Bookmark these Fantasy Premier League resources to ensure that you manage your time effectively
We’re at that stage of the Fantasy Premier League season when the fixtures start to come thick and fast, so it’s imperative that you have the right resources at your disposal that will not only enable you to manage your time effectively but also give you the best possible chance of finishing the season strongly.
Having the right tools readily at hand can be critical to your chances of success so we have put together a list of some of the most valuable that are currently available to aspiring managers.
(1) FPL fixture checker
There is no better place to start than with than those game difficulty checkers. If you’re familiar with Fantasy Football Portal, you will know that we produce accurate goal projections based on bookmakers odds for each upcoming game round, however, if you are looking to plan a few rounds ahead then Fantasy Football 247 provide a useful visual which ‘colour codes’ fixtures for each team on a perceived game difficulty basis for all gameweeks.
This tool can be extremely helpful when you are planning to use those ‘chips’ and is one of a number of handy features available at a fantasy football blog that has stood the test of time.
(2) The injury guru
Staying bang up-to-date with all the latest team news is absolutely vital if you are to have any chance of being successful, so fantasy football managers are privileged to have Ben Dinnery at their disposal.
All the latest injuries and suspensions can be found on his Premier Injuries website, while his twitter account and willingness to respond to as many queries as he possibly can is an absolute godsend. If you use twitter, make sure you follow his timeline.
(3) The fantasy football news aggregator
While there are a number of emerging news aggregators that focus exclusively on FPL, NewsNow remains the daddy of them all. NewsNow have set their stall out on being the world’s most accurate and comprehensive football news aggregator and it is difficult to argue with that assessment.
Many of the leading FPL blogs are featured, making it an easy reference point from which to access all the latest gameweek tips and pointers. Accessing other football stories is straightforward as well, with a number of filters available.
(4) Team and player stats
The WhoScored database covers all the major leagues, making it one of the most valuable resources available to fantasy football managers today.
Comprehensive player stats and detailed match reports provide a wealth of information and their playing formations overview should enable the astute fantasy manager to unearth a gem or two during the course of the season. The site also lists all upcoming fixtures for each side covering all competitions so bear this in mind when rotation is likely to kick in during busy periods!
(5) Fantasy football discussion board
FPL managers often need a place to let off steam or to vent their frustration with like-minded individuals and Reddit’s FPL section provides such a place. With over 133,000 subscribed members this subreddit is usually bang up to date with all of the breaking news and although you may need to separate the wheat from the chaff, some of the contributions are top class.
(6) FPL feedback
Learning from past mistakes can be a valuable lesson in any pursuit and that certainly applies to Fantasy Premier League.
At the end of the FPL season, you might want to take advantage of this brilliant feedback tool. Simply enter your team ID then you will get some great data on how your players performed throughout the course of the season.
Use it to benchmark your progress by identifying any mistakes you may have made.
(7) Scouting reports
If you’re looking for in-depth reports of potential picks for the new season then Fantasy Football Scout could be the place for you. This site has been around for a considerable time and their team of writers generally leave no stone unturned when it comes to assessing possible transfer targets.
Additional content is available in their members section but their freemium content should be sufficient to keep most visitors entertained.
(8) FPL transfers
Improving the value of your squad is a useful tactic FPL managers should not ignore, since a bigger budget will give you more options when you are making those weekly transfers.
FPL Statistics monitors the movers and shakers on a daily basis and if you’re one of those managers that participates in different formats of the game such as the ‘FPL Rich List’ then this price change predictor could be priceless!
(9) Double Gameweek planning
Another Ben, this time Crellin, has carved out a bit of a niche for himself by focusing almost exclusively on double gameweek planning.
Throughout the season, he tries to predict exactly when these rearranged games are likely to take place and he also has a number of handy tools that may help you with your team selections.
(10) Underlying stats
Underlying stats continue to be a great barometer when assessing a team’s ability and the same goes for player analysis.
Understat provide a wealth of information covering xG, xA and so on and this data can even be streamlined to take into account specific playing positions.
So, make sure you make the most of these so that you finish the season in style and if we’ve missed any resources that you think deserve a place on this list, make sure you let us know!