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FPL planning: How to make most of home advantage

The Scout 17 Jun 2018
Callum Wilson Jose Izquierdo composite

The Scout looks at ways FPL managers can guarantee themselves players who do well in front of their own fans

With the fixtures for the new season out The Scout explains how Fantasy Premier League managers can devise early plans for 2018/19.

Rotating players

Players from AFC Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City should interest managers for the opening Gameweeks. 

By swapping players of these clubs in and out, FPL managers can guarantee themselves a player who performs strongly at home up until Gameweek 10.

Foxes to target

From that three-team combination, Leicester’s defence were the most reliable at home last season.

They produced six clean sheets at King Power Stadium, compared with just three away.

So full-backs Ben Chilwell or Ricardo Pereira can become a key part of such a combination.

Attacking options

For Brighton, seven of the 10 goals that their winger Jose Izquierdo (pictured top right) was involved in came at home.

The Colombian got two goals and five assists in 2017/18 at the Amex Stadium.

AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson (pictured top left) was also strong in front of his own fans.

Of the 10 goals the forward was involved in, he scored five at Vitality Stadium and assisted another.

Using such combinations from back to front in your FPL squad and picking the home players, FPL managers can take advantage of the fixture list.

How to rotate in opening GWs
GW Home team Opp.
1 AFC Bournemouth Cardiff
2 Leicester City Wolves
3 AFC Bournemouth Everton
4 Brighton Fulham
5 AFC Bournemouth Leicester
6 Leicester City Huddersfield
7 AFC Bournemouth Crystal Palace
8 Brighton West Ham
9 AFC Bournemouth Southampton
10 Brighton Wolves
Also in this series 

Part 1: FPL planning: Fixtures point to early player pairings
Part 2: FPL planning: Pair Everton and Fulham for clean sheets
Part 4: FPL planning: Get goals from Daniels and Tomkins
Part 5: FPL planning: Morrison and Cedric can inspire fast start
Part 6: FPL planning: Home in on Pereira and Douglas

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