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Jul 20, 2018, 13:21

EPL Fantasy anyone..


Perhaps if there's interest we can reboot our forum league from last year for another epic battle...


i will be watching Superbru for the Ruckers forum pool if anyone wants a whipping...two player limit for each club the difference this year i noticed


  Liverpool looking good this year with their new 65mill Brazilian goal keeper Allison shoring up the defence ...and Man City have also strengthened their midfield with Mahrez so toss up between those two teams on paper for mine...

...still plenty of transfers to come as well with different clubs like the Toffees with their new coach changing things up...and the promoted teams are of an unknown quantity adding to the intrigue...not that i'll be watching much of it with the Pro 14 kicking off in September...


But the must have in everyone's fantasy team, the best striker in Europe...is the Kiwi ninja Chris Wood...:silly:



Aviva is live as well btw

https://therugbymagazine.com/fantasy/overview


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2019 - 2020 Season Preview / Guide

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/world-game/114747115/201920-english-premier-league-season-preview-clubbyclub-guide

ARSENAL

After a promising start, Unai Emery's first season in charge ended in familiar fashion, with the Gunners falling out of Champions League contention in April before going down 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final the following month to finish without a trophy.

The Spaniard has been busy overhauling his underperforming squad this summer, smashing their transfer record to bring in Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe and signing Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid. Fullback Kieran Tierney has been recruited from Celtic, while versatile Brazilian David Luiz arrives from London rivals Chelsea.


However, the same shortcomings that marred the late Wenger era – namely an error-prone defence and a lack of bite in midfield – still linger, and aside from the prolific front pairing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette, Arsenal's roster lacks the quality and depth of their closest rivals.

As a result, the domestic cups and Europa League appear to be 13-time league champions' best chance of silverware again this season. A return to the Champions League via a top four spot is not out of the question should Arsenal's new signings hit the ground running at  the Emirates.

In: Nicolas Pepe (Lille), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid, loan), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne), Gabriel Martinelli (Itano Futebol Clube), Kieran Tierney (Celtic), David Luiz (Chelsea)

Out: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Petr Cech (retired), Danny Welbeck (released), Stephan Lichtsteiner (released), David Ospina (Napoli), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne, loan), Ben Sheaf (Doncaster, loan), Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg), Krystian Bielik (Derby), Laurent Koscielny (Bordeaux), Eddie Nketiah (Leeds, loan), Dominic Thompson (Brentford), Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest)

Last season: 5th

Prediction: 6th

One to watch: The division's joint top scorer last year with 22 goals, forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is worth his weight in gold.

Arsenal will be hoping for another prolific season from their Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

ASTON VILLA

A 2-1 playoff final victory over Derby County saw Aston Villareturn to the top table of English football following a three-year absence. Yet the 2018-19 season was not all plain sailing for the Villains, who at one point looked resigned to spending another year in the Championship.

The sacking of Steve Bruce and appointment of Dean Smith in October proved a masterstroke, with the former Brentford boss leading Villa on a club record 10-match winning streak as they secured a playoff spot. West Brom were pipped on penalties in the semifinals, before Smith's side won at Wembley in May to secure promotion.

The club has signed no fewer than 12 players as as they looks to avoid a swift return to the second tier. Tyrone Mings and Anwar El-Ghazi both agreed permanent deals, while forwards Wesley and Jota have been brought in to fill the void left by Tammy Abraham, who returned to Chelsea. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton brings some top-level knowhow.....(cont. see link)



 
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