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Why You Need to Check Out Predicted Lineups in FPL

Are you new to fantasy football? Maybe you’ve been playing for years but now you’re just looking to really up your game? We’ve got some of the top tips for you to use in your FPL career.

Much like any soldier readying themselves for battle, you must arm yourself with the best resources available to you. In the words of the great Roy Keane, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’.

We’re going to run through one of the most valuable tools available to FPL players right here and now… predicted lineups.

The Benefits of Predicted Lineups in FPL

As each week edges towards the fantasy football deadline, you have plenty of decisions to make. Every FPL player (and there are currently over seven million signed up to play) will be making numerous choices that could have a huge impact on how the rest of their season goes. Factors that come into play are making transfers, selecting your captain and vice captain, deciding on your goalkeeper, and prioritising your substitutes in the most effective way possible.

One resource that can help you with all of this is the expected lineups in the Premier League for the upcoming round of fixtures. Such pages are a fantastic source of information that can assist you in making the best decisions possible. The predicted lineups pages are not done by guesswork either. Plenty of statistics are considered as well as the fitness levels of every player. Thought is also given to each team’s fixture schedule in case some players may be rotated in or out of a starting eleven due to fatigue.

Finding the Sites That Work for You

When you find the best sites for FPL tips, they must be used at every opportunity. Don’t just depend on Sky Sports News or other TV channels to give you everything you need. You will come across great football websites and figure for yourself which ones are the most ‘trustworthy’ with the information they publish. They also need to be fast and up-to-date.

You will learn which ones are the most trustworthy and up-to-date with their information and go from there.

As well as speed and accuracy, you will also want the site to be user-friendly and easy for you to navigate. Use the bookmarks function on your browser too. Save those sites that appeal to you and you can find your way back to them with ease once you have them bookmarked.

Don’t just settle for one of the first FPL tips sites that you find either. Have a good look through them as there are literally thousands of them out there nowadays and they’re always improving.

Injuries in the FPL

As with any contact sport, injuries are plentiful in the English Premier League. Elite athletes such as professional footballers are at such high fitness levels that entire backroom medical teams are devoted to keeping the fit players fit. The other large part of the physio team is getting those injured stars back on the pitch as soon as possible too. Players can pick up short-term or long-term injuries, depending on the severity of the knock. Others sustain muscle injuries that can occur without any collision with another player.

Knowing who is out of action and how many games they are likely to miss is vital in the FPL world. If you see in the predicted lineups that a player is surprisingly not named in his club’s starting eleven, well, then it’s time to do some detective work of your own! By ‘detective work’, we mean simply clicking into some reliable sites and finding out what players are registered as being injured for each club.

Another thing with players returning from injury is match fitness, especially if someone has been out for a considerable length of time. More often than not, those players will not be just thrust back into the starting lineup straight away. It’s more likely they will make some shorter substitute appearances first to gradually get their fitness levels back to the level needed to start a game.

Suspended Players in Fantasy Football

Some quick notes for you to be aware of regarding suspensions in the Premier League:

Yellow cards – if a player gets five yellow cards in the first half of the season (first 19 games), they will serve a one game suspension. This rule continues for the next five yellow cards, and so on, throughout the campaign.

Red cards – if a player is sent off for a second yellow card in a game, he will also miss one game through suspension. A straight red card for a professional foul carries the same one-game suspension. Any form of dissent leading to a red card normally comes with a two-match ban. If someone is sent off for what is deemed to be violent conduct, they will be suspended for three games, maybe more if the conduct is deemed excessively violent and dangerous.

The official FPL site is probably the best source of information when it comes to player suspensions and who is or is not available. Be sure to check it each week before setting your team.

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