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 14

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 14 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 14. Very occasionally I take a serious tablet and the intro this week is one of those times. Sorry if that’s not right or the “done thing” or if Around the Grounds is seen as the light hearted article of the week. Well maybe it is and fear not, normality will return in the match previews below. But for now, I’m sure most if not all of you will share the sadness of two events that have dominated our beautiful game this week. On Tuesday we were saddened to see the destruction of Brazilian team Chapecoense in a horrific plane crash in Colombia. The modest team, from the small city of Chapeco, were enjoying a fairytale season. They had returned to the Brazilian top-flight in 2014 for the first tim...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 13

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 13 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 13.When your game-week is saved by the likes of Capoue, Anichebe, Fletcher or Nyom then one knows it’s a strange one and that of course is what we saw last week. This week gives us all a chance to bounce back and restore our faith in our squads! It’s a short and sharp game-week, spread over Saturday and Sunday and begins with Man City’s short trip to Burnley. Just four 3pm kick offs follow as Hull welcome West Brom, Boro travel to Leicester, Liverpool take shooting practice at Jordan Pickford and bottom club Swansea host hopefully soon-to-be-bottom club Palace. If last season’s affair is anything to go by then the evening clash at the Bridge of Chelsea and Spurs should be explosive! And then o...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 12

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 12 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 12. Well that was a long fortnight! However, that’s the international breaks over until the New Year, we now have a free run into the exciting and hectic Christmas period. It’s a full game-week this time, spread over three days and started off by Mourinho vs Wenger as Arsenal travel to Old Trafford Saturday lunchtime. We then move onto the 3pm matches, of which there are six – Pep has the pleasure of taking his superstars to the Lord’s Palace, Ashley Williams welcomes his old Welsh mates to Goodison, Southampton parade their next crop of Liverpool first-teamers at St Mary’s, Jack Wilshere resumes his battle with Stoke but with Bournemouth, Steve Bruce’s two exes Sunderland and Hull do battle w...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 11

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 11 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 11. Ah look at you lot getting all excited over one great week of scoring last time out. Well the proof they say, will be in the pudding, so let’s see if you can pull out the stops again and reproduce last week’s epic scores. It’s a strange game-week is GW11 – no Friday match, no Saturday lunchtime game either, not even any Monday Night Football – it’s all about Saturday and Sunday, almost a throw-back to the 80’s. The Saturday 3pm matches sees Moyesie Livin’ on a Prayer as Sunderland go to Bournemouth, Tom Heaton’s issues a Take On Me challenge to Palace strikers as Burnley visit Selhurst, Man City host Boro with Sergio Aguero reminding FPL managers Don’t You Forget About Me, 3 wins in a row ...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 9

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 9 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 9. A change is as good as a rest, so they say. Well sadly for you, you got the rest from me rather than a change. I am back. Around the Grounds is back. Your weekly preview full of waffle, useless stats and lies and deceptions aplenty from the managers returns to confuse you just as you were on the point of deciding this week’s transfer. Our game-week kicks off Saturday lunchtime as in form Bournemouth host unbeaten Spurs. Six 3pm matches follow – Arsenal attempt to continue their form as they welcome Boro, Everton travel to Burnley, Hull and Stoke face each other, champions Leicester take on the Palace of the Lord, Watford go to Wales and West Ham host Sunderland. The evening fixture sees Live...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 5

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 5 Righto, before I start waffling on, the No.1 thing you have to remember this week is THE EARLY DEADLINE! Tonight my friends at 19.00 hrs UK time is the cut off! This is because we have another Friday evening treat as Chelsea face Liverpool at the Bridge ce soir. So, do not be caught out. After this evening’s excitement, we have just four 3pm matches on Saturday as Hull entertain Arsenal, Leicester entertain Burnley, Man City entertain Bournemouth and West Brom entert….erm, welcome West Ham. The Saturday evening match sees Middlesbrough travel to Everton. Sunday sees some of our Europa League rascals play – Man Utd go to Watford, Southampton welcome Swansea and then Spurs host Sunderland. In the middle there somewhere is Palace v...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 4

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 4 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 4. Urgh those distasteful international breaks. Well this one is over and we have four weeks of FPL to enjoy before the next one, so out with the old, in with the new, let’s get it on. And get it on we will with a monster game-week which starts off with the biggest game of the season so far – the Manc derby at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. If that wasn’t enough then we have no less than six 3pm matches to really get our teeth into. Arsenal and West Ham are both at home in the capital as they host Southampton and Watford respectively – West Brom have an away day down the beach at Bournemouth, Burnley welcome Hull, Boro take on Palace and Spurs take the journey to S...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 6

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Gameweek 6 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 6. How divisive our beloved FPL can be – those who had Lukaku, Sterling, KdB, Antonio, Chadli, Alexis and played Capoue had it off last week, while those who persisted with the likes of Hazard, Firmino, Silva, Barkley, Ozil and capo’d Ibra were left disappointed and saw their rank plummet alarmingly. The latter situation has led to many a wildcard being played this week as thousands chase the points they missed out on last week and abandon those players they considered a “must-have” just a week or so ago. We have a more traditional game-week this week, no Friday night madness equals no early deadline, so relax, chat away as you consider your transfers or last-minute cha...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 3

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 3 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 3. No Friday night matches this week I’m afraid – no Monday match either, just the standard two-day working week – now you know how the average Frenchman feels. Our game-week begins Saturday lunchtime at the Lane, with Kane vs Mane and ends at the Etihad as Gold’s Hammers take on Silva’s City. In between there is plenty to get our teeth into with Christian Benteke beginning life at Palace and Yannick Bolasie and Ashley Williams hoping to start for Everton. Zlatan will look to continue to please his owners as United face fellow table toppers Hull. Don’t forget there is an international break between GW3 & 4. Now the managers have started the season a tad...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 2

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 2 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 2. And if GW1 left you feeling a little flat or underwhelmed then it is time my friends to strike back on the casual FPL managers who may not be aware that we have an early deadline this week. So be aware and be ready – the deadline is Friday, yes Friday, as in today at 7.00pm UK time. What a shock the unsuspecting casual will have as they wake up tomorrow morning to find their team already locked in for the week! It’s Man Utd vs Southampton which provides the Friday fun as Zlatan and Jose make their home league debuts for United. Seven matches follow on Saturday, before our week is wrapped up on Sunday with the final two matches. So however your GW1 ended up, let’s go Aroun...Read More

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 1

Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 1 Welcome to Around the Grounds FPL Team News Game-week 1. Well I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer – whether you’ve been playing MLS and the Euros or decided to take a well-earned rest, the time has arrived for us all to come back together, dust off the cobwebs and get back down to it. Your peace has been blown out of the water and we’re back to trying to determine what exactly the managers are trying to tell us in their pressers! It’s an exciting time though as we welcome Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Claude Puel, Aitor Karanka and Walter Mazzarri into the Premier League, Sean Dyche makes a welcome return, Ronald Koeman has swapped Southampton for Everton and Jose Mourinho has stopped claiming unemployment benefit by ...Read More

Team Talk Fantasy Football Game-week 38

Team Talk Fantasy Football Game-week 38 So here we are at the end of the road. It’s been long, it’s been great and frustrating, yet it’s always been fun. And a rest is never a bad thing, especially when you know that we get to do it all over again in three months time. Yep, there is always the chance to go better next season, to act on the lessons we have learnt from this campaign – but of course much of the excitement is the unexpected. Who will be next season’s surprise package? Can Leicester go all “dilly ding, dilly dong” again, or will they be hamstrung by their Champions League campaign plus the pressure of having to defend their trophy? Will we see a resurgence from Chelsea? Can United get past the halfway line in less than 47 passes? WeR...Read More

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