The Premier League fixtures for the 2022/23 season were announced today, so we’re going to take a look at the ones to watch on the opening weekend.
Crystal Palace welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park with the two sides opening the Premier League season.
One man to watch out for is Wilfried Zaha, who had a good campaign on Ultimate Fan, finishing in the top 10 forwards with 229 points.
Arsenal will be well aware of the threat that the winger poses as well, considering he’s contributed to seven goals in his last 10 matches against them.
Not only that, but five of those came on home soil, so to see him dazzle in front of the Palace faithful once again will not come as a surprise.
Bruno Guimaraes has proved to be a fantastic signing by Newcastle and he could hurt newly promoted, Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend.
Eddie Howe turned St. James’ Park into somewhat a fortress in the second half of last season, so it’s going to be a very tough ask for Forest.
It will be a similarly difficult task trying to stop Guimaraes, with the Brazilian finishing last campaign with five goal contributions from the last seven fixtures.
All but one of them came at St. James’ Park so there’s every chance Guimaraes could get his, and Newcastle’s, season off to a flyer.
Leicester fans will feel that James Maddison was hard done by Gareth Southgate, being overlooked for the England squad once again.
The midfielder had a very good season, which maybe went under the radar a little, scoring 12 and assisting eight.
That saw him finish in the top three when it comes to midfielders in Ultimate Fan after hauling in 240 points.
Brentford were also a side he enjoyed facing last campaign, scoring in both fixtures to help his side pick up four points.
Another player who had another very solid season was James Ward-Prowse of Southampton as he comes up against Tottenham on the opening weekend.
Better known for his killer dead-ball prowess, Ward Prowse finished the last campaign on a very nice 207 points.
That was thanks to 11 goals and five assists, which eventually saw him finish as the sixth most fruitful midfielder.
He’s no stranger to punishing Spurs either, having contributed to four goals in just his last three appearances against them.
Finally, we have Pascal Groß, who will travel to Manchester United with Brighton, on the opening weekend.
The German isn’t someone who instantly springs to mind when it comes to picking up points on Ultimate Fan.
However, if he can start the season in the same way he finished the last, he’s certain to push his owners up the leaderboard.
In the final three games of the season, Groß popped up with three goal contributions, one coming against Manchester United.