After a goal-fest in round 1 the EPL is well and truly back with many title contenders already looking the part and a few surprise packets along the way. We head into round 2 with $1,000 up for grabs on Saturday night with 5 juicy match ups to dive into!

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Forwards

Jamie Vardy ($6,400)

Coming off a solid performance against a strong Manchester United side, Vardy found the net to open his account for the new season. Will only need to re create a similar performance against Wolves this week to jag a few more goals.

Harry Kane ($9,000)

Had a stellar season once again last year and I am backing him to get his first goal this week. Was kept reasonably quiet by a good defensive performance by Newcastle. Expecting him to bounce back strongly against newly promoted, Fulham

Midfielders

Ruben Neves ($5,800)

Neves is a proven talent and was nominated for the EFL Championship player of the year last season. Looked right at home in his first Premier League fixture, scoring last week against Everton. I think he is in for a big year.

Willian ($6,800)

Willian looked dangerous all game last week as he tormented the Huddersfield defence and finished with a solid 16 fantasy points. His pace and killer instinct will be crucial this week as Chelsea take on Arsenal and I am expecting the Brazilian to fire.

Defenders

Jan Vertonghen ($7,100)

Was one of the higher performing defenders in the first week with a goal and some crucial tackles against Newcastle. Expecting him to be solid once again and hopefully get through with a clean sheet against Fulham.

Nathan Ake ($5,700)

Is a rock in defence for Bournemouth and is touted to be a future star. Coming off a solid performance last week with a clean sheet and plenty of good distribution. The Cherries looked impressive last week and it all starts with this guy from the back.