With the fixtures for the new season revealed The Scout explains how Fantasy Premier League managers can devise early plans for 2018/19.
By selecting and rotating two of their players over the 38 Gameweeks, an FPL manager is guaranteed a home fixture from one.
The two teams also combine to offer a favourable opening run of opponents.
On both occasions, AFC Bournemouth’s away fixture could be preferred.
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Palace’s defence improved markedly following the appointment of Roy Hodgson last season.
They returned nine clean sheets from Gameweek 5; only the top seven teams produced more.
Their new goalkeeper, Vicente Guaita, also has a penalty-saving record that can make him a favourite in FPL.
As mentioned in the first piece in this series, he can be partnered with AFC Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic.
Cherries left-back Daniels has five goals and six assists in the last two seasons.
Tomkins, a centre-back for the Eagles, has six goals over the same period.
Both are likely to be priced at £5.0m or lower.
Combined with their early potential for clean sheets, this goalscoring duo could prove a powerful pairing for initial squads in Fantasy.
Part 1: FPL planning: Fixtures point to early player pairings
Part 2: FPL planning: Pair Everton and Fulham for clean sheets
Part 3: FPL planning: How to make most of home advantage
Part 5: FPL planning: Morrison and Cedric can inspire fast start
Part 6: FPL planning: Home in on Pereira and Douglas