Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal)
The young Englishman was an unlikely hero in Gameweek 1 providing the assist for Aubameyang’s winner, registering a clean sheet and walking away with all three bonus points.
Playing at right-back, he had a licence to get forward at every opportunity and did so to great effect. A home tie this weekend against Burnley could yield another healthy return of points at both ends of the pitch.
Anthony Martial (Man United)
United’s new #9 got his season off to a great start, finding the back of the net in the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea. With Lukaku out of the picture now, Martial can make the #9 position at Old Trafford his own.
Wolves away on Monday night is not an easy fixture by any means but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Frenchman on the score sheet again. If he does bang, his ownership is going to rocket.
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Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
After a summer of transfer speculation, Zaha remains a Palace player for now at least. As expected, he was named on the substitutes bench in Gameweek 1, coming on for the last twenty-five minutes.
Despite only being on the pitch for less than half an hour, the Ivorian international registered 8 touches in the box. Only Salah (11) and Mkhitaryan (10) had more among midfielders last weekend.
I expect to see him in the starting XI for Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United. If he’s on the pitch, he’ll cause problems. He’s very attractive in FPL this season having been reclassified as a midfielder.
Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
The Finn caught the eye on Friday night with an impressive Premier League debut against Liverpool. He scored with his first shot on target, something he’s managed to do in each of the last eight seasons!
He managed 29 goals in the Championship last season so it’s no surprise to see him off the mark already. A home tie against Newcastle in Gameweek 2 looks good on paper.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Aubameyang was excellent in the 1-0 win over Newcastle. The Magpies couldn’t handle his intelligent movement, he just lacked service from his teammates at times.
He still managed 4 shots in the box, a figure bettered only by Kane (6) in the opening Gameweek. He’s got an excellent record versus Burnley who the Gunners face in the early kick-off on Saturday, three games, six goals.