Richard is a veteran at the game and has one of the most enviable FPL records out there, notching a top 33k finish in every single one of his 13 seasons.

With pre-season now at an end, and having assessed the wealth of FPL content available it’s time to assemble my Gameweek 1 squad.  I will be drawing upon the fixtures assessment I made in Part 1 of this guide where I divided the first six weeks fixtures into three ‘Buckets’ – see the graphic below for a quick reminder.

Fixture Difficulty (First 6)


What are the fixture buckets telling me?

My first article intentionally didn’t name any players. I looked objectively at the fixtures first and allowed the pre-season to complete and before assessing players.

Bucket 1 (Target 8-10 players*)

Kind fixtures for Liverpool and Manchester City, plus viewing the Community Shield  on Sunday, makes me keen maximise their players!

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