Week 1 of the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League is complete. Did you select mulitple star men, or are you odds on for the sack already?
Friday 9th August
Liverpool 4 Norwich 1
An easy win was predicted by many as Liverpool easily defeated Norwich at home. Liverpool lost star goalkeeper Alisson in the first half but that didn't stop them running rampage with 3 different scorers (and an own goal) and 4 different players earning an assist.
LiverPool: van Dijk (1), Origi (1), Salah (1)
Norwich: Pukki (1)
LiverPool: Alexander-Arnold (1), Firmino (1), Origi (1), Salah (1)
Saturday 10th August
West Ham 0 Man City 5
Man City destroyed The Hammers in an a facile victory sending The Blues to the top of the table in week 1. Sterling could have had 4/5 goals and didn't look best pleased when Agüero took two attempts to score a penalty the winger had earned - he still ended up with a hat-trick and is the highest points scorer this week.
Man City: Sterling (3), Agüero (1), Jesus (1)
Man City: Mahrez (3), Walker (1), De Bruyne (1)
Bournemouth 1 Sheffield United 1
A score draw on the south coast and a point for newly promoted Sheffield United which they can't be too upset about away from home.
Bournemouth: Mepham (1)
Sheffield United: Sharp (1)
Bournemouth: Wlison (1)
Burnley 3 Southampton 0
A surprisingly easy win for Burnley in what looked like a fairly even match up at Turf Moor. Southhampton are going to have to improve on this performance or else a tough season is ahead.
Burnley: Barnes (2), Gudmundsson (1)
Burnley: Pieters (2)
Crystal Palace 0 Everton 0
A goalless draw to kick off proceedings at Selhurst Park and perhaps it will be Everton who are the most disappointed team here. A good result for managers picking defenders from either club.
Watford 0 Brighton 3
Watford carried over their poor run-in last season and with numerous players out injured lost convincingly at home to the impressive Brighton.
Brighton: Andone (1), Maupay (1)
Brighton: Dunk (1), Groß (1), Pröpper (1)
Spurs V Aston Villa
Spurs made it only one defeat in their last 17 games against Villa, who had started brightly with the first goal. A brace for popular dream team selection Harry Kane pleasing many managers in the first week.
Tottenham: Kane (2), Ndombele (1)
Aston Villa: McGinn (1)
Tottenham: Lucas Moura (1), Sissoko (1)
Sunday 11th August
Leicester 0 Wolves 0
A tight, competitive affair was on the cards at The King Power Stadium and a goalless draw wasn't the most unlikely result. Both teams will be fairly happy with this result but if one is to make a charge for the top 6 this year, these are the sort of games they will need to win.
Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1
Newcastle looked weak up front after departures of key strikers over the summer and it was Arsenal who came out just on top on Tyneside.
Arsenal: Aubameyang (1)
Arsenal: Maitland-Niles (1)
Man United V Chelsea
The opening weeks most high profile match saw Manchester United demolish Frank Lampard's Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Chelsea, burdened by injuries and a transfer market ban started well but were over-powered by the athletic reds who fielded the youngest starting eleven in the Premier League this week.
Manchester United: Rashford (2), Martial (1), James (1)
Manchester United: Pogba (2), Pereira (1)
Steem Fantasy Premier League Standings - Week 1
It's early days but the top of the table looks like this after week one. Two teams scored 100 points or more this week and interestingly, both used their triple captain option. Fortunately for Llaneros FC, captain Lacazette didn't play leaving their vice captain Sterling to take home 60 points.
Dream Team - Week 1
The Dream Team collected 142 points this week with the global average at 65 points. 99 Teams in the Steem Fantasy League bettered the average score this week.
Top Player: Sterling (20 points)
Most selected: van Dijk (51.6%)
Most Captained: Salah
Most Vice Captained: Alisson
On we go to week 2, selections close on Saturday 17 Aug at 11:30 am.