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How has behind-closed-doors football had an impact on the Premier League?

There was plenty of discussion ahead of the Premier League’s mid-June resumption about what effect the congested fixture schedule, playing behind closed doors and the increase in permitted substitutions would have on the game.

Would more goals be scored? Would home advantage evaporate? And would rotation be off the charts?

It’s still early days in terms of the numbers, with two-and-a-bit Gameweeks far too small a sample pool from which to draw any proper conclusions.

But with this week representing our only real breather until after Gameweek 37+, we thought it was worth using the time to see if there are any early trends we can at least keep an eye on ahead of some more meaningful analysis later in the summer.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

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192 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Ben Foster really had a howler didn’t he

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yep. And not for the first time (see Auba goal for Arsenal vs Watford a few seasons ago). Guy is past it now for a PL GK.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        He was past it when he played for Man United...

  2. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I need to burn a transfer before next GW

    Pope / Martínez
    TAA / Doherty / Saiss / Lascelles / Taylor
    KDB / Salah / Son / Fernandes / Hayden
    Rashford / DCL / Jiménez

    Been considering
    Salah & DCL to Martial & Kane
    Dropping Salah for AV isn't smart

    Maybe Martinez to Button since Ive spent my BB

    1. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Pope to Button

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      No need of 2 starting goalies. Lose one.

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Nice team to be fair

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Forget footie resumption, 3rd season of Dark is on Netflix !!!
    Yay !!

    1. #POGBACK
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      its more confusing then the matrix

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Lost and Westworld-confusing because it doesnt have any coherent plan and plot, or good confusing like The Matrix?

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Try reading some K. J. parker

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Good clever show.
          Time travel with a twist.

        3. #POGBACK
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          we were fans of season 1&2 so binged the 3rd and couldn't wait for it to be over

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Before I watched season 2 I had to re-watch season 1 🙂

        Love this show, nice alternative to usual american productions on Netflix or Prime.

  4. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I really dislike the fella who posted the What-If link ( https://www.game-change.co.uk/2017/08/28/fantasy-football-what-if-machine/ )

    Made me realise that all my efforts only amount to an average of 5 extra points per GW. So demoralising 🙁

    1. Vazza
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      5 x 38 = 190 points make a huge difference in the OR.

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Almost half of what I have lost due to not picking the right captain - that would have been 446 more points

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I’ve got nearly 11 pts per GW. Mind you, I had Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser at the get go

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      216 points for me

      Considering the difference to 2mil OR is -255 I’ll take it as a huge positive

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Seems like a lot depends on how good your week 1 team was ... mine was 1661

  5. Vazza
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Which duo is better -

    A. Son, Alonso/Azpi/Sais/Aurier (4-4-2)

    B. Mahrez, Ings (3-4-3)

    Thanks 🙂

    1. WALOR
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      B, but wait to see if Son blanks again Thursday

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      That’s the biggest duo I’ve ever seen in A.

      B looks better

      1. Vazza
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        I shortlisted the four defenders that have been in my consideration.

  6. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I wonder how many people in Ireland Amazon have scammed into signing up to Prime just to watch the football?

    They should make it clear that the games are not shown in Ireland unless you happen to have a Premier Sports subscription.

    #dirthbags

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I f!cking agree it is absolute bullshit!

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Its free to watch in the uk as well

  7. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Now come on Palace and wipe that Burnley ca

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      cs

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Early but..
    Start 1

    Lascelles ( WHU H)
    Justin ( Palace H)

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Justin

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 7 hours ago

      Lascelles

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Taylor likes to bomb forward 😉

  10. POLSKA GOLA
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 17 hours ago

    Ayew knew exactly what he was doing. How did he got away with that?