Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 23: Forecasting Bad Fixtures

Some teams will be looking at their Premier League fixtures with delight and joy, but others will see their next few games and wonder how they will survive a possible onslaught.

Fantasy Premier League managers like us are also heavily monitoring the fixture list, because a difficult few games could gives us an indication to sell a player.

It’s quite important to plan your transfers, as a decent plan of action may help you time your second wild card to perfection.

Depending on FA Cup results tonight, Manchester City could very well have a double game week soon and you wouldn’t want to miss the Triple Captain Aguero train.

We’ve already looked at the bright side in this article Forecasting Good Fixtures, but now we shall point out the teams that you should be avoiding over the next coming weeks.

As we Forecast Bad Fixtures, here are THREE teams you should avoid in the next few weeks.


Southampton dejected

Just when you wanted to jump on the Matt Targett (3.7) train after two clean sheets and two assists in two games, you suddenly find out that Southampton will have a set of extremely tough clashes on the horizon.

The Saints travel to Arsenal and Manchester United in succession, before games against West Ham (Home), Swansea (Away), and Chelsea (Home).

It would be best to avoid any Southampton players for now, and potentially sell those you already own for better alternatives.

Newcastle United

Newcastle dejected

Watford in their recent poor form don’t look like a tough opponent for Newcastle United this weekend, but that’s until you realize that the Magpies have been incredibly poor away from St. James’ Park this season, picking up only seven points from a possible 30.

And after that, Newcastle face Everton (Away), West Brom (Home), Chelsea (Away), and Man City (Home) in their upcoming fixtures.

Georginio Wijnaldum (6.9) may be the in-form Toon star right now, but the Dutchman tends to go missing in a few games and this run might be it.


Diego Costa (centre)

Chelsea have not lost a single games since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho last month, but they are set to face some big challenges in keeping that run in the next few games, especially if Diego Costa (10.7) fails to recover from a shin injury.

The Blues start off with a trip to Arsenal this weekend before games against Watford (Away) and then Manchester United (Home).

However, after this run the champions will see an easier set of games, so if you’re looking to invest in Chelsea hold off until Gameweek 26.