Leicester City - Champions 2015/16. If someone told you last August that Leicester City, the club that narrowly avoided relegation in 2014/15, was to win the Premier League this season – you would have laughed at them in the face (and probably avoided them in the street next time you saw them).
Their start of season odds to win the league were after all, 5000 to 1. But that is the beauty of football, you’re only as good as your next 90 mins – reputations mean nothing. Leicester City, incredibly, are the Premier League champions. So how did this happen? What were some of the factors and stats at play with this miraculous and momentous triumph? 1) Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy The attacking duo of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy were ruthless in-front of goal all season, as a pair scoring 41 league goals for the season. 2) A Growing Defensive Force While Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and co. were banging the goals in at one end, at the other end Leicester defense was evolving into a force as the season progressed. 5) Lady Luck. 2015 Pre-Season Roundup July 1-18. 2015-16 FPL League Codes. It is that time of the year again, with just over two weeks left to select your starting squad for the Fantasy Premier League season 2015/16.
While all you soccer fans chop and change your squads from now till August the 8th, don’t forget to join some classic leagues. There’s nothing better than playing against the best FPL managers and topping all the league you can. Here’s a list of FPL League Codes kicking around the interwebs. Keep in mind you can only join up to 15 private leagues and 3 public leagues. You can click on the auto-join link to save on the copy & pasting. Top 5 Cheap Forwards 2015/16. Finding the right balance between premium expensive, mid price and bargain basement players can make or break any any fantasy EPL teams right from the start of the season.
Sure every FPL manager wants to sign in on a Saturday morning and see Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa as their front three strikers – but doing so exposes massive points gaps in other area’s of your team. A cheap third striker in your forward lines allows you to upgrade your midfield to some of the premium priced heavy hitters. So which are the best cheap forwards out there this season that you should consider picking in your team? Who is going to start? Who is going to get goals?
Troy Deeney £5.5m Watford. Arsenal Fantasy League Analysis. This edition our scouts turn their attention to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in search of points for your Fantasy EPL teams this season.
Arsenal finished third in the Premier League last season, 12 points off the pace from champions Chelsea. Wenger will be hoping to push for the league title a little harder this season, and has brought in world class goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea to play between the sticks. Chelsea captain John Terry is quoted having said “He will save them 12 or 15 points a season.”, which must be music to Arsenal fans’ ears, as that could be a key piece of business for them this summer (and long awaited, to find a top class keeper). Injuries are consistently an issue at Arsenal, with Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott all suffering from major injuries at some stage last season.
Injured Stars Returning in 2015/16. The summer post-season is a time when clubs wheel & deal in the transfer market to strengthen their squads while their current players take a well earned rest after 40+ games in the 2014/15 season.
But the summer break and pre-season can also act as a lifeline for injured players who are recuperating and hope to get back to full fitness in time for the start of next season. It’s a big ask for players who have been absent for months and months in rehabilitation to not just play but to get back to their previous level and more. But quality players returning to fitness can be a giant boost for a team and act like a new signing. Players absent in 2014/15 with injuries can easily be overlooked by Fantasy EPL managers selecting their teams at the start of the season. Lets have a look at 5 stars who are returning from long term injuries and could be great signing for your Fantasy EPL teams. The Best EPL Defenses. When it comes time for FPL managers to select their defenders for their Fantasy Football teams, there are a few factors to consider: Who plays, who scores, who takes set pieces, who’s playing at home, but most important of all is who is going to keep clean sheets.
Having a solid defensive line who consistently pick up cleans sheets is essential for every EPL Fantasy team. Whether you’re playing 3, 4 or 5 at the back, picking up 2 points for appearances can really hurt your teams points score. There were 2 defenders in the top 10 FPL points scorers last season, so this is an area of the field you can’t afford to overlook and fill with fodder. Norwich City Fantasy League Analysis. This week our scouts turn their attention to newly promoted Norwich City in search of hidden gems for your Fantasy EPL teams this season.
Norwich finished third in the League Championship last season, and had to earn promotion the hard way via the play-offs. A convincing 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, thanks to goals from Cameron Jerome & Nathan Redmond, in the playoff final on the 26th of May, sealed their promotion back to the Premier League. Team Stats from 2014/15 Defensively Norwich were one of the best in the Championship last season. They conceded 48 goals from their 46 league matches, earning 14 clean sheets along the way. Attacking wise, Norwich had the third best attack in the Championship with 88 goals from their 46 league matches, at an average of 1.91 goals per game. Player Stats from 2014/15. Newcastle Complete Signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV.
Finally some good news for Newcastle United fans, they have completed the signing of Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum from Eredivisie outfit PSV Eindhoven.
After a dire end to the 2014/15 season that saw Newcastle splutter over the line just above relegation, this represents a healthy step forward for a club in need of a boost. This signing represents a significant investment for Newcastle, with a reported fee of £14.5 which makes him their third most expansive signing in club history, behind Michael Owen and Alan Shearer. Success At PSV Eindhoven Wijnaldum will be joining Newcastle United on a high after captaining PSV to the Eredivisie title last season. Liverpool Strengthen Early in Transfer Market with Summer Signings. Liverpool have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer so far, getting their business done early as they looks to reinforce and build on their squad from last season.
Getting business done early means they are less likely to miss out on their key targets during the transfer merry-go-round, which often feels like a very expensive game of musical chairs. It also means Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers has a more time to work with is players and design a tactical system from pre-season in order to get the nest out of his players. New signing 3 weeks into the season can be disruptive and cause a change on formation or playing style, which can quickly take the wind out of the sails of any team. Liverpool had a relatively poor 2014/15 season, failing to hit the heights of the previous year that saw them finish second on the Premier League table. EPL Season 2015/16 Key Dates. EPL Season 2015-16 Preview It is the off-season where teams do battle on the transfer market rather than on the playing field, but it won’t be long until players are put through their paces for pre-season training and things kick off against for the 2015/16 season.
To keep you informed of key dates and milestones along the way, here are some essential questions answered for you about the up coming season: When does the EPL Season Start? Season 2015/16 of the EPL will start on the 8th of August, 2015. When does the EPL Season Finish? Home Ground Advantage - EPL Attacking Insights. Home Ground Advantage We all know that when Premier League teams play at home, they are more likely to get a favorable result than if they are playing away from home. Home ground advantage is a real factor in sporting events, which is why say ‘away goals’ can decide cup fixtures, and why many cup finals are played at a neutral venue in order to make then match and even encounter. But what are the implications of home field advantage on Fantasy Football? Rotating Pairs Explained - Everything you need to know about about Rotation Pairs. Rotating_Pairs For those managers who are new to playing Fantasy Premier League, they may not be familiar with the concept of rotating pairs for your EPL Fantasy Football team.
So we’ve created this guide to help newer players understand rotating pairs and the value of them. What are rotation pairs? Rotation pairs is the process of selecting players for your Fantasy Football team who will alternate between your starting 11 and the bench. 2015/16 EPL Fixture List - First 5 Gameweeks Analysis. Last Wednesday marked the official unveiling of the fixture schedule for season 2015-16 of the Premier League. This is a milestone event each year for Fantasy Premier League managers, who can now start analyzing the fixture list and start formulating idea’s for the makeup of their squad.
We’ve done an analysis of the first five rounds of the season so you can hit the ground running and get off to the perfect start. FPL Gameweeks 1-5 Analysis Which Teams Have the Easiest Start? Southampton, Leicester City and Sunderland look like they have the easiest opening five games of the 2015/16 season. The 5 Best Defenders Your Fantasy Team Must Have In 2015/16. With the 2014-15 season now complete, it’s time for us to look back over the data for the season and take away some learnings for next season. In our first of 4 pieces, we’ll look at the 5 highest points scoring defenders in the Fantasy Premier League this season just gone. 1. Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea – 179 points It was Chelsea’s right back Branislav Ivanovic who scored the most points by an defender in season 2015/15 of the FPL.
That was a 20 point improvement on his personal tally of 159 points from the previous season (which was bettered only by himself & John Terry this season), so Ivanovic is clearly a consistent performer. Manchester United complete transfer of Memphis Depay for reported £31m. Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Netherlands international Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. The two clubs had reached an agreement in May, with the transfer fee reportedly £31m. His arrival is a massive boost for Manchester so early in the summer transfer window, as they look to build their squad to out to push for the Premier League title next season after finishing third in 2014-15. New signing Memphis Depay and Manchester United manaager Louis van Gaal. Memphis Depay is a forward who can operate as either a winger or lead the line as a center forward.
He has been prolific in front of goal this season, scoring 22 goals in 30 games (including 5 assists) for PSV Eindhoven and leading them to the Eredivisie title. Depay’s joins a growing contingent of Dutchmen on the books at United, including Daley Blind (who moved to United from the Eredivisie last season), striker Robin van Persie and manager Louis van Gaal. Cristiano Ronaldo Comparisons. Manchester United complete transfer of Memphis Depay for reported £31m. Top Picks for Gameweek 38. This is it, the final countdown. Top Picks for Gameweek 37. It is time to look ahead to the second last gameweek of the 2014/15 season, Gameweek 37 of the Fantasy Premier League.
Gameweek 36 marked a strong return to form for Manchester City, who powered 6 goals past poor old QPR. A hattrick from Sergio Aguero means he now has 8 goals from his past 5 premier league matches. Meanwhile Arsenal’s slip up at Swansea puts City in the box seat for a second placed finish with their superior goal difference. Around the Web - Gameweek 36 Roundup. Top Picks for Gameweek 36. Around the Web - Gameweek 35 Roundup.
Top Picks for Gameweek 35. Before we turn our attention to Gameweek 35 tips for FPL Managers, it was Chelsea who grabbed the headlines last weekend by holding off second placed Arsenal for a draw and making thing look even more certain that Chelsea will win the Premier League title. They are still not mathematically champions, but with their fixture list it’s hard to see them blowing a ten point lead at this point. Around the Web - Gameweek 34 Roundup. Top Picks for Gameweek 34. Around the Web - Gameweek 33 Roundup. Fantasypremierleague.jigsy. Top Picks for Gameweek 33. Fantasypremierleague.onsugar. Fantasy Premier League Tips. Fantasy Premier League - Home. Fantasy Premier League Tips.
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