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FPL expert's squad: Kane can profit from early run

The Scout 28 Aug 2020
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Chuck Booth is backing Spurs striker to take advantage of a kind opening run of opponents as he picks his initial Gameweek 1 squad

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their Gameweek 1 squad for 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League, and explain their decisions. 

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)
Aaron Ramsdale (SHU) £5.0m

While Ramsdale won't face as many shots as he did at AFC Bournemouth, the defence in front of him is a lot stronger and should mean more clean sheets.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.5m

Too good to go without and somehow feels underpriced as a £7.5m defender.

Ruben Vinagre (WOL) £4.5m

I’m gunning for cheap clean sheets from a good Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defence. If they do sign a player able to cover at left wing-back, Vinagre will be moved out.

Ben Davies (TOT) £5.0m

Tottenham Hotspur were better defensively at the end of 2019/20 and Davies was beginning to find his offensive groove.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £12.0m

Opening versus Fulham, Aubameyang's first few fixtures are too good to ignore.

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW) £5.5m

As a mid-priced punt, Saint-Maximin offers upside if he can kick off this season how he ended the previous campaign.

James Maddison (LEI) £7.0m

If Maddison is healthy and has a decent pre-season, he'll offer good value for a Leicester City team that have a promising early schedule.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £6.0m

On set-plays and penalties, Ward-Prowse has become a solid option for Southampton.

Harry Kane (TOT) £10.5m

Early season, Kane is usually someone to avoid but this isn't your typical start to a campaign with only a short break since the end of 2019/20. Also, Spurs’ kind opening fixtures can help their talisman get plenty of goals. 

Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) 6.0m

Mitrovic is Fulham's main man and while they can't defend, he'll have no issues scoring goals.

Neal Maupay (BHA) £6.5m

I don't trust that Che Adams (£6.0m) will get enough minutes to be included in my side yet and Maupay has some upside in his second season at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Substitutes
Orjan Nyland (AVL) £4.0m

A cheap keeper who will get some matches while Tom Heaton (£4.5m) recovers from injury.

Phil Bardsley (BUR) £4.5m

You can never have too many cheap defenders and Bardsley has the potential to deliver plenty of clean sheets.

Jarrad Branthwaite (EVE) £4.0m

An enabler who earned pitch time for Everton late last season. Branthwaite is unlikely to start unless there are injuries but there isn't much depth among the £4.0m defenders.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) 11.5m

While De Bruyne does have a blank in Gameweek 1, I don't want to need to waste a transfer to get him in or plan an early Wildcard to get Manchester City players in, so I'll be benching him.

Gameweek 1 is only two weeks away! Register your team now at fantasy.premierleague.com.

Also in this series

Part 1: Alexander-Arnold can be a record-breaker
Part 2: Double up on Wolves wing-backs
Part 3: Get Vardy from the start
Part 4: Ings spearheads Saints triple-up
Part 6: Double up with West Ham
Part 7: Build defence around Liverpool duo

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