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.
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.
#FPL 2019/2020 Preview:
? First 5 fixtures:
1⃣ Newcastle (A)
2⃣ Burnley (H)
3⃣ Liverpool (A)
4⃣ Spurs (H)
5⃣ Watford (A)
? Key players:
3⃣ (honestly dont know ?)
Are any Arsenal players making your first squad? pic.twitter.com/sxCKxizirj
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) June 13, 2019
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?
Salah GW1 captain ???https://t.co/qtfLJpAbA5
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) June 13, 2019
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?
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) June 13, 2019
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.
? Man City face just ONE 'top six' side in their first 11 matches ?
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) June 13, 2019
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.
— FFJoe (@FFScout_Joe) June 13, 2019
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.
As is traditional, I've used an average of bookmakers' odds to visualise when each Premier League team's tougher and easier fixtures fall: pic.twitter.com/T9JtlU6JtN
— Ben Mayhew (@experimental361) June 13, 2019
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.
*Thread outlining the Blank and Double Gameweek schedule for the 2019/20 FPL season*
(I've only just realised that all the FA Cup dates and the EFL Cup Final date for this upcoming season have already been announced)
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) June 13, 2019
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?
Bournemouth opening Gameweeks;
?GW1 vs Sheffield United (H)
?GW2 vs Aston Villa (A)
Hello Callum Wilson ?
— #FPL Drew (@FFPundits_Drew) June 13, 2019
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?
— FPL TV (@FPLTV) June 13, 2019
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?
We're all thinking it…
Salah (TC) in GW1.
— James Copeland (@tongueinloftus) June 13, 2019
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…
Here’s the opening 4 fixtures, focussing on the average goals per game conceded by each opponent last year (relevant for H or A).
Helps as a guide for where attacking assets could flourish.
For the 3 promoted teams I just averaged the stats for last year’s bottom 6 for a proxy. pic.twitter.com/7ZHrzUSBA2
— FPL Elf (@ElfFpl) June 13, 2019