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The Disappointments of 2015/16

The Disappointments of 2015/16

Now a third of the way into the season, the Premier League hierarchy is starting to take shape and the outstanding individuals have come to the fore. So too have the failures – and we’ve gone through the trouble of listing them.   Here’s our shortlist of the biggest let downs of 2015/16 (so far).     5. Gylfi

WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Dimitri Payet of West Ham United and Nathan Ake of Watford compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on October 31, 2015 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Best FPL Newcomers of 2015/16

Now a third of the way through the season, we look at the newcomers who have taken the Premier League by storm.  5. Anthony Martial Manchester United were mocked and derided as “panic buyers” when news broke that they had purchased the relatively unknown (in these parts) teenager from Monaco for the hefty initial price

Petr Cech of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

20 Teams: 20 Transfers

With the transfer window now closed we look at twenty players who could have a major impact in daily fantasy football. Arsenal Petr Cech: Given Arsene Wenger’s inexplicable decision not to purchase any outfield players during the transfer window this was a particularly easy shout. Cech gives the Gunners a champion-calibre goalkeeper, something they’ve been

PlayON Team of the Season (So Far)

With the PFA awards now open for voting, the Analyst has put together together our top candidates for PlayON’s team of the year. Eight games remain in this season’s Barclay’s Premier League and the title race is beginning to edge towards a procession, while at the bottom this year’s promoted sides are circling the drain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal applauds the travelling fans following thier team's 2-1 victory during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015 in Manchester, England.

FA Cup sixth round top performers

The best performances from the FA Cup 6th Round. A look at the top Premier League performers from the 6th Round of the FA Cup. Who got their teams to Wembley. Simon Mignolet Mignolet had very little to do against a Blackburn side that managed just a single shot on target. However, the one save

Danny Ings celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on February 11, 2015 in Manchester, England.

The Form Guide: Our fantasy team of 2015 so far

With no Premier League action this weekend, we decided to take a step back and analyse which players have started the new year the strongest. Here is our 2015 Team of the Year, so far. Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton): Forster has started the new year as he ended the first. Aided by an incredibly solid

Ashley Young of Manchester United is challenged by Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 26, 2014 in Mancheste

Which Premier League players have been most effected by a position switch?

The 2014/15 season has seen the emergence of formations such as 3-5-2 and 5-3-2 gaining increased traction and popularity among several Premier League managers. As a result, many players are taking up new roles and positions on field to varying degrees of success. If implemented correctly, many of these positional changes can be used to

A dejected Yaya Toure of Manchester City reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

International Departures: Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup

The Analyst’s Guide to the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup. English football has become an increasingly cosmopolitan affair over the past two decades, so the impact and destabilising effect of mid-season tournaments such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup weigh hugely on Premier League challengers and relegation strugglers alike.