With the season set to kick off on Saturday Fantasy Premier League manager will be frantically scouring the league to find those all important players that will kick their season off in style. We have returned with our usual regular feature of previewing each position prior to the gameweek and we kick it off with a look our early tips for goalkeepers.
As usual we will be previewing each position over the coming days so be sure check back as we ramp up our coverage as Saturdays deadline approaches.
Joe Hart (Man City) £7.0 Million Fixture: Southampton (Home)
City kick off their campaign at home to newly promoted Southampton on Sunday and they will be keen to get the defence of their title off to a winning start. The Saint’s do boast the Championship top scorer in their side for the clash at Eithad, but realistically City should be able to cope to with all Adkin’s men have to offer. There is a word of caution however, Hart pulled out of the England squad to face Italy on Wednesday with a back injury, but reports at this stage suggest that he will be ok to play come Sunday.
Petr Cech (Chelsea) £6.5 Million Fixtures: Wigan (Away) Reading (Home)
The Champions of Europe will be hoping to put their Community Shield defeat behind them as they kick off the 2012/13 with two games in 4 days. Chelsea face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday and Reading on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge and as always a double gameweek always tempts fantasy managers with the prospect of good points returns. Wigan of course will be looking to pick up where they left off last season, but as we have learned over previous seasons the Latics are normally slow to light the touch paper. Reading then travel to the Bridge for their second game of the new season and although they have players capable of finding the net you would have to fancy Cech and co to keep a clean sheet.
So there you have our early tips for goalkeepers ahead of the first gameweek of the season, we will be back on Friday with our
full and final tips so be sure to check back with us then.