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Team Analysis

In depth analysis of one real-life team, either in the pre-season or after a big event such as a transfer window.

The EPL’s Promoted Teams: A Primer

In streets and pubs around three fortunate clubs, a celebratory chant rings out... "We’re Going UP!"

EPL 2022-23: Frisking the Early Fixtures

Let’s sift through the opening run of fixtures in search of fantasy value

Champions League Preview: Group G

With Sevilla the slight favorite, this group is wide open.

Champions League Preview: Group D

A close look at the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol

Champions League Preview: Group C

We take a look at the most open group: Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas

Champions League Preview: Group B

Let the Russian Roulette begin!

Scouting Report: Brentford FC

A detailed look at Brentford’s real-life and fantasy prospects for the 2021-22 premier League season.

Scouting Report: Watford FC

Take a look at how the Hornets performed in the Championship and what to expect now that they’re in the Prem.

Scouting Report: Norwich City

Farke’s Norwich City is right back in the Premier League after a scant year out. Let’s take a look at them!

Manager Spotlight: Nuno Espirito Santo to Tottenham

After only a few weeks as the new Spurs gaffer, will Nuno be crippled by distractions, or can he bring calm after a dramatic off-season?

NMA Spotlight: New Crystal Palace Manager Patrick Vieira

Real-life and Fantasy Implications: A review of Crystal Palace’s 2020-21 season with an eye on what the Eagles’ fans and FPL managers can expect from the club’s new manager.

Spotlight: New Everton Manager Rafa Benitez

Real-life and Fantasy Implications

NMA Guide to Fantasy Euro 2020: Difficulty Tables

Join us for a deep-dive into the Euros’ fixture-difficulty stats

Euro 2020 Group F Preview

Who will survive the Group of Death?

UCL Finalist: Chelsea — Champions or Underdogs?

The most anticipated game of the season, the UEFA Champions League Final, is just 10 days away. Finalist Chelsea is looking forward to another dramatic UCL final.

UCL Finalist: Manchester City- Destined for Greatness?

The most anticipated game of the season, the UEFA Champions League Final, is just over two weeks away. Finalist Manchester City is gunning for its first-ever Champions League trophy.

Spotlight: The Good, the Bad, and the Tuchel

Another strong character comes to Stamford Bridge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Time to Go?

Will Ole be thrown under the bus by those who put him at the wheel?

Champions League Matchday 1: Pre-Deadline and Live Chat Featuring Bayern Munchen vs Atletico Madrid

Read my interview with Bayern blogger Chuck Smith and El Atleti blogger Jeremy Beren for insights into one of Match Day 1’s biggest fixtures, and join in the Never Manage Alone live chat with your recommendations and questions!

Scouting Report: Leeds United

Leeds United returns to the Premier League after 16 years away, starting against Liverpool at Anfield on September 12th.

Scouting Report: Fulham

After a year away, Fulham won the Championship Play-off Final to return to the EPL. We take a look at their prospects and potential for the new season.

Preview: West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion have earned their way back in the Premier League yet again. What are their chances next season?

Rate My Team: FPL Wildcard Panic Play

With injury worry to key players ahead of Week 13, I put my first half wildcard chip into play earlier than originally planned. What do you think of my shiny new fantasy squad?

Jose Mourinho Takes Over at Spurs: A Clean Break

Following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, this Tottenham fan reckons with a wide range of emotions and ponders a big choice.

How Frank Lampard can bring a cultural shift at Chelsea

After Maurizio Sarri’s departure, Chelsea turns to a club legend as replacement. What impact can Frank Lampard make, and how should fantasy Premier League managers approach the managerial change?

UEFA Champions League Final Preview

What should we expect between the fight for the Champions League trophy pitting EPL heavyweights Liverpool and Tottenham?

An Early Look at the Three Teams Promoted from the Championship

Let’s take a rundown on Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United, the trio of Championship teams that will make the jump to the Premier League next season.

New Tottenham Stadium is Set for its Premier League Opener

After delays and cost overruns, Spurs’ shiny new stadium finally gets its EPL grand opening. What can we expect from the big celebration and beyond?

Festivus Airing of Grievances: An Article About Nothing

The Festivus holiday comes once each year, allowing us to freely air all of our grievances, even those fantasy football related.

Whiplash: Manchester United Sacks Jose Mourinho

Manchester United has endured a mostly horrid run since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, with Jose Mourinho’s sacking ending the latest period of discontent. What lessons need to be learned for a return to Premier League prominence for the Red Devils both on the pitch and with respect to fantasy appeal?

Game Week 15 Pre-Deadline Chat & Live Chat Tue/Wed

Don’t look now, but Game Week 15 starts today. Are your fantasy teams ready?

Southampton Sacks Mark Hughes: Do the Saints Have a Prayer?

Longtime Premier League veteran player and manager Mark Hughes was brought in last season to save Southampton from relegation. Now it’s time for another skipper to try to repeat that feat.