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8 Oct.

GW8 Best Rotation Pairings

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

The Fix Rotation planner is a powerful tool that can determine the best Rotation Pairings over a specified period to get the most out of the budget picks, in defence and attack. 

Brentford are ranked fourth for Expected Goals Conceded (xGC) with 6.85 as per our Opta Stats Sandbox feature, and investment in their defence seems like a wise decision. They offer excellent rotation with Newcastle defenders over the next seven gameweeks, giving owners matchups against Burnley and Norwich twice. Both teams are currently struggling to score and are ranked 16th and 20th respectively for expected goals scored (xG) as demonstrated in the Stats Sandbox.

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Southampton are ranked first in the Fixture Analyser for attacking difficulty over the next five gameweeks, and their assets like A.Armstrong (6.0) can be rotated effectively with Brighton attackers over the next seven gameweeks. A.Armstrong is second for total shots (21) amongst forwards just behind West Ham's trail-blazer, Antonio, who is on 27, as highlighted in the Stats Sandbox. The Southampton forward seems great value at such a small cost. Matchups against Leeds, Burnley, Watford, Newcastle and Norwich look great for attacking returns across this rotation pairing.

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Arsenal have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches and face Palace, Villa, Watford and Newcastle in their next four home fixtures. White (4.4) appears to be great value having already landed two bonus points. The away matchups against Leicester, Liverpool, Man. Utd and Everton are more daunting but rotating Wolves defenders such as Coady (4.5) and Marçal (4.6) looks a good play. The Brazilian wing-back offers a bit more going forward than the centre-back, having already landed two assists, which ranks third amongst defenders. Only Man. City (26) have allowed opponents fewer shots than Wolves (41) this season which can be seen using the Stats Sandbox feature - so this pairing could really pay off.

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