#FPLMatchups #GW13 – Spark Notes Version 1: The Chamber of Princes + Bonus Question

Diogo Jota’s injury has ignited much conversation about what to do with that roster spot. I thought this would be a good opportunity to unite the budget princes that could provide value in the upcoming GWs. These are just some quick snapshots, not an in-depth analysis. Bobby Decordova Reid (BDR) Said Benrahma Tomas Soucek PascalContinue reading “#FPLMatchups #GW13 – Spark Notes Version 1: The Chamber of Princes + Bonus Question”

#FPLMatchups #GW11 Changes +The Little Prince Pick of the Week

The expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees” is used to describe people too involved in the details to see the bigger picture. I feel like my FPL experience this year has been characterized by the opposite. I have been so focused on larger patterns and broader tactical analyses that I have missed theContinue reading “#FPLMatchups #GW11 Changes +The Little Prince Pick of the Week”

#FPLMatchups #GW10 – The Two Tales of the Season + The Little Prince Pick

An early article this week with an early deadline on Friday, and some demons to exorcise from last GW. The talk of the town once again is the captaincy decision for GW10. Do we go tried and true, and keep the armband on DCL? Or do we reanoint the king with the return of Salah?Continue reading “#FPLMatchups #GW10 – The Two Tales of the Season + The Little Prince Pick”

#FPLMatchups #GW9 – The Two Tales of the Season

We often tend to look at fixtures in chunks of 4 or 6 GW’s, so 8 is a perfect number to begin looking for patterns, and trends in terms of half-season chunks. Word of caution, however, 8 weeks is not much time to establish patterns and any analysis done solely on this season’s observations willContinue reading “#FPLMatchups #GW9 – The Two Tales of the Season”

FPL Poker Tables GW9

Last week I conducted a review of rolling data to see what trends have emerged during the early stages of the current season. Many were identified, and I recommend using that blog as a reference point before making any transfers in the near future. Of more immediate relevance to these FPL Poker Tables blogs, however,Continue reading “FPL Poker Tables GW9”

FPL Poker Tables GW8

These blogs are quick to trumpet the successes of previous gameweek’s predictions, so it would be remiss of me to not acknowledge that there wasn’t much to crow about last week at all. Having been blown off course a little by results in GW6, my spreadsheet floundered again in GW7, being bettered by bookmakers oddsContinue reading “FPL Poker Tables GW8”

#FPL MATCHUPS GW7

I missed last week’s matchups article and in preparation for this article it struck me how much I missed writing this. So this week is a throwback to what started this, an analysis of defensive matchups in specific areas of the field in order to inform our captain selection. Let’s do this.  SHU/MCI  LIV/WHU  TOT/BHA  Bonus playerContinue reading “#FPL MATCHUPS GW7”

FPL Poker Tables GW7

My spreadsheet predictions were blown off course a little last week by the failure of the MUN vs CHE fixture to serve up any goals, which increased its average mean absolute error (MAE) for predicted goals to 0.90. As well as giving them a rare victory over my spreadsheets, the relative shortage of goals inContinue reading “FPL Poker Tables GW7”

#FPLMATCHUPS GW 5

Minutes per 2 Goal Opportunities FDR This week I am going to do something a little different with this article. Rather than break down individual matchups with a tactical lens, I will be introducing a new Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR) that I have been working on during the IB. This is completely unfamiliar territory forContinue reading “#FPLMATCHUPS GW 5”