Captain picks, differentials, group choice of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: FPL gameweek 1 team selection – A record-breaking 9.1 million managers played the game last season and you can…

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: FPL gameweek 1 team selection – A record-breaking 9.1 million managers played the game last season and you can join them in 2022/23. Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is undoubtedly the most popular and offers users the chance to battle it out with their friends and rivals across the globe as the first matchday of FPL gets underway on 6th August. Follow all FPL news and updates on Insidesport.IN

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks, differential picks, team selection of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season, Check out all FPL Tips

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks for Gameweek 1

Harry Kane (£11.5m) is among the top challengers to Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) for the captaincy in Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League.

Salah has scored in all five of his Gameweek 1 appearances for the Reds, averaging 13.6 points per match. His ownership of 60 per cent means the Egyptian will almost certainly be the most-selected armband choice for Liverpool’s trip to Fulham.

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks, differential picks, team selection of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season, Check out all FPL Tips
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JULY 23: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the pre-season friendly match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City at Lambeau Field on July 23, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Kane’s record under Antonio Conte for Tottenham Hotspur shows he can rival Salah. He produced 114 shots, 29 big chances and 43 shots on target after the Italian arrived in Gameweek 11 last term, all league-leading totals. Kane entertains Southampton in prolific form, scoring five goals during Spurs’ pre-season.

Both Liverpool and Spurs provide in-form alternatives for the armband. Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) scored five goals during the summer friendlies, while Son Heung-min (£12.0m) combined two goals with four assists.

Elsewhere, Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) and Erling Haaland (£11.5m) will also be heavily backed due to their high ownership. Arsenal’s Jesus is the most-popular player in Fantasy, picked by a massive 73 per cent of managers. He visits Crystal Palace on the back of seven goals during the summer.

Haaland and Manchester City team-mate Joao Cancelo (£7.0m) are both selected by over 45 per cent for their visit to West Ham United. Cancelo produced 108 points in away matches last season, second only to the 124 points of Salah.

Differential picks for Gameweek 1

Chelsea’s Reece James (£6.0m) was also a huge success on his travels in the previous campaign. The wing-back, who averaged 8.4 points per away start in 2021/22, faces Everton on Saturday.

Finally, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) and Newcastle United forward Callum Wilson (£7.5m) could be huge differentials. Both are under five per cent owned and have favourable home matches against Brentford and Nottingham Forest respectively.

Vardy produced seven double-figure hauls in his 20 starts last term, while Wilson was involved in 50 per cent of Newcastle’s goals when selected in 2021/22.

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks, differential picks, team selection of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season, Check out all FPL Tips
Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks, differential picks, team selection of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season, Check out all FPL Tips

Callum Wilson, Newcastle United (£7.5m)

Matt Doherty, Tottenham Hotspur (£5.0m)

Phil Foden, Manchester City (£8.0m)

FPL Team Selection for Gameweek 1

Goalkeeper

Danny Ward ( Leicester – £4.0m)

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold ( Liverpool – £7.5m), Kyle Walker ( Manchester City – £5.0m), Reece James ( Chelsea – £6.0m), Diogo Dalot ( Manchester United – £4.5m)

Midfielders

Mohamed Salah ( Liverpool – £13m), Gabriel Martinelli Silva ( Arsenal – £6.0m), Leon Bailey ( Aston Villa  – £5.0m)

Forwards

Gabriel Jesus ( Arsenal – £8.0m), Erling Haaland ( Manchester City – £11.5m), Harry Kane ( Tottenham – £11.5m)

Fantasy Premier League 2022-23: Top Captain picks, differential picks, team selection of Gameweek 1 for FPL 2022-23 season, Check out all FPL Tips