Last season Keith finished 325 overall in fantasy premier league. Here talks about his team for the upcoming season and his strategy to start the season
Last season Keith finished 325 overall in fantasy premier league. Here he shares his team and early strategy
Hi all, I am Keith and I am an American presently living in Dubai. Last season was my best season as I was 1 in the UAE, 2 in Everton (Go Blues) and overall rank last season 325. I’m aiming to try to be in the top 1000 again.
To start the season, I believe a lot of managers are blinded by their information of previous seasons to make their teams. Since I have just been watching football religiously since 2010, I think my viewpoint is probably from a profoundly different angle.
Firstly, I am a big believer of strength of schedule going into the first 8 to 10 weeks. All teams will be in an adjustment period and I take preseason with a pinch of salt (minus the cup games). Some coaches don’t even try to win these games and they have a set plan on who is going to play when and where before the game and most of the times fitness of scheme is ahead of winning.
Secondly, through weeks 1-10, I will look at team value and start to strategize my big moves from weeks 11-15, by looking at fixtures and now a little bit of form and continue to do until the end of the season. With all that in mind I will look at 6 particular teams and why I think they have the most favourable fixtures throughout the first 10 gameweeks.
Here are there harder fixtures and and when they play them. I consider the other games is where I think they are favourite to get points:
Southampton (ManU GW6)
ManU (Liverpool GW8, Spurs GW10)
City (Chelsea GW7)
Newcastle (Spurs GW1, Liverpool GW7)
West Brom (Arsenal GW6, City GW10)
Spurs (Chelsea GW2, Liverpool GW9, ManU GW10)
Now you will be able to see a different type of rotation instead of using specific pairs and to make more options. Here I make decision based on the 3 F’s: Form, Fixture, and Feel. Sometimes the first two are ok but it doesn’t have the feel. That’s where watching games I think becomes crucial and why I think I have improved so fast over the past 3 years.
Team with tough fixtures in brackets
Elliot (GW1, GW7)
Davies (GW2, GW9, GW10)
De Bruyne (GW7)
Phillips (GW6, GW10)
Salah (Feel Pick, and Liverpool attack is a must)
Lukaku (GW8, GW10)
Kane (GW2, GW9, GW10)
Rodriguez (GW6, GW10)
I decided to go with two players I think will do well and possibly go up in value. So they can be on my bench and still help my team in the long run.
Hunemeier (Cheapie D)
Captain W1 – Lukaku
Vice – Kane
Thanks Keith really insightful and interesting article, the intention is that Keith is part of a number of a managers who show their team before each gameweek so you can see how some managers with a good history are thinking that week
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