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Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Gameweek 1

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire, as well as a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

Chris Mosinski

Chris Mosinski

Fantasy sports connoisseur and expert soccer prognosticator.

Andrew and Chris are back for another season of weekly Fantasy Premier League rankings.

As a reminder, we will be drafting against each other to formulate the rankings. A starting XI, plus seven bench spots (two strikers, two midfielders, two defenders, one goalkeeper). Chris had the first pick this week, Andrew got two and three, Chris took four, and then we alternated after that. The overall rankings below will show how the draft played out, and then we break down each position, in case you're looking for that too.

Overall Rankings for Gameweek 1
1. Wayne Rooney vs. Swansea City
2. Daniel Sturridge vs. Southampton
3. Aaron Ramsey vs. Crystal Palace
4. Romelu Lukaku at Leicester City
5. Yaya Toure at Newcastle
6. Eden Hazard at Burnley
7. Sergio Aguero at Newcastle
8. Steven Gerrard vs. Southampton
9. Juan Mata vs. Swansea City
10. Leighton Baines at Leicester City
11. Seamus Coleman vs. Swansea City
12. Diego Costa at Burnley
13. Alexis Sanchez vs. Crystal Palace
14. Branislav Ivanovic at Burnley
15. John Terry at Burnley
16. Mesut Ozil vs. Crystal Palace
17. Per Mertesacker vs. Crystal Palace
18. Vincent Kompany at Newcastle
19. Olivier Giroud vs. Crystal Palace
20. Christian Eriksen at West Ham
21. Wojciech Szczesny vs. Crystal Palace
22. Thibaut Courtois at Burnley
23. Cesc Fabregas at Burnley
24. David Silva at Newcastle
25. Edin Dzeko at Newcastle
26. Emmanuel Adebayor at West Ham
27. Raheem Sterling vs. Southampton
28. Jan Vertonghen at West Ham
29. Mathieu Debuchy vs. Crystal Palace
30. Ross Barkley at Leicester City
31. Wilfried Bony at Manchester United
32. Loic Remy vs. Hull City
33. Pablo Zabaleta at Newcastle
34. Laurent Koscielny vs. Crystal Palace
35. Tim Howard at. Leicester City
36. Hugo Lloris at West Ham

Strikers:
1. Wayne Rooney vs. Swansea City
2. Daniel Sturridge vs. Southampton
3. Romelu Lukaku at Leicester City
4. Sergio Aguero at Newcastle
5. Diego Costa at Burnley
6. Olivier Giroud vs. Crystal Palace
7. Edin Dzeko at Newcastle
8. Emmanuel Adebayor at West Ham
9. Wilfried Bony at Manchester United
10. Loic Remy vs. Hull City

Midfielders:
1. Aaron Ramsey vs. Crystal Palace
2. Yaya Toure at Newcastle
3. Eden Hazard at Burnley
4. Steven Gerrard vs. Southampton
5. Juan Mata vs. Swansea City
6. Alexis Sanchez vs. Crystal Palace
7. Mesut Ozil vs. Crystal Palace
8. Christian Eriksen at West Ham
9. Cesc Fabregas at Burnley
10. David Silva at Newcastle
11. Raheem Sterling vs. Southampton
12. Ross Barkley at Leicester City

Defenders:
1. Leighton Baines at Leicester City
2. Seamus Coleman vs. Swansea City
3. Branislav Ivanovic at Burnley
4. John Terry at Burnley
5. Per Mertesacker vs. Crystal Palace
6. Vincent Kompany at Newcastle
7. Jan Vertonghen at West Ham
8. Mathieu Debuchy vs. Crystal Palace
9. Pablo Zabaleta at Newcastle
10. Laurent Koscielny vs. Crystal Palace

Goalkeepers:
1. Wojciech Szczesny vs. Crystal Palace
2. Thibaut Courtois at Burnley
3. Tim Howard at. Leicester City
4. Hugo Lloris at West Ham

And here's how the teams stack up against each other:

POS Mosinski Laird
GK Thibaut Courtois Wojciech Szczesny
D Leighton Baines Seamus Coleman
D Branislav Ivanovic John Terry
D Vincent Kompany Per Mertesacker
M Eden Hazard Aaron Ramsey
M Steven Gerrard Yaya Toure
M Mesut Ozil Juan Mata
M Christian Eriksen Alexis Sanchez
F Wayne Rooney Daniel Sturridge
F Romelu Lukaku Sergio Aguero
F Diego Costa Olivier Giroud
BG Hugo Lloris Tim Howard
BD Jan Vertonghen Mathieu Debuchy
BD Laurent Koscielny Pablo Zabaleta
BM David Silva Cesc Fabregas
BM Ross Barkley Raheem Sterling
BF Emmanuel Adebayor Edin Dzeko
BF Loic Remy Wilfried Bony