Around the Grounds FPL Team News

Around the Grounds FPL Team News article will be released on Friday, just in time to provoke plenty of chat on the site as you decide on your weekend formations and last-minute transfers. The article will be in a “game-to-game” format, starting with a short match preview and then report on any team news that the manager’s have released in their pre-match press conferences that day.

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 29

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 29 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 29. No Cup distractions this weekend, no teams blanking, it’s back to basics, the super ten, a proper two-day game-week. We kick off Saturday lunchtime as Arsene’s flops go to the flip flop wearing Baggies in a match the Gooners will feel they will need to win to keep alive their top four ambitions. Five matches follow at 3pm – Palace host Watford, Hull go to face the gauntlet of Lukaku’s and Everton’s home form, Chelsea can put more daylight between them and their nearest challengers as they go to Stoke, if you’re still awake then prepare to sleep as Sunderland face Burnley in a bore-off special and in-form(ish) Leicester go to out of form (ish) West Ham. O...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 28

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 28 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 28. Small is beautiful they say – and there is some truth to that. Remember Michael Owen bursting through the Argentian defence. Or Kylie parading that little white dress in Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. Or for you ladies, Tom Cruise in Top Gun. It’s not the size that matters, it’s how you use it, they also say – and there is definitely some truth in that. Which leads us beautifully into our GW28 preview. It’s a game-week with a difference – just four fixtures await us due to the FA Cup Quarter-finals. So should we expect an average score 40% of the usual size? Should we attack the game-week or resist changes and hope for a low average? Now where is th...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 27

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 27 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 27. Earlier than expected but the first double game-week of the season is upon us as Stoke and Man City are both at the double. Of course, one of these is more interesting than the other – but I wouldn’t write off City so easily . This obviously means an extended game-week lasting from Saturday lunchtime through to Wednesday evening with only Tuesday as a rest day. It’s City’s neighbours Man Utd who kick start proceedings as they welcome Bournemouth, before five 3pm matches follow – Hull visit Leicester, Stoke start their double as they host Middlesbrough, travel sick Burnley go to Swansea, Watford and Southampton face off and two of England’s finest do batt...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 26

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 26 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 26. The two week break from FPL has given us much time to mull over transfers, watch the price changes with panic and disbelief and pray that none of our number gets injured in any of the various Cup matches being played. Frustrating as it may have been, FPL now becomes intense, with every transfer valuable – a potential DGW next week is followed by a larger blank game-week in GW28 and then the fun of the rearranged games creating large DGWs comes into play. Due to Sunday’s League Cup Final between Manchester Utd and Southampton there are only eight Premier League fixtures with Arsenal and Man City joining the Cup finalists in missing GW26. With Man City not playing, leaders Chelse...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 25

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 25 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 25. Things are getting interesting guys – blank game-weeks approaching, subsequent double game-weeks to be announced, mini leagues hotting up, careful planning is required. And talking of hotting up, it’s all kicking off in the Premier League – Arsenal losing twice in a row, Klopp raging at his Scouse flops, Champions Leicester heading for the trap door to the Championship, from hero to zero for Sergio Aguero and has Big Sam lost his Midas touch? All that and more to look forward to as we go into GW25. Our week kicks off at the Emirates where a rejuvenated Hull look to make it three losses on the spin for the Gooners. Six 3pm matches follow as Man United host Watford, goal-hu...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 24

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 24 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 24. In the words of the Pet Shop Boys, what have I done to deserve this?! Yep, another game-week begins just over 48 hours after the last one ended. But c’mon we love it really, two game-weeks in just a few days is one of the highlights of the season – well, it is when you’ve had the sort of season I’ve had! Last week was certainly a shocker for most, and full of surprises – Man City were the only winners in the top six, while Leicester were the only losers in the bottom six. Even Liverpool didn’t lose. We move on and what a match to kick off with as mentally unstable Arsenal go west to take on high flying Chelsea at the Bridge Saturday lunchtime. Six 3pm ma...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 23

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 23 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 23. Here we are for some midweek fun, a chance to plan and then post a large game-week total before we go again on Saturday. GW23 sees seven matches this evening and the remaining three tomorrow. The all important deadline for this week is 18.45 tonight, so do not be caught out but also hope that some of your mini-league rivals are not as well informed! Tonight sees Watford hoping not be pushed arouynd by Arsene and his Gooners, Palace try and start their survival mission at Bournemouth, Tom Heaton this week attempts his one-man defence at home to Champs turned Chumps Leicester, the Baggies must have really upset someone for they have to go to Boro on a cold Tuesday night in January, Sunderlan...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 22

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 22 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 22. Wasn’t that a pleasant week last week? After all the soul-searching and grumbling, GW21 saw some proper scores – it’s like the good old days! And GW22 promises to be similar with some decent looking matches with some promising points potential – then again it rarely works out as we imagine! Our game-week begins on Merseyside as the Swans visit Anfield Saturday lunchtime before we are treated to five 3pm kick offs – home loving Bournemouth welcome Watford, struggling Palace host the rampant Toffees, Payet-less West Ham go to Boro, Sparky’s Potters welcome his old mates from United and the mercurial Baggies entertain the woeful Black Cats. Feet up early ev...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 21

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 21 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 21. Boring these breaks from FPL aren’t they? Transfers are waiting to be made, wildcards have been played, but it’s all waiting, waiting and more waiting at the end of the day. But we are now back. The FA Cup was last week and we now look forward to returning to FPL proper – GW21. It was Spurs who ended GW20 in such an authoritative manner by dispatching Chelsea and it’s Spurs who kick off GW21 as they welcome West Brom to the Lane. Six matches follow at 3pm – Burnley host Southampton, Bournemouth travel to Hull, Sunderland take on Stoke, Arsenal go to Swansea, Watford welcome Boro and Big Sam returns to West Ham with his Palace side. The evenings match sees Chel...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 18

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 18 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 18. Despite the protestations of my fellow writer Mito, (yes we allowed him back for another go), there are of course many things to love about Christmas. The food, the togetherness of families, the presents, the time off work, the booze, the birth of Jesus, the annual chance to see all the Die Hard films in a 24-hour period, the carols, the snow – all of the above and lots more make Christmas what it is – but so does one other thing…. Boxing Day football! Game-weeks coming in quick succession and the chance to close or increase a mini-league deficit or lead. Now, first things first, be aware of the deadline for GW18 – 26 December 11.30am. As we said above, Mito makes a...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 17

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 17 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 17. This is brilliant, three game-weeks in a row mean that if you are a hit-merchant then your squad will likely look markedly different to what it did this time last week! Beautiful stuff. Well we go again this weekend and it’s pretty much back to reality – no quick turnaround to a midweek game-week (booooooo), but rather some 3-day action that should keep us fully satisfied. We have some corker games (see Man City vs Arsenal and Monday night’s Merseyside derby), we have some matches that should accrue us some well deserved fantasy points (see Chelsea at Palace and Spurs home to Burnley) and we have some matches that scream ‘sleeeeeeeep’ (see Bournemouth vs South...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 15

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 15 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 15. Good day folks, here we are again, another Friday, another Around the Grounds as the Christmas schedule really starts to kick in now. On that subject, firstly be informed that after GW15, we have another game-week starting on Tuesday as GW16 takes place in midweek. So be prepared for with any luck some of our mini league opponents won’t be!! OK, back to GW15, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. It’s a 2-day game-week and starts at Watford on Saturday lunchtime as Everton come to town. Four 3pm matches follow – Arsenal ‘welcome’ Stoke to the Emirates, Bournemouth travel to Burnley, Hull host Palace and it’s huge at the bottom as Sunderland meet Swansea down in the valleys. The evening mat...Read More

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