Fixtures

Premier League 2023/24 fixture release: FPL reaction

The fixtures for the 2023/24 Premier League season have been released this morning.

Manchester City begin their latest title defence with an away fixture at 2022/23 Championship winners Burnley, a match that kicks off the new campaign in the televised slot on Friday 11 August.

Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea is the most eye-catching fixture of the opening weekend, while newly promoted Luton Town and Sheffield United face Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace respectively in their 2022/23 curtain-raisers.

Man City’s early schedule leaps off the page, as they avoid a ‘big-six’ side in the first seven Gameweeks – albeit with a clash against Newcastle United to come in Gameweek 2.

Arsenal have also been handed a decent opening run of three fixtures, with four of their first six games at the Emirates.

Liverpool have a tricky-ish start with Chelsea, Newcastle and Aston Villa to come in the first four Gameweeks, although Mohamed Salah looks to be the stand-out captaincy pick in Gameweek 2. Otherwise, Erling Haaland will again no doubt be perma-captain for many Fantasy managers in the opening half-dozen Gameweeks.

Newcastle have arguably been handed the toughest task, their first five fixtures all against clubs who finished in the top half last season.

SEASON TICKER UPDATED

Our Season Ticker has been updated both on the sidebar and in our Premium Members Area, with all 20 Premier League clubs sorted by fixture difficulty in the first six Gameweeks in the graphic above.

The Premium Members ticker is customisable, too.

You can sort by difficulty, rotation pairings and ‘relative’ difficulty (something that factors in the strength of the team), while you can also remove clubs and Gameweeks from the outlook, add your own difficulty ratings, sort by home/away matches and filter by attack/defence.

It’s one of the many benefits available to subscribers – make sure you sign up before the 2023/24 season to give yourself all the tools you need for a successful FPL campaign.

FIXTURES: INTERNATIONALS, WINTER BREAK + MORE

World Cup 2022: Minutes and rests of the Premier League players

We’ll get a total of four Gameweeks before our first international break in September.

Further international fortnights will follow after Gameweeks 8 and 12.

The UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages will start on September 19-21, after Gameweek 5.

Aston Villa begin their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign a month earlier, a two-legged play-off on August 24 and 31 after Gameweeks 2 and 3 respectively.

Our first midweek round of matches is Gameweek 15, which takes place on December 5-6.

There are three Gameweeks (18-20) over the festive period but neatly spaced out to avoid the 48-hour tuanrounds we’ve encountered in previous years. Manchester City will blank in the first of those Gameweeks, however, due to a clash with the FIFA World Club Cup.

The winter break will take place between 13-20 January 2024, bisecting Gameweeks 21 and 22.

The season ends on Sunday 19 May, with Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United and Manchester City v West Ham United among the final fixtures of 2022/23.

SELECTED GAMEWEEKS

GAMEWEEK 1
GAMEWEEK 2
GAMEWEEK 3
GAMEWEEK 4
GAMEWEEK 19 (BOXING DAY)
GAMEWEEK 38

ROTATION PAIRS

Scout user Portsmouth Bubblejet has once again come up with the goods and found out the home/away rotation pairs for 2023/24, which you can see above.

VIDEO REACTION


Who played the most minutes over the March international break?

178 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    All aboard the Brentford treble up.
    (Knights Template, step your game up)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Wait, wait, I’m here! Let’s start again!

  2. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Does anyone know why the scout fixture ticker hasn't been updated? Live FPL has done his.

    1. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Mate.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        There's still nothing on captaincy rotation either 😡

    2. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      First seven weeks: Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Man City have decent fixtures.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. Anything on cheap defender rotations?

        1. Sheffield Wednesday
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          I don't know prices and I'm not willing to guess.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            We should already have a good idea of which lower and mid table sides will have nailed £4.5m keepers/defenders.

            1. Sheffield Wednesday
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              You could work this out for everyone then, no point in me working it out for you as you once told me...

              "If you have a 2 next to your name, your opinion is of no consequence at all." 😉

  3. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    God this is awful.

    An international break after gameweeks 4, 8 and 12. I'm dreading it already.

    Horrible, just horrible. Just scrap non tournament international football already. Or just move it all to the end of the season.

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      this is fairly high level whinging ,go and sit in the sunshine

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Sounds like you should take season off for your own health given how wound up you are 8 weeks before season starts

    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Nations League is a tournament

  4. Arteta
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Kompany vs Guardiola in the first round. How unpredictable...

  5. 2023/24 Fixture Rotation Pairs
    Portsmouth Bubblejet
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    As ever, the Premier League fixture designers give each team one club with whose matches they rotate home and away on every matchday.
    Sometimes this rotation is for policing reasons, due to the geographical proximity of clubs in the same area, taking all four English divisions into account. Other rotating pairs exist purely due to fixture practicality.

    The 38-game home-and-away rotating pairs for 2023-24 are:

    Arsenal – Tottenham Hotspur
    Bournemouth – Luton
    Brentford – Wolves
    Brighton – Nottingham Forest
    Burnley – Aston Villa
    Chelsea – Fulham
    Liverpool – Everton
    Manchester City – Manchester United
    Newcastle – Crystal Palace
    West Ham – Sheffield United

    This means that FPL managers could pick a cheap defender from (say) Aston Villa and Burnley and be sure that one of them will always have a home fixture. Such rotations are less of a consideration for FPL than they have been in the past, but you can’t rule out certain teams performing much better at home than they do away.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      There is something so reassuring about getting this post. Thank you. It wouldn't be fixtures release morning without it.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Legend.

    3. Portsmouth Bubblejet
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      The first 16 games of the Brighton-Forest rotation gives you: LUT, SHE, WHU, NEW, BUR, BOU, BRE, LIV / pal, LUT, FUL, AVL, SHE, BRI, EVE, BRE, BUR.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Hulk this muther as Partridge would say!

      2. 3 A
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks but dont think I'll rotate Estupinan if he in the squad.

        How about Burnley and Villa?

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Estupinan won't be 4.5 next season.

          1. 3 A
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Of course, do u really understand what I said?

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Why would you want to rotate any defender above 4.5?

              1. 3 A
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                ( I ) "dont think I'll rotate Estupinan"

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      I assume the only pair of £4.5m keeper rotations in that list would be Bournemouth and Luton then?

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Leno and Pickford look good for the first 8.

  6. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Man City v Brentford on 23 Dec will be postponed due to World Club Cup. So DGW assured for both of those clubs.

    1. Eze Really?
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      I must get them in now and prepare.

  7. McSauce
    • 14 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    When does FPL go live again?

    1. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      In a month or so.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Around American Independence Day.

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    I appreciate David getting up early and getting the video prepped and live, but this thumbnail is a big no, no. It takes a lot for me to complain, but it needs to be changed. Too OTT.

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1669238597571031279/photo/1

    1. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      He tries too hard to be a trendy YouTube-type, but it just doesn't work - his videos are a cringe-fest.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Munday is a Ginger David Brent - Personally I think he should do a dance before his videos.

        https://youtu.be/_au0UUHI2aI?t=19

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      LIke a stopped clock, you're right sometimes.
      Is it a YouTube algorithm thing? Does gurning on a thumbnail actually equal more views?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        They are attempting to following YouTube recommended best practice (i.e. do what Mr Beast does). It's all part of building your brand on YouTube, but so many YouTubers get it wrong. It's like with what images you put on your website, social media, email shots etc ... You have to be careful with this kind of design work.

    3. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Virg maybe it's time to give up FPL. You're far to invested

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        What do you expect? The scout gave me my first pack of cigarettes for free and now I'm an FPL addict with nowhere to go.

        1. Now I'm Panicking
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          You'd fit right in on FPL Twitter I reckon.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Everyone has blocked me.

            1. Now I'm Panicking
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              😆

        2. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          How do you find the time? Are you a student?

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 8 days ago

            He can't be, he's been like this forever

    4. Eze Really?
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Not if he moves to LA (smile)|

    5. zes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Christ. If someone asked me to pose like this for something public I think I’d punch them

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        It's very dated design thinking. It's like the stock imagery you used to see on financial websites in the early 2000s.

    6. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Child with a beard, child with a beard!

  9. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Gw5 early wildcard for me, lock it in - next stop, player prices.

  10. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Passing on the latest ticker update: everything was all set for the usual early release... then Opta sent us the files in a completely new/different format that it's incompatible with the ticker. Folk are working on it.

    1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Don't stress, we don't need a ticker until the game is released.

      FPL Virgin will have to find something else to do

      1. Dunster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Agreed - the virgin’s incessant whining is tiresome.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          The ticker has been live on Hub for 15 minutes now.

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      This wouldn't have happened if Virg was in charge!

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        I'd run the site just like the good ol' days. The high standards seen under Mark's reign would be resurrected.

        1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          You're the biggest bum washer I've ever seen.

          For gods sake.

        2. zes
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Could you cut the membership fee from 30 quid as well while you’re at it? I let mine lapse and now it’s 4x what I used to pay

    3. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like the ticker is only available for "bundle" members anyway, not premium members

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/pricing/

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Has the free one been removed from the right hand side of the website?

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Nah, it's available as usual for Premium Members. Another thing I'll pass on...

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Not an issue for Ben Crellin by the looks of it his ticker has already been available for an hour.

      https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1669257325486518274/photo/1

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Crellin has Marvel like superpowers TBF.

  11. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    With Liverpool away to Chelsea and Newcastle in GW1 and GW3 I can see "No Salah" being a thing. Yes he has Bournemouth at home in GW2 but we all going to captain Haaland anyways. Will be also more difficult to fit in Salah with Haaland coming in at 14m+

    1. zes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Haven’t had a look at the fixtures yet but reckon I’ll just be Haaland permacap and no more thet big hitters 90% of the year

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Just revised my draft and indeed, perma-capping Haaland means I can go without Kane and Salah.

    2. Eze Really?
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      It brings me to think the difference between "engaged" and "addicted"

    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Chelsea is a good fixture

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      I never get the logic of not picking a player because you won't captain him. Put simply it is points I am after everywhere.
      Plus if you don't go Salah that means a definite short term plan and wildcard.
      There will be plenty of Everton/Burnley/West Ham value to afford those big guns I think.

    5. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Salah is fixture-proof. In fact, he probably does better in the tougher games

  12. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Bringing in Billing GW19, lock it in!

  13. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Forest definitely did something to annoy the fixture algorithm. Arsenal, Utd, Chelsea and City all away in the first 6 games 😀

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Get the pain out of the way early!

    2. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Best time really. The start of the season is unpredictable and the big teams haven't got into the rhythm of winning yet.

  14. Arteta
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    EXCL: Arsenal have made opening offer to sign Declan Rice from West Ham. Tim Lewis & Karren Brady held talks at PL AGM (though Edu + Richard Garlick leading process). Man City now actively exploring own approach for 24yo.

    https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1669267413697789952

    1. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      West Ham have turned down Arsenal’s opening offer for Declan Rice.

      https://twitter.com/JacobSteinberg/status/1669270135180255232?s=20

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        😆

        1. Arteta
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          That didn't take long. I don't understand what exactly they are doing. City can casually offer a lot of cash and Phillips, and it's a done deal because it would make sense for both clubs. We've seen similar stories when Arsenal were close to an agreement in the past, so we may as well prepare for a little heartbreak just in case.

          1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Arsenal always do this.

            Try and do a cheaper deal and then Chelsea or City come in and pay what the selling clubs want.

            Then we'll end up with a cut price midfielder instead.

            1. Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Cut-price Rice, new FPL team name if it gets done?

          2. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Sounds like City are in for Kovacic. I’d be more worried about Chelsea than City anyway because of the London factor, especially if we end up giving the money by overpaying for Mount and Havertz respectively.

            1. Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Presumably Chelsea don't want him on the books this month, so they are going to be a threat from July onwards if the deal ain't done

          3. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            If he goes to City, that ends the beautiful 'Stones as False 2' experiment 🙁

    2. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Why the hell City wants Rice for????

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        To sell to Arsenal when he's 31

    3. The Mandalorian
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Declan Rice is a box to box midfielder that was held back by Moyes to play DM.

      He's been tipped to be the new Gerrard.

      Not sure how he fits into Peps system.

  15. SKENG
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Template sorted out:

    Steele
    Stones White Estupinan
    Martinelli Odegaard Rashford March
    Haaland Mbeumo Mitrovic

    Martinez & fodder bench

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Probably about 3m over

    2. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Not for me, Clive

      Leno Pickford
      Trippier Saliba Stones Porro 4.0
      Bruno F Martinelli Odegaard Rodri Andreas
      Haaland © Watkins Enciso

    3. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Mbuemo is going to be a midfielder

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Yup, we can't rely on a cheapo Steele.

  16. Bartowski
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Potential for two relegation play offs on the final day then, Burnley v Nottingham Forest and Chelsea v Bournemouth...

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Burnley will be fine.

  17. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Chelsea fixtures have got trap written all over them.

    Bet your house on Reece James getting an 18 pointer GW1, becoming the most transferred in, then going off injured 20 mins into GW2.

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      What is it about the GW2 fixture that makes an injury likely?

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        It’s Reece James

  18. Season Ticker live for 2023/24
    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      The Virg/Dude approves 😎

    2. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Still the old one for me, even after Ctrl F5

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        ....And there it is!

      2. Dunster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Same - sure it will sort itself out before game launches

        1. Dunster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Same as in I can only see the old one

    3. blues1875
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Why can i only get the old version of the ticker?.I have paid subscription

      1. Dunster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        You got the new one yet - I still haven’t

  19. keefy59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Has anyone noticed or commented
    Arsenal , Brentford , Brighton & Chelsea play 3 out of the first 4 games at before the IB
    Likewise Spurs , Villa , Fulham & Forest play 3 out of 4 away

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Marvellous. You've got Chelsea and Luton top of the attacking rankings - top trolling, there!

    2. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      That's pretty normal - everyone can't play home away home away etc for the whole season.

      1. keefy59
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Yes but from a team selection point of view 3 out of 4 games at home is a good starting point .
        Also 3 out of 4 away is usually teams to avoid
        I thought game weeks 2 & 3 would be double home & away
        This would leave teams with 2 home & 2 away before the IB

  20. keefy59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    *home*

  21. Deulofail
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    *& awayyyy*

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      "...You know we belong together

      You and I forever and ever
      No matter where you are
      you're my guiding star"

    2. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      It's got Luton playing GW2 at home - they're supposed to be away for the first 3 gameweeks.

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Luton Town COULD play "MAYBE two or three" of their first Premier League fixtures away from home IF stadium improvements are not completed in time, their chief recruitment officer said.

  22. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    So basically the template team from the end of last season will be fine for the start of this one.

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Yeh, there won't be any pricing issues at all.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        3 City, 2 Arsenal, 3 Brighton, 2 Toon, 2 Utd, plus cheaps.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          I'd imagine that would be doable.

          1. Sheffield Wednesday
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            I finished last season with three city all being benched. Two is plenty.

        2. Piggs Boson
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          I might give Newcastle a miss from the start, with a plan to bring them in after the tough fixtures.

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        FPL Towers are too concerned about engagement to force the masses into making difficult decisions.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Focus on GW1 only:

      BRI GK
      Shaw/ARS Def/City Def/ Trippier
      Olise or Eze/ ARS Mid/ Utd Mid/ BRI MID or 2nd ARS MID
      Haaland / Jesus or BRI FWD

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Party pooper. Way to buzzkill the excitement for a new FPL season 🙁

    4. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      I had no Arsenal toward the end of last season - but may triple up depending on price now we have the fixtures

  23. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Suggestion:

    It would be good if we could remove all non top 4/6 teams from the ticker with just one click. A bit like the tick boxes in the members area. That way it would be simple to work out your captaincy rotation.

  24. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Does FPL Staff Sergeant know that this guy works for the scout's biggest competitor? 😀

    https://twitter.com/FPLGeneral/status/1669257702730526720

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      It is all about creating noise the more noise the better, and a rising tide lifts all fpl money makers boats.

  25. The Mandalorian
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    It's not about which team has the best starting fixtures but more about which manager has the best preparation.

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      - Confucius

    2. mad_beer ✅
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      This is the way

  26. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Luton's second game is home to Burnley so their ground will be premier league ready for the new season.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      No that will be changed to an away game I think, their first home game will actually be against West Ham

  27. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Isn't there usually a pre season offer on membership at a discount? And if so is it happening this year/when?

  28. Ask Yourself
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Does anyone know if the EFL fantasy football is still a thing? Or if there’s one for the championship?

  29. TheTinman
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Last year I decided the only way to break top 1k / win it, is to get ahead of the pack early. I analysed the fixtures and picked a perfect non-template squad to attack the first few games, pre-empting the wildcard. The glorious blue fixtures were really a sight to behold.

    Alas, I ended the year with my 2nd worst ever rank, 213k.

    Do I dare to be bold again, or pick the opening team with who are 'built to last' saving the wild card as long as possible as I used to do?

    A long, ponderous summer ahead.

  30. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 14 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    This is the sort of plan I came up with I figure Potential underpriced teams - Chelsea - West Ham - Everton - Burnley - Luton.

    Maybe 4-4-2 / 3-5-2

    Pickford (4.0)
    --
    Everton - West Ham - Man United- Chelsea (4.0)
    --
    Arsenal - West Ham - Brighton - Liverpool - Palace/Burnley -
    --
    Fulham - City - Brighton (4.5 ?)

    --
    Palace Burnley will be a 6.5 to 5.5 value
    Fulham - Mitrovic
    West Ham - the form preseason hammers midfielder whoever that maybe or Bowen
    Man United - Obvious one is Shaw for me
    City - that Norwegian Fella
    Liverpool - that Egyptian
    Arsenal - form midfielder or Saka on pens

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Mbuemo looks a must have with those first 4 games and his firm end of last season why is no one excited about him yet?

      Surely better than mitro/a brigbton forward

      1. El Presidente
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        If he's a midfielder yes, if he's a 6.0-6.5 forward, no

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Can see him being a forward as he was often a striker in a 352 next to toney but if not even better.

          Even as a forward though he is on most set pieces and penalties and dangerous from open play what’s not to like at even 7.5m as a striker?

      2. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Mbuemo will be a mid this year and he'll be in my team for sure

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          What makes you so confident he’s a mid? But yea definitely high in my watchlist

          1. Zimo
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            There's an article here that said he started on the RW 22 times and 14 times as a striker. Fpl has historically classified players based on the biggest percentage position they've played.

            1. TheTinman
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              If he is midfield I will snaffle him up.

              He is likely to be their talisman next season to begin with at least.

              He seems to be growing as a player each season too and lets not forget he was pretty darn unfortunate with a ridiculous number of shots hitting the woodwork.

              Who is on pens with Toney out?

              1. Zimo
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                Mbuemo took the pen when Toney wasn't there in one match when Wissa was playing as well.

            2. Ask Yourself
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Oh very nice okay let’s hope

      3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        Mbuemo is a factor alright but I have no idea knowing if he will be a forward or a midfielder - so I stuck with the probable so far.
        It will be interesting to see if my team structure will change much by the start of the season.

    2. TheTinman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe I'm the only one, but I think Burnley will have a terrible season unless they dramatically change their playstyle.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        I think they'll take a while to find their PL feet. I'm not interested in starting with any of them.

        1. TheTinman
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Everytime I watched them they made some huge mistakes messing around at the back which weren't always punished. If they do that in the Premier League they'll find themselves 2 goals down pretty quickly

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        The only prediction I'm confident about re Burnley is that they will NOT change their playstyle, at all. Kompany is not one for compromises.

    3. TheTinman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      I'm guessing Shaw will be overpriced this year.

      Need to wait and see what Man Utd, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal do in the transfer market.

      Can't imagine Chelsea having much to spend though.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        6m would be fair for sure I think.

        Chelsea will have lots to spend again because they are dodging the FFP rules by doing their transfers over 8 years

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Shaw* lol

          1. TheTinman
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Not so sure, if the prices being bandied for Havertz and Mount are true then they're desperately trying to balance the books.

            £70m for Mount
            £75m for Havertz

            Ridiculous prices, stinks of panic

            1. Ask Yourself
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah I see what you mean actually they are being crazy with the mount price but I still think havertz can come good but not 75m good agreed

            2. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Boehly has no sense of player prices. He overpays by miles and expects buying clubs to spend the same stupid amounts. He'll get a reality check in time, and those players will go for lower amounts. But it does mean Chelsea's main buying and selling may spill over into the start of the season.

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 14 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                Boehly really is the definition of a fool and his money. You would think he would delegate to someone in the know?

            3. Bluetiger1
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 7 days ago

              Last summer prices well over the odds whilst this summer with average players going for 50m prices for these two expected

              Saudi will push prices higher

        2. TheTinman
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          For Shaw I think it depends if Ten Haag is likely to play him CB a few times again

          1. Ask Yourself
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            He was good for 8/9 pointers when he did though

            1. TheTinman
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              He'll definitely be a popular pick

              1. Andy_Social
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                This in turn depends if Kim comes to United. He and Martinez in CD would put Shaw back at LB.

          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 14 Years
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Shaw was very good value for fpl no matter where he played - it was one of two things with him - in the mix for bonus or got bonus.

            1. TheTinman
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 10 days ago

              Statistically it might make little difference if he plays CB or LB (assists at LB cancelling out more bonuses at CB)

              but there is something sexy about seeing a 12pter in your team, maybe I'm just an FPL romantic

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 14 Years
                10 months, 10 days ago

                I was amazed how good Shaw was at CB to be honest. I thought it would be a square peg in a round hole. But he was United's best player of the season IMO. And the beauty about Shaw now at left back or centre back no rotation worries whatsoever. If he is fit he plays as simple as that.
                From an FPL point of view that is one less place to worry about. Plus at a guess I think Shaw will still be cheaper than Trippier/TAA - staying just on that second tier of pricing.