Fergi is one of the best all round fantasy football managers around. He has six FPL top 1% finishes (best 715th) in the past seven seasons, numerous top 100 finishes across Sky Fantasy Football and Telegraph Fantasy Football and is the reigning Dream Team Champion.

Every week he covers his thought process and tips ahead of every Gameweek across all these formats exclusively for Fantasy Football Hub members.

For Gameweek 1 he has split out his FPL, Sky, Telegraph Fantasy Football and Dream Team team reveals but will as usual write his combined article ahead of Gameweek 2 onwards.

You can find all our other Sky Fantasy Football Gameweek 1 team reveals right here!

Sky Fantasy Football 2021/22 Strategy

Welcome back all, I hope you had a great summer and am as raring to go as I am for Sky Fantasy Football!

Important - the intention of my team reveal articles is to share my thought process and teams at the time of writing. Team line-ups, last minute injuries etc may mean some of my line-ups and captaincy choices may slightly change come the deadline. I would urge you to keep an eye on team news and make the decisions you feel are the correct ones for you in the circumstances.

I will always endeavour to tweet my finalised team out pre-deadline regardless.


I generally play quite a 'safe' Sky Fantasy Football game until the first overhaul, mixing up bonus magnets with clean sheet and attacking potential with ownership in mind for players and captains.

As this team is just until the first overhaul (three Gameweeks and eight captaincy days) there isn't too much to share in terms of tactics! I will pick my XI with daily captaincy in mind right until the overhaul; I don't really *need* to use any transfers with my current plan but as we know all too well, things change and injuries strike so I'm not scared to use one or two if I need to.

A lot will depend on whether Harry Kane (£12.0m) plays any minutes for Tottenham or signs for Manchester City during this period.

In terms of my second team, it will be very similar to the first with maybe a couple of 50/50 differences (Mane over Salah for example).

Player Shortlist

I have a shortlisted pool of players I like and will be very likely choosing my Gameweek 1 team from. This may change a little with last minute Premier League transfers/injuries but the thought process will remain the same regardless.

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Gameweek 1 Team Reveal

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