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GW1 Lessons: Willian among signings to make a flying start

The Scout 14 Sep 2020

The Scout says Arsenal attacker has immediately become one of the top targets for FPL managers

Willian (£8.0m) enjoyed a dream start to 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League, providing a hat-trick of FPL assists against Fulham.

Arsenal's new winger played a part in all of his side’s goals at Craven Cottage, earning a 14-point haul. 

His instant impact has quickly turned the heads of managers ahead of a home match with West Ham United.

Willian is the third most-bought player in the Gameweek, earning over 115,000 transfers in.

Willian's display at Fulham

The Brazilian was among a host of players who turned in promising debut performances in Gameweek 1. 

The FPL prospects of Callum Wilson (£6.5m) have been revived by his move to Newcastle United.

Although he was outscored by his fellow debutant Jeff Hendrick (£5.0m) against West Ham United, Wilson's previous record with AFC Bournemouth suggests he can offer big value this season.

A home match against Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 2 gives him the chance to strengthen his claim to being the go-to forward at £6.5m or under.

In defence, Arsenal’s new centre-back Gabriel (£5.0m) and Leicester City full-back Timothy Castagne (£5.5m) both delivered a goal and a clean sheet on their FPL debuts.

Castagne, in particular, could prove a strong source of points when the Foxes’ fixtures improve in Gameweek 4.

Justifying the hype 

Finally, the performance of James Rodriguez (£7.5m) against Tottenham Hotspur has not gone unnoticed.

Everton’s new playmaker is the fifth most-bought midfielder in the Gameweek, earning over 45,000 transfers in.

Although he failed to pick up any returns against Spurs, Rodriguez's total of five chances created is currently joint-top for the Gameweek.

He could have a decisive impact when the Toffees welcome West Bromwich Albion to Goodison Park on Saturday.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW1 Lessons: Trust Salah at Anfield
Part 2: GW1 Lessons: What to do with Salah? The experts' view

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