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
The chaps at the excellent Fantasy Premier League (FPL) podcast ‘Always Cheating’ (Twitter: @hailcheaters, podcast here) proposed 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?
It’s that time of year again when the football calendar starts to get congested and the games come thick and fast. I am of course referring to Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year for football supporters. The narrative for those who follow professional football in England is that the absence of a winter… Continue reading Fixture congestion: is squad rotation during the Christmas period a myth?
This is the gameweek 12 (GW12) edition of my attempt to identify the players with the most potential for points in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game based on a methodology I have developed (see appendix for details, or earlier articles on my blog for how I came to the conclusions I have). This is… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League: Updated Methodology and Gameweek 12 Rankings
During the summer I wrote an article on the underlying stats of Premier League footballers over the last two seasons and their correlation with the points scored in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. There are many ways to approach FPL, but one method I wanted to utilize more this season was the use of… Continue reading Fantasy Premier League: Underlying Stats, 2016/17 Gameweeks 1-3
Following Leicester City’s 3-1 away victory at Manchester City this past weekend, the bookies have installed the Foxes as title favourites for the first time, 25 games into the season. But does their meteoric rise to the summit owe much to the failings of the Premier League’s “elite” clubs in 2015/2016?