The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-season 2018/19

Our detailed guide to the 2018/19 pre-season is exactly what you need to be completely prepared for another year of Fantasy Premier League.

This is where you can find every article we’ve written ahead of the new campaign including in-depth analyses of each team, Scout Reports on new signings and as well as research into whether those switching one Premier League club for another can retain their FPL value.

Very soon the top flight clubs will start playing their pre-season fixtures and we’ll have Scout Notes on all the line-ups, goals, assists and Fantasy talking points for those in the build-up to Gameweek 1.

Arsenal

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | Boreham Wood 0-8 Arsenal | Aubameyang (Willock assist), Aubameyang (Maitland-Niles assist), Aubameyang (Nelson assist), Nelson (Lacazette assist), Lacazette (Aubameyang assist), Nketiah (Lucas assist), Reine Adelaide (Ramsey assist), Mkhitaryan (Nketiah assist)
Jul 26 v Atletico Madrid (Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore | International Champions Cup)
Jul 28 v Paris Saint Germain (Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore | International Champions Cup)
Aug 1 v Chelsea (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
Aug 4 v Sevilla (Friends Arena, Stockholm)

Scout Notes: Unai Emery switched to a back-four against Boreham Wood and used Calum Chambers (£4.5m) in midfield in the second-half.

Form Players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) registered a 16-minute hat-trick and an assist in the first match of pre-season.

Bournemouth

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | Sevilla 1-1 Bournemouth | Ibe (Mousset assist)
Jul 20 v Levante (Pinatar Arena)
Jul 27 v Bristol City (Ashton Gate)
Jul 28 v Nottingham Forest (City Ground)
Aug 3 v Real Betis (Vitality Stadium)
Aug 4 v Marseille (Vitality Stadium)

Scout Notes: Eddie Howe remains keen on 3-4-3 having deployed it against Sevilla. Jordon Ibe (£5.5m) was used as right wing-back in that match.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Brighton and Hove Albion

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | St Gallen 1-1 Brighton | Hemed (Norwood assist)
Jul 21 v AFC Wimbledon (Cherry Red Records Stadium)
Jul 24 v Charlton Athletic (The Valley)
Jul 28 v Birmingham City (St Andrew’s Stadium)
Aug 3 v Sporting Lisbon (Amex Stadium)

Scout Notes: Glenn Murray was withdrawn after 30 minutes of the first pre-season match with a minor knock.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Burnley

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 13 | Cork City 0-1 Burnley | Dunne (Tarkowski assist)
Jul 20 v Macclesfield Town (Moss Rose)
Jul 20 v Curzon Ashton (Tameside Stadium)
Jul 23 v Preston North End (Deepdale)
Jul 26 v Aberdeen (Pittodrie | Europa League)
Jul 29 v Montpellier (Turf Moor)
Aug 2 v Aberdeen (Turf Moor | Europa League)
Aug 5 v Espanyol (Turf Moor)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Cardiff City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 16 v Tavistock AFC (Langsford Park)
Jul 18 v Bodmin Town (Priory Park)
Jul 20 v Torquay United (Plainmoor)
Jul 25 v Rotherham United (New York Stadium)
Jul 28 v Burton Albion (Pirelli Stadium)
Jul 31 v Greenock Morton (Cappielow Park)
Aug 4 v Real Betis (Cardiff City Stadium)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Chelsea

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 23 v Perth Glory (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Jul 28 v Inter Milan (Allianz Riviera Stadium, Nice | ICC)
Aug 1 v Arsenal (Aviva Stadium, Dublin | ICC)
Aug 5 v Man City (Wembley Stadium | FA Community Shield)
Aug 7 v Lyon (Stamford Bridge)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Crystal Palace

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 12 | Helsingør 2-2 Crystal Palace | Sørloth (Kaikai assist), Sakho (McArthur assist)
Jul 16 v Halmstads (Orjans Vall)
Jul 21 v Oxford United (Kassam Stadium)
Jul 24 v Stevenage (Lamex Stadium)
Jul 28 v Reading (Madejski Stadium)
Jul 31 v Boreham Wood (Meadow Park)
Aug 4 v Toulouse (Selhurst Park)
Aug 7 v Kingstonian (King George’s Field)

Scout Notes: Zaha a second-half substitute on the left flank of a front three against Helsingør. Guaita and Speroni both involved but Hennessey not in the match squad.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Everton

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | ATV Irdning 0-22 Everton | Goals: Baines, Holgate, Keane, Tosun x4, Lookman x3, Mirallas x5, Niasse x4, Vlasic x2, own-goal / Assists: Vlasic x3, Mirallas x2, Martina x2, Dowell x2, Tosun x2, Niasse x2, Sandro, Coleman, Lookman
Jul 18 v Bury (Gigg Lane)
Jul 21 v Lille (Estadio Algarve)
Jul 22 v Porto (Estadio Algarve)
Jul 26 v Blackburn Rovers (Ewood Park)
Aug 4 v Valencia (Goodison Park)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Fulham

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 7 | Fulham 4-2 Crawley Town | Kait (Johansen assist), Ayite, Djalo (Cairney assist), Kebano (Fonte assist)
Jul 14 v Reading (Recreation Ground)
Jul 18 v TBC (Evian-les-Bains)
Jul 21 v Lyon (Stade Pierre Rajon)
Aug 1 v Sampdoria (EBB Stadium, Aldershot)
Aug 4 v Celta Vigo (Craven Cottage)

Scout Notes: Sessegnon has been deployed as a left-back so far.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Huddersfield Town

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 10 | Bury 0-4 Huddersfield Town | Pritchard (Billing assist), van la Parra (Lowe assist), Sabiri (Lowe assist), Daly (Quaner assist)
Jul 14 v Accrington Stanley (Wham Stadium)
Jul 18 v Dynamo Dresden (Stadion Am Sommerdamm)
Jul 21 v TBC (Stadium Essen) Interwetten Cup
Jul 22 v SV Darmstadt 98 (Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor)
Jul 25 v Lyon (John Smith’s Stadium)
Jul 31 v Bologna (Brixen Im Thale, Austria)
Aug 3 v RB Leipzig (Schwaz, Austria)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Leicester City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 21 v Notts County (Meadow Lane)
Aug 1 v Valencia (King Power Stadium)
Aug 4 v Lille (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, France)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Liverpool

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 7 | Chester 0-7 Liverpool | Wilson (Moreno assist), Wilson (Jones assist), Milner, Sturridge (Keita assist), Kent, Ings (Milner assist), Sturridge
Jul 10 | Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Liverpool | Camacho (Ojo assist), Ojo (Keita assist), Lallana (Kent)
Jul 22 v Borussia Dortmund (Bank of America Stadium, N Carolina | ICC)
Jul 25 v Manchester City (MetLife Stadium, New York | ICC)
Jul 28 v Manchester United (Michigan Stadium | ICC)
Aug 4 v Napoli (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
Aug 7 v Torino (Anfield)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: New signing Keita has two assists in two matches.

Manchester City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 20 v Borussia Dortmund (Bank of America Stadium, N Carolina | ICC)
Jul 25 v Liverpool (MetLife Stadium | ICC)
Jul 28 v Bayern Munich (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami | ICC)
Aug 5 v Chelsea (Wembley Stadium | FA Community Shield)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Manchester United

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  • Coming soon…

Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 19 v Club America (Phoenix University Stadium, Arizona)
Jul 22 v San Jose Earthquakes (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara)
Jul 25 v AC Milan (Rose Bowl Stadium, LA | ICC)
Jul 28 v Liverpool (Michigan Stadium | ICC)
31 July v Real Madrid (Hard Rock Stadium | ICC)
Aug 5 v Bayern Munich (Allianz Stadium, Munich)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Newcastle United

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 17 v St. Patrick’s Athletic (Richmond Park)
Jul 24 v Hull City (KCOM Stadium)
Jul 28 v Porto (Estadio do Dragao)
1 August v SC Braga (Estadio Municipal de Braga)
4 August v Augsburg (St James’ Park)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Southampton

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

5 Jul | FC Schalke 04 3-3 Southampton | Redmond (Austin assist), Reed (Clasie assist), Hesketh (Reed assist)
11 Jul | Jiangsu Suning 2-3 Southampton | Gabbiadini (Armstrong assist), Redmond, Gallagher (Davis assist)
Aug 1 v Celta Vigo (St Mary’s Stadium)
Aug 4 v Borussia Monchengladbach (St Mary’s Stadium)

Scout Notes: Bertrand has been used as a centre-back in a back-three for both of Southampton’s matches in China.

Form Players: Redmond has two goals in two matches.

Tottenham Hotspur

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  • Coming soon…

Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 25 v Roma (SDCCU Stadium, San Diego | ICC)
Jul 28 v Barcelona (Rose Bowl Stadium | ICC)
Jul 31 v AC Milan (US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis | ICC)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Watford

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 27 v Stevenage (The Lamex Stadium)
Jul 28 v Brentford (Griffin Park)
Aug 4 v Sampdoria (Vicarage Road | The Graham Taylor Matchday)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

West Ham United

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Moving Target – Lukasz Fabianski

Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 8 | FC Winterthur 3-2 West Ham | Carroll (Fernandes), Noble (Hugill assist)
Jul 14 v Wycombe Wanderers (Adams Park)
Jul 21 v Preston North End (Deepdale)
Jul 25 v Aston Villa (Bescot Stadium)
Jul 28 v Ipswich Town (Portman Road)

Scout Notes: After being switched to midfield in FPL, Artur Masuaku has returned to being deployed as a left-back. Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are set for three month spells in the physio room.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 10 | Basel 1-2 Wolves | Mir (Cavaleiro assist), Jota (Doherty assist)
Jul 14 v Young Boys (Berner Stadion Neufeld | Uhrencup)
Jul 19 v Ajax (Banks’s Stadium)
Jul 22 v TBC (Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Bochum | H-Hotels Cup)
Jul 25 v Stoke City (bet365 Stadium)
Jul 28 v Derby County (Pride Park)
Aug 4 v Villarreal (Molineux)

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…