FPL Fixture Difficulty

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Fixture Difficulty lets fantasy managers determine which premier league teams have the best schedules. This is necessary to make informed transfer decisions and plan team rotation weeks in advance.

Traditionally, fantasy football fixture difficulty is measured for the team as a whole – we break it down by offensive and defensive positions. Drag, drop, and remove rows to better compare and plan your rotation. The rankings are reviewed and updated after each gameweek.

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FPL Fixture Difficulty FAQs

What do the rankings mean?

Within each gameweek, every team is ranked from 1 to 20. A ranking of 1 indicates an easy fixture. The fixtures are also color-coded with shades of green being the easiest, red being the hardest, and yellow being neutral. H/A indicates whether the fixture is played at home or away.

What factors are considered in the difficulty rankings?

Fixture difficulty rankings takes into account the following factors:

  • Premier League Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
  • Home and away performance per team
  • In addition, for defensive positions:
    • Overall team defensive performance (including goals against, probability of clean sheet)
    • Opponent affinity for scoring (goals for, form)
  • In addition, for offensive positions:
    • Overall team offensive performance (including goals for, probability of scoring a goal)
    • Opponent affinity for stopping goals (goals against, form)

How can I use it to plan rotation for my FPL team?

You can drag/drop and remove rows to better compare and plan rotation. You can group the teams your are interested in together and compare rotation strategies.

When are fixture difficulty rankings updated?

Fixture difficulty charts and rankings are updated each gameweek. They will factor in premier league data from the most recent gameweeks.

FPL Fixture Difficulty Explained

Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR) is a must-have tool that enables FPL managers to plan upcoming gameweeks with easy comparison of all premier league teams’ schedules in one location. The FDR is reviewed and updated after each gameweek. Fixtures are an important consideration when planning out a wilcard team, making transfers, or deciding who to bench. Consider consulting this fixture difficulty ranking chart weekly before finalizing your team.

This tool was created to enhance the official Fantasy Premier League FDR. It builds on the official FPL FDR by providing more up-to-date rankings, having more granular rankings, and considering more factors (see FAQ above for details). The most important differentiation, however, is having rankings by position. This gives FPL managers much more insight into how to organize their teams, which formations to consider, and more.

Feedback on how to improve the fixture tracker or rankings is welcome. Please leave any comments or suggestions below!

  1. James Thompson

    Hey, I don’t know whether you have this feature already but what I’d really like to be able to do is have my squad listed down the left and then their next 8 fixtures so that I can see any hotspots for my team members (e.g. GW18 is looking v difficult for my squad). Fantasy Football iFix has something similar to what I’m talking about but think it only goes to 5 GWs ahead.

    You could then add some features for planning transfers so that if you can add players to the left and indicate when you’re transferring them in then you could build up your rotation etc… email me if you want any clarification and think it’s a good idea!

    • Mark De Carvalho

      Thanks for the idea, we will add it to our backlog. Keep the feedback coming!

  2. David CADDEN

    For the Team Planner feature would it be possible to add multiple templates?
    Transfer planning requires so much chopping and changing it is such a pain to play about with alternate transfer strategies on just the one template.

  3. Muhammad Eltantawy

    How much time it takes to update after each gameweek?

    • Mark De Carvalho

      It gets updated within a day or two after the end of gameweek.

    • Saurav Mandal

      Please update for GW14

      • Mark De Carvalho

        Will be updated shortly, usually within 24-48 hours of the end of gameweek.

  4. Can you please implement sorting by difficulty

  5. felix sulaiman

    Until now.. it was the best FDR i’ve ever used. Hope it will be get faster update every a gameweek is finished. ?

    Because sometime we need tranfer some players before the day after a GW start come. ?
    So a good plan will help a good result.

  6. David CADDEN

    Any way you can make it so we can look further ahead in the season? Thinking about future transfers and how it will affect my team now and this is a really useful tool.
    I’m thinking of taking out Michael Keane from my defense after week 14 as Evertons good run of matches seems to end and I’d like to see ahead of time what possible replacements would be best to put in and if I’d need any bank saved etc.

    • Mark De Carvalho

      We will look at adding more gameweeks to the tool, thank you for the feedback!

  7. will be this FDR update Gameweek by gameweek according to the real situation ? thx

  8. Leon LIAO

    Hi, regarding the fixture difficulty, is it possible to add information about the time of the update? it would make it easier for users to know whether the tables have been updated since the last time they checked. Thank you very much!

  9. This tool is absolutely fantastic. I am busy trying to build a FPL spreadsheet that takes multiple factors into account when deciding who to pick for my team. I was just starting to look into building something exactly like you have here in order to Improve the FDR of FPL. Is it possible to import this data into an excel spreadsheet so that I can implement this into my model.

    Thanks for an awesome sight. I subscribed to your newsletter and I look forward to hearing more from you regarding awesome tools such as this one that you have built.


    • Mark De Carvalho

      We dont have an export, but you should be able to copy and paste the table into a google sheet?


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