Community XI: Fixture Preview

Fixture

Preparation for the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season is underway with the fixture announcement.

The Fantasy Football Community run through all the key FPL fixture information.


1. Pundits

Fantasy Football Pundits have the full fixture roundup in their Twitter preview thread. They look at the opening five games per club, as well as identifying three key players to consider for those 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League sides.


2. Andy

Andy from Let’s Talk FPL has identified a tasty opening match in the Friday Night Football. It’s Liverpool taking on promoted Championship champions Norwich in the Friday Night Football. Could Salah be our go to Gameweek 1 captain once again?


3. Hub

In fact, Liverpool and Manchester City both have great opening fixtures, as well as Spurs at home to Championship play-off winners Aston Villa. Should we triple up on top six sides for their opening Gameweek 1 fixture?


4. Tips

FPL Tips has pointed out the enticing schedule for Champions, Manchester City, in the long-term. They face just one top six side in their first 11 games, Spurs in Gameweek 2, as well as meeting two of the promoted sides in this run.


5. Scout

It’s great to see Joe back for Fantasy Football Scout after his health issues. He joins David to discuss all the fall-out from the 2019/20 fixture release over on their YouTube channel. There’s plenty being discussed here.


6. Mayhew

Data analyst, Ben Mathew, was quick off the mark to produce an excellent visual of the fixtures throughout the season. His graphic blends fixture difficulty with predicted finishing positions, to quickly identify those all important fixture trends.


7. Crellin

It’s never too early to consider the blank and double gameweek schedules and Ben has everything summarised in his Twitter thread. The fixture calendar makes for enticing reading, with the launch of the Premier League Winter Break too.


8. Drew

Drew has had his head turned by a tasty opening pair of fixtures for Bournemouth. They face two of the promoted sides in their opening two games, with an all important home fixture in Gameweek 1 too. Will Wilson be your Cherry of choice?


9. TV

It’s a promising run of opening games for Everton, facing no top six sides in their opening six games. It’s a familiar scenario for FPL managers, but will our Toffees assets start stronger this time around?


10. Copeland

The trend to deploy a Gameweek 1 chip strengthens with each FPL season and is popular among more casual managers. Could a home game for Liverpool against Norwich be the ideal time to deploy that shiny Triple Captain chip?


11. Elf

FPL Elf takes a look at the relative goals per game conceded of opponents for the opening four gameweeks. Liverpool look like the big winners here, which may sway things for going with attackers over defenders…

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