Fantasy Premier League managers had a pretty weird time in Gameweek 18. There is no time to dwell on it though with the next deadline in a couple of day’s time. Let’s look ahead to the Boxing Day Fixtures. There are 3 standout fixtures this week. Tottenham vs Bournemouth is one that should excite FPL managers the most. Spurs thrashed Everton 6-2 away from home on Sunday and will be expected to win at home this week. Even though Bournemouth won on Saturday their recent form has been dismal. One would expect a comfortable win for Spurs. Harry Kane should be one of the strongest contenders for the armband this week. Son Heung-min had a blinder at Goodison and is always a goal threat. He could be an excellent
Fantasy Premier League managers can finally worry no longer about their players being involved in international matches as the latest break came to a close in the early hours of Wednesday morning. If you're confused which Premier League players to bring in for the upcoming week here are 6 Fantasy Premier League picks in 6 minutes you can consider for your team.
The 2018-19 Premier League season kicks off on 10 August, but before then clubs will travel the globe for a host of high-profile and intriguing friendlies. Keep track of all the Premier League sides' pre-season fixtures with our club-by-club guide. Arsenal 14 July: Boreham Wood 0-8 Arsenal (Meadow Park) 26 July: Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid (1-3 penalties) (Singapore Sports Hub) 28 July: Arsenal 5-1 Paris St-Germain (Singapore Sports Hub) 1 August: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (6-5 penalties) (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) 4 August: Arsenal 2-0 Lazio (Friends Arena, Stockholm) Bournemouth 14 July: Sevilla 1-1 Bournemouth (La Manga) 20 July: Levante 4-3 Bournemouth (La Manga) 27 July: Bristol City 1-1 Bournemouth (Ashton Gate) 28 July: Nottingham Forest 2-0 Bournemouth (City Ground) 3 August: Bournemouth 0-2 Real Betis (Vitality Stadium) 4 August: Bournemouth 5-2 Marseille (Vitality Stadium) Brighton 14 July: St Gallen 1-1 Brighton (Kybunpark) 21 July: AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Brighton (Cherry Red Records Stadium) 24 July: Charlton Athletic 1-1 Brighton (The Valley) 28 July: Birmingham City 1-1 Brighton (St Andrew's Stadium) 3 August: Brighton
Arsenal have signed defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina for an undisclosed fee.The 20-year-old had been in talks with the Gunners after making 16 Greek Super League appearances following his breakthrough last season into the first team. Mavropanos, who was also wanted by Olympiacos, has represented Greece Under-21’s and is recognised as one of his country’s best prospects. Born in Athens, Mavropanos began his career with the youth side at Apollon Smyrni where he stayed for eight years. He then joined Superleague Greece side PAS Giannina in January 2016, signing a three-and-a-half year contract. After being named on the bench for the first team’s games against Panathinaikos and Xanthi, the then-teenager made his senior debut against Agrotikos Asteras in the Greek Cup back in November 2016, playing the full 90 minutes and helping
The fight on the top of the Premier League table is intense specially the fight for top 6 positions. Here are the possible finishes in the Points table at the end of this weekend for each club starting from the best possible finish to the worst possible finish. Table toppers Chelsea is the only club with a comfortable position where they will stay on top no matter whether they win or lose. Find out the best and worst finish your favorite club can make here. Also Manchester United who were stuck in 6th place after many wins have a chance to reach 5th place which also depends on the result of the match between Manchester City & Tottenham.
Its Antonio Conte’s successive wins vs Mauricio Pochettino’s unbeaten run. The question is, who will lose out? Antonio Conte has settled in well. Defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal was turbulence — especially if you are a Chelsea manager. But the Italian tactician has since switched to a 3–5–2 formation. The Blues have not lost since. Chelsea sit at the top of the pack. But whats more impressive is that they haven’t conceded in the last 6 matches. That’s close to 600 minutes of football people! Conte’s unit are one of the most in-form teams in Europe. Tottenham have not won at Stamford Bridge in a long time — 29 in all competitions. The odds favor the Blues to make it 30. Tottenham are reeling. The midweek
“Liverpool, Liverpool top of the league” The chant reverberated around Anfield as Liverpool heavy metal-ed Watford. The last time I heard this was 916 days ago when the Reds defeated Manchester City in a thrilling encounter at Anfield. But Brendan Rodger’s Liverpool feel agonizingly short of the title. This time, bookmakers have marked them as second favorite for the Premier League trophy. My prediction for the season was for Liverpool to make the top four. Frankly, I figured we’ll be engaged in a dog fight for the last Champions League position. I never expected Jürgen Klopp’s boys’ to sit pretty at the top. Its fair to say that Liverpool are the surprise package of the season till now. Its not about the
UEFA ring the changes ahead of 2018-19 Champions League campaign as four sides from England, Spain and Germany will secure automatic spot. At the moment, the Premier League and La Liga are awarded with four places each in the Champions League, whilst Italy and Germany are allowed three. However, the latter two divisions only get two guaranteed teams qualifying, with the third side having to go into the group stages via a play-off. That has now changed with the top four teams from the four highest-ranked leagues will entering the Champions League group stage from 2018. As a result of the changes, Italy, England, Spain and Germany will have half of all Champions League group places (16/32). Following are some of the other change
Saturday, 13 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Premier League 2016/17: Hull City vs. Leicester City [LIVE on Star Sports 4 & Star Sports HD 4] 7:20 PM - 9:30 PM: Premier League 2016/17: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur [LIVE on Star Sports 4 & Star Sports HD 4] 9:50 PM - 12:00 AM: Premier League 2016/17: Manchester City vs. Sunderland [LIVE on Star Sports 4 & Star Sports HD 4] Sunday, 14 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Premier League 2016/17: Bournemouth vs. Manchester United [LIVE on Star Sports 4 & Star Sports HD 4] 8:15 PM - 10:30 PM: Premier League 2016/17: Arsenal vs. Liverpool [LIVE on Star Sports 4 & Star Sports HD 4] Tuesday, 16 August 12:15 AM - 2:15 AM: Premier League 2016/17: Chelsea