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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

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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