With the Premier League fixtures now released for 2022/23, we are able to assess which teams we should invest in and which we should avoid.
We have already taken a look at the top-flight teams with less favourable schedules, and now turn our attention to those sides with the best runs of opening fixtures on paper.
The primary focus in this article will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead but we will scrutinise the shorter and longer-term prospects where appropriate.
Our Season Ticker was updated almost immediately after the fixtures were released at 9am BST on Thursday, with the opening six Gameweeks sorted by difficulty below:
Subscribers to Fantasy Football Scout can use this helpful tool to pick out the best and worst runs of matches for each club, sort by rotation pairings, use their own customised difficulty ratings and more.
You can see a tutorial on the Season Ticker below:
Liverpool are top of our Season Ticker in the first six Gameweeks of 2022/23.
The Reds only face one of last season’s top six in that time and it’s against a far-from convincing Manchester United in Gameweek 3.
Championship winners Fulham are first up for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and given that Mohamed Salah is traditionally a strong starter – he has scored in five successive opening-weekend matches – there’ll be few of us going without the Egyptian in our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) drafts.
Notably, it will be the fourth season in a row which Liverpool have started a new campaign against a Premier League newcomer.
|2019/20||Norwich City (h)||4-1|
|2020/21||Leeds United (h)||4-3|
|2021/22||Norwich City (a)||0-3|
Crystal Palace then follow, with another newly-promoted side Bournemouth, plus Newcastle United and Merseyside rivals Everton, to come in the first half-dozen Gameweeks.