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FPL experts' teams: You have to invest in Toney

12 Jul 2021
Ivan Toney, Brentford

Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield says it's worth taking a chance on the Brentford striker for GW1

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League starting teams.

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For Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield, the prospect of Brentford star Ivan Toney (£6.5m) emulating the success of previous promoted forwards such as Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) and Teemu Pukki (£6.0m) makes him a tempting Gameweek 1 pick.

"He's one of those that I think you just have to invest in because if he goes off like he did in the Championship, we could have a really nice FPL forward," Sam says.


Toney is joined by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.5m) in Sam's forward line.

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Favouring a 3-4-3 formation, Sam is doubling up on Everton players with the inclusion of defender Lucas Digne (£5.5m) alongside Calvert-Lewin.

"Those Everton fixtures for the first eight Gameweeks just look phenomenal and under a new manager in [Rafael] Benitez, I suspect we might see Everton get off to a flying start," she adds.

With Sam not planning an early Wildcard, Leeds United star Raphinha (£6.5m) makes the cut despite an opening-weekend trip to Manchester United, due to his promising long-term schedule.

"Raphinha needs to be somebody I'm invested in for Gameweek 1 for the nicer fixtures to follow after that," Sam explains.

Also in this series

Part 2: Ben Crabtree: Havertz can enjoy breakout season
Part 3: Utkarsh Dalmia: Fixtures key to Antonio appeal
Part 4: Chuck Booth: Saint-Maximin backed over Toney
Part 5: Neal Thurman: Double up on Liverpool defence
Part 6: Holly Shand: Calvert-Lewin can start strongly again
Part 7: Ben McNair: Back Dias for clean sheets
Part 8: Pranil Sheth: Double up on Aston Villa
Part 9: Tom Cantle: Smith Rowe and Harrison are bargains
Part 10: Experts' ultimate Gameweek 1 team

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