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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 2 Bandwagons

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One of the most debated topics in regards to Fantasy Premier League every season is about bandwagons. These are players who are transferred in on mass by the FPL community on the back of a good performance or big points haul in the previous gameweek. Another reason for a bandwagon can be an injury to a certain player, leaving a space open for a lesser owned or cheaper asset to start in the same position, thus dramatically enhancing their FPL credentials overnight.

In this piece, we take a look the current bandwagons and assess their credentials as the deadline for Gameweek 2 draws ever close.

As it stands, the second-most transferred in player heading into Gameweek 2 is Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell (£5.6m). This is no doubt coming off the back of a very promising attacking showing vs Liverpool in Gameweek 1, which saw the full-back not only record an assist, but also have a goal ruled out by VAR via the tightest of offside rulings. News of a potential hamstring injury to fellow full-back Reece James has more than likely seen the bandwagon increase in speed with many James owners swapping to Chilwell. But this bandwagon is worth hopping on. Chilwell was afforded plenty of offensive freedom by new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, which bodes well moving forward. The Blues face West Ham away in Gameweek 2.

Another popular bandwagon is Newcastle forward Alexander Isak (£7.6m), currently the only player to have accrued more transfers in than Chilwell between now and Gameweek 2. The Swedish striker was given the nod to start ahead of Callum Wilson on Gameweek 1 and rewarded Eddie Howe with a brace against Aston Villa. With 13 fantasy points to his name, FPL managers are making moves for the speedy frontman, who should be afforded further goalscoring chances on the counter-attack vs Man City in Gameweek 2.

Having joined Man Utd for a big fee, new first-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana (£5.0m) began life in the Premier League with six saves, a clean sheet and 9 fantasy points in Gameweek 1. Clearly impressed with what they saw, a six-figure number of fantasy bosses have jumped on the bandwagon and bought in Onana ahead of Gameweek 2, a tougher test on paper for the Cameroonian stopper away at Spurs.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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