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An overview of the Premier League's first 10 FPL Gameweek's

June 17, 2017

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A new Premier League season is always christened with the annual release of its Fixture List. On Wednesday June 14th 2017 the latest release of fixtures welcome Brighton and Huddersfield to the party for the first time, whilst for FPL managers across the lands the dissection of every fixture begins. Let's take a look at how the Premier League is going to unfold in its first weeks.

 

In the eyes of FPL players globally the football calendar works in stages. The first five games is perhaps the most imperative as their are months to mull over fixtures, new player signings. There's more risk in playing a differential, and picking a captain. Similarly the opening 10 games potentially sets the scene for transfer likeliness, potential form, and fellow player strategy.

 

The price of a team at the early stages of the season, and the player uncertainty means that FPL players usually play their first wildcard team within the first 5 Gameweek's of the season, usually before or after the first international fixtures of the season.

 

Let's start off by running down the week to week fixtures that we'll be enjoying in the Premier League.

 

 

FPL Gameweek 1

Arsenal vs. Leicester

Brighton vs. Man City

Chelsea vs. Burnley

Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield

Everton vs. Stoke

Man United vs. West Ham

Newcastle vs. Spurs

Southampton vs. Swansea

Watford vs. Liverpool

West Brom vs. Bournemouth

 

FPL Gameweek 2

Bournemouth vs. Watford

Burnley vs. West Brom

Huddersfield vs. Newcastle

Leicester vs. Brighton

Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace

Man City vs. Everton

Stoke vs. Arsenal

Swansea vs. Man United

Spurs vs. Chelsea

West Ham vs. Southampton

 

FPL Gameweek 3

Bournemouth vs. Man City

Chelsea vs. Everton

Crystal Palace vs. Swansea

Huddersfield vs. Southampton

Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Man United vs. Leicester

Newcastle vs. West Ham

Spurs vs. Burnley

Watford vs. Brighton

West Brom vs. Stoke

 

FPL Gameweek 4

Arsenal vs. Bournemouth

Brighton vs. West Brom

Burnley vs. Crystal Palace

Everton vs. Spurs

Leicester vs. Chelsea

Man City vs. Liverpool

Southampton vs. Watford

Stoke vs. Man United

Swansea vs. Newcastle

West Ham vs. Huddersfield

 

FPL Gameweek 5

Bournemouth vs. Brighton

Chelsea vs. Arsenal

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

Huddersfield vs. Leicester

Liverpool vs. Burnley

Man United vs. Everton

Newcastle vs. Stoke

Spurs vs. Swansea

Watford vs. Man City

West Brom vs. West Ham

 

FPL Gameweek 6

Arsenal vs. West Brom

Brighton vs. Newcastle

Burnley vs. Huddersfield

Everton vs. Bournemouth

Leicester vs. Liverpool

Man City vs. Crystal Palace

Southampton vs. Man United

Stoke vs. Chelsea

Swansea vs. Watford

West Ham vs. Spurs

 

FPL Gameweek 7

Arsenal vs. Brighton

Bournemouth vs. Leicester

Chelsea vs. Man City

Everton vs. Burnley

Huddersfield vs. Spurs

Man United vs. Crystal Palace

Newcastle vs. Liverpool

Stoke vs. Southampton

West Brom vs. Watford

West Ham vs. Swansea

 

FPL Gameweek 8

Brighton vs. Everton

Burnley vs. West Ham

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

Leicester vs. West Brom

Liverpool vs. Man United

Man City vs. Stoke

Southampton vs. Newcastle

Swansea vs. Huddersfield

Spurs vs. Bournemouth

Watford vs. Arsenal

 

FPL Gameweek 9

Chelsea vs. Watford

Everton vs. Arsenal

Huddersfield vs. Man United

Man City vs. Burnley

Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace

Southampton vs. West Brom

Stoke vs. Bournemouth

Swansea vs. Leicester

Spurs vs. Liverpool

West Ham vs. Brighton

 

FPL Gameweek 10

Arsenal vs. Swansea

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea

Brighton vs. Southampton

Burnley vs. Newcastle

Crystal Palace vs. West Ham

Leicester vs. Everton

Liverpool vs. Huddersfield

Man United vs. Spurs

Watford vs. Stoke

West Brom vs. Man City

 

 

Premier League: Club by Club Fixtures

Next, let's go through all 20 teams in the Premier League and see what they'll be up against in the early part of the season.

 

ARSENAL

GW1 - Arsenal vs. Leicester

GW2 - Stoke vs. Arsenal

GW3 - Liverpool vs. Arsenal

GW4 - Arsenal vs. Bournemouth

GW5 - Chelsea vs. Arsenal

GW6 - Arsenal vs. West Brom

GW7 - Arsenal vs. Brighton

GW8 - Watford vs. Arsenal

GW9 - Everton vs. Arsenal

GW10 - Arsenal vs. Swansea

 

Arsenal Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Arsenal play Liverpool away for GW3 and Chelsea away for GW5

Promoted clubs: Arsenal play Brighton at home for GW7.

 

 

BOURNEMOUTH

GW1 - West Brom vs. Bournemouth

GW2 - Bournemouth vs. Watford

GW3 - Bournemouth vs. Man City

GW4 - Arsenal vs. Bournemouth

GW5 - Bournemouth vs. Brighton

GW6 - Everton vs. Bournemouth

GW7 - Bournemouth vs. Leicester

GW8 - Spurs vs. Bournemouth

GW9 - Stoke vs. Bournemouth

GW10 - Bournemouth vs. Chelsea

 

Bournemouth Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Bournemouth play 4/6 of last season's top 6 in the first ten games - Man City (GW3), Arsenal (GW4), Spurs (GW8), and Chelsea (GW10)

Promoted clubs: Bournemouth entertain Brighton for GW5.

 

 

BRIGHTON

GW1 - Brighton vs. Man City

GW2 - Leicester vs. Brighton

GW3 - Watford vs. Brighton

GW4 - Brighton vs. West Brom

GW5 - Bournemouth vs. Brighton

GW6 - Brighton vs. Newcastle

GW7 - Arsenal vs. Brighton

GW8 - Brighton vs. Everton

GW9 - West Ham vs. Brighton

GW10 - Brighton vs. Southampton

 

Brighton Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Brighton host Man City home on the opening day, and travel to Arsenal for GW7.

Promoted clubs: Brighton host Newcastle for GW6

 

 

BURNLEY

GW1 - Chelsea vs. Burnley

GW2 - Burnley vs. West Brom

GW3 - Spurs vs. Burnley*

GW4 - Burnley vs. Crystal Palace

GW5 - Liverpool vs. Burnley

GW6 - Burnley vs. Huddersfield

GW7 - Everton vs. Burnley

GW8 - Burnley vs. West Ham

GW9 - Man City vs. Burnley

GW10 - Burnley vs. Newcastle

 

Burnley Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away - Spurs are due to host Burnley on August 26, when Wembley is set to stage Rugby League's Challenge Cup final - with a fixture change possible

Encounters with last season's top 6: Burnley play Chelsea (GW1), Spurs (GW3), Liverpool (GW5), and Man City (GW9), all away from home in the first ten.

Promoted clubs: Burnley play Huddersfield (GW6) and Newcastle (GW10), both at home

 

 

CHELSEA

GW1 - Chelsea vs. Burnley

GW2 - Spurs vs. Chelsea

GW3 - Chelsea vs. Everton

GW4 - Leicester vs. Chelsea

GW5 - Chelsea vs. Arsenal

GW6 - Stoke vs. Chelsea

GW7 - Chelsea vs. Man City

GW8 - Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

GW9 - Chelsea vs. Watford

GW10 - Bournemouth vs. Chelsea

 

Chelsea Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Chelsea travel to Spurs (GW2), and entertain Arsenal (GW5) and Man City (GW7)

Promoted clubs: Chelsea don't play any promoted teams in the opening 10 games.

 

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

GW1 - Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield

GW2 - Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace

GW3 - Crystal Palace vs. Swansea

GW4 - Burnley vs. Crystal Palace

GW5 - Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

GW6 - Man City vs. Crystal Palace

GW7 - Man United vs. Crystal Palace

GW8 - Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

GW9 - Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace

GW10 - Crystal Palace vs. West Ham

 

Crystal Palace Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Palace travel to Liverpool for GW2, before playing Man City (GW6), Man United (GW7), and Chelsea (GW8) consecutively

Promoted clubs: Crystal Palace entertain Huddersfield on the opening day, and travel to Newcastle for GW9.

 

 

EVERTON

GW1 - Everton vs. Stoke

GW2 - Man City vs. Everton

GW3 - Chelsea vs. Everton

GW4 - Everton vs. Spurs

GW5 - Man United vs. Everton

GW6 - Everton vs. Bournemouth

GW7 - Everton vs. Burnley

GW8 - Brighton vs. Everton

GW9 - Everton vs. Arsenal

GW10 - Leicester vs. Everton

 

Everton Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Everton face 4 of last season's top 6 teams in the opening 5 games, and then entertain Arsenal for GW9.

Promoted clubs: Everton travel to Brighton for GW8

 

 

HUDDERSFIELD

GW1 - Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield

GW2 - Huddersfield vs. Newcastle

GW3 - Huddersfield vs. Southampton

GW4 - West Ham vs. Huddersfield

GW5 - Huddersfield vs. Leicester

GW6 - Burnley vs. Huddersfield

GW7 - Huddersfield vs. Spurs

GW8 - Swansea vs. Huddersfield

GW9 - Huddersfield vs. Man United

GW10 - Liverpool vs. Huddersfield

 

Huddersfield Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Huddersfield host Spurs (GW7) and Man United (GW9) before traveling to Liverpool (GW10).

Promoted clubs: Huddersfield host Newcastle for their first ever Premier League home game.

 

 

LEICESTER

GW1 - Arsenal vs. Leicester

GW2 - Leicester vs. Brighton

GW3 - Man United vs. Leicester

GW4 - Leicester vs. Chelsea

GW5 - Huddersfield vs. Leicester

GW6 - Leicester vs. Liverpool

GW7 - Bournemouth vs. Leicester

GW8 - Leicester vs. West Brom

GW9 - Swansea vs. Leicester

GW10 - Leicester vs. Everton

 

Leicester Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Leicester play 4 of last season's top 6 clubs in the opening 6 games of the season, traveling to Arsenal and Man United, whilst hosting Chelsea and Liverpool

Promoted clubs: Leicester host Brighton for GW2 and travel to Huddersfield for GW5

 

 

LIVERPOOL

GW1 - Watford vs. Liverpool

GW2 - Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace

GW3 - Liverpool vs. Arsenal

GW4 - Man City vs. Liverpool

GW5 - Liverpool vs. Burnley

GW6 - Leicester vs. Liverpool

GW7 - Newcastle vs. Liverpool

GW8 - Liverpool vs. Man United

GW9 - Spurs vs. Liverpool

GW10 - Liverpool vs. Huddersfield

 

Liverpool Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Liverpool play 4 of the 5 available top 6 teams from last season in blocks of 2 - traveling to Arsenal for GW3 before hosting Man City for GW4, then later down the line they host Man United for GW8, before traveling to Spurs for GW9

Promoted clubs: Liverpool host Huddersfield for GW10

 

 

MAN CITY

GW1 - Brighton vs. Man City

GW2 - Man City vs. Everton

GW3 - Bournemouth vs. Man City

GW4 - Man City vs. Liverpool

GW5 - Watford vs. Man City

GW6 - Man City vs. Crystal Palace

GW7 - Chelsea vs. Man City

GW8 - Man City vs. Stoke

GW9 - Man City vs. Burnley

GW10 - West Brom vs. Man City

 

Man City Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Man City host Liverpool (GW4), then travel to Chelsea (GW7)

Promoted clubs: City travel to Brighton on the opening day

 

 

MAN UNITED

GW1 - Man United vs. West Ham

GW2 - Swansea vs. Man United

GW3 - Man United vs. Leicester

GW4 - Stoke vs. Man United

GW5 - Man United vs. Everton

GW6 - Southampton vs. Man United

GW7 - Man United vs. Crystal Palace

GW8 - Liverpool vs. Man United

GW9 - Huddersfield vs. Man United

GW10 - Man United vs. Spurs

 

Man United Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Man United travel Liverpool for GW8 before heading to Spurs for GW10

Promoted clubs: Man United travel to Huddersfield for GW9

 

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED

GW1 - Newcastle vs. Spurs

GW2 - Huddersfield vs. Newcastle

GW3 - Newcastle vs. West Ham

GW4 - Swansea vs. Newcastle

GW5 - Newcastle vs. Stoke

GW6 - Brighton vs. Newcastle

GW7 - Newcastle vs. Liverpool

GW8 - Southampton vs. Newcastle

GW9 - Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace

GW10 - Burnley vs. Newcastle

 

Newcastle Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Newcastle host Spurs on the opening day and Liverpool for GW7

Promoted clubs: Newcastle travel to both of the other 2 teams promoted from the Championship, first to Huddersfield for GW2, and then to Brighton for GW6

 

 

SOUTHAMPTON

GW1 - Southampton vs. Swansea

GW2 - West Ham vs. Southampton*

GW3 - Huddersfield vs. Southampton

GW4 - Southampton vs. Watford

GW5 - Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

GW6 - Southampton vs. Man United

GW7 - Stoke vs. Southampton

GW8 - Southampton vs. Newcastle

GW9 - Southampton vs. West Brom

GW10 - Brighton vs. Southampton

 

Southampton Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away - London Stadium is hosting the World Athletics Championships in August, meaning West Ham can't play in the stadium until September - a change of venue is likely

Encounters with last season's top 6: Southampton host Man United for GW6

Promoted clubs: Southampton play all 3 promoted clubs in their first 10 ten games, traveling to Huddersfield (GW3), hosting Newcastle (GW8), and traveling to Brighton (GW10)

 

 

STOKE CITY

GW1 - Everton vs. Stoke

GW2 - Stoke vs. Arsenal

GW3 - West Brom vs. Stoke

GW4 - Stoke vs. Man United

GW5 - Newcastle vs. Stoke

GW6 - Stoke vs. Chelsea

GW7 - Stoke vs. Southampton

GW8 - Man City vs. Stoke

GW9 - Stoke vs. Bournemouth

GW10 - Watford vs. Stoke

 

Stoke City Overall: 5 home fixtures, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Stoke play a top 6 squad every other week for the first 8 Gameweek's - Arsenal (GW2), Man United (GW4), Chelsea (GW6), Man City (GW8)

Promoted clubs: Stoke travel to Newcastle for GW5

 

 

SWANSEA CITY

GW1 - Southampton vs. Swansea

GW2 - Swansea vs. Man United

GW3 - Crystal Palace vs. Swansea

GW4 - Swansea vs. Newcastle

GW5 - Spurs vs. Swansea

GW6 - Swansea vs. Watford

GW7 - West Ham vs. Swansea

GW8 - Swansea vs. Huddersfield

GW9 - Swansea vs. Leicester

GW10 - Arsenal vs. Swansea

 

Swansea Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Swansea host United for GW2, travel to Spurs for GW5, and travel to Arsenal for GW10

Promoted clubs: Swansea host 2 promoted clubs - Newcastle (GW4) and Huddersfield (GW8)

 

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (SPURS)

GW1 - Newcastle vs. Spurs

GW2 - Chelsea vs. Spurs

GW3 - Spurs vs. Burnley*

GW4 - Everton vs. Spurs

GW5 - Spurs vs. Swansea

GW6 - West Ham vs. Spurs

GW7 - Huddersfield vs. Spurs

GW8 - Spurs vs. Bournemouth

GW9 - Spurs vs. Liverpool

GW10 - Man United vs. Spurs

 

Spurs Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away - Spurs are due to host Burnley on August 26, when Wembley is set to stage Rugby League's Challenge Cup final - with a fixture change possible

Encounters with last season's top 6: Spurs's first game at Wembley is against Chelsea (GW2), then they take on Liverpool at home (GW9) before traveling to Man United (GW10)

Promoted clubs: Spurs travel to 2 promoted clubs - Newcastle (GW1) and Huddersfield (GW7)

 

 

WATFORD

GW1 - Watford vs. Liverpool

GW2 - Bournemouth vs. Watford

GW3 - Watford vs. Brighton

GW4 - Southampton vs. Watford

GW5 - Watford vs. Man City

GW6 - Swansea vs. Watford

GW7 - West Brom vs. Watford

GW8 - Watford vs. Arsenal

GW9 - Chelsea vs. Watford

GW10 - Watford vs. Stoke

 

Watford Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: Watford play 4/6 of last season's top 6, hosting 3 clubs - Liverpool (GW1), Man City (GW5), Arsenal (GW8) - before traveling to Chelsea for GW9

Promoted clubs: Watford host Brighton for GW3

 

 

WEST BROM

GW1 - West Brom vs. Bournemouth

GW2 - Burnley vs. West Brom

GW3 - West Brom vs. Stoke

GW4 - Brighton vs. West Brom

GW5 - West Brom vs. West Ham

GW6 - Arsenal vs. West Brom

GW7 - West Brom vs. Watford

GW8 - Leicester vs. West Brom

GW9 - Southampton vs. West Brom

GW10 - West Brom vs. Man City

 

West Brom Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away

Encounters with last season's top 6: West Brom travel to Arsenal for GW6, and host Man City for GW10

Promoted clubs: West Brom travel to Brighton for GW4

 

 

WEST HAM

GW1 - Man United vs. West Ham

GW2 - West Ham vs. Southampton*

GW3 - Newcastle vs. West Ham

GW4 - West Ham vs. Huddersfield

GW5 - West Brom vs. West Ham

GW6 - West Ham vs. Spurs

GW7 - West Ham vs. Swansea

GW8 - Burnley vs. West Ham

GW9 - West Ham vs. Brighton

GW10 - Crystal Palace vs. West Ham

 

West Ham Overall: 5 fixtures home, 5 away - London Stadium is hosting the World Athletics Championships in August, meaning West Ham can't play in the stadium until September - a cange of venue is likely

Encounters with last season's top 6: West Ham travel to Man United for the opening weekend, before hosting Spurs for GW6

Promoted clubs: West Ham play all 3 promoted sides, first traveling to Newcastle (GW3), then hosting Huddersfield (GW4), before hosting Brighton (GW9)

 

 

ENCOUNTERS WITH TOP 6 CLUBS FROM THE 2016/17 SEASON

Now with the club by club rundown in the books, here's a condensed version of how many times each club face a top six side from last season.

 

5 - Everton

4 - Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Liverpool, Stoke, Watford

3 - Chelsea, Huddersfield, Swansea, Spurs

2 - Arsenal, Brighton, Man City, Man United, Newcastle, West Brom, West Ham

1 - Southampton

 

 

HOW HAVE WE RANKED THE OPENING PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES?

The season is still a long, long, way away, so deciding on the difficulty of each fixture is almost impossible to make. Hundreds of transfers will take place between now and the end of August, rendering our time with predictions as wasted. Nevertheless we've got a general opinion thanks to myself, @HypeTrainRob, as I've been a very popular FPL player on Twitter over the last few days due to these following tweets.

 

First up is the general difficulty of fixtures, i.e. how the FPL and a vast majority will view the fixtures, and second is my own assertion of how these fixtures usually go.

 

 

 

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