Fixture Rotation Pairs for the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League Season
Posted by FFPundits
8:59pm Jul 2 2019
Fantasy Premier League Fixture Rotation Pairings to help build your FPL squads ahead of Gameweek 1
Rotating players can be a good way of utilising your entire squad of 15 players, helping you to navigate through one player’s tough fixture by using an alternative player from your bench, with a more favourable matchup.
This concept can be useful when we’re dealing with budget players; particularly goalkeepers and defenders.
The most useful pairs are likely to be the ones featuring teams outside of the ‘top six’, since their players will be more budget-friendly.
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2019/20 Rotation Pairs
Here’s a full list of both home and away rotation pairs for the 2019/20 season:
[*Bold indicates that neither team finished in the ‘top six’ last season.]
Man City/Man Utd
At any point throughout the season, these pairing will give you one player with a home fixture.
Here are a few examples of times during the season when one of these pairings might come in handy, for a kind run of home fixtures.
Teams: Leicester / Brighton
Combined home fixtures: BUR, EVE, NOR, ARS, LEI, EVE, WAT, WOL, NOR & SHU
Leicester kept 6 of their 10 clean sheets during home matches last season, conceding 20 goals; the fewest of any side outside the ‘top six’.
Excluding the ‘top six’ teams, only Leicester (26) and Wolves (22) allowed opponents fewer ‘big chances’ during home matches than Brighton (30), with the Seagulls keeping 5 of their 7 clean sheets at the Amex.
Teams: Newcastle / Sheffield United
Combined home fixtures: NEW, SOU, AVL, CRY, WAT, EVE, LEI, WHU, CHE, MCI, NOR, BOU, BHA, BUR, NOR, SHU & AVL
Under Rafa Benitez last season, Newcastle actually secured more clean sheets on the road (6) than at St. James’ Park (5) but how will they fair under new management this season?
Sheffield United earned a league-high total of 21 clean sheets in the Championship last season, with 12 of those coming at home.
Teams: Norwich / Crystal Palace
Combined home fixtures: NEW, LEI, WAT, SOU, EVE, BUR & BHA
Praised for their attractive style of football, Norwich recorded a league-high total of 93 goals scored during their Championship winning campaign but kept just 13 clean sheets, of which 7 came at home.
Amongst teams outside the ‘top six’, only Everton (14) kept more clean sheets than Crystal Palace (12) last season.
Teams: Southampton / Bournemouth
Combined home fixtures: WAT, WOL, BHA, AVL, BUR, AVL, CHE, NEW & CRY
Southampton kept just 7 clean sheets last season, with only 3 of those coming since Gameweek 16, when Ralph Hasenhüttl took charge.
Bournemouth, however, recorded 10 clean sheets, with 6 coming at the Vitality Stadium.
Only Crystal Palace, Wolves (each 7) and Everton (9) kept more clean sheets in home matches, amongst teams outside the ‘top six’.
Teams: Wolves / West Ham
Combined home fixtures: WAT, CRY, SOU, SHU, NEW, AVL, TOT, SHU & WHU
Earning an impressive 7th place finish in their first season back in the top flight, a strong defence was key to Wolves’ successful campaign.
Only Liverpool (40) and Man City (36) conceded fewer ‘big chances’ (51) and 7 of their 9 clean sheets came during home matches.
Despite their top half finish (10th), West Ham kept just 7 clean sheets last season, with 4 coming at the London Stadium.
Only Southampton (3) and Man Utd (2) recorded fewer clean sheets during home matches, aside from the relegated teams.
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