Less than 2 weeks to go

The planning stage is almost over, the games are just around the corner the fun is about to begin. Over the coming weeks the new dashboards will be done and hopefully this season they will be bigger and better then ever. I’ve been working on some new stats to see if I can pick a better team to start with. The last few seasons I have used my wildcard in the first few weeks, mind you I won a few mini leagues last season so it wasn’t all bad.

My Captains pick was the thing that was good last season, and this was one of the reasons I did win some of the mini leagues I entered.

So.…..What are  my tactics for this season?

  1. Pick a spine for my team made up of players that finished in the top 4 last season. This means expensive picks.
  2. Look at players who play in a different position to what they are shown in the fantasy league, so a defender that plays more forward.
  3. look at the new signings. Salah was fantastic last season 🙂
  4. Pick players for the bench that actually play.
  5. Look at the first six fixtures for the promoted teams to see if I can pick a bargain.

If we look at the promoted teams and who they are playing, my predictions are in brackets

Cardiff have:

  • Away Bournemouth (D)
  • Home Newcastle (W)
  • Away Huddersfield (D)
  • Home Arsenal (L)
  • Away Chelsea (L)
  • Home Man City (L)

Fulham have:

  • Home Crystal Palace (D)
  • Away Spurs  (D)
  • Home Burnley (W)
  • Away Brighton (W)
  • Away Man city (L)
  • Home Watford (W)

Wolves have:

  • Home Everton (W)
  • Away Leicester (D)
  • Home Man City (L)
  • Away West Ham (D)
  • Home Burnley (W)
  • Away Man United (D)

Based on this I believe there could be bargains to have, but this is not guaranteed. In my initial 15 man squad I have 1 player from each promoted team.

Looking at all the teams I have a few selection headaches. Hopefully my Dashboards will help 🙂 Here are some of my headaches.

  • De Bruyne or Sane or Sterling or Mahrez?
  • Pickford or not for the main goalkeeper?
  • Kane or salah as my big name signing? maybe both but this would mean almost a quarter of the budget on 2 players.
  • Is it worth going for Arsenal players in the post Wenger era.

Its going to be a tense few weeks leading up to the kick off, but it will be fun.

 

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