Fantasy Football Stats

Crystal Palace under Big Sam – What has changed?

The introduction of Big Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace was a desperate move by the Palace board to steady the ship. After having an infamous awful 2016, Alan Pardew was sacked as Palace realised that they were in serious danger of relegation, with Pardew’s momentum leaving Palace sliding towards the bottom.

But with just one point in five games and only two goals scored, Allardyce is finding life at Palace much harder than he imagined. So let’s analyse the changes (or lack thereof) that Allardyce has made to Palace, compare the last five games of Pardew’s reign to the first five games of Big Sam’s reign, in order to see if there are any significant changes between the personnel, formation or tactics two, and identify what this means for FPL. Continue reading

Fantasy Football Stats

What is the impact of 3-4-3 on our FPL teams?

Since Conte set up Chelsea in a 3-4-3 formation he has taken Chelsea to the top of the table and in the process won the League Manager of the season 3 times in a row – a feat unmatched by Ferguson, Wenger and Mourinho. However, the 3-4-3 infection is spreading to other teams too. In game week 21 Everton, West Ham, Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Leicester played a form or 3-4-3. Indeed, Everton’s, West Ham’s, and Tottenham’s 3-4-3 all delivered victory. What is the impact of this 3-4-3 on our FPL Teams? Continue reading

Fantasy Football Game Review

Man United – Not Just Ibrahimovic?

Manchester United have hit an upsurge in form over their last ten league games, with seven wins and three draws in that period. So in this article I want to analyse their defence and their midfield, and look at their prospects over the next ten league games, as well as whether or not I recommend taking on any United players into your FPL team beyond the obvious goalscoring threat of Ibrahimovic. Continue reading

Late Fantasy Football Transfer

Harry Kane in Leaving it Late for Game Week 15

If there has ever been an early transfer week, this might be the one. Aguero four-match ban spurred us all to prompt action, with Euro games still ahead. Have you chosen rightly? Kane, Costa, Ibrahimovic, Defoe, Austin (ouch!), Iheanacho… – the competition was fierce, and the favourite choice, added to more than quarter of a million teams, is dissected by Van. Continue reading