International breaks can be a real drag these days. Watching a randomly assembled and poorly directed England team in a series of uninspiring World Cup Qualifiers simply does not generate the same excitement as the hustle and bustle of the Premier League.
These fortnights can be a particularly difficult period for Fantasy Premier League managers, with the extra time between fixtures providing an unwanted opportunity for contemplation and self doubt as they aim to turn the fortunes of Men Behaving Chadli around.
So muddled might a manager’s mind be that the squad is given a complete makeover, possibly enforced by casualties of injury from international exploits (reopening the old fantasy versus country row), and definitely influenced by who is playing Crystal Palace next.
But there is no need to panic, because we have studied the fixtures and form to identify the players that you need in your team for when the Premier League returns on 14 October.