Delving Into the BPL Fixture List
June 17th, a standard Wednesday morning for most. A day of reckoning for football fans as they become glorified pundits and season-long analysts. Fixtures for all of the Football League are out, and for Fantasy Premier League addicts, the journey of a new season begins here. Let's take a look at what the next eleven months has in store for the new season.
8 August 2015 (GW 1) Arsenal v West Ham United Bournemouth v Aston Villa Chelsea v Swansea City Everton v Watford Leicester City v Sunderland Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Newcastle United v Southampton Norwich City v Crystal Palace Stoke City v Liverpool West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
15 August 2015 (GW 2) Aston Villa v Manchester United Crystal Palace v Arsenal Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth Manchester City v Chelsea Southampton v Everton Sunderland v Norwich City Swansea City v Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City Watford v West Bromwich Albion West Ham United v Leicester City
22 August 2015 (GW 3) Arsenal v Liverpool Crystal Palace v Aston Villa Everton v Manchester City Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United v Newcastle United Norwich City v Stoke City Sunderland v Swansea City Watford v Southampton West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea West Ham United v Bournemouth
29 August 2015 (GW 4)
Aston Villa v Sunderland Bournemouth v Leicester City Chelsea v Crystal Palace Liverpool v West Ham United Manchester City v Watford Newcastle United v Arsenal Southampton v Norwich City Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion Swansea City v Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur v Everton
12 September 2015 (GW 5) Arsenal v Stoke City Crystal Palace v Manchester City Everton v Chelsea Leicester City v Aston Villa Manchester United v Liverpool Norwich City v Bournemouth Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur Watford v Swansea City West Bromwich Albion v Southampton West Ham United v Newcastle United
19 September 2015 (GW 6) Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion Bournemouth v Sunderland Chelsea v Arsenal Liverpool v Norwich City Manchester City v West Ham United Newcastle United v Watford Southampton v Manchester United Stoke City v Leicester City Swansea City v Everton Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
26 September 2015 (GW 7) Leicester City v Arsenal Liverpool v Aston Villa Manchester United v Sunderland Newcastle United v Chelsea Southampton v Swansea City Stoke City v Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City Watford v Crystal Palace West Bromwich Albion v Everton West Ham United v Norwich City
3 October 2015 (GW 8) Arsenal v Manchester United Aston Villa v Stoke City Bournemouth v Watford Chelsea v Southampton Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion Everton v Liverpool Manchester City v Newcastle United Norwich City v Leicester City Sunderland v West Ham United Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur
17 October 2015 (GW 9) Chelsea v Aston Villa Crystal Palace v West Ham United Everton v Manchester United Manchester City v Bournemouth Newcastle United v Norwich City Southampton v Leicester City Swansea City v Stoke City Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Watford v Arsenal West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland
24 October 2015 (GW 10) Arsenal v Everton Aston Villa v Swansea City Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City v Crystal Palace Liverpool v Southampton Manchester United v Manchester City Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion Stoke City v Watford Sunderland v Newcastle United West Ham United v Chelsea
31 October 2015 (GW 11) Chelsea v Liverpool Crystal Palace v Manchester United Everton v Sunderland Manchester City v Norwich City Newcastle United v Stoke City Southampton v Bournemouth Swansea City v Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa Watford v West Ham United West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City
7 November 2015 (GW 12) Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Aston Villa v Manchester City Bournemouth v Newcastle United Leicester City v Watford Liverpool v Crystal Palace Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion Norwich City v Swansea City Stoke City v Chelsea Sunderland v Southampton West Ham United v Everton
21 November 2015 (GW 13) Chelsea v Norwich City Crystal Palace v Sunderland Everton v Aston Villa Manchester City v Liverpool Newcastle United v Leicester City Southampton v Stoke City Swansea City v Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Watford v Manchester United West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal
28 November 2015 (GW 14) Aston Villa v Watford Bournemouth v Everton Crystal Palace v Newcastle United Leicester City v Manchester United Liverpool v Swansea City Manchester City v Southampton Norwich City v Arsenal Sunderland v Stoke City Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
5 December 2015 (GW 15) Arsenal v Sunderland Chelsea v Bournemouth Everton v Crystal Palace Manchester United v West Ham United Newcastle United v Liverpool Southampton v Aston Villa Stoke City v Manchester City Swansea City v Leicester City Watford v Norwich City West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur
12 December 2015 (GW 16) Aston Villa v Arsenal Bournemouth v Manchester United Crystal Palace v Southampton Leicester City v Chelsea Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion Manchester City v Swansea City Norwich City v Everton Sunderland v Watford Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United West Ham United v Stoke City
19 December 2015 (GW 17) Arsenal v Manchester City Chelsea v Sunderland Everton v Leicester City Manchester United v Norwich City Newcastle United v Aston Villa Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur Stoke City v Crystal Palace Swansea City v West Ham United Watford v Liverpool West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth
26 December 2015 (GW 18) Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v West Ham United Chelsea v Watford Liverpool v Leicester City Manchester City v Sunderland Newcastle United v Everton Southampton v Arsenal Stoke City v Manchester United Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
28 December 2015 (GW 19) Arsenal v Bournemouth Crystal Palace v Swansea City Everton v Stoke City Leicester City v Manchester City Manchester United v Chelsea Norwich City v Aston Villa Sunderland v Liverpool Watford v Tottenham Hotspur West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United West Ham United v Southampton
2 January 2016 (GW 20) Arsenal v Newcastle United Crystal Palace v Chelsea Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City v Bournemouth Manchester United v Swansea City Norwich City v Southampton Sunderland v Aston Villa Watford v Manchester City West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City West Ham United v Liverpool
12-13 January 2016 (7.45pm unless stated) (GW 21) Aston Villa v Crystal Palace Bournemouth v West Ham United Liverpool v Arsenal Swansea City v Sunderland. Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion Manchester City v Everton Newcastle United v Manchester United Southampton v Watford Stoke City v Norwich City Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City
16 January 2016 (GW 22) Aston Villa v Leicester City Bournemouth v Norwich City Chelsea v Everton Liverpool v Manchester United Manchester City v Crystal Palace Newcastle United v West Ham United Southampton v West Bromwich Albion Stoke City v Arsenal Swansea City v Watford Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland
23 January 2016 (GW 23) Arsenal v Chelsea Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Everton v Swansea City Leicester City v Stoke City Manchester United v Southampton Norwich City v Liverpool Sunderland v Bournemouth Watford v Newcastle United West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa West Ham United v Manchester City
2-3 February 2016 (7.45pm unless stated) (GW 24) Arsenal v Southampton Crystal Palace v Bournemouth Leicester City v Liverpool Manchester United v Stoke City Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur Sunderland v Manchester City Watford v Chelsea West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City West Ham United v Aston Villa Everton v Newcastle United
6 February 2016 (GW 25) Aston Villa v Norwich City Bournemouth v Arsenal Chelsea v Manchester United Liverpool v Sunderland Manchester City v Leicester City Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion Southampton v West Ham United Stoke City v Everton Swansea City v Crystal Palace Tottenham Hotspur v Watford
13 February 2016 (GW 26) Arsenal v Leicester City Aston Villa v Liverpool Bournemouth v Stoke City Chelsea v Newcastle United Crystal Palace v Watford Everton v West Bromwich Albion Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Norwich City v West Ham United Sunderland v Manchester United Swansea City v Southampton
27 February 2016 (GW 27) Leicester City v Norwich City Liverpool v Everton Manchester United v Arsenal Newcastle United v Manchester City Southampton v Chelsea Stoke City v Aston Villa Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Watford v Bournemouth West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace West Ham United v Sunderland.
1-2 March 2016 (7.45pm unless stated) (GW 28) Arsenal v Swansea City Bournemouth v Southampton Aston Villa v Everton Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester United v Watford Norwich City v Chelsea Sunderland v Crystal Palace West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur Stoke City v Newcastle United
5 March 2016 (GW 29) Chelsea v Stoke City Crystal Palace v Liverpool Everton v West Ham United Manchester City v Aston Villa Newcastle United v Bournemouth Southampton v Sunderland Swansea City v Norwich City Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Watford v Leicester City West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United
12 March 2016 (GW 30) Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Bournemouth v Swansea City Leicester City v Newcastle United Liverpool v Chelsea Manchester United v Crystal Palace Norwich City v Manchester City Stoke City v Southampton Sunderland v Everton West Ham United v Watford
19 March 2016 (GW 31) Chelsea v West Ham United Crystal Palace v Leicester City Everton v Arsenal Manchester City v Manchester United Newcastle United v Sunderland Southampton v Liverpool Swansea City v Aston Villa Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth Watford v Stoke City West Bromwich Albion v Norwich City
2 April 2016 (GW 32) Bournemouth v Manchester City Arsenal v Watford Aston Villa v Chelsea Leicester City v Southampton Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United v Everton Norwich City v Newcastle United Stoke City v Swansea City Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion West Ham United v Crystal Palace
9 April 2016 (GW 33) Aston Villa v Bournemouth Crystal Palace v Norwich City Liverpool v Stoke City Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion Southampton v Newcastle United Sunderland v Leicester City Swansea City v Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Watford v Everton West Ham United v Arsenal
16 April 2016 (GW 34) Bournemouth v Liverpool Arsenal v Crystal Palace Chelsea v Manchester City Everton v Southampton Leicester City v West Ham United Manchester United v Aston Villa Newcastle United v Swansea City Norwich City v Sunderland Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur West Bromwich Albion v Watford
23 April 2016 (GW 35) Aston Villa v Southampton Bournemouth v Chelsea Crystal Palace v Everton Leicester City v Swansea City Liverpool v Newcastle United Manchester City v Stoke City Norwich City v Watford Sunderland v Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion West Ham United v Manchester United
30 April 2016 (GW 36) Arsenal v Norwich City Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Everton v Bournemouth Manchester United v Leicester City Newcastle United v Crystal Palace Southampton v Manchester City Stoke City v Sunderland Swansea City v Liverpool Watford v Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
7 May 2016 (GW 37) Aston Villa v Newcastle United Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion Crystal Palace v Stoke City Leicester City v Everton Liverpool v Watford Manchester City v Arsenal Norwich City v Manchester United Sunderland v Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton West Ham United v Swansea City
15 May 2016 (GW 38) Arsenal v Aston Villa Chelsea v Leicester City Everton v Norwich City Manchester United v Bournemouth Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Southampton v Crystal Palace Stoke City v West Ham United Swansea City v Manchester City Watford v Sunderland West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
Gameweek Order: TV Fixtures
The First Ten: Every BPL Team
After much pain-staking effort colour co-ordinating the twenty teams first ten fixtures, a scroll through each team really illuminates the potential patterns that FPL players are most likely going to take. For example, West Ham's first three home games are against Leicester, Bournemouth, and Newcastle. The Hammers play all three teams before Gameweek 5, so they'll be up there for FPL consideration.
Costel Pantilimon is high on the Hype Train's radar, and we think the Mackems fixtures make the big Romanian a near certainty for our FPL sides. Take a look at what we've to offer, and we'll make our own judgement when you're done considering your rotations and player picks.
The Hype Team's General Observations
If you'de like to put all of your eggs in the newly promoted teams, then Norwich and Bournemouth have a good rotation pattern, especially for defensive of midfield capability. A combination of Wes Hoolhan (set piece taker) and Matt Ritchie as your squads fourth and five midfielders could yield some wildcard points.
As we mentioned above, West Ham have a tasty run of home games, but on the flip side they play Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City away from home. Aaron Cresswell may be too expensive to rotate should he be more than 5.0m in price. Rotation is best used for cheaper players in the 4m range. Money will be put in other places such as expensive midfield options, meaning that unless Cresswell is a mainstay in your eleven, then some might not take the risk with the Englishman.
You'd be a brave manager to put in teams from Merseyside. Everton and Liverpool have equally testing fixtures to begin their season, but we know they'll pick up points in that time. It's just judging where they'll come from from an FPL standpoint. Personally, the team here is divided on the subject of Everton's clean sheet potential, whilst the Liverpool fan in our rank truly believes that new signing Clyne would be a worthy addition to an FPL 11.
Man United have a comfortable few opening games, but last season proved that they couldn't keep clean sheets in most games. Whoever the United GK will be on GW 1, even though they entertain Spurs, we don't think there will be major investment. United may be popular, but putting faith in their strength at the back has come to blow up in the faces of most managers. As of writing, United's only signing has been Depay, another attacking option.
Steve McLaren will have to hit the ground running if he wants to avoid another relegation threatened season. The Toon begin the season at home to Southampton, then face away trips to Swansea and Man United. They also face Man City away, a game they never win or score in, and face Chelsea at home, a game they always win. It may be their first points of the season unless the team up north to their jobs in the office and secure some reliable talent. If anything, FPL managers will be looking to stack the deck against the Toon this season unless something changes.
A few notable GK options have arisen for the combined period. SUN, LEI, ARS, WHU, SOU, CHE, and STK, could be amongst the most popular keeping options. Jack Butland, should he be number one this season, could be the budget choice of the season.
NEVER, EVER, TRUST THE SPURS DEFENCE!
West Brom may have the hardest run of opening games of the lot. Man City, Chelsea, Southampton, and Everton..
Crystal Palace also face a difficult first five, with home games vs. Arsenal and Man City, and an away day at Chelsea. Palace usually play well at home against the big boys, so don't buy into the hype that it'll be smooth sailing for the big guns.
Speaking of West Brom and Palace, they are the only two teams facing home-away-home-away fixtures, without a two game block of home or away games. They have the most consistant pattern all twenty teams.
Stoke face Liverpool at home, then Spurs away. Six points? The internet will think so.
Will Troy Deeney make the cut? Three home games out of the first five will put him into consideration, for sure.
Will Arsenal play Bellerin this season? He'll be the cheapist option at the back for the Gunners. Cech is an option, but will probably be priced around the 6.0m mark, too pricy for most forward thinking FPL bosses.