Steem Fantasy Premier League - Gameweek 1 Review

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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.

Goals scored
LiverPool: van Dijk (1), Origi (1), Salah (1)
Norwich: Pukki (1)

LiverPool: Alexander-Arnold (1), Firmino (1), Origi (1), Salah (1)
Norwich: Buendía

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.

Goals scored
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.

Goals scored
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.

Goals scored
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.

Goals scored
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.

Goals scored
Tottenham: Kane (2), Ndombele (1)
Aston Villa: McGinn (1)
Tottenham: Lucas Moura (1), Sissoko (1)
Aston Villa:

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.

Goals scored
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.

Goals scored
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.

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Got 73 points and was happy enough with it really. I've often had a lot lower than that but there were some big numbers in this week.

73 is usually a really strong score, the big spenders got off to a flyer though.

Not bad, higher than average at least :)

Usually I'd be happy to start with 66 points, but everyone else is off to a flyer!

I made a small fantasy league post on my page if anyone else playing is interested enough to read it.

All the best for the season, I looked forward to the race!

Yeah many of the big name players started well - a long way to go yet :)

I had Salah (C), VVD and Sterling, and sit you comfortably at 13 .

Nice choice of captain! I chose Alexander Arnold 😅


Good start!

Thanks @abh12345

So many goals on the opening weekend :)

I am glad I made Kane my captain :)

He normally starts the season slowly and so could be fired up and score loads :)

There were no surprises in most of the results!

Started slowly and scored 72points. That's a good start to the season,

Solid enough :)

Yeah. I regret not having Sterling, though Harry Kane didn't do so bad either

1 point above average :D for my first game ever, that is what i expected :D

Average Bill :)

that is so true for how i chose this name :D

Well I'm in 112 place with 62 points, but this is just the beginning ;)
(Anyway, I think I'm gonna make some transfers! 😉)

I did one already too, disappointed with Bournemouth's performance.

Knee jerk! They will score next gameweek! :)

I would like to win a good Parley with these teams

I like Parsley

Triple captain on hattrick man Sterling was a pretty awesome start for the guy at the top. I'm going to wait for a double game week to use that though - and the captain will probably do f all :D

Hi i got nice start in this season :) what You think ! ;)

Very good start!

I feel like i must be the only one with a shocker of a first week, mind you completely my own fault for going way outside the box on captaining Jimenez

Stick to the big guns for captain :D

Ye I know it was a complete moment of madness that I instantly regretted

I like this type of review a lot more than the ones from last year. Good job, @abh12345!

Thanks man :) Well that's my template sorted then, hopefully I'll find the time each week if/when I find a real job too!

Knew I should've picked Rashford. Dame!


Great collaboration and easy to stay connected with EPL.

72 points glad to put sterling captain