FPL best fixtures GW9 – a fixture ease schedule for attacking players and defensive players


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Here’s our FPL best fixtures GW9 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.

FPL best fixtures GW9 – a fixture ease schedule for attacking players and defensive players

Methodology

Were getting near to the point where I will only use 19/20 data but I’m still basing it on 18/19 and making adjustments for current form etc.

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 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 attacking player suggestions below.




FPL best fixtures GW9

Attacking player suggestions

Here I’ve picked out the teams with the best fixtures with an emphasis on the next and early fixtures. That’s Arsenal, Wolves, Everton and Leicester

I’ve put their 18/19 points per match, their 19/20 points per match and their positional form ranking from my underlying stats form article up to GW8

Arsenal

£11.1m fwd Aubameyang – 18/19 PPM – 5.7  PPM 19/20 – 6.9 form ranking 8

£9.3m mid Pepe – scored a goal or assist every 101 minutes for Lille in 18/19. 19/20 PPM – 3.4 form ranking 11

Wolves

£7.1m fwd Jimenez – 18/19 PPM – 4.8  PPM 19/20 – 4.2 form ranking 14

Everton

£7.6m mid Sigurdsson – 18/19 PPM – 4.8 PPM 19/20 – 2.5 form ranking 18

£7.9m mid Richarlison– 18/19 PPM – 4.4 PPM 19/20 – 4.1 form ranking 15

Leicester

£9.0m fwd Vardy – 18/19 PPM – 5.1  PPM 19/20 – 5.8 form ranking 17

£7.2m mid Maddison – 18/19 PPM – 3.8 PPM 19/20 – 4.9 form ranking 14

£6.4m mid Tielemans – 18/19 PPM – 4.8 PPM 19/20 – 3.5 form ranking 37

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 6 gameweeks. There’s defensive player suggestions below.

FPL best fixtures GW9

Defensive player suggestions

Here I’ve picked out the teams with the best fixtures with an emphasis on the next and early fixtures. That’s Arsenal, Wolves, West Ham and Leicester




I’ve put their 18/19 points per match, their 19/20 points per match and their positional form ranking from my underlying stats form article up to GW8

Arsenal

£5.0m GK Leno – 18/19 PPM – 3.3. PPM 19/20 – 3.4

£5.0m Def Sokratis – 18/19 PPM – 2.6. PPM 19/20 – 2.6

Wolves

£5.1m GK Patricio – 18/19 PPM – 3.2. PPM 19/20 – 4.8

£5.0m Def Boly – 18/19 PPM – 3.3. PPM 19/20 – 4.6

West Ham

£4.4m GK Roberto new to FPL – PPM 19/20 – 1.5

£4.5m Def Fredericks – 18/19 PPM – 2.7. PPM 19/20 – 3.4

Leicester

£5.0m GK Schmeichel – 18/19 PPM – 3.2. PPM 19/20 – 3.5

£6.2m Def Pereira – 18/19 PPM – 4.2. PPM 19/20 – 5.0

£4.7m Def Soyuncu – 18/19 PPM – 0.9. PPM 19/20 – 3.1

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