Premier League Team of Week 38

Premier League Team of week 38: Aubameyang’s Golden Boots

2018/19 has been a remarkable season for so many reasons. And so we face the final curtain. Here’s our Premier League team of week 38.

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge. Manchester United 0-2 Cardiff City.

While United were undoubtedly poor on Sunday, Etheridge still had to make 10 saves to ensure Cardiff secured a famous victory. Read More

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 38

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 38 – The End!

It’s really not worth dwelling on our team from last week. It came, it saw, it fell in the sea and drowned by the looks of things. Joao Moutinho and Luka Milivojevic did passably well, but as they were the most popular picks by our competitors in the contest, that counted for very little.

And so we reach the final week of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Let’s see if we can go out on a high. Draft Kings‘ game obviously has all 10 matches on Sunday included, so by using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our team.  Read More

Premier League team of week 37

Premier League Team of Week 37: Alexander-Arnold Assists

The 2018/19 season is almost over, but players are still putting a shift in. They’re not all on the beach yet. Here’s our Premier League team of week 37.

Goalkeeper: Mat Ryan. Arsenal 1-1 Brighton.

Ryan made seven saves on Sunday, and was only beaten from the penalty spot. Read More

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 37 selections

Our run of winning was never going to last forever, and we didn’t do too badly last week, even if we didn’t quite scale our previous heights.

Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg top scored for us, and not just with his name in Scrabble. Perez, Redmond and Richarlison got into double figures for points too, but Ben Foster and the Brighton pair were below par and so our team was too.

Draft Kings‘ contest has just three matches from which we can select our team in week 37, which always makes things more interesting, especially when none of the top six are included. By using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our gang of eight. Before we reveal all, here are the matches this week.

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Premier League Team Of The Season

Twelve’s 2018/19 Premier League Team Of The Season

As is traditional at this time of year, we’ve picked an XI to represent the cream of English football: our Premier League team of the season for 2018/19.

But we haven’t done it in the way you might have expected. The obvious way would be to compile the leader board for the season, and then shoehorn the best players into a workable team. If anything, that’s the best way of doing it when you rely upon the most powerful algorithm in football (even if we do say so ourselves).

Instead, much like the PFA, we’ve utilised a voting system. And it’s our algorithm casting the votes, but instead of looking at season-long points totals, we’ve compiled our team by looking at the number of appearances each player has accumulated in our teams of the week.

So while the likes of Sadio Mané, Luka Milivojevic, Nathan Aké and David Luiz are in our top 11 players on points alone, their relative lack of TOTW ‘caps’ sees them miss out here. Let’s find out who has made the cut.

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Premier League Team of week 36

Premier League Team of week 36: Mo No Team Of The Year

It was a pretty standard week in the top flight of English football. The top two teams won, the next four didn’t, and everyone else went about their business. Our algorithm has weaved it’s spell to produce a leader board, and from that we’ve compiled our Premier League team of week 36.

Goalkeeper: Sergio Rico. Fulham 1-0 Cardiff City.

Cardiff have averaged 3.2 shots on target per game this season, but they had eight in the final 20 minutes or so at Craven Cottage. Rico kept them out, and might have sent the Bluebirds down as a result. Read More

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 36 selections

We don’t claim cash prizes in the Draft Kings fantasy games too often, so you’ll have to forgive us for bragging about our second successive victory. It was our best performance too, finishing joint 116th out of 1,426 entrants.

The man we have to thank is the captain of our latest team of the week, Ayoze Perez. His hat-trick bagged us 41 points, and almost half of our team’s total. The Leicester pair of Jamie Vardy and Jamie Maddison both contributed at least 11 points to provide Perez with able support. But can we make it three wins in a row?

The contest has five games from which we can select our team in week 36, so by using our algorithm to determine the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our squad. Before we reveal all, here are the matches this week.

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Premier League Player Of The Year

Who Should Win The Player Of The Year Awards? Here’s What The Stats Say

I’m sure when professional footballers are casting their votes for the end of season player of the year awards, they consult our analytics site to see who has performed best in 2018/19. But just in case they don’t for some reason, I thought I’d take a look myself.

We’ll start with the PFA’s young player of the year award. As Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling have been nominated for both this and the main award, we’ll ignore them here. And as they both have well over 200 appearances in top level football already, it seems odd that they’re included in the young player award at all. But then we don’t make the rules. Yet.

(In cheesy awards show voice) Here are the six nominees, and some examples of their best work:

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Premier League Team of Week 35

Premier League Team of Week 35: Perez the magic Magpie

With the top two both winning, and the next four surprisingly picking up just one point between them, the big action this week was at the bottom of the table. But how many players from the wrong end of the division made it into our XI? Here’s our Premier League team of week 35.

Goalkeeper: Mat Ryan. Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton.

The five saves Ryan made at Molineux, which included two from clear-cut chances, might go a long way to determining which division Brighton are playing in next season.  Read More

Fantasy Football Week 35

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 35 selections

Not to boast or anything, but we had a good week last week. You? We won $0.48 from our $0.25 stake, which obviously makes up for the times we’ve drawn a blank.

Our two main men were up against each other, and responsible for all three goals in their match. Paul Pogba captained our team of the week, while Felipe Anderson got on the score sheet at Old Trafford too. Nobody else in our team did much of note, not that it mattered in terms of raking in the big bucks.

Draft Kings‘ game has five matches from which we can select our team this week, so by using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our lads. Before we reveal all, here are the matches included this week.

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