Fantasy Premier League Fixtures
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FPL - Gameweek 1 Fixtures
The opening weekend of the Premier League season sees a raft of interesting fixtures and although we are yet to find out exactly when the fixtures will be played (subject to Sky Sports scheduling) we will see two of the newly promoted teams play home games against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace where we will potentially learn a lot about some of the new players at our disposal in Fantasy Premier League 2015/16.
Chelsea take on Swansea at home, Man Utd start with a tough home assignment against Spurs, Man City travel to the Hawthorns and Arsenal will face an unknown quantity in West Ham under their new coach Slaven Bilic.
Liverpool face the psychologically daunting task of travelling back to Stoke on the opening round of FPL fixtures where they lost so spectacularly on the final day of last season whilst two of last years relegation survivors, Leicester and Sunderland will pit their wits against each other.
The prospect of FPL 2015/16 and the new players entering the Premier League has already made quite a stir amongst the ever-growing Fantasy Premier League faithful on twitter and I must admit that I am pretty excited – and it’s not even July yet!
There will be plenty of twists and turns in the transfer market before the start of the season, and most likely up until the end of August… and Fantasy Premier League teams will be tweaked millions of times by it’s players before the 11.30am deadline on 8th August 2015.
Many managers will be looking to Chelsea first and foremost after their title winning campaign last season but we will also be looking very closely at the transfer movements at Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. Petr Cech will be a popular choice at Arsenal (depending on his value) and the ever increasing value of Eden Hazard may be enough to put players off in the early fixtures for the champions – especially considering the fact they face Man City, Arsenal and Everton in 3 of their first 6 fixtures.
All of the top 4 teams from last season face difficult opening set’s of fixtures, with many of them playing each other. Man City face a similarly tough ask in their first 3 games of the season with games against West Brom (a), Chelsea (h) and Everton (a) they will be hopeful to come out of those games unscathed. Expect to see big investment before those games though and so it will be interesting to see if the incoming players can gel together before those games – interestingly, those games were the type that James Milner would have been preferred for (by Pellegrini) so we expect some strong midfield types to come in and help sure up their midfield.
Here are the fixtures for FPL Gameweek 1:
Arsenal vs. West Ham
Bournemouth vs. Aston Villa
Chelsea vs. Swansea
Everton vs. Watford
Leicester vs. Sunderland
Man Utd vs. Spurs
Newcastle vs. Southampton
Norwich vs. Crystal Palace
Stoke vs. Liverpool
West Brom vs. Man City
We will be back soon with more transfer news and dates for when Fantasy Premier League 2015/16 will be ready to start playing… until then, enjoy the break.