FPL Fixtures: Community XI

FPL Fixtures

The FPL Fixtures are finally here and the community have been busy with all the analysis for our fantasy teams.

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The big FPL fixtures news was that we start with a Blank Gameweek 1, which is sure to cause plenty of headaches among all the planning.


I. Crellin

Ben Crellin was quick off the mark for the FPL fixtures release with his fixture ticker. There’s also his unique fixture difficulty ratings and a nod to the intricacies of the blank and double gameweeks going forward: this early blank is certainly difficult to navigate.


II. Tipz

Using some excellent graphics from TedTalksFPL, FPL Tipz has put together a team thread sorted by best to worst fixtures, with key assets to consider from each side. It’s going to be a valuable planning tool ahead of the looming Gameweek 1 deadline.


III. Goat

The initial reaction among the community to the FPL fixtures centred around forward options, which encourage a shift in popularity back to a more traditional 3-4-3 formation. Harry Kane, Timo Werner and Jamie Vardy have all caught the eye of FPL Goat.


IV. TV

In a mammoth Youtube video from FPL TV, the opening five fixtures are in the spotlight for the new season. For those sides with a favoured schedule, Brett considers three players from the respective squads who ought to be in the running for our fantasy lineups.


V. Hub

Over on Fantasy Football Hub, I’ve crunched the numbers on the opening four fixtures using the very popular site ticker in this members article. There’s a nod to both attacking and defensive assets, with the ticker toggled for both of those instances.

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VI. FPLkernow

Fplkernow takes a more long-term view of the fixtures by identifying when each side has their most favourable run of fixtures: this will be a valuable resource to keep referring to as time moves on. Fulham, Brighton and Wolves are in the running early on.


VII. Andy

One significant piece of planning around fixtures each gameweek has to be captaincy. To help navigate this significant area of the game, FPL Andy looks at the premium assets you’ll want to be on board for the opening eight gameweeks. Options are particularly sparse for Gameweek 2.


VIII. Ssia

With fixtures in tow, Ssia FPL has delved into the best budget defender rotations for the first half of the season. Having this flexibility in defence should save transfers further down the line, and there are five different combinations to consider.


IX. Bakar

Extending this strategy to the goalkeeper spot, and with news from Ben Dinnery that Tom Heaton won’t be available for the start of the season, Bakar has identified a cheap goalkeeper combination for the opening weeks. The only trouble here is that Orjan Nyland won’t be an option for long.


X. Lateriser

With many premium options missing for Gameweek 1, one takeaway strategy from the FPL fixtures being released comes from the big hitting midfielders. Lateriser has identified a likely move from Aubameyang to a Manchester City midfielder around Gameweek 3.


XI. Planet

Finally, Planet FPL run through all the big reaction to the fixture release. As always, there’s a special look at Spurs and West Ham, plus some early thinking surrounding how we are going to navigate the Blank Gameweek 1 for Manchester United and Manchester City players.


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