fantasy premier league players to pick – 10 players who didn’t appear at the World Cup


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Here’s a look at some players who instead of an extra month or 2 playing in sweltering heat on the other side of the world have spent 6 weeks resting and recuperating.  They’ll also have a full preseason to prepare for the new season ahead.  Below I’ve picked 10 players who are options who didn’t go to the World Cup.  

fantasy premier league players to pick – 10 players who didn’t appear at the World Cup

So I’ve produced the basic data in a table with a key below to give you an idea of their performance last season.  Where the columns aren’t applicable Ive put N/A and where I don’t have the data I’ve put N/D.  I’ve then put some narrative below the table to provide some context regrding the data.  The goals and assists will come from transfer markt so may vary from the official site.  I’ve gone for 2 types of measurement per minute.  1 by goal/assist.   The other by FPL points.  That was merely to make sure I gave you some data for each player.  I haven’t assisgned per minute stats to defenders as it’s all about value, clean sheet potential with a bit of attacking potential thrown in.  All of it will help you paint a picture though

 

Player stats    
 Playermatches/goals/assists/Clean sheetsmins per goal/assist mins per FPL point return consistency
Ramsey 23/10/993 mins12.1 mins57%
Eriksen 25/7/9123 mins15.0 mins    43%
Ivanovic 36/3/1  18 CSN/AN/AN/A
Coleman 36/6/2  15 CSN/AN/AN/A
Nasri 34/7/9155 mins15.9 mins45%
Terry 34/2/1  18 CSN/AN/AN/A
Adebayor 21/11/5113 mins15.0 mins52%
Skrtel39/7/1  10 CSN/AN/AN/A
Andy Carroll15/2/5156 minsN/DN/D
Arnautovic 30/4/10161 minsN/D N/D

Key:

Matches/Goals/Assists/ Clean Sheets:  The match goal and assist data is from transfermarkt.com.  Clean sheets are team clean sheets over the year.  Not just those the player was involved in

mins per goals/assists:  The amount of minutes it took for a player to score a goal or assist.  The lower the better obviously

mins per FPL point.  The minutes it takes to earn an FPL point.  The lower the better again

return consistency:  The % of games that a player returns a goal or assist.

Ramsey

With YYT, Ramsey was  the midfield sensation of the season.  The box to box midfielder came of age last season.  Ramsey didn’t go to the World Cup as Wales didn’t qualify.  Will have had a good  rest over the off season to get rid of any niggles.  This will be beneficial to bring his high energy game to Arsenal.  Great stats last season and especially dangerous on the counter.  Here’s the first 6 fixtures which are fairly mixed:
Arsenal v. Crystal Palace
Everton v. Arsenal
Leicester City v. Arsenal
Arsenal v. Manchester City
Aston Villa v. Arsenal
Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur

Eriksen

Finished the season is spectacular style and probably didn’t want it to end.  Also finished with a good share of set pieces.  A new manager creates some doubt over his role and responsibilities.  He doesn’t immediately appear to be the high pressing type of midfielder that would suit Pochettinho.  The best outcome would be that he played more centrally which could even give him more attacking options.

Here’s the first 6 fixtures.  Again a bit mixed:

West Ham United v. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur v. Queens Park Rangers
Tottenham Hotspur v. Liverpool
Sunderland v. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur v. West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur

Ivanovic

Chelsea were the best defence last year by an absolute mile.  They had the least goals conceded, the most clean sheets and the least amount of times conceding 2 or more goals.  Whats more is that nobody had a better record than them in all the above stats home and away.  Ivanovic is a big Mourinho favourite and can also play CB.  He is also an attacking threat.  The only questions are will Mourinho revert to a more attacking style now he has a striker and will he buy an LB so Azpilicueta becomes competition for Ivanovic.  Only preseason and time will tell but Chelsea are hard to ignore defensively.  Here’s Chelsea first 6  fixtures which are generally good

Burnley v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Leicester City
Everton v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Swansea City
Manchester City v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Aston Villa

Coleman

The top equal defensive goal scorer last year with Skrtel.  Everton were also surprisingly successful with clean sheets with only Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea getting more than Everton’s 15.  Again rest and recuperation after what was his breakout season last year will be helpful for him to continue his rampaging runs up and down the right flank.

Here’s Evertons first 6 fixtures which are quite tricky:

Leicester City v. Everton
Everton v. Arsenal
Everton v. Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion v. Everton
Everton v. Crystal Palace
Liverpool v. Everton

Nasri

Didn’t make the France squad for the World Cup. After his girlfriends tweets telling Deschamps what she thought and the success of the French midfield in the World Cup then it’s likely he’ll have some additional rest over the international breaks.  Doesn’t have any set piece involvement but seems to have edged out Navas for the other flank position.  Could play a big role in a team that partcipated fully in the World Cup.

First 6 fixtures which are tricky:

Newcastle v Man City
Man City v Liverpool
Man City v Stoke City
Arsenal v Man City
Man City v Chelsea
Hull City v Man City

Terry

One of Mourinho’s untouchables played nearly every premier league game last season.  The defence without him defintely wasn’t the same either.  Also looked very good attacking wise at set pieces and was a popular bonus choice.  The only question is age.  Can he keep lining up every week at 33.  At the moment it’s a no brainer.  Luiz is gone and Kalas has been loaned out so Ivanovic is the only competition but that’s bound to change

Here’s Chelsea first 6  fixtures which are generally good

Burnley v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Leicester City
Everton v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Swansea City
Manchester City v. Chelsea
Chelsea v. Aston Villa

Adebayor

Rested as Togo didn’t qualify for the World Cup.  The Malaria scare also doesn’t seem to be too serious and doesn’t look like it will significantly affect preseason.  Showed good form if a little inconsistent towards the end of last season.  Big question is whether the new manager fancies him.  Pressing from the front may suit Jay Rodriguez’s work ethic.  Will it suit Adebayor?

Here’s the first 6 fixtures.  Again a bit mixed:

West Ham United v. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur v. Queens Park Rangers
Tottenham Hotspur v. Liverpool
Sunderland v. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur v. West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur

Skrtel

With Coleman the top goal scoring defender last season.  Bound to be expensive this year though for that reason.  Without Suarez will Rodgers have to be more defensive?  They surely couldn’t be as open as last season.  There could be an uplift in Liverpool defensive assets.  The LB position will be interesting and Jon Flanagan could be a cheaper version for Liverpool defensive coverage.

First 6 fixtures which are a little mixed:

Liverpool v. Southampton
Manchester City v. Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v. Liverpool
Liverpool v. Aston Villa
West Ham United v. Liverpool
Liverpool v. Everton

Andy Carroll

Considering the team was built around his strengths then Carroll was incredibly disappointing last season.  And that was when he wasn’t injured.  Just didn’t perform and the service wasn’t great either.  Will the impending signing of Enner Valencia help?  You would think a more attacking style cerainly should.  Has the talent, just needs to show it.

first 6 fixtures which aren’t easy:

West Ham United v. Tottenham Hotspur
Crystal Palace v. West Ham United
West Ham United v. Southampton
Hull City v. West Ham United
West Ham United v. Liverpool
Manchester United v. West Ham United

Arnautovic

Austrian player who’s team didn’t qualify.  Took a while to get going but finished strongly last season.  Has some set pieces and potentially penalties as a bonus.  Has more potential if can get a central role rather than out wide.  Preseason should be interesting

first 6 fixtures which are favourable:

Stoke City v. Aston Villa
Hull City v. Stoke City
Manchester City v. Stoke City
Stoke City v. Leicester City
Queens Park Rangers v. Stoke City
Stoke City v. Newcastle United

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4 thoughts on “fantasy premier league players to pick – 10 players who didn’t appear at the World Cup”

  1. another brilliant article mate. what makes this site different from other FF sites if the uniqueness and statistical depth which you somehow present in simple terms.

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