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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
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ben Foster really had a howler didn’t he

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days 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
        1 month, 9 days ago

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

  2. Freshy
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days 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
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pope to Button

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No need of 2 starting goalies. Lose one.

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice team to be fair

  3. el polako
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

    1. VAR United
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      its more confusing then the matrix

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days 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
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Try reading some K. J. parker

        2. el polako
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Good clever show.
          Time travel with a twist.

        3. VAR United
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

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

      2. el polako
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days 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
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days 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
        1 month, 9 days ago

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

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

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

      • Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

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

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        216 points for me

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

      • HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

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

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 9 days 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
          1 month, 9 days ago

          B, but wait to see if Son blanks again Thursday

        2. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

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

          B looks better

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 9 days ago

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

        3. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days 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
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I f!cking agree it is absolute bullshit!

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Its free to watch in the uk as well

        4. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Now come on Palace and wipe that Burnley ca

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            cs

        5. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Early but..
          Start 1

          Lascelles ( WHU H)
          Justin ( Palace H)

          1. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Justin

          2. Nedvěd11
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Lascelles

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Taylor likes to bomb forward 😉

        7. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

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