Liverpool were one of the hottest sides in the front half of the 2016-17 season, but since the turn of the year their form has drastically declined. Premier League draws with Sunderland, Man United and Chelsea, coupled with defeats to Swansea and Hull, have left the Reds outside the top four, and with just three goals in three games. So is now the time to jettison your Liverpool players? Or will things pick up? I want to isolate the main problems Liverpool are having right now and look at if these problems can be addressed over the next few games, in order to make FPL recommendations. Continue reading
This past week presented the EFL Cup Finalists, So’ton and Man United, who will play for the trophy on Sunday, February 26. It also whittled down the field for the 5th Round of the FA Cup, other than the Derby County v Leicester City replay on February 8. The draw for the next round is scheduled for Monday, January 30. If Leicester City wins there will be 8 EPL teams in the next round scheduled for the weekend of February 18. Confirmed participants include TOT, ARS, CHE, MUN, BUR, MID and MCI. Continue reading
My team was nominated as the official Fantasy Football First team. My job is to tell you how and why I have picked certain players and formations for the Fantasy Premier League, and explain my reasoning behind any changes along the way. This article explains the changes I have made to my team and why. Continue reading
The Fantasy Football transfer window for game week 15 is now closed. Join me in our virtual Fantasy Football world while we watch the games and hope our points rack up. Sit back, relax, enjoy the football and hang-out here with your fellow Fantasy Football managers and chat in real time as the action unfolds. Perhaps everyone else is experiencing the same “Aggghhhh” player difficulties you are, or the same “Yeahhhh” moment as your captain puts the ball into the back of the net? Talking Points is simply a chat area for us Fantasy Football First managers. Tell us about your highs and lows, and get into the match day atmosphere. Get involved. Continue reading
Matchday 5 of the Champions League is in the books with Leicester, Arsenal and City moving on to the last 16. The Spurs were eliminated and can now direct their efforts to the Premier League.
Manchester United and Southampton are in action today in the Europa League but it is too early to report any results. Monitor the news reports and Manager’s pressers for information on who may have suffered injuries or will be rested this weekend. Continue reading
Tom Heaton is currently the best goalkeeper on FPL, having racked up fifty points so far this season. Heaton is currently being hailed as one of the top keepers in the division, and his performance at Old Trafford, where United had thirty-seven shots without scoring and Heaton made eleven saves, is being called one of the very best. The brute stats backing up Heaton’s performances so far this season are overwhelming, so I want to just rattle off a few in his defence. Then I will examine the United game to see how far it affects his overall stats. And then I want to look at what I think is a very interesting feature of Heaton’s game, which underlines why he is a top keeper and how he will fare in future weeks as a result of this feature. Continue reading
Arsenal looks reasonably well set going into this November, currently second in the Premier League only on goal difference and having not lost since the opening day of the season. But historically, November is a bad month for Arsenal. Over the last decade, they’ve played 40 November league games worth a potential 120 points, yet the Gunners have lost 15 of these games picking up just 59 points.
So will it happen again this year? Continue reading
Our captains article is back to help you choose the right captain for game week 9. This year we are using data from the RMT Bot and our experience to make our recommendations. Continue reading
Here to help. Post your team and get good constructive feedback on your selections. We will share our thoughts and concerns to help each other build better teams and hopefully win our respective mini-leagues. Continue reading
The Rate My Team Bot is a very simple tool. Import your team and it will suggest transfers. However, it is so much more too. Continue reading
Our captains article is back to help you choose the right captain for game week 6. This year we are using data from the RMT Bot and also gut feel / experience to make our recommendations. Continue reading
Fantasy Football First brings to you a refreshed and new look Game Week Review section to give you the best Fantasy Football advice possible. We give you our view on player and team performances and an overview of the wider mainstream media’s view. We summarise the impact of injuries and suspensions, and we finish with a view of the next three weeks and what it means for our FPL teams. Continue reading