Here’s our fantasy premier league best fixtures GW3 with our fixture ease schedules. Here we look at the teams and players with the best fixtures from an attacking players and a defensive players perspective over the next 6 gameweeks.
fantasy premier league best fixtures GW3 – a fixture ease schedule for attacking players and defensive players
This article was written before Wolves v Man Utd on Monday night
Last season I used the official fantasy premier league fixture difficulty ranking as the base for my fixture ease articles. This schedule divided fixtures up into 4 categories without distinguishing between teams attacking and defensive capabilities.
So for example to give the same ranking for the Arsenal and Bournemouth attack and defence didn’t seem to work for me as they both had good attacks but poor defence.
So I’ve started working on my own fixture ease schedule based on my own calculations. Here’s a bit of background on methodology
While we are in the early part of the season there’s alot of reliance on the 18/19 fixtures.
The idea is to have 2 fixture ease schedules. One will rank the teams by the ease of the opposition defences they face over the upcoming games. That will be called the attackers fixture ease schedule.
The 2nd will rank the teams by the ease of the attacking teams they face. This will be called the defenders fixture ease schedule.
I have done this by looking at the goals scored last season to rank attacking teams and goals conceded last season to rank defensive teams on a home and away basis. I’ve then applied a factor against the average goals home and away. I have adjusted some of the factors if a team over or under performed their expected goals by a considerable margin but that was only in a low number of cases. For the promoted teams I have tried to find a proxy team from 18/19 teams and used their data although there are some adjustments as we get a look at them. I’ve also made subjective adjustments for transfer activity. I will keep using last seasons data adjusted until I feel there is enough to move onto this seasons.
I have a fixture graphic below which I’ve colour coded for difficulty. It is just to improve the visual aspect of the schedule and the factors I’ve talked about above, rather than the just the colours, are basis for calculation.
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks. There’s player suggestions and last seasons PPM and this seasons PPM next to them
£7.5m fwd – Haller if fit – Scored a goal or assist every 90 minutes for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga 18/19. Just the 1 game v Man City 2 points PPM
£6.9m mid Felipe Anderson if fit – 18/19 PPM – 4.3. 19/20 PPM – 1
£7.6m mid Martial – 18/19 PPM 4.5 although distorted by substitution apps. PP90 was 6.8. 19/20 – PPM 7
£8.5m mid Pogba – 18/19 PPM 5.1. 19/20 – PPM 9
£8.6m fwd Rashford – 18/19 PPM 3.9 but again distorted by substitution apps. PP90 was 4.9 19/20 – PPM 13
£5.6m mid – McGinn – Scored a goal or assist every 235 minutes for Villa in the Championship 18/19. 19/20 PPM – 4.5
£5.5m fwd – Trezeguet – Scored a goal or assist every 170 minutes for Kasimpasa in the Turkey 18/19. 19/20 PPM – 1.5
£7.0m mid – Zaha – 18/19 PPM 4.2. 19/20 – PPM 1.5
£12.1m mid – Sterling – 18/19 PPM 4.2. 19/20 – PPM 13.0
£9.6m mid De Bruyne- 18/19 PPM 3.1 although distorted by substitution apps. PP90 was 5.5. 19/20 – PPM 9.0
£7.9m mid – Bernardo Silva – 18/19 PPM 4.3. 19/20 – PPM 2.0
£7.5m mid – David Silva – 18/19 PPM 4.3. 19/20 – PPM 2.0
£12.0m mid – Aguero – 18/19 PPM 6.1. 19/20 – PPM 5.5
A fixture ease schedule for defensive players
Here’s a fantasy premier league best fixtures GW3 graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 gameweeks. There’s player suggestions and last seasons PPM and this seasons PPM next to them
£6.0m Digne if fit – 18/19 PPM 4.5. 19/20 – PPM 8.5
£5.5m def Alderweireld – 18/19 PPM 3.1. 19/20 – PPM 1.5
£5.5m GK Lloris – 18/19 PPM. 4.4. 19/20 – PPM 3.0
£5.5m Emerson – 18/19 PPM 2.2. Distorted by Sub appearances. PP90 – 3.0 19/20 – PPM 1.5
£5.5m def Zinchenko – 18/19 PPM change of position adjusted I believe was 5.7. 19/20 – PPM 3.5
£6.5m def Laporte – 18/19 PPM 5.1. 19/20 – PPM 3.5
£5.5m def Van Aanholt – 18/19 PPM 3.9. 19/20 – PPM 4.0
£4.5m def Dann – 18/19 PPM 2.3 but distorted by sub appearances PP90 was 3.1 . 19/20 – PPM 4.0
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