Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 2: Forwards

Some onion bags are getting busted this weekend - but whose, and by whom?

Wilfried Bony, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 2 forwards
BONY: Ivory (Image: Ailura)

Gather round, dear readers, for our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 2 forwards round-up is here to help keep your 2014-15 campaign ticking along as nicely as we hope it began for you!

Although our tips are based on FPL player prices, the principles should apply more or less across the board – so, if you’re playing your fantasy football at Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror or anywhere else for that matter, there should still be something for you here.

As educated guesses go, rest assured that our Fantasy Premier League tips remain every bit as educated as they are guessed. If you’re looking for flat-out score predictions, see Mystic Megson.


Onwards, then…

Diego Costa, Chelsea – £10.5m

Scored on his debut in Monday night’s 3-1 win at Burnley, so you can reasonably expect him to fill his boots at home to Leicester City on Saturday.

Costa would appear to be a wise choice of captain for Gameweek 2, especially with the likes of Cesc Fàbregas and Eden Hazard there to feed him.

Sergio Agüero, Manchester City – £12m

Showed yet again how deadly he can be in a short space of time with his goal as a late substitute in the 2-0 win at Newcastle United – how often last season did he manage to score in matches that he scarcely even featured in?

Even if he doesn’t start the Monday night fixture at home to Liverpool, he could still wind up justifying that hefty fantasy fee all the same.

If you don’t fancy taking the risk, plump for £8.5m teammate Edin Džeko.

Steven Naismith, Everton – £5m

We backed the Scot to be one of the bargains of the season even before Ross Barkley’s injury presented him with a route to regular starts, and he confirmed our suspicions with a well-taken goal at Leicester City.

Naismith was man of the match when the Toffees beat Arsenal 3-0 at Goodison Park towards the end of last season, so he’ll be one to watch in Saturday’s corresponding fixture.

Wilfried Bony, Swansea City – £8.5m

Having kicked off their campaign with three points at Old Trafford, the Swans should be flying going into this weekend’s match at home to newly promoted Burnley.

We’re backing Bony to get off the mark in this one, and if he does then you’d back him to follow it up at home to West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 3.

Shane Long, Southampton – £6m

Should have equalised as a late substitute in the unfortunate 2-1 defeat at Liverpool, but must have a decent chance of starting at home to West Brom on Saturday – especially because of that age-old unwritten rule of players scoring against their old clubs.

As for West Brom, £5.5m Sadie Berahino could enter your thoughts following his opening day double against Sunderland. We fancy the Saints here, though.