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EPL GW-1 Fantasy Review

English Premier League GW-1 Review

Raphael Varane - Manchester United - Premier League
Who guessed that Raphael Varane would be FPL’s highest scorer in GW-1?
Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The EPL has completed the inaugural week of the new 2023-24 season. All 20 clubs took to the field with new players, new jerseys, and new tactics.

If you missed the build up on NMA, go back to the articles:

GW-1 Results

Top Four

Each on 3 points:

  1. Newcastle — +4 goal difference
  2. Brighton & Man City — +3 goal difference
  3. Arsenal, Palace & Fulham — +1 goal difference

Bottom Three

Each on 0 points:

18: Luton & Burnley — -3 goal difference

20: Aston Villa — -4 goal difference

Top Performers

Haaland and Isak each kicked off the season with a brace to take the early lead in the race for the Golden Boot. Spurs’ new signing James Maddison set up goals for defenders Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal to immediately put himself at the top of the assist table. Fulham’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno made nine saves in the first match of the season against Everton to keep a clean sheet in the process as well.

Overall Top Performers

Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Goals Haaland & Isak (2) Several Players (1) TBA (0)
Assist Maddison (2) Several Players (1) TBA (0)
Saves Leno (9) Kaminski (8) Wes & Martinez (7)

FPL GW-1 Best XI

There was actually a three-way tie for the fourth midfield slot, with James Maddison and Jarrod Bowen returning the same points (9) as Solly March.

How did you fare in the season’s inaugural game week? Who were your big scorers? Who disappointed? What transfers are you considering ahead of the next deadline? Please log in and let us know in the comments.