Analysing favourable runs of fixtures is key for any fantasy football manager looking to gain an advantage over their friends and competitors. Here at Fantasy Football Addict, we have carried out research to make this task even easier for you and to give you a head start come the start of the fantasy premier league season.
It’s best not to look too far ahead when studying fixtures as form can often be difficult to predict and various factors can come into play to scupper your plans. With an international break arriving after Gameweek 7, many will be looking to play their wildcards at this junction, so therefore we thought it best to analyse the first 7 fixtures of the season and see which teams have been given favourable starts that will provide us with some premier league fantasy tips. Players chosen from top teams will be considered as fixture-proof (used in your team week-in, week-out) but it is good to fill the rest of your squad with players in teams with favourable fixtures.
Here are three teams that we think have the best fixtures to kick things off (HOME matches in UPPER CASE, away matches in lower case):
Swansea had an excellent debut season where they showed how aesthetic football could also be effective and under new manager Michael Laudrup, they will be looking to continue in the same vein and build upon their success. Important players like Sigurdsson and Caulker won’t be involved this time round but Laudrup has used his attraction to bring in some well known replacements like Michu, Chico and De Guzman. With a favourable start which doesn’t involve any of the top teams, these players will have plenty of time to find their feet.
Andre Villas-Boas has been given a second chance to impress in the Premier League as the manager of Spurs. He is clearly a very intelligent man but his youth may have been the issue at Chelsea, with him failing to get the senior players on board with his style of management. Whether this will happen at Spurs, nobody knows, but he once again has an impressive array of players at his disposal. Fortunately, he also has an easy start and will be looking to make a strong impression. Home matches against West Brom, Norwich, QPR and Villa will surely be great opportunities for Spurs players to rack up some fantasy football points.
AVB’s former club – Chelsea, also have a relatively positive start to the fantasy premier league season, highlighted by a double gameweek to kick things off. This is however, coupled with a blank in gameweek 3, where any Chelsea players you have will be warming the bench. Following their success in the Champions League last season, Chelsea have invested heavily this summer, bulking up their midfield with stars such as Hazard, Marin and Oscar. Adapting to the Premier League is never easy but fixtures against Wigan, Reading, QPR, Stoke and Norwich, should give them a chance to impress their new boss.
This week, Fantasy Football Addict will expand on this fixture analysis with a dedicated article for each of these teams. In these articles, we will go into further detail and discuss which players you should consider and which you should maybe give a miss. Also, towards the end of the week we will release a special article looking into rotation possibilities for slightly weaker clubs with cheaper options to help fill out the remainder of our squads. So come back soon for more detailed fantasy football tips, that will give you a head start on your friends and colleagues!
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