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 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

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

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