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Fantasy Premier League (FPL) 2018/19: Three-Way Budget Defender Rotation

Long time readers will remember (maybe) that for the last couple of seasons I have attempted a three-way defensive rotation strategy in defensive to make use of the budget defenders by ensuring that at least one of the three has a favourable fixture most weeks. If I’m honest I probably won’t be following that same… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) 2018/19: Three-Way Budget Defender Rotation

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At-a-glance: the end of the Premier League season from an FPL perspective

Just a quick piece this, but in among all the planning for the final few weeks of the season I’ve created an at-a-glance guide for myself to assess where my attention should be focused. I thought it would be worth sharing. Note: there are numerical justifications behind some of this but it is mixed with… Continue reading At-a-glance: the end of the Premier League season from an FPL perspective

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A statistical, recent history of Double Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League

We’re approaching that time of the season that obsessive Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players enjoy immensely: the blank and double gameweeks. The late schedule changes caused by teams advancing to the later stages of domestic cup competitions can be a source of great delight to the neurotics as it brings with it the opportunity to… Continue reading A statistical, recent history of Double Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League

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Fantasy Premier League Analysis: Position Value and Productivity

It’s been a while since I’ve done any original Fantasy Premier League (FPL) analysis, so I recently put out a question on Twitter asking for requests for subject matter. Two responses particularly caught my attention as they appear quite similar in nature.   At the heart of these queries – and their close relation “which… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Analysis: Position Value and Productivity

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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 tonsillitis. 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