Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 2: Midfielders

Well if it ain't a couple of title contenders kicking off their home campaigns for 2014-15...

Rémy Cabella, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 2 midfielders
CABELLA: Yours for just £7.5m (Image: Julien)

Throw up your hands and rejoice, for our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 2 midfielders round-up is here to help you kick on from what we hope was a productive opening weekend for your fantasy team!

The following tips are based on FPL player prices, but the principles should apply more or less across the board – so, should your fantasy football game of choice happen to be that of Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror or indeed anyone else’s, 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’d like some (crystal) balls-out score predictions, consult Mystic Megson.


Right, in we go…

Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea – £9.1m

Two assists in Monday night’s 3-1 win at Burnley suggest that the Spaniard could run Leicester City ragged at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Expect plenty more over the course of the season, given his set piece delivery and pinpoint passing from open play. He should get some goals too, if history is anything to go by.

You might also want to find space for £7.5m André Schürrle as well – his neat finish from Fàbregas’s sublime pass for Chelsea’s second hints at a fruitful partnership.

David Silva, Manchester City – £9m

Another Spanish magician (how did they manage to perform so dismally at the World Cup again?), Silva was the best player on the pitch when City played Liverpool at Anfield towards the end of last season.

He goes into Monday night’s game at the Etihad having scored in the 2-0 win at Newcastle United, so he looks like a smart move at £2m cheaper than teammate Yaya Touré.

Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea City – £6.2m

Last week we tipped the Icelander to score at Old Trafford and he didnt let us down, even throwing an assist into the bargain for a 13-point haul.

With the Swans at home to Burnley on Saturday, we fancy him to repeat the trick. Unless of course Burnley show themselves to be footballing nonpareils against Chelsea tonight.

Kevin Mirallas, Everton – £7.5m

While it was £5.5m Aiden McGeady who started and scored in the Toffees’ 2-2 draw at Leicester City, something tells us the Belgian’s influential performance in last season’s 3-0 win over Arsenal will see him back in the team when the two sides meet again at Goodison Park on Saturday evening.

Frankly we could suggest either player. Depends how much fantasy money you have to spare, really. Thinking on, £6m Steven Pienaar could be a decent shout now that his left-sided partnership with Leighton Baines is back on track.

Dušan Tadić, Southampton – £7.5m

Replacing Adam Lallana wasn’t as difficult as Saints fans might have feared, at least if their new Serbian’s smart assist and all-round bright showing in the unfortunate 2-1 defeat at Liverpool are anything to go by.

Takes set-pieces too, which should tot up some points over the course of the season. With Southampton at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, he could well be worth a punt.

Steven Davis looks good value at £5m too. If only he could finish.

Rémy Cabella, Newcastle United – £7.5m

The creative Frenchman posed problems for Manchester City so should have Aston Villa on their guard this weekend.

Cabella looks a nifty replacement for Cabaye, begging the questions of how many French players are there out there whose surnames begin with ‘Cab-‘, and are they all this good?

Steer clear off… Christian Eriksen

You might see Tottenham Hotspur at home to Queens Park Rangers this weekend and think the £8m Dane to be eminently puntworthy, but he looked rusty in the 1-0 win at West Ham United.

Probably best to see how he gets on against QPR before deciding whether or not to rope him in.

Good luck and happy selecting!