Fantasy Premier League: Player price changes this week ahead of gameweek 2

Here are this week’s market movers

Arteta: 'Gabriel and Willian were terrific'

The Fantasy Premier League transfer market is in full swing after the first round of games, and there have already been some notable price changes as managers wield the axe and bring in fresh blood.

As ever, those players being sold in their droves are causing a fall in price while the new signings are 

Here are this week’s market movers so far:

Rises

Willian (M), Arsenal | £8m > £8.1m

The winger impressed on debut with three assists as Arsenal thumped Fulham, and has another good-looking fixture this weekend at home to West Ham.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (F), Everton | £7m > £7.1m

The Everton striker scored their winner against Tottenham and looks to set to have another strong start to the campaign.

Patrick Bamford (F), Leeds United | £5.5 > 5.6m

The Leeds striker scored against Liverpool in that chaotic 4-3 defeat at Anfield, and he’s getting plenty of love from fantasy managers with a home game against Fulham this weekend. He could be a rotation risk in the long-term, however, given the record summer signing of Rodrigo.

Falls

Nicolas Pepe (M), Arsenal | £8m > £7.9m

After watching Willian start the opening game, many managers have decided to make the switch.

Takumi Minamino (M), Liverpool | £6.5m > £6.4m

There was talk that the Japanese midfielder might start the game due to Liverpool’s injuries, but that never materialised.

Matt Phillips (M), West Brom | £5.5m > £5.4m

The Baggies’ winger was another who didn’t start the opening game, and his price has tumbled as a result.

Cedric Soares (D), Arsenal | £5m > £4.9m

Some may have thought he may play at right wing-back amid talk of a Hector Bellerin exit, with PSG touted as a possible destination, but Bellerin started Arsenal’s first game.

Willian Saliba (D), Arsenal | £4.5 > £4.4m

The French centre-back was expected to start by many, but didn’t, as Gabriel made a stunning debut with a goal and a clean sheet.

Ones to watch

Official Fantasy Premier League comms has not made clear whether or not the players of Manchester United, Manchester City, Burnley and Aston Villa will be susceptible to price changes before their opening fixtures this weekend, or whether their players’ prices will be locked until they have played their first game, like those teams who began the season in Gameweek 1.

Either way, expect some of these prices to hike as soon as they are allowed as FPL managers rush to get their hands on some United and City assets.

Bruno Fernandes (M), Manchester United | £10.5m

The attacking midfielder was a must-have at the end of last season as he racked up regular goals and assists, and United have a favourable run of fixtures.

Anthony Martial (F), Manchester United | £9m

The striker is expected to spend the majority of the season as United’s No9, and that means plenty of chances to score.

Kevin De Bruyne (M), Manchester City | £11.5m

Last season’s top points scorer will inevitably see a rush.

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