£14.0m) v Newcastle (H)
  • Bukayo Saka (£8.5m) v Crystal Palace (A)
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) v Bournemouth (H)

FPL Tips: Top 3 forwards 

  • Erling Haaland: £14.0
  • Nicolas Jackson: £7.0
  • Ollie Watkins: £8.0

FPL Tips: Top 5 midfielders

  • Mohamed Salah: £12.5
  • Bukayo Saka: £8.6
  • Marcus Rashford: £9.0
  • Bruno Fernandes: £8.5
  • James Maddison: £7.5

FPL Tips: Top 5 Defenders

  • Chilwell: £5.6
  • Ruben Dias: £5.5
  • Robertson: £6.5
  • James: £5.5
  • Trippier: £6.5

FPL Tips: Top 3 Goalkeepers

  • Ederson: £5.5
  • Martinez: £5.0
  • Ramsdale: £5.0

List of Key injuries or bans in Gameweek 2

  • Cristian Romero (75%)
  • Jurriën Timber (25%)
  • Tyrone Mings (Unknown return)
  • Ben Mee (75%)
  • Trevoh Chalobah (Unknown return)
  • Alex Moreno (Sep 3)
  • John Stones (75%)
  • Seamus Coleman (Unknown return)
  • Benoît Badiashile (Unknown return)
  • Wesley Fofana (Unknown return)
  • Jacob Ramsey (Sep 16)
  • Dwight McNeil (Unknown return)
  • Christopher Nkunku (Unknown return)
  • Ivan Toney (Jan 17)
  • Bernardo Silva (75%)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Dec 16)
  • Emiliano Buendia (Feb 10)
  • Michael Olise (Unknown return)
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (75%)
  • Rasmus Højlund (Unknown return)

FPL Tips: Injury Update

  • Tyrone Mings faces a devastating ACL injury, potentially sidelining him for the entire 2023/24 season. Pau Torres is poised to step into the starting center-back role for Villa.
  • Kevin De Bruyne is nursing another hamstring injury, prompting a need for alternatives. Considering Salah and reallocating funds by opting for budget strikers like Wissa or João Pedro could be a strategic shift.

  • Jurriën Timber is out indefinitely due to a knee injury, making a sell decision-wise, with William Saliba emerging as a reliable choice in Arsenal's defence.

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.