Liverpool Season Odds Preview

After last season ended in heartbreak for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool as they fell to a Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, the Merseyside club will be looking to compete on all fronts again this season having returned to Europe’s elite club competition with their fourth-placed finish last term.

Success in the Premier League will not be the easiest thing to achieve with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City around but the Reds are second favourites to be crowned champions of top flight for the first time since 1990 with odds of 4/1.

Hitting the ground running

West Ham United are the opening day opponents for Klopp’s side and, if they are to have serious title aspirations this season, that is one that they will need to take maximum points from. If you fancy Liverpool to brush the Hammers aside at Anfield, as they did last season with a 4-1 win, you can get a price of 2/7.

The opening day is only the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a long and testing season for Liverpool and every other club trying to dethrone Man City. The Citizens came relatively close to an unbeaten season last time out and lost just twice, with Liverpool being the club to lose the second fewest with their five defeats.

While no side have gone unbeaten since Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ you can back Liverpool to achieve the unlikely feat with generous odds of 100/1.

Star man Salah

Since departing Chelsea Mohamed Salah’s career trajectory has soared and the Egyptian has improved year on year, with last term being his most successful and surprising season as he tore Premier League sides to pieces, scoring 32 goals along the way to be named top goalscorer.

Harry Kane finished with two goals fewer in 2017/18 but the Englishman is the favourite to outscore the rest this coming season, giving Salah value at 4/1 to be English football’s most clinical marksman.

Breaking a threshold

Liverpool haven’t surpassed 80 points in a season since coming as close as they have to winning the Premier League in 2013/14, when they finished with 84 points and finished second. Before that, they last passed 80 points with another second-place finish in 2008/09.

If they are to challenge Man City for the title this term, breaking the barrier of 80 points will be a minimum requirement, especially after City hit a century last time out. As things stand they are 6/5 to get 80 points or more, but they will have their sights set on a higher target.

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Fantasy Football Managers Must Focus on Building a Strong Defensive Core

It is often said in fantasy football that spending money on a goalkeeper isn’t a wise thing to do because it’s a wasted position. That’s not entirely true, as building a solid defence around your keeper is a sure-fire way of racking up the points from the off. The key is being able to identify what team is likely to keep the most amount of clean sheets during the season, that of course, is part luck but there are ways of seeking a bit more clarity based on seasons gone by.

Investing in a good keeper as well as two defenders from the same side is a shrewd move when wanting to cash in on a team’s clean sheet. Even if it ends up costing a bit more it does have the ability to save you from a disastrous week if your strikers and attacking midfielders misfire. Managers like Jose Mourinho and Mark Hughes are just two of many other managers that put a greater onus on defending than attacking which means scouting the likes of Manchester United and Southampton for goalkeepers and defenders is a great place to start.

With Alisson moving to Liverpool and Courtois looking to move from Chelsea there could be some significant changes in the fantasy football goalkeeping department this year.

It makes sense when picking defenders on the same team to find the ones that have a goal or two in them over the season. Wings-backs are a great choice as they are normally instructed to join an attack by bombing forward and getting balls into the box which should mean an assist on top of a clean sheet.

Pep Guardiola’s wing-backs were integral to City winning the Premier League last season and more managers could favour that type of formation this season.

The argument against picking a couple of defenders in the same team is that you are putting all your eggs in one basket but that can certainly be avoided by selecting carefully. Stringing a defence together by choosing players from different sides can see a fantasy football backline spread too thin and always breached.

Goals and clean sheets win fantasy football so it makes sense to find the extra funding by spending economically on your midfield. Put either a Salah or De Bruyne in but then scour the newly promoted sides for their playmakers as they will be cheap, likely to start and will almost always have an impact on the game.

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Whatever way you decide on picking your fantasy football team it is good practice to have a defensive core that you can rely on to save the day when the attackers don’t come to the party.

FPL 2018/19 Club Previews – Crystal Palace and Everton

Goodison Park

“Everton’s Goodison Park before kick-off” (CC by 4.0) by Fabio Paoleri

In anticipation of the 2018/2019 Premier League season’s kick-off between Manchester United and Leicester, at 20h00 on August 10th at Old Trafford, we’re taking a more in-depth look at the 20 squads that’ll be competing this year. In this fourth instalment, we’ll take a look at London outfit Crystal Palace and an ambitious Everton side and if you have ambitions on getting a return on your Premier League opinions then consider

Crystal Palace – The team

Crystal Palace had a bit of a roller coaster season last year. The Londoners went through an ambitious pre-season in which Dutch manager Frank de Boer was appointed and was tasked with transforming the team into an entertaining side, with a focus on ball possession, an attacking mindset, and new players to usher the club into this new era. De Boer was sacked four games into the season, with an end result of four losses and zero goals scored. Good old Roy Hodgson became his successor and the winless and goalless streak was extended to a horrifying 7 games. By that time, the Eagles were last in the league by a four point difference and relegation never seemed so sure so early in the season. Hodgson managed to turned it around though, and Crystal Palace ended up finishing eleventh, which was an incredible feat, all things considered.

This season, the club will be looking first of all to avoid starting off like last season (no surprise there). Looking beyond that obvious statement, Crystal Palace will be aiming for a finish in the top half of the table under Roy Hodgson. Star player Wilfried Zaha is still with the club at the moment of writing, though rumours of him stepping up a level and leaving the club have been popping up since May. The Eagles have spent considerable money on new players over the past few years, so it’s likely that the priority in terms of players this pre-season will be to strengthen where possible, but more importantly to keep Zaha on board and build a team around him, as well as other key players such last season’s FPL surprise package Luka Milivojevic, ex-Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, and Belgium’s Christian Benteke.

So far, Crystal Palace haven’t lost any of their key players yet. Cabaye, Delaney, and Sako left the club, but you would not consider them certain starters. Jordon Mutch came back to the club after a loan spell at Vancouver in the Major League Soccer, while Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita joined the Eagles on a free transfer from LaLiga side Getafe. The 31-year was considered one of the best and most promising goalies in the Spanish first division during his spell at Valencia some years ago, and he’ll be competing with Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni for a starting spot. Palace have got their goalkeeping business in order and Guaita might be worth keeping an eye on.

Crystal Palace – Potential FPL stars

Wifried Zaha (£7.0m) is the absolute star at Crystal Palace and he could provide incredible values at his price. We’re stating the obvious here though, so instead we’ll first focus on central midfielder Luka Milivojevic. He was priced at £5.0 last season, so with 10 goals and a single assist, the Serbian provided one of the best values for money in the Premier League. It’s worth noting that 7 of those goals came from the penalty, which makes him a real specialist, but which also makes it less likely for him to equal or better his goal tally this season. He’s priced at £6.5 for the 2018/19 season, which is not that cheap for a midfielder who scored three and assisted one in 36 games, but guaranteed penalty and set-piece duty does have its value.

In an earlier article, we’ve already mentioned the young right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.0m) a potential FPL bargain and budget enabler. When starting right-back Joel Ward got injured last season, Wan-Bissaka deputised and did so with success. He ended up playing 7 Premier League games, as well as winning the award for Crystal Palace Player of the Month in March 2018. Fosu-Mensah won’t be returning to Selhurst Park, so Wan-Bissaka and Ward will most likely be fighting for a starting spot. Keep an eye on the pre-season, because a starting right-back at £4.0m is usually FPL gold.

On the other side of the Palace defense, Patrick van Aanholt might be providing value of another kind. The marauding Dutch left-back was bought from Sunderland after the 16/17 season for €10.50 million and hasn’t failed to demonstrate his attacking abilities since then. Last season, only Marcos Alonso scored more than Van Aanholt’s 5 goals, and the latter played five games less. His price could be a problem though, because at £5.5, competition is stiff, with the likes of Bellerín, Maguire, and Tarkowski available at that price or less. Whether the Dutchman is worth it or not will largely depend on Palace’s ability this season to keep a clean sheet every now and then.

Everton – The team

Like Palace, Everton’s season last year was kind of up and down. Dutch coach Ronald Koeman was signed to launch the attack on the traditional English top teams, and with him came a plethora of new signing for a total value of more than €200 million, including FPL favourite Sigurdsson (€50 million), Michael Keane (€28.50 million), Jordan Pickford (€28.50 million), Walcott (€22.50 million), and Tosun (€22.50 million). Not long into the season, Koeman was fired due to disappointing results and in came Sam Allardyce, who threw the new attacking tendencies overboard and created a solid unit that finished 8th.

This summer, the Toffees replaced Big Sam with Watford’s Marco Silva, who so far has brought in one exciting name, namely his former pupil Richarlison, the 21-year old Watford attacker who scored 5 goals and provided 5 assists in his first Premier League season. He had a quiet second half of the season, but overall he greatly impressed fans and foes alike. Several players have left the club already, including Rooney, Klaassen, Funes Mori, and Robles, of whom only Rooney had a serious role last season.

Marco Silva is known as a relatively attacking coach, but one who first of all focuses on creating a solid defensive structure. He favours a relatively high defensive line that presses upwards and pacey wingers fit the style he likes to play. In that light, the signing of Richarlison isn’t only not very surprising, but potentially very interesting, both from the point of view of a fan and of an FPL manager. He’s not a madman though, and he very much values a clean sheet, as well as a quick counter-attack. With players like Richarlison, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Baines, and Coleman, Everton look like a potential outfit to behold this season, especially in combination with their relatively kind opening set of fixtures.

Everton – Potential FPL stars

Considering his recent £40 million move from Watford to Everton, as well as his already-existing FPL potential, the first name on this list is Richarlison. Under Marco Silva at Watford, the lightning-fast attacker played as both a winger and a striker, and introduced himself in impressive fashion during his first season in the Premier League (5 goals and 5 assists in his first 12 gameweeks). Silva’s mid-season sacking also saw Richarlison’s performance plummeting though, which infuriated some FPL managers at the time, but which will sound enticing for many of this season’s FPL managers. It looks like the Brazilian will be starting on either one of the wings at the start of the season and with a price tag of just £6.5m, he should be around the top of your watchlists.

From the Toffee defence, we’ve chosen to highlight an all-time Fantasy favourite who saw most of last season marred by injury, namely left-back Leighton Baines. In less than 2,000 minutes of Premier League football, the 33-year old Englishman still scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists, helping him to reach a total of 82 FPL points. Baines is known for his forward runs, as well as his often excellent set-pieces. At Everton, he usually gets involved in corners, free kicks, and even penalties, though that role may be reserved more often for Sigurdsson or Tosun this season. Everton is allegedly interested in Barcelona substitute left-back Lucas Digne, possibly to rotate with Baines rather than replacing him, so keep an eye on the developments. With a price of £5.5m, Baines doesn’t come cheap, but if he nails down a starting spot, he might well be worth it.

Cenk Tosun is more than worth mentioning as well, but instead we’ll take a quick look at another player who’s expected to step up this season, Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic midfielder became a real FPL favourite back at Swansea, where he formed the beating heart of the team, but he didn’t really manage to make his mark on Everton last season, during an admittedly messy season. The 28-year old scored just 4 goals and assisted another 4 last season, which is disappointing considering his tallies during his last two years at Swansea (9 goals and 13 assists in 16/17, and 11 goals and 4 assists the year before). He can both score and feed the attackers in front of him, while he’s considered one of the best set-piece takers in the Premier League. His price dropped to £7.5m this season, which makes him a very attractive midfield option in FPL.

FPL 2018/19 Club Previews – Cardiff & Chelsea

Cardiff v Fulham

“Cardiff City vs Fulham, last season in the Championship” (CC by 4.0) by Nick

In anticipation of the 2018/2019 Premier League season’s kick-off between Manchester United and Leicester, at 20h00 on August 10th at Old Trafford, we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the 20 squads that’ll be competing this year. In this third installment, we’ll take a look at promoted Welsh side Cardiff City and a renewed Chelsea side. There will be a lot of Premier League betting interest in both clubs and if you want to have a flutter then the best football betting sites may help your returns.

Cardiff City – The team

Despite the relegation of Swansea City last season, Wales has kept a representation in the Premier League, namely Cardiff City. The Bluebirds leaned heavily on their home form and their defence in the Championship. Their defence was actually the best in the league (together with Wolverhampton), with 19 clean sheets in 46 games as a result. Of those clean sheets, 11 came at home, where Cardiff won 16 out of 23 games. In terms of scoring goals though, the Welshmen do need to improve, as their tally reached 69 goals for the season and only one player in the squad managed to reach double figures:  midfielder Callum Paterson (10 goals and 5 assists in 32 games). Junior Hoilett (9 goals and 11 assists) and Kenneth Zohore (9 goals and 5 assists) were the second and third-most prolific players for the Bluebirds.

This season, Cardiff will be one of the smallest clubs in the English elite division in terms of budget. It looks probable that they will have a defensive approach again this season, as this is what brought them to the highest tier in the first place, and coach Neil Warnock’s role will be crucial as well. The 69-year Englishman is known for his tactical prowess, but his club will need to make moves on the transfer market if they want to have any chance of extending their stay in the Premier League by at least one more season.

So far, the Bluebirds haven’t had to let go of any key players, while they have been reasonably active on the transfer market already. They brought in striker Bobby Reid from Bristol City and winger Josh Murphy from Norwich for a combined price of just over £20 million, while ex-City left-back Greg Cunningham (£3.6 million from Preston) and goalkeeper Alex Smithies (£3.6 from QPR) also joined. The Welsh side will be hoping for a return of Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, albeit on loan, and they’ll have to bring in some more Premier League experience, especially up front. West Brom’s Salomon Rondon has been mentioned, but no more than that up until now.

Cardiff City – Potential FPL stars

One of the most impressive players at Cardiff City last season was English central defender Sean Morrison. Besides leading the league’s joint-best defence and promoting to the Premier League, he also scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists in 39 games, which made him the fourth-most productive player in the squad. The tall defender actually had an attempt on target every 67 minutes on average last season, which is higher than any defender in the Premier League last season. Of course, this season will be something else entirely for the Bluebirds and at a price of £5.0 Morrison has some fierce competition in FPL (Alexander-Arnold, Tarkowski, and Cedric, just to name a few), but he might be worth placing on the watchlist.

Expectations are high in Cardiff when it comes to new boy Bobby Reid, who came over from Bristol City for just over £10 million. The 25-year old striker scored an impressive 19 goals for Bristol last season, while also setting up another 7 goals, and he featured in every of team’s 46 Championship matches. Reid plays an energetic type of game and he has pace to burn, so his price tag of £5.5 in FPL makes him a candidate for the position of third striker in many squads. His exact role for the coming season is still unclear though, because more attacking reinforcements at Cardiff are expected before the start of the season.

In midfield, we’ve chosen to highlight Joe Ralls, about whom manager Neil Warnock said last season that he’s the first name he writes on the team sheet for every game. For FPL managers, guaranteed playing time is always an attractive factor. Ralls is the team’s playmaker from slightly deeper down the pitch, and he’s on penalties and set-pieces as well. The former England U19 international scored 7 goals and assisted 5 in 37 games last season. At a price of just £5.0, Ralls might be an interesting budget enabler and/or fifth midfielder, considering his role and position in the squad.

Chelsea – The team

It’s only a week or two that Chelsea really seem to have things on the rails in terms of their preparation for the new Premier League season. The main reason for that is the change of manager, which can take time sometimes and as a club you generally don’t want to start stirring the transfer market until it’s 100% clear who the manager will be. We know now that Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri will be leading Chelsea into the new season, and with him comes an entirely different style of play.

Sarri is an Italian coach who has been praised wide and far for his willingness to play attacking football that entertains both his players and the fans. His teams tend to value possession and they press high up the pitch when defending. Sarri will most likely have Chelsea play like a tightly knit unit, both in attack and defence, and he might very adapt the formation used by his predecessor Antonio Conte. A starting line-up with four defenders, for example, is not unthinkable.

When such an extensive change in managerial style takes place, it’s inevitable that it will have a profound effect on the player roster as well, especially at a big club like Chelsea. As mentioned before, Chelsea up until now have been very calm on the transfer market, which makes sense considering the very recent arrival of Sarri. The first confirmed incoming transfer immediately made an impact though, as Napoli’s central midfielder Jorginho followed his coach to London, despite rumours for weeks that he was very much on his way to Guardiola’s Manchester City. The Italian international is likely to play a major role in Sarri’s plans and more players are undoubtedly following him, while some names, both big and small, might be leaving as well. The constant rumours concerning key players like Kanté, Hazard, and Courtois definitely don’t help the team’s preparation for the new season, while interest in new faces like Daniele Rugani, Aleksandr Golovin, and Thiago Alcantara hasn’t materialised (yet).

It’s also worth mentioning that Chelsea won’t be competing in the Champions League this season and that the club might very well feel some serious strain as a result of the World Cup. Key players like Hazard, Kanté, Giroud, Cahill, and Willian, among others, went far in Russia and it’s likely that they won’t be completely match-fit by the 11th of August. In other words, some big Chelsea names might be missing out on the action during the first few weeks of Premier League bonanza.

Chelsea – Potential FPL stars

As mentioned earlier, as a result of the radical changes at Stamford Bridge this season, it’s not entirely clear how Chelsea will line up yet this season. Assuming he stays to play under Sarri though, the first player on this list should be Eden Hazard. The Belgian superstar had a magnificent World Cup, reaching the semi-finals and taking home the bronze medal, and it’s not unlikely that he’ll be bringing some of his blistering form in Russia to England. Do keep in mind that he might be missing out on the first few weeks of Premier League action. Despite the fact that he’s one of the official game’s best players (at a premium price of £10.5), we do recommend to avoid building your squad around him for now, as it’s still not certain whether he’ll really be staying with the Blues or not.

It remains to be seen in which formation Sarri will have his men line up for the opener at Huddersfield, and if the emphasis will be on a defence with 4 or 5 men. In any case, it seems likely that Chelsea mainstay Cesar Azpilicueta will be a part of the defence, regardless of its set-up. The Spanish defender was converted from right-back to right-most central defender in a three-man defence under Conte and he’s shown that he can excel in both positions. With a price tag of £6.5, he’s one of the most expensive defenders in the game, but if he fits Sarri’s plans, he might well be a guarantee for clean sheets and some attacking support every now and then from gameweek 1 to 38.

In attack, Chelsea can count on Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata as pure strikers. It does seem likely that another striker of name will be brought to the club shortly, though it’s not impossible to imagine that Sarri will play with Giroud or Morata up front this season. The latter seems the most likely to form part of the manager’s plans. In his debut season last year, the 25-year Spaniard started off well, but then lost much of his momentum in the second half of the season. He still managed to score a total of 11 goals and provide 6 assists in 31 Premier League games, which means he was involved in a goal every two games, roughly speaking. In the end not bad for a first season in a new country and he might well perform considerably better this season. As everything that concerns Chelsea at the moment, keep an eye on their pre-season.

FPL 2018/19 Club Previews – Brighton & Burnley

Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.

“The AmEx at Brighton and Hove, ready for 2018/09 after last season’s impressive survival” (CC by 4.0) by Jonathan Rolande

In anticipation of the 2018/2019 Premier League season’s kick-off between Manchester United and Leicester, at 20h00 on August 10th at Old Trafford, we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the 20 squads that’ll be competing this year. In this second instalment, we’ll take a look at last year’s new boys on the block Brighton & Hove Albion and one of last season’s surprises, 7th-placed Burnley FC.

Brighton & Hove Albion – The team

At the start of last season, many Premier League followers would have placed Brighton & Hove Albion among the teams to relegate at the end of that season, but the Seagulls proved resilient. With a good defensive record for a newly-promoted outfit (10 clean sheets) and a strong form at home (29 out of their total 40 points came from home matches), manager Chris Hughton led Brighton to a 15th spot and another season in the Premier League.

Several of the players brought in at the start of the 2017/18 season will be forming the foundation of the squad that will most likely have to battle to avoid relegation again this season. Players like midfielder Davy Pröpper, attacking midfielder Pascal Gross, and goalkeeper Mat Ryan proved to be crucial pieces of the puzzle, in combination with several players that helped Brighton to promotion the year before, such as central defender Dunk, creative midfielder Knockaert, and veteran striker Murray. So far, this season’s biggest incoming transfers are Lille’s Yves Bissouma, a young holding midfielder, Red Bull Leipzig’s Brazilian left-back Bernardo, and Deportivo striker Florin Andone.

The filling in of some of Brighton’s positions seems a bit up in the air up until now, but it looks like Chris Hughton will be employing a 4-4-1-1 formation that is largely similar to last year’s preferred set-up. New guys Andone and Bernardo look likely to slip into the starting 11, though it might be a few weeks before Andone definitively takes Glenn Murray’s spot up front. In the case of Bernardo, he could be good for FPL managers, but it remains to be seen how and on which side (he’s a left-back, but can play on the right as well) he will exactly be deployed. Last year’s central defensive pair of Dunk and Duffy looks likely to remain intact, backed up by new signing Leon Balogun, who played a decent World Cup for Nigeria this summer. The creativity in the team will be coming from Gross (who provided a lot of the quality in the team last year), Knockaert (who finished last season better than he started it), and the confident Izquierdo, while Dutch midfielder Pröpper might be placed in a more advanced role from where he can assist the attack. The deployment of record signing Jurgen Locadia is definitely something to follow, but still unclear for the moment.

The Seagulls look set for another season in which survival is the priority. If Hughton can manage to build on last season’s strong points and improve on the weaker points, such as the away form and their goalscoring, this season could be more comfortable though, and Brighton’s Premier League status could be extended by at least a year well before the end of the 2018/19 season. Still, if you’d ask the manager now if he’d sign for a finish as 15th this season, he’d probably do so.

Brighton & Hove Albion – Potential FPL stars

After last year’s impressive introduction to the Premier League (scoring 7 goals, assisting 8, and bringing in 164 FPL points), Pascal Gross will be the focal points for many of Brighton’s attacking moves. Though he’s not expected to replicate his performances from last year, especially as opponents will by now have taken notice of his qualities, he can be expected to be involved in many of Brighton’s goals. The presence of Knockaert, Izquierdo, Locadia, and Pröpper is likely to spread an opposing defense’s focus, with a bit more space and time for Gross as a result. He might be taking over penalty duty from Murray and he’s behind many set-pieces as well, so £7.0 might prove to be a steal.

For the number 9 position, Hughton is likely to be starting Romanian striker Florin Andone, though something of a rotation scheme with ever-green Glenn Murray wouldn’t be a surprise. From an FPL point of view, it’s important to know that Andone is priced at £5.0, which means that the Brighton squad might contain a serious starting budget enabler. Probably not being on penalties obviously doesn’t work in his favour. Murray scored a more than 12 goals last season, but several of those were penalties. Andone is new to the Premier League, but nevertheless, a potentially starting number 9 with experience in top European football for so little money should definitely be on your watchlist.

Another interesting FPL asset can be found in Brighton’s goal, where Australia international Mat Ryan showed himself as a young, reliable goalkeeper with qualities that can win his team points. Ryan will now be going into his second season at England’s top level and there are no signs of him not having another good year. He’s a nailed-on starter for Chris Hughton’s side and at a price of £4.5, we expect him to find his way into plenty of FPL squads.

Burnley – The team

Ever since Burnley promoted to the Premier League three years ago, the Clarets have been one of the most disciplined teams in the league. Manager Sean Dyche managed to create a footballing unit that is very difficult to break down, even for the big teams. The club has been performing brilliantly in the Premier League, with a 7th-place finish and the reward of European football as a result last season. Burnley’s defensive assets especially have attracted plenty of attention over the past seasons, as they offered chances of getting relatively inexpensive starters who regularly bring home clean sheets and that’s even after selling star defender Michael Keane to Everton in July 2017.

Sean Dyche is expected to line up the team in his preferred 4-4-2 formation, which allows him to create a solid unit on the midfield, backed up by a physically imposing no-nonsense defence and two hard-working strikers up front. The question for the first half of this season will be how well Dyche’s men manage to cope with the added intensity of playing in the Europa League. This is an unusual situation for the club and it will be interesting to see how they’ll perform in Europe without it negatively affecting their structure, discipline, and energy in the Premier League.

So far, the Clarets haven’t brought in any new players of name and they haven’t seen any key players leaving either. It looks like the defensive unit will consist of Stephen Ward, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, and Matt Lowton, with Gudmundsson, Cork, Lennon, Hendrick, Defour, and Brady fighting for the midfield spots. Iceland international Gudmundsson and Jack Cork seem nailed-on starters again this season. Up front, Hughton will be choosing between Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes, and Sam Vokes to fill in the two attacking spots. Barnes seems to be set as a secondary striker, while the number 9 position will go between Wood and Vokes.

Burnley have been given a relatively kind start to the 2018/19 season in terms of fixtures, with Watford at home, and Southampton, Fulham, and Wolves away in the first five gameweeks. It remains to be seen how active the club will be in the final weeks of the transfer window, but as it stands, Burnley will be basing their play on a solid defense and a high work rate all around. With a few good results in the opening weeks, the manager might once again be able to forge a successful and hard-to-overcome unit at Turf Moor. For FPL managers, this means: a collection of reliable and relative bargains, especially in the defensive area.

Burnley – Potential FPL stars

As mentioned earlier, the striker position is between Sam Vokes and Chris Wood, though the latter looks more likely to start the season in the starting eleven. Last season, the New Zealand attacker managed to score 10 goals despite spending just 1’600 minutes as part of Premier League action (mainly due to injuries). This is all the more impressive when you realise that Burnley as a whole put just 36 balls in the back of the net. At a price of £6.5 in the official game, Wood could be a good third or even second striker if your strategy is to get the big hauls from somewhere else on the pitch.

On the midfield, Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson might be an interesting FPL asset. The speedy midfielder/winger scored 2 goals and provided 9 assists last season, which won him a more than decent 117 points in FPL, especially considering his price at the time of just £5.0. This season, his price was increased to £6.0, which is still acceptable if he manages to replicate last season’s performance. Gudmundsson is a sure starter for Sean Dyche, which makes him a good option for the position of 4th or 5th midfielder in your FPL squad.

Burnley’s goalkeeper situation is still unclear, as both Nick Pope and Tom Heaton are top-class goalies who both deserve the spot. As the pre-season hasn’t shed much light yet on Sean Dyche’s eventual choice, we’d instead like to highlight James Tarkowski as someone to place on your watchlist, at least. Tarkowski had a great season last year as he managed to keep any potential negative effects of star man Michael Keane leaving (for Everton) to a minimum. As a result, he was selected for England’s 30-man squad for the World Cup this summer, though he finally didn’t make the cut. He’ll be fresh for the start of this season and the three men around him in defense are all familiar faces with whom he frustrated plenty of opposing attackers last season. At £5.0 he’s not cheap, but if Burnley manage to maintain their exceptional solidity and win another 12 clean sheets this season, he could well be worth it.

FPL 2018/19 Club Previews – Arsenal & Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth

“Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium is ready for another Premier League rollercoaster” (CC by 4.0) by Ungry Young Man

In anticipation of the 2018/2019 Premier League season’s kick-off between Manchester United and Leicester, at 20h00 on Friday August 10th at Old Trafford, we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the 20 squads that’ll be competing this year. In this first instalment, we’ll get the ball rolling at the start of the alphabet with an Arsenal without Wenger for the first time in more than 20 years and Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.

Arsenal – The team

Arsenal could well be one of the most interesting teams to watch from a neutral point of view, as the club is currently going through some major changes at manager and player level. After 22 years of free-flowing but sometimes frustrating football, Arsène Wenger was replaced this summer by Spanish coach Unai Emery, who had moved to PSG in 2016 after winning the Europa League an incredible three times in a row with Sevilla. He’s known as a keen, almost obsessive, tactician with an attacking mindset who likes his teams to be energetic and press high in defense, with the full-backs often joining in attack and the midfielders constantly looking for the through ball. It remains to be seen how his Arsenal team will line up, but at first glance, Emery seems to have players at his disposal that fit the way he likes to play, such as Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan and Torreira. The question is how soon he can work his magic and blend Arsenal into a team rather than a collection of players? If he does from the start then the fans will think he’s a wizard because most coaches take 6 to 12 months to put their own stamp on a team. For those fans that would rather have some wizard fun straightaway then you could check out casinowizard.

Serious change is taking place on the player front as well, with Wilshere (West Ham), Cazorla (Villareal), and Mertesacker (retirement) leaving, while over the course of last season, mainstays like Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Giroud (Chelsea), Alexis (Man Utd), Walcott (Everton), and Coquelin (Valencia) had already closed the doors of the Emirates behind them. In return, Emery, who together with current Roma sports director Monchi was known for being more than skilled at playing the transfer market at Sevilla, has already spent €30 million on Lucas Torreira (a Uruguayan defensive midfielder from Sampdoria), €25 million on Leverkusen’s experienced goalkeeper Bernd Leno, €16 million on Dortmund’s imposing Greek central defender Sokratis, and €8 million on young French midfielder Guendouzi, while Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner joined the Gunners on a free transfer. The new management is still expected to let some more players go and to bring a few other new players in before the transfer window deadline on August 9th.

As stated earlier, with so many structural changes happening at Arsenal at the moment, it’s difficult to predict the start of their season. The Gunners have definitely got the quality to play beautiful attacking football, they don’t play Champions League football this year, and it looks like they’re finally spending time and money on the more physical aspect of their game as well, with signings like Torreira, Lichtsteiner, and Sokratis. In that light, the signing of Inter’s N’Zonzi would be a major boost as well. With a home game versus Man City to kick off the season, followed by an away game at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal’s start to the season can be called “heavy”, to say the least, so Emery will want his men to be at top fitness levels and fully prepared. Facing these teams so very early in the season could be an advantage though, as both City and Chelsea will definitely feel the strain of the 2018 World Cup, meaning that many of their top internationals will not be match-fit yet.

Arsenal – Potential FPL stars

We start up front, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the prolific Gabonese striker who came to the Emirates in January of this year and subsequently scored 10 goals in just 13 Premier League games to announce his arrival. In the official game, only Harry Kane is more expensive in terms of attackers, so expectations are high for Auba this season. It’ll be crucial to see how Emery will be using his qualities, though it seems clear that he’ll be a starter for Arsenal. He’s fast as lightning, he accelerates like few others in the league, and he can both combine with his team mates and finish clinically. At £11m, Aubameyang will take up a considerable chunk of your budget and his first fixtures are not favourable, but he looks set for goals this season and it might be difficult to bring him into your squad later on.

A Gunner who might be benefiting enormously from Arsenal’s new style of play and the influx of defense-minded players is Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh international scored 7 goals and assisted 10 last season, despite playing barely 1,800 minutes of Premier League football. The rivalry for the attacking positions will be high, with the likes of Özil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang, and even Lacazette fighting for a spot, but Ramsey seems like the type of player that Emery likes. He’s energetic, versatile in terms of his passing, and he can both score and assist as an offensive midfielder. It remains to be seen if Emery includes him in his ideal 11, but if he does, £7.5m in FPL could be a steal.

In recent history, Emery has practically always played with four in the back, so we assume that the same tactic will be applied at Arsenal. In that scheme, the role of Hector Bellerín as a raiding full-back on the right might well be translated into FPL points over the course of the season. The Spanish defender is not cheap (£5.5m), but it’s hard to see him not being Emery’s first choice on the right side of the defence. Besides clean sheets, Bellerín also offers an offensive threat, which is usually an ideal recipe for FPL gold.

Bournemouth – The team

Ever since returning to the Premier League, Bournemouth have somewhat been defying the odds by staying up relatively comfortably and managing to combine that feat with a determination to play nice football, despite their budget being one of the competition’s lowest. Eddie Howe likes his team to take the initiative where possible and to provide attacking threat from various positions. Even against the much bigger teams, you’ll rarely see the Cherries parking the bus in front of their goal, though Howe isn’t an attacking madman either. As a matter of fact, since Wenger left Arsenal, Eddie Howe is now the longest-serving manager in the Premier League, with more than five years of service to Bournemouth.

That also relates to one of the advantages for FPL managers when it comes to this Bournemouth side: it’s a relatively familiar side. Besides the coach and his recognisable way of playing, some of the club’s main players have been with the Cherries ever since they promoted to the Premier League in 2015, including Charlie Daniels, Joshua King, Simon Francis, and Ryan Fraser. In other words, many FPL managers will more or less know what to expect from the Bournemouth players.

As we said before, Eddie Howe likes to attack, which often leads to games full of goals. This was especially the case last season, when the Bournemouth defence was less than reliable throughout the season, with a league-lowest 6 clean sheets as a result. The club’s problem last season was that the attacking results were not always up to scratch either. They scored just 45 goals last season and Howe didn’t manage to get something of a consistency going up front, as he switched between Defoe, Stanislas and King often. King was the team’s top scorer with just 8 goals, while Ibe provided the most assists (6). With just Sheffield United’s David Brooks coming in so far, the Cherries look likely to start the season in their trademark 4-4-1-1 formation, hoping for a similar season as last, but with a bit more goals and a bit less conceding.

Bournemouth – Potential FPL stars

In attack, it looks like Joshua King will be the main man again for Bournemouth, despite a quiet 2017-2018 season. That was partly due to injury trouble though, and once fully fit again around February of this year, he started scoring, with 6 goals in 13 appearances after February as a result. King will probably be playing just off the striker, which is likely to be either Callum Wilson or Jermain Defoe (or indeed a new name), so that he can pounce on second balls inside or just outside the opponent’s area. He’s a sharp finisher and for just £6.5, he could be an ideal third striker in FPL.

Another interesting player on the Bournemouth roster is midfielder/winger Ryan Fraser. The young Scot is listed as a midfielder for just £5.5 in the official game, but is often deployed as a winger by Eddie Howe. Last season, in 2,000 minutes of Premier League football, the small dribbler scored 5 goals and provided 3 assists, which is not at all bad for a midfielder in this price bracket. He’ll be looking to improve on that in the coming season, so he’ll be fighting to cement his starting spot during the pre-season. Providing the Cherries regain some of their defensive stability, Fraser might fit well in many FPL squads as a great fifth or even fourth midfielder.

Bournemouth’s defence is like a collection of familiar faces to most FPL managers, as it looks like this season’s back line will consist of Simon Francis, Nathan Aké, Steve Cook, and Charlie Daniels. The latter, in particular, stands out as an interesting FPL asset, especially considering his down-graded price of £4.5m. Last season was definitely not his best season and Eddie Howe might decide to bring in another left-back to challenge Daniels, but the 31-year old Englishman has real FPL pedigree nonetheless. Keep an eye out for developments around his position at Bournemouth, because an attack-minded full-back with a great left foot and frequent set-piece duty, who plays for an attacking team can always be interesting especially at a good price.

The Most Beautiful Wives of Footballers Participating in the World Cup 2018

Last week the focus was on the national teams of a huge number of countries from all parts of the world. We closely monitored their successes and failures because our favorite players were on show. But do not forget about those who are always in the shadows, but, in fact, have a huge impact on the performance of players. As you might guess, it’s about their wives – amazing women, without whom the football success of their husbands would not have been possible.

This is not just a statement – behind the back of every successful man (and especially the athlete) is the Main Woman in his life. These ladies motivate their cavaliers to greater sports feats. They do not let them give up when fortune turns away from them. They do not let them relax when everything is going well. Without these ladies (by the way, you can find such girls on Ukraine dating sites), success would not be possible. We suggest that you get to know more closely those of them whose life is more or less public.

Anna Lewandowska

Anna Lewandowska was born on September 7, 1988, in the Lodz. A girl who was interested in karate and always strived for high sports achievements. Anna has made significant achievements in karate, athletics and many other aspects of sports. Her life position has always been reflected in others – according to the friends and family of Anna, she literally emits positive energy and makes others be as active as she is.

Anna Lewandowski graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. In 2012, she defended her dissertation. Unlike many other girls, Anna actively applies the acquired knowledge in her career.

She has another remarkable line in her biography – Anna is the wife of the famous Polish football player. She always supports her husband and is his reliable support in a variety of situations.

After the completion of her professional sports career, Anna Lewandowska began to work as a fitness trainer and a nutritionist. For their beauty, a couple of Lewandowski is called Polish Beckhams.

Pilar Rubio

Defender of “Real Madrid”, Sergio Ramos again saved the “Royal Club” from losing points, scoring the winning goal in the gate of “Betis” in the match of the 27th round of Spanish Championship. Sending the ball into the gate, he kissed the tattoo on his hand with the name of his wife. Post-factum football player admitted:  the wife complained that he never devotes her goals. On that memorable Sunday in 2017, Ramos corrected himself.

Who has struck Sergio Ramos’ heart and whom he dedicates his goals? Meet Pilar Rubio! Pilar and Sergio met in 2012 and almost immediately began to date. At first, the pair hid their relations, but the Spanish paparazzi quickly discovered the lovers.

Even before she met Ramos, our heroine was popular in Spain. For example, in 2007 she was awarded the prize of the best reporter of the country. And here there is nothing surprising after all the beauty constantly appears on television.

The beauty of the reporter was quickly appreciated, and in 2008 and 2009 she was recognized as the sexiest girl in Spain. Pilar is eight years older than Sergio, but looking at her photos, you can not say that they have such a difference in age.

Antonella Roccuzzo

Messi knew his wife from the very childhood – she was his friend’s sister. But this story is not about childhood love, and instead about how sometimes you do not notice your happiness right in front of you.

Despite the fact that Lionel Messi is the number one star, in life he continues to be a fairly modest guy. At least, he is still very far away from the media image of Cristiano Ronaldo. His wife is a perfect match to him – Antonella Roccuzzo is a girl who is noticeably different from most of the companions of football players. She does not like photo shoots with trinkets, a selfie with bulging lips and breasts, and even fashion brands rarely flash in her photos.

In order to understand that Antonella is his true love, Messi took ten years and they have two girls.

Playing Casino Games Online? 5 Mistakes to Avoid.

Online casino gaming has become hugely popular around the world, with new people getting their first taste of the action and excitement on a daily basis.

However, there are some pitfalls that come with playing casino games online which you’ll want to avoid when you get started. To help you out, here are five common obstacles that it’s important to overcome.

Choosing the Wrong Platform

There are tons of casino sites out there, but not all are created equal and some are actively problematic in terms of their design, features and reliability.

Instead it’s vital to choose a reputable platform which has a track record for delivering a consistent experience, as well as taking care to keep its customers happy. Casumobonus is a great example as it has developed a large following thanks to its broad game selection, responsive support team and competitive sign up incentives.

A quick web search will let you find out if a prospective platform has any skeletons lurking in its closet, so don’t be afraid to do some investigating before you dive in.

Ignoring RTP Rates

Web-based casino games, in particular online slots, will come with an RTP (return to player) rate, expressed as a percentage. This is an indication of how much of the cash that it takes in will subsequently be paid out to players.

If a slot has an RTP rate of 97 per cent, it will give back £97 of every £100 that is pumped into it. So the lower the RTP rate, the less generous the payouts and the more money that the house is skimming off the top for itself.

Casino games with low RTP rates can be identified fairly easily simply by looking in the settings, or reading the description provided by the site itself. If you want better chances of walking away with some cash, make sure you pick higher RTP titles.

Misunderstanding the Rules

There are all sorts of digital casino games out there, each of which has been recreated according to its real-world equivalent. As you might expect, some experiences are a little easier to pick up than others, while the most complex games will have rules and requirements that you need to master prior to risking your cash.

Even if you think you know what to expect, reading the rules of a specific game you encounter online will ensure that you don’t overlook any important details. With lots of different iterations of mainstream table games, and myriad slots to get to grips with, giving yourself a few minutes to become familiar with the ins and outs of each will prevent you being caught off guard when play gets underway.

One hassle-free way to see how a game works and avoid any misunderstandings is to play the free version when you first sign up to an online casino site. By playing a few rounds with no threat of losing real money, you’ll be on the track to success when you do decide to migrate to the real deal.

Exceeding your Budget

Playing at an online casino should be treated like any other hobby, which means you should never spend more than you can afford to lose and always stick to your budget within a given period.

Millions of people can enjoy gambling activities without any issue, but if you think you are developing a problem then it is worth seeking help to combat it. Even if you can gamble responsibly, deciding on a budget and knowing when to duck out if you experience a run of losses is vital to keeping the good times rolling, rather than spiralling into dire straits.

Playing Under the Influence

Plenty of people make mistakes online when they have had a few drinks too many, because being able to access the web from the comfort of your own home frees up your inhibitions even further. This isn’t just an issue from a gambling perspective, but also prompts billions in e-commerce spending each year.

It’s best to steer clear of any online service when you are three sheets to the wind, or else you might end up with a dent in your bank account, rather than just an embarrassing series of drunk texts to your ex.

FPL 2018/2019 – Potential bargain players


“Stamford Bridge awaiting a new era under Maurizio Sarri” (CC by 4.0) by Ungry Young Man

One of the best indicators of value for FPL managers is the Points per Million ratio, which refers to the number of points a player has scored in relation to his price at that moment. Last season, for example, Watford’s Richarlison scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists over the 12 first gameweeks, despite costing less than £6.5 million. For the amount of money he cost, he was winning his owners a lot of points per game (around 5.5 in that period) and he was considered one of the bargains of the season due to the points return per £m invested in buying him on to your squad. That is, at least until his output kind of dried up in the second half of the season. In this article, we’ll be pointing out a few of the players in the current FPL line-up who have the potential to perform better than their initial price tag suggests in the coming season. And while we’re on the subject of looking out for better returns, if you’d rather play online casino whilst weighing up your team selection options then can help you boost your winnings.


Price differences between top and reserve goalkeepers are usually relatively small, no more than around £2.0 million max, but picking the right combination can easily save you a million or more to spend elsewhere, as well as a few selection headaches. As usual, the top goalies this season will be priced between £5.5 and £6.0 million, with De Gea being the most expensive.

There don’t seem to be any nailed-on starters in goal for anything below £4.5 million, but at that price, some decent FPL potential is available, starting with West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski. The Polish goalkeeper came over from relegated Swansea, where he was one of the few consistent positives over the stretch of last season. He had the third-highest save percentage last year, behind Pope and De Gea, though with the Hammers, each season is a guess in terms of how they’ll turn up at the start.

Other interesting budget goalkeepers might be Wolverhampton’s new man and Portuguese international Rui Patricio, Watford’s former West Brom man and FPL veteran Ben Foster, and Palace’s Spanish signing Vicente Guaita (all at £4.5 million). As with many potential bargains though, keep an eye out on possible signs of a definite starting spot for either of these.


In terms of existing price differences, what goes for goalkeepers pretty much goes for defenders as well in FPL. The official game’s top-rated defenders cost £6.5 million, so a bargain could be considered any regular points scorer with a value of no more than £5.0 million, at most.

There seems to be some pre-season hype building up around Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, mainly thanks to his low price of £4.0 million. The 19-year old was Joel Ward’s replacement last season and showed that he was more than deserving of minutes in the first team. The rest of the pre-season will hopefully tell us more about his starting chances, but there is potential for a 4.0-million starter at a mid-table club here.

Another potential bargain could be Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels for just £4.5 million. The Cherries are not known for their defensive impermeability, but they do get the occasional clean sheet and their wing-backs usually get plenty of time on the ball in the attacking third. Daniels, who’s had fantastic spells as an FPL asset over the past years, likes to get involved, has an excellent delivery, and looks set to be Bournemouth’s first-choice left-back again this season.

Watford’s Jose Holebas is another well-known name to many FPL managers and another potential bargain. The Greek left-back was in and out of the starting eleven during the second half of last season as Watford experienced something of a collective collapse, but he seems to be set for a starting spot again this season. In combination with the odd clean sheet, Holebas’ set-piece duties and fine deliveries from open play can make him an interesting asset early on.


When it comes to midfielders, there are many to choose from and pricing varies a lot. This season’s most expensive midfielder in the official game is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. His price of £13 million was to be expected, but his positioning as a midfielder less so. He’s followed by Raheem Sterling (£11 million), Eden Hazard (£10.5 million), and Alexis (£10.5) million. For the sake of this article, we’ll consider any player below £7.0 million a potential bargain.

At £5.5 million, Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser might be an interesting addition to squads that need some more funding in other places. The 24-year old midfielder/winger scored 5 goals and gave 3 assists over last year’s Premier League campaign, and he’ll be hoping to be a certain starter for the Cherries this season. He also often takes free-kicks and corners, which adds to his points potential.

With 10 goals and an assist to his name last season, penalty specialist Luka Milivojevic can hardly be called a “hidden gem” or a “great differential”. His price of still just £6.5 million does put him straight into the “potential bargains” category, though. Milivojevic is a fixed starter at Crystal Palace, he’s a central midfielder who’s not afraid to go forward, and most importantly, he’s on penalties (7 goals from the spot in 2017/2018 for the Eagles).

A lot is moving and changing at West Ham, so it remains to be seen how Manuel Pellegrini’s men will line up for their season’s first game, but an interesting name on their team sheet is Jack Wilshere. After a decent season at Bournemouth two years ago, Wilshere’s last season saw him in and out of the Arsenal team that reached the Europa League semi-finals. The 26-year old Englishman usually started the European games (1 goal and 3 assists in 13 games), while he was benched much more often than he would’ve liked in the Prem (1 goal and 3 assists in 20 appearances). Still, West Ham might be the right place for the midfielder to gain some confidence and to get back to the level that saw him hailed as one of Arsenal’s very biggest talents just some years ago. A price of just £5.0 million might make it worth the punt.


Unsurprisingly, Harry Kane is this year’s most expensive attacker, with a price of £12.5 million. Following him are Arsenal’s Aubameyang, City’s Kun Aguero, and Man United’s Romelu Lukaku (all three of them priced at £11 million). We’ll use the same benchmark as we did for midfielders (£7.0 million) to decide on which players could be considered potential bargains. The issue with budget strikers in FPL is often that either they don’t get enough minutes at a top-6 club or they play for the smaller clubs where goals (and thus, FPL points) are something of a rare commodity.

The first striker on the list comes with a disclaimer, an injury disclaimer to be exact. If Southampton’s Charlie Austin can start off this season fit and if he can maintain that fitness throughout, at least, longer periods of the season, then the 29-year old Englishman might just turn out to be a huge bargain for just £6.0 million. We know there’s nothing wrong with his scoring prowess, he scored 7 in just 1,000 minutes of Premier League football last season for a less than prolific team, but he has to remain fit. With the Saints not having made any big investments in the front line so far, a fit Austin could mean a starting Austin.

Though at our very price limit, Everton’s Cenk Tosun could be considered a bargain as well if he gets the opportunity in a newly-renovated Everton side. Signed in January of this year for a sum of £22.50 million, this season will be the Turk’s first full season at the club. He left quite a good impression over the second half of last season, coming into a largely struggling side and still managing to score 5. His price in the official game is set at £7.0 million, and with games against Wolves, Southampton, Bournemouth, and Huddersfield to begin with, he could be a differential up front early on.

More of an enabler than a real bargain or differential, at £4.5 million, Hudderfield’s Collin Quaner is probably the official game’s cheapest attacker who’s most likely to get some game time. If you’re looking for a serious budget enabler in attack with some points potential to come off your bench in emergency situations, the quick winger is an option. Last season, he made 26 appearances for the Terriers, in which he provided 4 assists and ended on a total of 44 points in FPL.

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