Fantasy Football · Premier League

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)  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?

Fantasy Football · Premier League

Fixture congestion: is squad rotation during the Christmas period a myth?

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?

Fantasy Football · Premier League

Fantasy Premier League: Updated Methodology and Gameweek 12 Rankings

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

Fantasy Football · Premier League

Fantasy Premier League: Underlying Stats, 2016/17 Gameweeks 1-3

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