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Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings: GW8-13

Disclaimer, Tuesday 10th October This post is currently incomplete because I am bed-ridden with┬átonsillitis. I started writing it on Friday night with the ambition of creating a full analysis of over- and under-performing players, rankings, fixture analyses, etc. that the space a two week international break can provide. But then I got sick and have… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings: GW8-13

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Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings, Methodology

This post is an accompaniment piece to Player Ranking posts that I will be producing throughout the 2017/18 season, explaining the methodology behind each of the ranking tables produced.   Methodology: Assessing Player Form In the post-2015/16 summer period I performed regression analysis on the underlying metrics supplied by Opta (via the Fantasy Football Scout… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings, Methodology

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Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings: GW5-10

The following post is the first in what I hope will be a regular series which looks at the performance and potential of players in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. Long-time readers will know that I produced player rankings last season, and this work is an extension of that. There have been some methodological… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Player Rankings: GW5-10

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Fantasy Premier League Strategy: Four at the Back?

As the 2017/18 season rapidly approaches, there has been much pre-season talk about the virtues of playing four (or more) defenders in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) starting line-ups. The conventional wisdom until this season has been to operate a 3-4-3 system, but the emergence of wing-backs as a feature of many Premier League sides towards… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Strategy: Four at the Back?

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Performance analysis of Goalkeepers in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and assessment of where to find value

Following a recent post I wrote about three-way defensive rotation strategy in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game, I was asked on Twitter to do the same analysis for two-way goalkeeper rotations, the results of which can be seen by clicking here: I was asked which GK combo has the best fixtures (vs. BUR,BRT,HUD,STO,SWA,WAT,WBA,WHM). Here's… Continue reading Performance analysis of Goalkeepers in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and assessment of where to find value

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Do older players peak early in the Premier League?

The chaps at the excellent Fantasy Premier League (FPL) podcast ‘Always Cheating’ (Twitter: @hailcheaters, podcast here) ┬áproposed a theory on Twitter earlier today that ‘older’ players peak earlier in the season (I hesitate to use the term older seeing I am now way past their cut-off of 28). I wouldn’t normally respond to such a… Continue reading Do older players peak early in the Premier League?

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Fantasy Premier League (FPL) 2017/18 Strategy: Three-Way Budget Defender Rotation

About this time last season I wrote a blog post about the best three-way rotating budget defenders for the forthcoming season based on the fixture favourability. The basic premise was to plan to have two premium defenders and then the final defensive slot in a 3-4-3 / 3-5-2 formation taken by a rotating cast of… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) 2017/18 Strategy: Three-Way Budget Defender Rotation