The community have plenty of hints and tips for the Gameweek 13 preview.
How should you prepare for the festive period and which assets are worth transferring in?
In the Gameweek 13 preview, there’s plenty of fixtures coming up, with a shift in difficulty as we have more data available to us. It’s Liverpool who top the charts for FPL Vs over the next 6 gameweeks: will you be holding firm on Salah?
— FPL🆚 (@FPL_vs) November 21, 2018
Salah is a popular option for the Gameweek 13 preview, particularly as a captaincy contender. He’s had a quieter International Break than usual and has an outstanding record against his opponents Watford.
Potentially useful bit of knowledge for the #FPLCommunity,
Egypt's friendly against UAE on Tuesday has been cancelled, so just one friendly for Salah during this break (Tomorrow).
An 8-day rest for Mo before Watford.
— FPL TV (@FPLTV) November 15, 2018
Salah may be lagging behind other options in terms of points per match, but he’s incredibly consistent. Hazard, Alonso and Mane are the explosive options, managing double-digit returns on 4 occasions this season.
Points per match
*no of 10+ returns
A good mix of consistent and explosive options
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) November 12, 2018
Max has plenty of statistics in terms of expected goals for the Gameweek 13 preview. Manchester City appear to be in a league of their own, but there’s some interesting standout options here: Bournemouth should be considered despite tricky fixtures.
xG/xGA chart ⬇️ After 120 games sample size is big enough to find tendencies in here. City totally dominating in both xG and xGA. Positive surprises: BOU, CAR. Negative: HUD, ARS, BHA. Let me know what you're thinking and share if you liked it. #FPL @OfficialFPL
data: understat pic.twitter.com/syNOMTmIkr
— MAX #FPL 🇨🇽 (@FPLMax22) November 18, 2018
5. El Clasico
Spurs look on paper to be a good team to invest in as the festive period emerges, but FPL El Clasico has an interesting take on their run. It’s the Cup competitions which could detract from their seemingly advantageous run in the Premier League.
Spurs fixture run 🤔@LetsTalk_FPL @WGTA_FPL @hailcheaters @FPLFamily @FPLSurgery @FMLFPL @ahopcroft13 @MattKearney92 @FFCommunity_ @FPLGeneral @FFScout @JEgersdorff @FFAnalysts_Nick @mathsafe_fpl @FPLEditor @TheFantasyKing2 @BenchBoostFPL @FPLHints @FPL_Guidance @OfficialFPL pic.twitter.com/rwBx3pxJKN
— FPeL clásico ⚽ (@FPeLclasico) November 19, 2018
A lot can be learnt from previous seasons when it comes to festive rotation. FPL Scout provide an excellent article targeting minutes played by some of the most popular FPL assets this time last year. Who’s safe for investment?
🎄 It's the most wonderful time of the year – but not for Fantasy managers.
We look at the fixtures played by various #FPL players over the Christmas period in 2017/18 to see how rotation might affect them in December/January of this season.
🎅 Read on:https://t.co/l91peulGdz
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) November 21, 2018
7. Always Cheating
The holiday fixture pile-up is one of the key discussions points on the Always Cheating podcast, as well as the all important Mendy replacements. Can Martial continue his run of form despite some concerns in the underlying statistics?
Pod #149: Talking about Mendy replacements, Martial prospects, and other Frenchman, like Laporte and Digne. Plus longer-term strategies ahead of the holiday fixture pile-up and a preview of #GW13 with bus teams and captaincy favorites. #FPL #hailcheaters https://t.co/ilqPdTnrOB
— Always Cheating #FPL Podcast (@hailcheaters) November 20, 2018
Replacements for Ben Mendy has been a popular topic for the Gameweek 13 preview. FPL Logic provided an excellent thread on Twitter over the break which has had the community very engaged. Which one will you opt for?
— FPL Logic (@FplLogic) November 15, 2018
It is Everton’s Lucas Digne who features as a decent replacement in the FPL Tips watchlist video. Elsewhere, Martial grabs the headlines once more and there’s plenty of anticipation for Arnautovic with his favourable run of upcoming fixtures.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) November 19, 2018
Arnautovic is the key player from West Ham. Talisman theory could be key during this period of the season. The WGTA team look at all the key data in their article update, which includes a variety of teams and positions.
Here's the Nov 2018 update for Talisman Theory 🔥https://t.co/XerDPZDK1n
It includes looks at team data, individual and proportional data 📊as well as some forecasts for who you may wish to target 🎯
We'll return to this later in the year, plus pod on it on Monday.
— Who Got The Assist? #FPL Podcast (@WGTA_FPL) November 17, 2018
Manchester City have one of the biggest points spreads in FPL, with plenty of their players among the attacking returns. FPLDontTakeTheL gives an interesting take on their rotation for the Gameweek 13 preview.
— FPDontTakeTheL (@FPDontTakeTheL) November 19, 2018
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