By 90Min
August 20, 2019

Ahhh, football. Gameweek two had it all, didn't it? More hat-tricks, more goalkeeping errors and more VAR controversy. 

As good as all of the above is for the watching neutral, ultimately, it affects our FPL teams for better or for worse.

Were you part of the Pukki party bus or the alarming Adrian brigade? (Good one, I know). 

Here's the week two man-of-the-match lowdown...


Dani Ceballos 

RESULT: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley 

Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos proved instrumental on his full Arsenal debut, assisting both goals and helping the Gunners to a 2-1 victory. 

If you were one of the smart folk that had already taken the gamble on Ceballos, bravo to you. Us none Ceballos owners are not at all bitter.

The young Spaniard is still available at a measly £5.5m. Transfer time, anyone? 


Leandro Trossard

RESULT: Brighton 1-1 West Ham United

Brighton's summer signing scored an excellent goal and had another ruled out by that pesky VAR as the Seagulls played out a 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

The Belgian playmaker is available at £6m (as a midfielder) but with him playing predominantly in forward positions, he could prove a shrewd bit of fantasy business ahead of gameweek three. 


John McGinn 

RESULT: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth 

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Despite being on the losing side, John McGinn (or McGiniesta, am I right?) once again proved to be the stand out performer at Villa Park.

The Scot seems to be getting better week in week out and I am extremely proud to say I told you so on this one.


Lucas Digne 

RESULT: Everton 1-0 Watford 

Clean sheet? Check. Assist? Check. The perfect Fantasy Premier League combo for a defender. 

Lucas Digne put in a textbook performance for both Everton and his FPL users this weekend. Available at £6m, Digne could well be worth transferring in now he is part of an ever-improving Toffees squad. 


Teemu Pukki 

RESULT: Norwich City 3-1 Newcastle United

Cometh the hour, cometh the Teemu Pukki.

The Norwich City striker put in the stand out performance of gameweek two, scoring a stunning hat-trick and taking his season tally to four. 

Pukki's price has already started rising and now stands at £6.7m but based on his early season form, that is still an incredibly cheap price for an extremely talented player.

Announce 99% of users transferring him in and him only scoring one goal between now and the end of the campaign. 


Sadio Mane 

RESULT: Southampton 1-2 Liverpool 

Where would Liverpool be without this man? And where are all the FPL users that transferred him out ahead of gameweek two? Schoolboy error. 

One of the more pricey players on the board but Sadio Mane is the definition of a 'banker'.

I know, nobody cares really and we're all still fuming about Adrian's mistake that cost us precious clean-sheet points. 


Kevin De Bruyne 

RESULT: Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur 

Need some assistance? You should probably call Kevin De Bruyne. 


The man is an assist king. He was the provider of both Manchester City goals and may well have bagged himself a hat-trick of assists had well, you know, VAR. 

At £9.5m, the Belgian isn't the most costly of midfielders on the board and will certainly guarantee you points, even if VAR can't. Sorry, i'll stop. 


John Lundstram

RESULT: Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace 

Premier League newcomers Sheffield United marked their first home game with an impressive win versus Crystal Palace. 

John Lundstram bagged the Blades only goal and took home all three FPL bonus points for good measure. 

The 69.6% of you that benched him, let this be a lesson to you. 


James Maddison 

RESULT: Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City 

James Maddison provided the all important assist that allowed Leicester City to leave Stamford Bridge with a precious point. 

The 22-year-old has been thriving with the Foxes since the introduction of Brendan Rodgers at the helm and after an excellent debut season, he is showing no signs of slowing down.

Rated at a respectable £7m - I'd wager that this won't be the first time that he walks away with the man-of-the-match honour this season. Get on it. 


Ruben Neves 

RESULT: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Manchester United 

Wolves foiled Manchester United yet again and Ruben Neves scored yet another worldie. This is becoming quite the common occurance, isn't it? 

Anyway, Monday night football rounded off gameweek two rather nicely didn't it? (Unless you're a United fan, or Paul Pogba, that is).

If you hadn't already clocked on, Neves is absolute class and he has a half-decent strike in his locker. The 22-year-old picked up the final MOTM award of the weekend and added another goal to his ever-growing showreel. 

He's available at £5.5m. Yes, you read that right - £5.5m. I don't really need to say anything as I'd hazard a guess that 90% of users might already be contemplating making this transfer but if not, do yourself a favour - bin that bang average £7.5m rated CDM you've got and bang big Nev in there. 

So yeah, off you pop. See you next week.

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