fantasy premier league – fixture ease schedule – GW1

 Here’s my first fixture ease schedule for the 2013/14 fantasy premier league season.  

In very simple terms the table ranks the next 6 fixtures in terms of “easiness”.  The team at 1 in the table will have the 6 easiest fixtures and the team at 20 the 6 hardest fixtures.  Its worth noting that the schedule is more for the attacking ease as its difficult to cater for both goal potential and clean sheets in all cases.  Ease is determined by the rank of the defence the team will be facing.  See my article “rating the defences”  (in the fixture ease category)  where I rate in order each teams home and away defence   

I’ve then done the table again for GW2 and GW3 so you get a slightly longer perspective

 Also when you buy and sell always look at actual fixtures as a common sense test.  A team may be ranked low on the fixture ease schedule because the last 4 of the 6 are hard but the next 2 could be Crystal Palace and Aston Villa so don’t sell at this point.

Fixture ease rank and trending


Fixture Ease ranking schedule for 6 games from GW1(Next game in brackets)   
 TeamGW 2 next 6GW3  next 6 
1West Ham (Cardiff H)713 
2Man City (Newcastle H)510 
3Arsenal (Aston V A)95 
4Tottenam (Crys Pal A)66 
5Norwich (Evrtn H)1115 
6Liverpool (Stoke H)33 
7Everton ( Norwich A)1311 
8Newcastle ( Man City A)11 
9Sunderland (Fulham H)1619 
10WBA (South H)1718 
11Southampton (WBA A)820 
12Hull (Chel A)27 
13Aston Villa (Arsenal A)149 
14Cardif (West H A)44 
15Crystal Palace ( Tott H)1914 
16Fulham (Sund A)102 
17Chelsea (Hull H)1817 
18Swansea (Man U H)158 
19Man Utd (Swan A)2016 
20Stoke (Liv A )1212 

 Its an interesting start, here are some of the teams and players to consider who have good fixtures to start and longevity if they end up in your team for longer than originally thought.  Remember its July 8 though way too early to be making decisions

Man City:  Aguero or Silva

Arsenal:  Walcott or a Striker TBA

Tottenham:  Bale

Liverpool:  Suarez (if still there) Sturridge Coutinho

Newcastle:  No one at the moment in my view