Every fantasy football fan will be aware that there is a massive difference when it comes to home and away form. Teams playing at home benefit from several factors including familiarity and home support. For these reasons it’s beneficial for us fantasy premier league managers to analyse teams that rotate well, giving us a favourable run of home fixtures.
With a squad of 15, it gives us the opportunity to rotate some of our players between gameweeks to take advantage of good premier league fixtures. With this in mind, Fantasy Football Addict has analysed the initial 7 fixtures to find combinations that could provide tasty fantasy football returns. This is what we found:
Swansea and Fulham
NOR, WHM, SUN, WBA, EVE, MCI, RDG
Swansea’s fixtures blend with Fulham’s to provide a great mixture of home matches with the only big team being Man City in Gameweek 6. Both of these teams will be targeting these home fixtures as winnable matches and as such, big point scores should be expected.
Swansea and QPR
SWA, WHM, SUN, CHE, EVE, WHM, RDG
An alternative to the first combination is the straight swap of Fulham’s first 3 home matches (Norwich, West Brom and Man City) with QPR’s first 3 (Swansea, Chelsea and West Ham). Both combinations feature one top of the table side and if QPR can take their home form from last season into this one, this second fixture mixture could be very beneficial over the start of the season.
Newcastle and Aston Villa
TOT, EVE, AVL, SWA, NOR, WBA, MUN
This is a slightly trickier combination but once again both teams will be looking to win these to get the season off to a strong start. Home matches against Tottenham and United could prove to be difficult but the other 5 fixtures are definitely winnable and could return some strong fantasy premier league scores.
West Ham and Sunderland
AVL, RDG, FUL, LIV, SUN, WIG, ARS
Once again this combination includes a couple of tough fixtures in the form of Liverpool and Arsenal but the other 5 will be targeted by West Ham and Sunderland as matches they could potentially win. Since West Ham gained promotion to the Premier League, they have added to their ranks with players like Jaaskelainen, Collins and Maiga. On the other hand, Sunderland have been relatively quiet in the transfer market but both teams will be keen to start the season well.
Within the last week before the Fantasy Premier League officially kicks off, we will produce articles covering each position and possible choices. In these articles we will also further our team rotation analysis to offer players that rotate well to supplement our squads. Make sure you return to take advantage of our research, and to avoid missing out on any of our featured articles, sign up to our Facebook or Twitter page through the links in the yellow box below.
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