GAMEWEEK 8, FIXTURES ANALYSIS ; PREMIER LEAGUE FANTASY FOOTBALL 2019/20

H17 2019-10-03 Fixture Analysis

In this article we study the difficulty of every team and present to you the team with best/worst fixtures

Best fixtures for attackers: MAN CITY

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We are heading into GW8 and The Citizens are yet you score less than 2 goals in the 7 games played. Their 27 goals are 9 more than their closest rivals Liverpool. A mouth watering fixture schedule for City has FPL managers drooling, as they'll be playing 3 of their next 4 games at The Ethiad, hosting the likes of Wolves & Villa. Both those teams have conceded over 40 shots from inside the box in the last 4 games. Pep's side has scored 14 goals in 3 games at home, including that 8-0 demolishing of Watford.
Aguero (£12.2) & De Bruyne (£10.0) are the top 2 highest FPL points scorers, but the latter is an injury doubt for GW8. This will give Gundogan (£5.2) some appeal at almost half price. Triple up on City players!!

Worst fixtures for attackers: CRYSTAL PALACE

Another season, same old Crystal Palace in front of goal. Scoring goals is still a problem. The Eagles have only managed to find the back of the net 5 times from open play in 7 games, with 2 of them being scored by Jordan Ayew (£5.1). It won't get any easier as they now have one of the hardest fixture schedules, having to face 2 of the big 6 & play Leicester & West Ham in the next 4 games. Their 27 shots on target in target is only better than 5 other teams & tied with Everton. Palace's talisman, Zaha (£6.8), still hasn't found the back of the net. Just avoid every Palace player.

Best fixtures for defenders: WEST HAM

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Fifth placed West Hammers are in great form, especially defensively, getting 3 cleansheets in their last 4 games, putting them back on the FPL radar. It also made made Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1) the joint top-scoring goalkeeper in FPL. But there are concerns over his fitness after he limped off during the first half of Saturday's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. As other FPL managers are looking elsewhere for a replacement, West Ham's second choice Roberto (£4.4) might be great pick for the short-term considering that The Hammer's have favourable fixtures coming up. They are facing 4 goal shy teams in the next 4 gameweeks, namely Palace, Everton, Sheffield & Newcastle. None of them have scored more than 7 goals this season. Ogbonna (£4.5) & Diop (£4.5) could be great budget picks for the next few gameweeks, but Cresswell (£4.9) appears to be the best pick in that West Ham backline, as he has scored in his past two appearances. The high flying RB, Fredricks (£4.5), also deserves a mention.

Worst fixtures for defenders: NEWCASTLE

Scoring is a problem for Newcastle, but keeping out goals from their own net is a bigger problem. They have now conceded 13 goals in their 7 games, almost 2 goals per game, that's only lower than Watford (20) & Norwich (17). It doesn't get any better fixture-wise for The Magpies as they'll play United & Chelsea back-to-back, and then host a resurgent Wolves side before making a trip to West Ham. Its difficult to see where they'll start getting cleansheets. Their 5-0 demolishing at the hands of Leicester in GW7 definitely showed how fragile Newcastle's defence is since the departure of Rafa. Lacking in goals, lacking in defensive, it doesn't look good for The Magpies. Avoid!!

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