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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 2 Midfielders

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With plenty of midfielders under the FPL spotlight, we analyse a selection of key names in the build-up to Gameweek 2 as the transfer deadline for fantasy bosses draws steadily closer.

The most owned midfielder successfully lived up to the high expectations on his shoulders in Gameweek 1, Bukayo Saka (£8.5m) firing home with a stunning strike from outside the box in a 2-1 win for Arsenal over Nott’m Forest, earning the England international 10 FPL points in the process. The Gunners travel to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 2 and Saka will be heavily fancied to increase his goal tally. But he won’t be the only Arsenal midfielder in high-demand with Gabriel Martinelli (£8.0m) and Martin Odegaard (£8.5m) also staking a claim for a place in your respective FPL squads. Martinelli recorded an assist in Gameweek 1 and whilst Odegaard didn’t gain an attacking return, such a quality player won’t be kept out of the spotlight for long.

Another club with enticing midfield fantasy assets a-plenty is Liverpool, who host Bournemouth on Saturday. Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) commands plenty of attention having set one up vs Chelsea in Gameweek 1 and would have had a goal himself if not for VAR’s intervention. But it was Luis Diaz (£7.5m) who scored in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge and after having missed much of last season through injury, looked extremely sharp on the left-side of Liverpool’s attacking front three. The Colombian netted twice in this fixture last season, which finished 9-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

One previously high-scoring FPL midfield player has gone somewhat under the radar leading into the new campaign. But it didn’t take West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen (£7.0m) long to remind everyone as to his fantasy credentials last weekend, scoring the opening goal and accruing 9 FPL points in a 1-1 draw vs Bournemouth. Bowen and the Hammers are at home in Gameweek 2 for a London derby against Chelsea.

Brighton meanwhile, are away at Wolves where the highly-owned Kaoru Mitoma (£6.5m) will be hunting for his first Premier League goal of the season after only recording an assist in Gameweek 1. Fellow wideman Solly March (£6.5m) however, did get on the scoresheet for the Seagulls against Luton and is well-worth a serious look from FPL managers.

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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