With the new Premier League season fast approaching, Sky Sports News has launched a weekly column bringing you essential tips from the best Fantasy Premier League managers in the world.
In our first column, Holly Shand, FPL Heisenberg and FPL Salah – who between them have 11 top 10k finishes and more than 30 years of fantasy experience – look at this year’s must-have players, reveal who they are avoiding and discuss who their captain is for the first game week.
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Who is the premium asset(s) that you must own?
FPL_Salah: Mohamed Salah (£13m). Since joining Liverpool in 2017-18, he has 118 goals and 46 assists in the Premier League. The Egyptian is one the best players to have played in the Premier League and certainly the best and most consistent FPL asset.
Liverpool also have a very favourable set of fixtures to open the season so you are going to be looking to captain him quite often. Simply put owning Salah will make your life much easier.
Holly Shand: Salah has to be the first name on our team-sheets: the top goalscorer from three of the last five seasons, he looked refreshed and hungry for goals in Liverpool’s Community Shield win on Saturday, scoring from the penalty spot and getting an assist.
He’s had a full pre-season behind him and a new contract signed, after what was an exhausting campaign for him in 2021/22 with responsibilities for both club and country across a number of competitions. Expect him to come out of the blocks quickly this season.