2022/23 Premier League fixture liberate: Eight FPL speaking issues

The fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season were introduced.

If you overlooked our preliminary protection on Thursday, by which we checked out the most efficient and worst schedules and a few early-season captaincy conundrums, listed below are some key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) takeaways.

Appeal of newly promoted facets dented

The entice of a sparkly new toy from the Championship is once in a while too impossible to resist for FPL managers, specifically if the participant in query got here as much as the Premier League with a prolific report.

The Premier League fixture laptop has accomplished its highest to influence us clear of Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest property, on the other hand.

Scott Parker’s Bournemouth arguably have the worst opening 4 fixtures within the department, whilst Fulham meet 4 of the ‘big six’ within the opening seven Gameweeks.

Forest’s agenda is most likely the most efficient of the dangerous bunch however even they tackle West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City within the first 5 Gameweeks.

In some way, this could be a blessing in hide. While there are at all times possible bargains available from the golf equipment arising from the English 2d tier, we’ve continuously had our palms burned by way of property who couldn’t make the step up.

It does imply, on the other hand, that we’re going to must supply bargains from different quarters with the intention to fund the heavy hitters somewhere else.

READ MORE: Who has the worst fixtures in the beginning of the 2022/23 FPL season?


Premier League 2022/23 fixtures: A first look at FPL captaincy and premium picks

We had a handy guide a rough take a look at captaincy rotation in a kneejerk article straight away after the fixtures launched.

The major takeaway from this appears to be that we might get a little bit extra selection in relation to captaincy alternatives within the first few Gameweeks, mainly because of the interesting early fixture runs for Liverpool, Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Tottenham Hotspur.

City and Liverpool also are both each at house or each enjoying away all of the manner as much as Gameweek 10.

You may just, for instance, similarly make a case for no longer captaining a Liverpool asset within the first six Gameweeks as you have to for leaving the armband on trusty outdated Mohamed Salah in a minimum of 4 of the primary 5 fixtures.

Rotation pairs

Paired workforce 1 Paired workforce 2
Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur
Aston Villa Bournemouth
Brighton and Hove Albion Leeds United
Chelsea Fulham
Leicester City Nottingham Forest
Liverpool Everton
Manchester City Manchester United
Newcastle United Southampton
West Ham United Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace

As same old, there are 10 pairings of golf equipment whose house and away fixtures rotate completely all the way through the process 2021/22 (see above).

This is Fantasy Football Scout consumer Portsmouth Bubblejet’s house of experience and the 11-year website veteran duly delivered the products once more on Thursday morning.

Rotating pairs can helpful for price range property: the dream situation is that a few low cost gamers – most often defenders – have fixtures that dovetail to ship a protracted spell of beneficial warring parties.

They don’t must be an ideal house/away pairing, on the other hand. For instance, Newcastle and Brentford’s fixtures paintings fairly properly in combination from Gameweeks 1-15 and keep away from any assembly with an aspect that completed within the most sensible seven closing season:

We’ll be taking extra of a take a look at rotation pairings in a piece of writing on Friday.


There are the ones FPL managers preferring to make use of their Wildcard as a firefighting measure most effective when wanted after which there are others who’ve a suite date in thoughts to turn on their chip.

If you’re within the latter camp, you’ve most certainly deployed the Wildcard throughout a global smash prior to. These are standard home windows as they no longer most effective permit extra time to devise however can be a to hand troubleshooting measure when accidents and diseases are being picked up in a foreign country.

Usually we now have 3 world breaks within the first 3rd of the season however this yr we most effective have one, which falls in between Gameweeks 8-9.

A for much longer hiatus follows after Gameweek 16, after all, because the Premier League pauses for 6 weeks to deal with the iciness World Cup in Qatar.

Wildcard technique due to this fact most certainly is dependent upon what FPL Towers plan to do forward of the Boxing Day restart. It wouldn’t be a marvel if, rightly or wrongly, they allowed limitless transfers forward of Gameweek 17, which successfully offers us a 3rd Wildcard. If that occurs, then dividing Gameweeks 1-16 into two smaller, extra ‘attackable’ eight-Gameweek blocks is one imaginable technique.

Fulham, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Leicester City have beneficial fixture swings across the Gameweek 8/9 mark.


December 18 World Cup ultimate
December 26-27 Gameweek 17
December 29-31 Gameweek 18
January 2-5 Gameweek 19

Rotation has historically stepped up a equipment in December as Premier League managers try to steadiness the workload in their gamers via a length of fixture congestion.

FPL managers, in flip, have had to ensure their benches had enjoying substitutes in a position and looking ahead to emergency motion.

The home Christmas calendar seems to be extra threadbare this yr, on the other hand, with not one of the dreaded 48-hour turnarounds that promoted wholesale adjustments in earlier campaigns.

The Premier League introduced in a piece of writing on Thursday:

“Special arrangements have been made to allow more time between matches played across the three festive match rounds to allow squads greater time to recover. Previously clubs were given a minimum of 48 hours between matches. 
“Boxing Day fixtures will be played on 26 and 27 December, with the following Matchweek played across 29-31 December. The New Year match round will be played on 2-5 January.”

On most sensible of the above, many Premier League gamers may have been neatly rested all the way through December.

There will on the other hand be the specter of some giant names lacking out, or having controlled mins, in Gameweek 18 itself, will have to their respective international locations make it during to the World Cup ultimate on December 18. We most effective want to glance again to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, as an example, when Mohamed Salah used to be benched on his go back to Premier League responsibility after a month away with Egypt.


UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football is back - what you need to know 3

While the Christmas agenda seems to be extra forgiving, the fall calendar seems extra congested.

From Gameweeks 4-15, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will play Premier League and/or Champions League soccer two times every week, each week, with the exception of for throughout the September world smash.

The elite golf equipment are used to enjoying at that frequency within the autumn months, after all, however there’s in most cases an EFL Cup tie or 3 by which the massive weapons get a breather.

The seven golf equipment concerned with European festival (the above 4 plus Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham United) don’t input the EFL Cup until the midweek after Gameweek 15 this season.


FPL 2022/23 'sleeper' picks: David Raya 1

While the promoted golf equipment is also off the menu in Gameweek 1, Brentford are going to be extra standard cut price buys.

Our ‘Frisking the Fixtures’ articles have targeting six-Gameweek lookaheads however the Bees have a extra sustained excellent run lasting for far of the fall, for the ones folks taking a look additional forward:

They don’t meet one in every of closing season’s most sensible 4 till Gameweek 12, whilst Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool aren’t considerations till November onwards.

The ‘big six’ facets they do come across in Gameweeks 2, 8 and 12 all have to come back to the Brentford Community Stadium.

David Raya will no doubt be a well-liked price range goalkeeper pick out if priced up at £4.5m, whilst Ivan Toney could have extra suitors than expected within the mid-price ahead bracket with Aleksandar Mitrovic‘s fixtures to begin with deficient.

READ MORE: Who has the most efficient fixtures in the beginning of the 2022/23 FPL season?


Fantasy managers can also be forgiven for feeling bored stiff of Blank and Double Gameweeks after a bombardment of them in 2021/22 however we have already got an excellent concept of when the primary ones will fall in 2022/23:

  • Blank Gameweek 25 (conflict with the EFL Cup Final)
  • Blank Gameweek 28 (conflict with the FA Cup quarter-finals)
  • Blank Gameweek 32 (conflict with the FA Cup semi-finals)
  • Double Gameweek 29 (unfastened midweek)
  • Double Gameweek 34 (unfastened midweek)
  • Double Gameweek 37 (unfastened midweek)

Covid-19, after all, may just impact the calendar for the fourth yr working and upload to the above, even supposing postponements now glance a lot much less most likely in 2022/23.

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