Saturday, 24 June 2017

Three-Way Budget FPL Defender Rotation (2017/2018)

About this time last season I wrote a blog post about the best three-way rotating budget defenders for the forthcoming season based on the fixture favourability. The basic premise was to plan to have two premium defenders and then the final defensive slot in a 3-4-3 / 3-5-2 formation taken by a rotating cast of three budget (£4.5m or lower) defenders from mid-lower table sides. The post proved to be popular and the analysis did help me with player selection at the start of the season, so I have decided to do the analysis again for the 2017/18 season.
Methodology
My task is to find the best combination of fixtures for three clubs from whom I can pick three regular starting defenders for a low price: £4.5m each, or £13.5m in total. A favourable fixture will be determined as:
  1. A home game
  2. Against a weak opposition to increase the probability of a clean sheet...
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Written by Peter Blake