fantasy premier league pre-season part 2 – what we’ve learnt so far


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Here’s part 2 of our round up of pre-season so far.  We’ve covered 10 teams in this article.  We look for each clubs FPL players of interest and also the possible GW1 lineups as well as give you the first 6 fixtures for each club.  There’s been mixed amount of games and coverage for some teams so ability to judge players is varied.

fantasy premier league pre-season part 2 – what we’ve learnt so far

Newcastle

Newcastle have played 4 games so far. New manager has pretty consistently being playing 4-2-3-1

FPL players of interest

£4.0m def Steven Taylor – has started to feature but alot of competition at CB

£4.5m mid Obertan – looks unlikely to cement a place

£6.5m De Jong – Been playing behind the striker

£7.0m mid Wijnaldum – just started to feature

£6.5m fwd Cisse – Scored in the opening game and could take pens

Potential GW1 lineup

Krul – Janmaat Haidara/Dummett, Williamson/Taylor/Lascelles, Colocinni if fit – Colback Anita/Tiote – De Jong Wijnaldum Sissoko – Cisse

First 6 fixtures

Southampton (H)
Swansea (A)
Man Utd (A)
Arsenal (H)
West Ham (A)
Watford (H)

Norwich

Played the first difficult game against Maccabi Haifa after 3 games against lower league opposition

FPL players of interest

£4.0m defs Turner and R Bennet – neither look like making the lineup at the moment

£4.5m mids Mulumbu and Andreu – Andreu has been in great form scoring 3 goals

£5.5m mid Redmond – just made his first appearance

£5.0m mid Hoolahan

Potential GW1 lineup

Ruddy – Whittaker Martin Bassong ?, Redmond Mulumbu Tettey/Howson Johnson/Dorrans – Hoolahan/Andreu  – Jerome

First 6 fixtures

Crystal Palace (H)
Sunderland (A)
Stoke (H)
Southampton (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Liverpool (A)

Southampton

6 games played and a 3rd qualifying Europa League game should reveal the GW1 lineup

FPL players of interest

£8.0m mid Mane

£7.0m mid Tadic – assisted against Feyenoord

£8.0m fwd Pelle – 4 goals scored in pre-season

Potential GW1 lineup

Steklenburg- Cedric Targett Yoshida Fonte – Wanyama Clasie – Tadic Mane Davis/JWP – Pelle

First 6 fixtures

Newcastle (A)
Everton (H)
Watford (A)
Norwich (H)
West Brom (A)
Man Utd (H)

Spurs

Only 1 game played so difficult to draw and conclusions

FPL players of interest

£8.5m mid Eriksen

£7.0m mid Chadli

£9.5m fwd Kane – didn’t start the first game after U21 Tournament

Potential GW1 lineup

LLoris – Trippier/Walker, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen – Bentaleb Mason – Eriksen Chadli Lamela/Townsend – Kane

First 6 fixtures

Man Utd (A)
Stoke (H)
Leicester (A)
Everton (H)
Sunderland (A)
Crystal Palace (H)

Stoke City

A side with a decent sized squad which will be hard to predict the line of.

FPL players of interest

£6.0m Adam

£5.0m Odemwingie – must have a reasonable prospect of starting

£6.5m Diouf

Potential GW1 lineup

Butland – Cameron/Johnson/Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid/Muniesa – Van Ginkel Whelan/Sidwell – Adam, Arnautovic/Odemwingie/Walters – Diouf/Joselu

First 6 fixtures

Liverpool (H)
Spurs (A)
Norwich (A)
West Brom (H)
Arsenal (A)
Leicester (H)

Sunderland

4 games played against mixed opposition

FPL players of interest

£6.5m mid Lens – yet to play

Potential GW1 lineup

Pantilimon – Jones/Matthews, O’Shea/Coates/Kaboul PVA – Larsson Cattermole – Wickham Lens Johnson/Giacchereni/Defoe – Defoe/Fletcher

First 6 fixtures

Leicester (A)
Norwich (H)
Swansea (H)
Aston Villa (A)
Spurs (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Swansea City

3 reasonable fixtures played so far

FPL players of interest

£7.5m mid Siggy

£7.0m fwd Gomis – scored 1 goal so far

Potential GW1 lineup

Fabianski – Naughton Tabanou/Taylor Williams Fernandez – Cork Shelvy/Ki – Montero/Ayew Siggy Dyer/Routledge – Gomis

First 6 fixtures

Chelsea (A)
Newcastle (H)
Sunderland (A)
Man Utd (H)
Watford (A)
Everton (H)

Watford

4 games against pretty ordinary opposition in the main

FPL players of interest

£4.5m mid Anya

£5.5m fwd Deeney

Potential GW1 lineup

Gomes – Nyom, Holebas, Prodl, Cathcart – Capoue Behrami Watson Abdi Vydra/Ighalo – Deeney

First 6 fixtures

Everton (A)
West Brom (H)
Southampton (H)
Man City (A)
Swansea (H)
Newcastle (A)

WBA

4 pre-season games against ordinary opposition

FPL players of interest

£4.5m def Olsson – great value has to have some chance of starting

£6.5m fwd Berahino – Scored in the game against Charleston

Potential GW1 lineup

Myhill – Dawson ? Olsson/McAuley, Lescott – McLean Fletcher Yacob/McManaman/Berahino Brunt Morrison – Berahino/Ideye/Anichebe

West Ham

Have played in the Europa League which given ideas of lineup

FPL players of interest

£4.5m def Collins – alot of competition at CB unlikely to start

£7.5m mid Payet – 2 goals against Southend. Didn’t feature against Birkirkara

£6.5m fwd Sakho – scored in the Europa League before being sent off

Potential GW1 lineup

Adrian – Jenkinson Cresswell Reid Tomkins/Ogbanna – Kouyate Noble – Nolan, Amalfitano/Jarvis, Payet – Sakho

Arsenal (A)
Leicester (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Liverpool (A)
Newcastle (H)
Man City (A)
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