FPL best fixtures GW27 – a fixture ease schedule for attacking players and defensive players


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Here’s our FPL best fixtures GW27 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 4 gameweeks.

FPL best fixtures GW27 – a fixture ease schedule for attacking players and defensive players

This article was written on the 11th of February prior to a number of GW26 games taking place

Methodology

The idea is to have 2 fixture ease schedules as teams don’t have the same quality of defence as they do attack. Take Arsenal for instance. 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’ve taken the overall picture of an average of actual goals and expected goals from 25 games and made a general adjustment for home and away. This will be less volatile than basing a defence or attack on separate games home or away.

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.

Player values are Tuesday 11 February

Blanks and double gameweeks warning

The FA Cup clashes with the Premier League in certain gameweeks.  The postponement and then rearrangement of fixtures creates teams with no fixtures in 1 gameweek (blank gameweeks) and teams with 2 fixtures in 1 gameweek (double gameweeks)

You may have seen my article on these blanks and doubles and then looking further ahead on other potential blanks and doubles

The EFL cup final clashes with GW28 meaning there are postponements and the following 2 games have been removed from gameweek 28 on the FPL site. Man City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Also there are likely blanks in GW31 yet to be determined so I have only gone forward 4 gameweeks to GW30.  At the moment only 2 fixtures in GW31 are guaranteed.  Burnley v Watford and Wolves v Bournemouth.  We will know the fixtures after GW28 when the midweek FA Cup 5th round has been played.

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 4 gameweeks. There’s attacking player suggestions below.




FPL best fixtures GW26

Attacking player stats

Here I’ve picked out the 5 teams with the best fixtures. That’s Southampton, Wolves, Leicester, Liverpool and Crystal Palace

PPM is their 19/20 points per match from the FPL site

Southampton

£7.0m fwd Ings – PPM 5.1

Wolves

£7.7m fwd Jimenez – PPM 5.2

£5.8m mid Traore – PPM 4.3

Leicester

£9.8m fwd Vardy – PPM 6.6

£7.5m mid Maddison – PPM 4.6

£6.2m mid Perez – PPM 4.7

£5.9m mid Harvey Barnes – PPM 3.8

Liverpool

£12.7m mid Salah – PPM 7.5

£9.7m fwd Firmino – PPM 4.9

I’ve excluded Mane as an injury doubt

C Palace

£6.8m mid Zaha – PPM 3.3

£5.0m fwd Ayew – PPM 3.6

A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 4 gameweeks. There’s defensive player suggestions below.




FPL best fixtures GW27

Defensive player stats

Here I’ve picked out the 5 teams with the best fixtures in the schedule. That’s C Palace, Southampton, Newcastle, Brighton and Liverpool

PPM is their 19/20 points per match from the FPL site

Crystal Palace

£5.1m GK Guaita – PPM 3.7

£4.4m Cahill – PPM 2.4

Southampton

£4.4m GK McCarthy – PPM 3.0

£4.4m Jack Stephens– PPM 3.2

Newcastle

£5.0m GK Dubravka – PPM 4.0

£4.2m Lascelles – PPM 3.4

Brighton

£4.8m GK Ryan – PPM 3.5

£4.8m Def Dunk – PPM 3.4

Liverpool

£6.1m GK Alisson – PPM 4.8

£7.6m Def Alexander-Arnold – PPM 5.8

£7.0m Def Robertson – PPM 4.9

£6.5m Van Dijk – PPM 5.1

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