fantasy premier league fixture analysis GW18 – the fixture ease schedule

Here’s our fantasy premier league fixture analysis GW18 article where we look at the teams with the best attacking fixtures from GW18 over a 3 and 6 gameweek period. There’s also some attacking player suggestions with their basic stats and their next 6 fixtures. I’ve also introduced a new element this season where we look for clumps of good fixtures for teams to help you pick out a good time to transfer a player in

FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURE ANALYSIS GW18 – THE FIXTURE EASE SCHEDULE

FIXTURE EASE SCHEDULE

The team ranked 1 has the best fixtures from an attacking view point over the next 3 weeks. There are an extra columns for the next 6 weeks.

Underneath that there’s a section called fixture clumps. There’s a schedule which identifies each team where a good run of fixtures starts. The fixture run will also have to have a good entry point fixture. I’ve done these up to fixtures starting at GW23 and will update them each week

Remember the double gameweek in itself doesn’t change the ranking they are assessed as separate fixtures




FE Rank Team FE Rank
GW18-20 GW18-23
1 Stoke 11
2 Watford 5
3 West Ham 6
4 Huddersfield 1
5 Chelsea 4
6 Arsenal 7
7 Man Utd 2
8 Man City 9
9 C Palace 15
10 Leicester 16
11 Liverpool 17
12 Swansea 13
13 Brighton 3
14 Everton 20
15 WBA 8
16 Bournemouth 12
17 Southampton 18
18 Spurs 10
19 Burnley 19
20 Newcastle 14

PLAYER SUGGESTIONS

I normally only give attacking player suggestions for teams that have the best ranked fixtures for the first 3 and the first 6 games  although I’ve expanded it to include Man Utd who are on the edge of this

WATFORD

£6.6m midfielder Richarlison is the only option for me here. The LW or CAM has been fantastic this season. In his 16 starts plus 1 sub appearance he’s got 5 goals and 6 assists. He’s also been consistent for the price returning a goal or assist in 10 of those 17 games. His underlying stats have been very good too and he’s also been consistently providing them rather than just in fits and starts. Broke his 3 consecutive blanks which were a red herring due to tricky fixtures with an assist v Palace.  Should have had another assist v Palace except for Deeneys inexplicable miss

 A few negatives.  Is an injury doubt his week and has manager Marco Silva talking about the need for rest.  Also struggles to get bonus points.

 Huddersfield (H)
Brighton (A)
Leicester (H)
Swansea (H)
Man City (A)
Southampton (H)

West Ham

Unfortunately there’s no attacking player I can suggest at the moment.  A close eye will be kept though over the next few games though due to DGW22.

GW18 Stoke (A)
GW19 Newcastle (H)
GW20 Bournemouth (A)
GW21 None
GW22 West Brom (H)
GW22 Spurs (A)
GW23 Huddersfield (A)

Huddersfield

Again no one I can really suggest here.  If you must pick someone I would go for fwd £5.7m forward Mounie. After being left out for whatever reason he’s started the last 2.  In 7 starts he’s scored 4 goals.  There’s enough in his underlying stats to suggest that he could possibly turn it on against sides outside the top 6.  3 of those 5 games he acquitted himself well.  He does remain a gamble in a struggling side though.

 Watford (A)
Southampton (A)
Stoke (H)
Burnley (H)
Leicester (A)
West Ham (H)

Chelsea

Just £10.7m forward Morata and £10.9m mid Hazard for me.  I think it’s tricky to go for £7.7m Pedro and £6.6m Willian even with good performances unless you’re willing to accept a decent amount of gametime risk.  You do save a lot of cash for taking on that risk though

Morata has had 13 starts plus 2 part games for his 9 goals and 4 assists.  To me he’s done well and been a pretty consistent goal threat.

The £10.9m Hazard LAM, SS or false 9 depending on the latest requirements started the season poorly but subject to the odd game like West Ham and Liverpool where there was little attacking output he’s generally turned it on as a goal threat and or assister.

Southampton (H)
Everton (A)
Brighton (H)
Stoke (H)
Arsenal (A)
Leicester (H)




Man Utd

2 options here for me.  Firstly £11.3m fwd Lukaku.  The Man Utd forward has scored 9 goals and 4 assists in his 17 starts all of which lasted  90 minutes.  He has quite rightly been judged as poor against the top sides although how much you apportion to Mourinho to me is a moot point.  However he has been very consistent in returns and underlying stats against the lower placed sides as he showed again against Bournemouth.  His main problem is lack of bonus having got 8 for those 9 goals and 4 assists.  He’s got bonus on 3 occasions 2 of which he needed to get 2 returns to secure them which is not helpful for captaining him.

 My 2nd option is suspended until GW19 in £7.9m mid  Pogba so you have another week before he’s worth transferring in.  3 goals and 7 assists for a box to box mid is quite staggering and it’s no fluke as he consistently posts good underlying stats.  His main drawback is like Lukaku he can’t seem to get bonus points.  He’s had to return twice to get 2 on each occasion and even 2 assists v Arsenal still drew a bonus blank.

I did think long and hard about £8.0m Mid Martial who’s started the last 6.  His main draw backs are minutes as he’s a bit of a sub magnet and he’s a little inconsistent in his stats although the last 3 have been good.

West Brom (A)
Leicester (A)
Burnley (H)
Southampton (H)
Everton (A)
Stoke (H)

FIXTURE CLUMPS

Here I’ve gone through each teams upcoming schedule to GW21 onwards and identified what I think are a good run of fixtures with a entry point for a transfer. It will help you plan your transfers in advance. It will also help you think about whether you should hold onto a player.

Man City GW19 onwards

Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle (A)
Crystal Palace (A)
Watford (H)

 Aguero (£11.6m), Jesus (£10.3m), Silva D (£8.2m) , De Bruyne (£10.2m) and Sterling (£8.3m)

Spurs GW20 onwards

Southampton (H)
GW21
Swansea (A) GW22
West Ham (H) GW22

Fwd Kane £12.9m, Mids Son HM £8.0m, Eriksen £9.3m and Alli £9.1m

Newcastle GW21 onwards

Brighton (H)
Stoke (A)
Swansea (H)

No one at the moment

West Ham GW22 onwards

22 West Brom (H)
22 Spurs (A)
23 Huddersfield (A)
24 Bournemouth (H)
25 Crystal Palace (H)
26 Brighton (A)
27 Watford (H)

Chelsea GW23 onwards

Leicester (H)
Brighton (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
West Brom (H)

see above

West Ham GW23 onwards

GW23 Huddersfield (A)
GW24 Bournemouth (H)
GW25 Crystal Palace (H)
GW26 Brighton (A)
GW27 Watford (H)

No one at the moment

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Comments

5 comments
  • Adrian

    Hi
    What about Stoke?they seats first for the next 3 GW.

    • Geek Post author

      Thanks for this it’s worth me trying to explain how I pick the focus teams. I try and look for teams that have both the best next 3 and next 6 fixtures as it can be difficult to get a player in and out in a 3 week time frame. Best is defined as in the top 6 teams in both categories. For Stoke my only suggestion would be Shaqiri

      Good luck this weekend and hope the season is going well for you cheers

  • Bill Cox

    I think that I agree with you? . Except for 2 really nasty fixtures they look pretty good until early March.

  • Fplbulldog

    chicharito West Ham investment surely makes sense ?

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