FPL 2023/24 gameweek 1 team draft, tips, best players picks selection and start date

FPL 2023/24 gameweek 1 team draft, tips, best players picks selection and start date

The highly anticipated return of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is here, and football enthusiasts are eagerly assembling their dream squad draft for the FPL 2023/24 season. 

With the player prices revealed, fans are faced with crucial decisions to make regarding their team composition and to uncover the pros and cons with three different draft options for Gameweek 1.

Fantasy Premier League is live and managers can create their squads for the 2023/24 season and you can register your Fantasy Premier League team ahead of the new campaign, which kicks off on Friday 11 August.

Here are the pros and cons for game week 1 of the FPL 2023-24 season.

FPL 2023/24 gameweek 1 team draft, tips, best players picks selection, start date

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Balanced Team with Potential Gameweek 1 Prospects:

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Pros:

  • A well-balanced team with strong assets in all positions.
  • Players like Haaland, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Estupinian, Rashford, and Martinelli have proven their worth in previous seasons and offer excellent value for money.
  • Mbuemo’s advanced role in the absence of Toney could provide goals and assists.

Cons:

  • No Salah or Kane in the lineup, which may limit the team’s overall scoring potential.
  • Nkunku and Foden are considered risky picks and may not perform consistently.
  • The team lacks bench cover, which leaves little room for substitutions.
  • Manchester City constantly rotate their squad which could create problems in the upcoming game weeks.

Two Premiums with Gameweek 1 Superstars:

Pros:

  • Includes Salah, Haaland, Martinelli, and Rashford, who were among the top-scoring players last season.
  • Eze, a talismanic player under Roy Hodgson and offers great potential at an affordable price.
  • Both goalkeeper options assure starting the league on a strong note.

Cons:

  • Weak bench with limited cover.
  • Doesn’t include Harry Kane
  • The absence of wing-backs in the lineup may be a disadvantage.
  • Requires careful budget management to accommodate premium players.

Three Premium that offer consistency:

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Pros:

  • Haaland, Salah, and Kane can be long-term additions.
  • Botman, a budget defender, offers great value with Newcastle’s defensive record from last season.
  • Leno, an underrated FPL asset from Fulham is ranked high among goalkeepers for saves last season.
  • Flexibility to rotate the 6.5 million midfielder based on fixtures.

Cons:

  • Weak bench with limited options.
  • Difficulty in switching to midfielders in the 8.0m+ range without multiple transfers.
  • Captaincy’s dilemma when choosing Haaland or Kane consistently.
  • Lacks midfield attacking options

As FPL managers prepare for Gameweek 1 of the 2023/24 season, they are faced with multiple draft options, each with its own set of pros and cons. It is crucial to consider factors such as player prices, potential returns, and bench cover when making decisions. Ultimately, the choice depends on individual preferences and strategies. Good luck in building your FPL team for the upcoming season!

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