Gameweek 4 Preview – August 2015

Gameweek 4 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365.

Following last weekend’s credible draw at Old Trafford, Newcastle United are again involved in the early kick-off as they host Arsenal. Both sides were involved in goalless matches last weekend, thanks in no small part to their respective goalkeepers. Tim Krul and Petr Cech picked up 11 points each after both made 8 saves and kept clean sheets. That’s unlikely to happen again though, with encounters between these two sides generally producing plenty of goals, including a 4-4 in February 2011 and a 7-3 victory for Arsenal in December 2012. Arsenal are odds-on favourites to win this clash, and with this in mind it would be advisable to look to their attacking talents for points this week. Alexis Sánchez (£11.0m), Mesut Özil (£8.5m) and Santi Cazorla (£8.4m) could all be worth a look.

Moving onto the 3pm matches, and Bournemouth v Leicester could provide some bargain buys with points potential this week. Bournemouth won for the first time in the Premier League last weekend, as Callum Wilson bagged a hat trick at West Ham. He’ll fancy his chances of some more goals this weekend, as despite Leicester’s excellent start to the season they haven’t yet kept a clean sheet. Wilson is now the top points-scoring forward in the game, and at just £5.5m could be an excellent buy. The top-scoring midfielder in the game is on display for the away side though. Riyad Mahrez has scored 4 goals in the first 3 matches of the season, and picked up 3 bonus points in each game too. 35 points from 3 matches is an unbelievable haul, and his price has increased accordingly (now £6.0m from £5.5m at the start of the season). He’s still very cheap at that price though, especially if he can keep up his goalscoring form.

Three sides who will be confident of routine home victories are Chelsea (v Crystal Palace), Liverpool (v West Ham) and Man City (v Watford).

Chelsea got their first win of the season last time out despite being reduced to 10 men at West Brom. If you fancy Chelsea to keep a clean sheet then Kurt Zouma could be an interesting pick. John Terry’s sending off means he’s unavailable this weekend with Zouma, who is available at £5.5m, expected to fill in for the captain. In attack Pedro made an inspired start to life in England following his move from Barcelona, with a goal and an assist helping him to secure 13 points on his debut. He had an excellent goal scoring record at Barca, and will be keen to make an impression in his first game for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He’s not cheap at £9.5m, but could still be a good purchase ahead of the misfiring Hazard (£11.4m) and Fàbregas (£8.8m).

For Liverpool Philippe Coutinho has started the season in excellent form. He scored the winner on the opening day at Stoke, and was unlucky not to add to his goal tally on Monday night when he hit the woodwork twice at Arsenal. He’s priced at £8.1m, which seems reasonable given he’s the main attacking threat for one of the top sides in the Premier League, who have also secured clean sheets and extra points for their midfielders and defenders from all of their first three matches. Joe Gomez is the pick of the defenders at just £4.7m, having picked up 21 points so far.

Man City’s impressive form means they’re now odds-on for the title after just 3 matches. They’re yet to concede a goal, and not many will fancy Watford’s chances of halting this run. Aleksandar Kolarov (£5.7m) and Vincent Kompany (£6.3m) have scored 31 points each in those matches, so are well worth considering. Many will be captaining the likes of Sergio Agüero (£13.2m) and David Silva (£10.1m), with City expected to bag a few goals on Saturday.

Plenty of options to consider this week!

There’s an international break next week and the transfer window will also be closed after that time, so with no more new players coming into the Premier League it could be a good time to consider your wildcard (if you’ve managed to save it beyond week 4!).

Manchester United Team Analysis

Manchester United are one of the big clubs in the English Premier League, having won the EPL numerous times, and consequently Fantasy Football Managers look closely at every player within the Man United team to see who should be brought into their own fantasy team. Below is a review of how the Man United team has started the 2015/16 season.

In goal, Romero has been preferred to the normal number 1 de Gea who the manager van Gaal decided was not in the right frame of mind due to transfer interest from his home country Spain. Man United have started the season without conceding a goal so the manager’s decision has been justified.

In defence, the starting back 4 have been Darmian, Smalling, Blind & Shaw with Smalling impressing more so this season in the centre than last and his central defensive partner, Blind, dropping back from a defensive midfield position last season. Shaw has recovered from his injury problems last season and Darmian a new Italian acquisition has slotted in extremely well. Maybe you are also interested in slotmachine reviews? No goals conceded so far this season for this defense!

In midfield, van Gaal has mixed things up a bit with the defensive midfield mainly coming from recent summer signing, Schneiderlin, and ex-Spurs player, Carrick. In a more adventurous role are Mata (bought from Chelsea in January 2014), Januzaj (rejunivated this season) and Memphis Depay (a big money signing in the summer from PSV). Other midfielders that have been used are Schweinsteiger (another major signing over the summer who was not match fit at the start), Young (attacking winger), Herrera and Fellaini who’s been serving a domestic ban for a red card last season.

In attack, England forward Wayne Rooney has been deployed as an out and out striker, as indicated by van Gaal in pre-season leading to many fantasy football managers selecting Rooney, but despite his hat-trick against a below strength Brugges last night he has failed to hit the back of the net in his 3 EPL starts. Rooney has been supported by the attacking midfielders (particularly Memphis) and ‘little pea’, Hernández has been used as a substitute striker.

Get on board with Gomis

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by Chris P Jobling

Swansea City may not have got the result they were hoping for away at Sunderland on Saturday, but a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light means they remain unbeaten three games into the 2015/16 Premier League campaign and have five points to their name.

Having accrued a club-record haul of 56 points last season, they will be delighted to have started brightly – with football folklore dictating that if you win your home games and pick up draws on the road, you will not go too far wrong.

It will be some achievement for Garry Monk if, in his second full season as boss, he can continue to move the club forward and re-write the history books again 12 months on from his impressive debut showing.

One area in which he will have spotted the need for obvious improvement is on the goalscoring front, with the Swans ending last term with the lowest return in the top-half of the top-tier standings – netting 46 times in 38 outings.

Having seen top marksman Wilfried Bony depart for Manchester City in January, Monk and a loyal fan base may have been slightly concerned as to where the firepower and threat in the final third of the field would come from.

They need not have worried, with a man already on their books stepping up to help fill the void.

Bafetimbi Gomis plundered six goals between the close of the winter transfer window and the end of the season in 2014/15, and he has picked up where he left off at the start of the new campaign.

A man available to fantasy premier league bosses for £7.1 million maintained his impressive record against Sunderland over the weekend as he found the target for the third game in a row – opening the scoring shortly before half-time and offering the Swans margin for error against dogged opposition.

Gomis is clearly a man brimming with confidence, and is one who should be setting lofty targets for the remainder of the campaign.

The 30-year-old broke the 20-goal barrier in all competitions during his final three seasons at Lyon, so is clearly capable of offering that kind of tally to the Swansea cause, while last year was the first in nine that he has failed to make double figures in the league – although that was partly due to limited opportunities.

He is now very much the main man at the Liberty Stadium and one who will have his sights set on a late charge towards a European Championship in his native France next summer.

Les Blues are well fancied by international football betting experts and observers to go well on home soil in 2016, and Gomis would relish the opportunity to play any kind of role in that quest – be that leading or support.

Didier Deschamps has selected him before, but his last outing for his country came way back in June 2013.
He has, however, netted 35 times in 88 appearances since then, is making his mark in the Premier League – a step up from Ligue 1 – and will be impossible to ignore by bosses in both the real and fantasy realms if his fine form continues – even when taking into account the fierce competition he faces with France from the likes of Olivier Giroud, Karim Benzema, Loic Remy, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette.

Fantasy Premier League Review of August 2015

What have we learnt from the first 3 matches of the 2015/16 Premier League season?

Well, defensively you needed defenders from Manchester City, Manchester United or Liverpool who’ve had 3 shut-outs in their 3 games. With Kompany and Kolorav weighing in with 3 goals between them a Man City block defense would have provided you with a fabulous start to the season, although if you gambled with Watford and their much cheaper defenders this may have been another good bet given their 2 clean sheets. If you do like to bet, then check out freebets.co.uk.

Moving on to the midfield, the stand-out performer has, a little surprisingly, been Marhez of Leicester City with 4 goals. Others that have started the season extremely well are Yaya Toure (MC), Ross Barkely (EVE), Nathan Redmond (NOR) & Marc Albrighton (LEI) who’ve all been amongst the goals as have Kouyate (WH), Ayew (SWA), Chadli (TOT), Morrison (WBA) and Payet (WH).

Your forward line is often however where your fantasy football season is won or lost. The strikers with more than 1 goal so far this season are: Lukaku (EVE), Gomis (SWA), Wilson (BOU), Diouf (STO) and Defoe (SUN). Many managers will also be looking closely at Chelsea’s Costa and Man City’s Aguero given that they now have a goal each and are still the favourites for the season’s golden boot competition. If you fancy your chances of picking out some Premier League winners then check out gordon.freebets.co.uk page for the weekend football accumulator which also explains 888sports’ special offer.

Why Sergio Aguero is a must-have on fantasy football this season

Sergio Aguero is one of the greatest strikers on the planet and is a potent threat at the forefront of Manchester City’s strikeforce. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have started the season in fine form and their focal point in attack has netted one goal in their opening three matches. While this return isn’t exactly phenomenal, the Argentina striker should be given some time to adjust back to the pace of the Premier League after his Copa America duties earlier this summer.

Since his arrival back in 2011, Aguero has scored more Premier League goals than any other striker and has played a key role in City’s two title triumphs during the period. Last season, he finished as the division’s top goalscorer, netting an impressive 26 Premier League goals throughout the campaign. As City’s primary forward, he is bound to get plenty of chances playing at the top of their incredibly strong offensive unit. In fact, many will expect Aguero to fire them to fantasy football glory this season and the Argentine is selected in a high proportion of fantasy teams.


Although Aguero’s inclusion into your fantasy team will come at some cost, he is widely regarded as the best striker in the Premier League and is expected to score plenty of goals in Manchester City’s incredible attack. At the time of writing, 32Red are offering 2/1 on the Argentina international to finish as the league’s top goalscorer this season. If he manages to achieve this goal, he will certainly earn fantasy football users plenty of points throughout the course of the campaign.

Playing in front of an incredibly talented midfield unit won’t hurt Aguero’s chances of finishing as the top fantasy striker this season. The likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling will all score goals but their link-up play in attack and ability to unlock defences and create opportunities will only bolster Aguero’s chances of scoring goals. Aguero’s ability in the penalty area is his greatest attribute but his ability to involve others in the attack will also ensure that he picks up a number of assists throughout the season as well as goals.

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Wilfried Bony is City’s number two striker and, although he is a more than competent finisher, he lacks the sharpness and first touch of Aguero. City enjoy playing one-touch, flowing football and Bony isn’t really the correct mould to slot in as a permanent replacement for the Argentine. It’s more than likely that Bony will come on off the bench on a regular basis, but he won’t be playing a major role throughout the season – which only helps to support the reasons to select Aguero as your main striker.

City will win the majority of their matches this term and are among the leading candidates for the Premier League title. In fact, 32Red are currently pricing the Citizens below evens for the title. And, whilst they may not possess the same attacking talent as they did a few years ago, they are still more than capable of creating opportunities and getting in behind defensive lines. Chelsea, arguably the best defensive side in the Premier League, were put to the sword as Pellegrini’s men earned a 3-0 victory earlier this month – a result that shows their attacking prowess.

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Their key offensive players will help to create chances for Aguero and, providing that he avoids serious injury, he will find his form soon enough. When that moment comes, the Premier League – and your fantasy opponents – had better watch out. The Argentine will kick on this season and those who fail to select him in fantasy football will suffer the consequences over the course of the season.

Yes, he’s expensive and yes, he’s an injury risk. However, the upsides of Aguero more than outweight the downsides of selecting him in your fantasy football team. While City’s midfielders will contribute goals, there’s no doubt that the Argentine is the main man in that attack and Pellegrini will be relying on his fellow South American to raise his game and emulate his 26 goals from last year. Although it would be unfair to expect Aguero to finish as the Premier League’s top goalscorer once again, it’s certainly fair to expect the striker to finish as the leading striker on fantasy football this season.

Gameweek 3 Preview – August 2015

Gameweek 3 Preview for Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365.

Man Utd v Newcastle is the early kick off and managers will almost certainly be expecting Man Utd to claim another 3 points. Newcastle have strengthened over the summer but are still some way off beating Man Utd away from home. Man Utd haven’t been overly convincing either but new signing Memphis Depey (£8.5m) bagged 2 goals in the mid-week Champions League qualifier, so he’ll be raring to score his first league goal. Rooney (£10.5m) hasn’t displayed any goal-getter signs as yet but is still selected by 33.6% of all managers! It’s surely a matter of time however, especially now he’s playing in his favoured striker role. United have continued their impressive defensive form, so Romero (£5.1m) stands out as an affordable keeper option, with De Gea (£5.4m) still pushing for a 1 way ticket to Madrid, and Luke Shaw (£5.6m) is a solid option who likes to get forward.

Leicester are the surprise form team so far, putting some fantastic performances together. Mahrez (now £5.8m) is the joint-top scoring player in the league with 25 points in 2 games. Spurs have 1 point so far and face a tricky away day here; so the pressure will be on Harry Kane (£9.5m) to justify his price tag following his amazing 2014/15 campaign. Neither side will be nailed on for a clean sheet here however.

Chelsea are another London side who have struggled to get going but all eyes will be on new signing Pedro (£9.5m) following his sensational U-turn on a supposed transfer to Man Utd! He’s linked up with fellow Spaniard and ex-Barca team mate Cesc Fabregas (£8.9m) instead, but can he be the spark Chelsea so desperately need following underwhelming performances so far? Chelsea were thumped 3-0 by Man City last week and now face a tricky away day to West Brom, who were also on the receiving end of a 3-0 demolishing in game week 1, but the Blues will be backed to kick-start their season here. Hazard (£11.5m) will want to pick up points for those near-50% of all teams who have selected him also.

Man City are pushing for title-favourite status after these back-to-back 3-0 wins, which does seem ridiculous but we can see why! Aguero (£13.1m) was unlucky to not bag a hat-trick against Chelsea in the end. They face Everton away from home, and it’s difficult to see Everton attaining any points here despite a great 3-0 win away to Southampton last week. Yaya Toure is still a relatively affordable Man City option at £8.6m, and seems to be showing signs of his former self. Sterling (£8.9m), on the other hand, is yet to show his worth at £49m.

Sunderland are a side that have really struggled so far and are odds-on for the drop, conceding 7 goals in 2 games. Swansea’s Ayew and Gomis, both £7.1m, will be hoping to continue their impressive form displayed so far against a side who are leaking goals. Montero (£6m) has also been a strong singing, so he will surely contribute further in the coming weeks.

The arguable highlight of the game week’s action is Arsenal v Liverpool on Monday night. Walcott (£8.7m) has dropped £0.3m in just 2 game weeks following his absence from the starting line-up, which has left some managers out of pocket! Sanchez (£11m) will be backed to do well this season however and will continue to be a sensible choice for any manager. Benteke (£8.5m) is now Liverpool’s great hope for a more clinical and dependable goal scorer this season, and certainly showed his capabilities in a man-of-the-match performance against Bournemouth.

Saturday

Man Utd v Newcastle

(12:45pm BT Sport 1)

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

Leicester v Spurs

Norwich v Stoke

Sunderland v Swansea

West Ham v Bournemouth

Sunday

West Brom v Chelsea

(1.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Everton v Man City

(4.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Watford v Southampton

Monday

Arsenal v Liverpool

(8.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Why you MUST draft Odell Beckham but avoid Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas in 2015

That catch. Odell Beckham’s touchdown catch against the Dallas
Cowboys last season was spectacular, but his fantasy football numbers were even
more so. Despite missing the opening four weeks of the 2014 season, the New
York Giants wide receiver recorded 91 catches for 1,305 yards
. Beckham also
scored 12 touchdowns in as many matches, and broke 100 yards in seven of New
York’s final nine games of the campaign. These figures are astounding for an
established NFL player, let alone a rookie.

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Due to his incredible playmaking ability, Beckham is fantasy gold. The LSU
product averaged 17 fantasy points per game last season and, although it will
be tricky to replicate those numbers this season, the Giants star will benefit
from Victor Cruz’s return in the near future. For the majority of the 2014
campaign, Beckham was heavily involved and opposing defences started to double
team him. The return of Cruz, who was ruled out with a severe knee injury,
should allow Beckham one-on-one coverage in certain formations and Eli Manning
will look to exploit this as regularly as possible.

Earlier this year, NFL Media’s senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano ranked
Odell Beckham in fifth on his list of the game’s top 10 wide receivers
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this is too low. While there is a valid argument for Antonio Brown and Dez
Bryant to sit above New York’s number 13 in the standings, Calvin
“Megatron” Johnson and Demaryius Thomas deserve a lower ranking.
Perhaps Fabiano was a little afraid to rank New York’s young talent above the
great “Megatron”, but Beckham deserves that accolade – and here’s
why.

Calvin Johnson has been the NFL’s leading wide receiver for the past five
seasons. Megatron was selected as the number two overall draft in the 2007 NFL
Draft and has certainly lived up to the hype. Since 2010, Johnson has been
selected in five consecutive Pro Bowl sides while he led the NFL in receiving
yards in back-to-back years in 2011 and 2012. He remains a fantasy stud, but
some will be cautious of drafting Johnson too early this season, and they are
well within their rights to have concerns over the Detroit star.

Megatron cannot play forever. As good as Johnson has been in the past, he
will begin to struggle as he gets older. Last season, Detroit’s talisman was
plagued by various injury problems and those issues could come back to haunt
him throughout the upcoming campaign. Detroit have an incredibly tough,
physical division and, although Johnson can more than hold his own, those knocks
and niggles could play on his mind and affect his impact on the NFL in 2015. It
would be foolish to write Megatron off though and, at the time of writing, he is 8/1 with betfair
to finish with the most receiving yards in the regular season
.

Demaryius Thomas, meanwhile, will play a crucial role for the Denver Broncos
this season. Peyton Manning is, at 39-years-old, on the brink of retirement and
Thomas’ numbers will certainly drop once “The Sheriff” hangs up his
boots. Thomas has been a potent threat in Denver’s offense throughout the last
three seasons, finishing in the top five wide receivers for fantasy points in
each year. Last season, Thomas made 111 receptions, scored 11 touchdowns and
recorded 1,609 receiving yards – incredible
figures for those who drafted him in fantasy football
.

However, you have to question just how much Denver are going to throw the
ball this season. The Broncos are under new management and head coach Gary
Kubiak, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, loves to run the football. C.J.
Anderson showed his qualities last season as Manning struggled, and the Broncos
may opt to adopt a similar tactic this season. In theory, that means that
Thomas will see less of the ball, but he could also reap rewards of slack
defending against the pass if Denver decide to switch tactics.

While Calvin Johnson’s figures will depend very much on his post-injury form
and Demaryius Thomas may suffer from a transitional period in Denver, Odell
Beckham should prosper from consistency and an improved offensive line. While
Victor Cruz will take targets away from Beckham, he will still remain a lethal
threat all over the field, with his pace, power and height allowing him to line
up in various formations. Beckham will line up for most snaps and, while his
receptions may take a slight hit, he could finish in the top two or three wide
receivers in fantasy football this season.

Gameweeks 1 and 2 – August 2015

Gameweek 1 Review

Petr Cech was a big disappointment for many Fantasy Football Managers, as well as Arsenal fans, at the weekend with his sloppy display but at least he’ll almost certainly be playing this coming weekend, unlike Thibaut Courtois who upset 160,000 Dream Team managers by getting sent off against Swansea and misses the clash with Manchester City. In Dream Team goalkeeping calamities aside, Yaya Toure and Riyad Mahrez (both 18 points) started the season with a bang from midfield.

There are plenty of decision to make for Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers after a gruelling opening gameweek for most, with the popular picks failing to deliver. None of the most selected 25 players made it into the team-of-the-week, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez (£6m) and Arouna Kone (£6.7m) top scoring. Those considering early changes will want to bear in mind Aston Villa’s clash with Manchester United has been moved forward to Friday night, with the clash pitting together two of just five defences to have kept clean sheets. Whilst waiting for the match to start why not check out for free casino and enjoy playing.

In Telegraph Fantasy Football (TFF), after one round of Premier League matches, players from Manchester City have scored the highest number of Telegraph Fantasy Football points (75) thanks to their 3-0 win over West Brom. West Ham are second on 64 points after their surprise win at the Emirates.

Gameweek 2 Preview

The fixtures for Gameweek 2 are:

Friday

Aston Villa v Man United

(7.45pm Sky Sports 1)

Saturday

Southampton v Everton

(12.45pm BT Sport 1)

Sunderland v Norwich

Swansea v Newcastle

Spurs v Stoke

Watford v West Brom

West Ham v Leicester

Sunday

Crystal Palace v Arsenal

(1.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Man City v Chelsea

(4.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Monday

Liverpool v Bournemouth

(8.00pm Sky Sports 1)

The second gameweek of the Premier League kicks off with Manchester United making the trip to Villa Park in the first Friday night Premier League fixture since Arsenal hosted Newcastle at Highbury in 2003. Wayne Rooney (£10.5m in Fantasy Premier League) will be in many fantasy managers’ sights after notching an assist from a deflected ball last weekend and all signs point to him getting on the score sheet in this fixture. Afforded a starting berth in the central striker position for United, great expectations are rested on his shoulders. Tim Sherwood’s Villa will not be approaching the game with a losing mentality and new signings Rudy Gestede (£6.0m) and Micah Richards (£4.5m) will be looking to build on impressive debuts against Bournemouth last weekend. Some will be fancying Villa to at least get a draw with Man Utd who perhaps were a little lucky to get a win against Spurs due to the own goal.

The most exciting matches of the weekend will be played out on Super Sunday, with Crystal Palace hosting Arsenal at Selhurst Park in the early kick off at 13:30. After an underpar performance against West Ham last weekend which saw Arsenal lose 2-0, Chilean Alexis Sanchez (£11.5m) looks set to make his first start of the season and could prove to be too much for the likes of stand-in goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (£4.0m) to keep at bay.

The late kick off sees one of the biggest games of the season played out at the Etihad, as champions Chelsea travel to face runners-up Manchester City who put in a hugely impressive performance at The Hawthorns on Monday, dispatching West Brom with ease, largely thanks to immense performances from Yaya Toure (£8.5m) and David Silva (£10.0m). Aguero may again start on the bench.

Chelsea come off the back of a poor performance which saw them draw 2-2 against Swansea on Saturday evening and confidence in the Blues to deliver a winning performance will be low. Despite this, Jose Mourinho always has a plan going into the big games and will not go down without a fight. Diego Costa (£11.0m) looks to be fit enough to start the match which could spell trouble for City’s defenders. Recently rated as the 6th best player in Europe by UEFA, Eden Hazard (£11.5m) is unstoppable when he’s on song and could well regain his best form on Sunday. Either way this should be a spectacular game and likely the highlight of the weekend!

The Monday night game sees Bournemouth travel to Anfield in their maiden Premier League campaign, and Eddie Howe will be optimistic he can lead the Cherries to victory over a less than convincing Liverpool who edged past Stoke thanks to yet another brilliant strike from Phillippe Coutinho (£8.0m) in the dying minutes of their match at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday. For all the latest football odds why not check out Bet365.

Fantasy Premiership Football 2015/16

The start of the English Premier League (EPL) is only 3 days away and fiso’s Fantasy Football forums are abuzz with news and talk on players and tactics. Much of the discussions centre around the major Fantasy Football games such as Fantasy Premier League (FPL forum), Telegraph Fantasy Football (TFF forum) and The Sun Dream Team (DreamTeam forum) but there are many other fantasy football games to play.

The early start of the EPL means fantasy football managers are more concerned than normal over player fitness, particularly the likes of top players such as Manchester City’s Aguero and Arsenal’s Sanchez who both played in the latter stages of the Copa America. Pre season matches have been monitored by fiso members for early player form and some of the big money transfers, such as Benteke to Liverpool, Sterling to Manchester City, Cech to Arsenal and Depay to Manchester United, have all been put in the melting pot when considering who to choose for their fantasy football team. Some game rule changes such as TFF’s relaxed transfer timing rules and FPL’s new bonuses (‘chips’) also need to be factored in for the new season.

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FISO Goals 2015/16

FISO’s Free to Enter English Premier League Score Prediction game, FISO Goals, is now open for entries for the 2015/16 season.

FISO Goals
FISO Goals

The game is mostly just for fun but the winner will receive a treasured FISO Mug! fiso-goals-mug

Fixtures for the first four weeks are now available for selection. Predictions for each game need to be made 1 HOUR BEFORE its scheduled kick-off. It may help your predictions if you first checked out these English Premier League (EPL) betting odds.

The game is run by FISO members for FISO (namely: jeffersdn, Jester, Mystery, Rob and Admin).

Big Bird was knocked off his perch last season when he finished down in 15th, with scopsm taking the title. Is BB still the player to beat, having won in season 2013/14 and appearing in the top five in each of the three seasons before that?

The top 5 for 2014/15 were:

Position Points Username
1  317  scopsm
2  311  flyingkillercob
3  306  lano14
4  302  ferg
5  299  Lucky7s

The top 5 for 2013/14 were:

Position Points Username
1  330  Big Bird
2  319  Colbert
3  316  murf
4  303  Shaggy365
4  302  Rookster

You can also join in FISO Goals chat on the game’s forum. The game is integrated with the forum so when the season starts you should see your points and leaderboard position next to your username when you post on the forum.