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The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 2

18 Aug 2021
The Scout's FPL Essentials for Gameweek 2

Kings to watch? Best differentials? Find everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's deadline

The Scout provides Fantasy Premier League managers with everything they need to know ahead of the Gameweek 2 deadline of 11:00 BST on Saturday 21 August.

Final call

A look at how team news could affect your decisions ahead of the deadline.

Gundogan fit to punish sellers

Captain candidates

Analysis of who should carry your armband.

Part 1: Round two for Salah and Fernandes
Part 2: Lukaku can make instant impact
Part 3: Who to captain in GW2? What the experts say

Scout Selection

The best XI players are picked for the weekend ahead.

Scout Selection: Antonio leads West Ham double-up


Fantasy experts have their say on the XI selected by The Scout.

Scout Selection: The FPL experts' views

FPL team news

Find out all the latest injury and player news ahead of the GW2 deadline.

Latest FPL team news

Experts' GW2 team

The Scout's panel of top FPL managers pick their best XI for those who missed Gameweek 1 or are playing their Wildcard this week.

Experts' best team for Gameweek 2

Kings to watch

Five standout players are tipped to produce big points.


Part 1: Wilfried Zaha (WHU)
Part 2: Said Benrahma (WHU)
Part 3: Virgil van Dijk (LIV)
Part 4: Richarlison (EVE)
Part 5: Riyad Mahrez (MCI)


Four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek.


Part 1: Adama Traore (WOL)
Part 2: Neal Maupay (BHA)
Part 3: Leon Bailey (AVL)
Part 4: Ismaila Sarr (WAT)

Advantages of starting in Gameweek 2

Missed the Gameweek 1 deadline? Don't worry. Here's how you can capitalise on joining in now.

The advantages of starting FPL in Gameweek 2

Gameweek 1 lessons

The key pointers from the last round of matches.

Part 1: GW1 Lessons: Fernandes and Salah to continue as top captains
Part 2: GW1 Lessons: Tsimikas among bargains in defence
Part 3: FPL experts: Are Son, Salah and Fernandes must-haves?

New signings

The Scout gives the lowdown on what to expect from the latest big-name additions.

Lukaku could shake up Fantasy teams
Varane boosts Shaw and Fernandes

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