As much as GW7 wasn’t exactly what we’d dreamt of, we are now seeing statistically good-looking assets starting to perform (excluding TAA, of course…).
To celebrate that the world hasn’t gone completely statistically mad (it even turned out that predictions were right on Biden - maybe…), we have done a major update on our site to include even more curated stats for your decision-making. Can’t wait to see you dig into those anytime goalscorer probabilities combined with our star-rating when choosing your next captain.
No more excuses for red arrows - let’s go green!
GW8 is one tough cookie with many FPL darlings facing each other (City vs. Liverpool - Everton vs. United - Leicester vs. Wolves). So what to make of this? With an international break coming up and a somewhat similar tricky GW9, this is not the time for a wholesale (and NOT the time for a WC). On the contrary, GW10 looks like the much needed light at the end of the tunnel with particularly City, Liverpool and United getting favorable fixtures (Spurs RIP...). That’s why you probably want to play it safe for now (potentially even saving your FT to GW9, when half of your team returns with covid and hamstrings . God forbid!) - and possibly plan for that GW10 dream team.
The “go-for-anyone-facing-fulham” strategy seems to be this week’s bandwagon. But we’ll go for the unpopular opinion stating West Ham will not run riots against Fulham. Fulham got their first PL victory in GW7 and have generally looked less miserable in recent weeks. WHU is without Antonio and as much as they hold a bunch of cheap attractive FPL assets (Soucek, Creswell, Masuaku, Bowen) this may not impact real world results. For nothing else, you don’t want more than two WHU assets on your team - So, if you like their fixtures (you probably do) - and given that you like Antonio when he returns (you probably do) - this GW should not include more than 1 WHU asset.
Let's try something different and not mention every big hitter as captain. We’ll go with one simple recommendation and his name is Harry (the one who’s not Maguire...).
That’s it for our GW8 preview! We can’t wait for you to play around with our new site - and as always, feedback is much appreciated on email@example.com or over on our SoMe channels.
The “Draftlord” will be competing in our mini-league this season and if you beat him (unlikely) you’ll not only be competing for the prize money, but also for a Premier League Care Package provided by The Lord himself!
Wondering how to use Drafthound to boost your FPL performance? Look no further than our definitive guide to using our ranking and team analysis tools. We don’t expect you to read from A to Z (but we’d like you to). Instead, this guide is designed as a reference tool - so feel free to read the sections in whatever order you choose based on your specific need.