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The Sunday Service is back. Short one this week.

The Stuff You Should Know

👀 Fabrizio Romano has reported that Leicester’s manager, Enzo Maresca, will join Chelsea as new Head Coach.

🫡 Kieran McKenna stays at Ipswich.

🤝 West Ham sign centre-back Fabrizio Bruno for €12m. Hopefully he’ll be cheaper in FPL.

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We nearly didn’t send an email today because this week has been particularly quiet for Premier League teams.

But alas. It takes more than a slow news week to silence the Sunday Service.

Besides, ‘slow’ is in the eye of the beholder. Chelsea are on the brink of confirming the appointment of yet another new manager, the Euros are creeping ever closer and West Ham have even made a signing. There’s a certain demographic of football fan for which this week has been pure bedlam.

Find yourself a comfortable seat (preferably one attached to a toilet) and take a weight off. The Sunday Service is in session.

Chelsea about to announce Enzo Maresca.

According to Fabrizio Romano - a name you’ll become painfully familiar with over the next few months, if you’re not already - Enzo Maresca to Chelsea is a done-deal.

Maresca - who bears a concerning resemblance to Pep Guardiola - is the brain behind Leicester’s title-winning Championship season.

Looks like Pep, worked with Pep. Will he rotate like Pep?

He’s relatively new to managing, but he has the sort of coaching upbringing that pundits get excited about.

Starting at Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad, Maresca guided them to a Premier League 2 title. After a brief and unremarkable stint at Parma, he returned to City as one of Pep’s assistant managers.

Two bald frauds plotting how to screw over FPL managers.

He then moved to Leicester in the summer of 2023. The rest you know about.

What does it mean for FPL?

Like all new managerial appointments, the FPL implications of Maresca’s signing will take time to fully manifest. Early signs are that he’ll be good for Cole Palmer who, intriguingly, has already worked with the Italian at Man City. Some even go as far as to attribute Palmer’s ascendency to Maresca’s coaching.

But more important than his influence on particular players will be his influence on the club itself. If Maresca can return Chelsea to the heady days of title-challenging, Champions League-winning excellence, it’ll give FPL managers far more to chew on than just another good season from their young talisman.

McKenna stays

This means that Kieran McKenna, who was hotly tipped to take the Chelsea job, will now stay at Ipswich. Fans will feel they have a better chance of staying up with McKenna in charge, but time will tell.

The key dates this summer.

We covered this last week, but it’s worth repeating.

June 14th - Euro 2024 gets underway.

June 18th - 24/25 Premier League fixtures released.

July 3rd - July 10th - Estimated launch for the 24/25 FPL game.

July 14th - Euro 2024 final.

July 26th - Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony.

August 17th - 24/25 Premier League season gets underway.

The top-scoring players from each club.

We quite liked this graphic from Reddit user u/PradipJayakumar.

It’s particularly notable that Erling Haaland didn’t end up being Man City’s top scoring FPL asset - a title that Phil Foden pipped him to on the final day.

Also, look at poor Burnley. Unlike every other club, not a single one of their players made it to triple-figures. I’m sure that’s the thing they’re most devastated about from last season.

Other Stuff We Found Interesting

  1. Join our free Euro Fantasy league.

  2. Former Burnley manager Vincent Kompany goes to Bayern Munich.

  3. This FPL forfeit from @ZacEvans4.

Okay, we told you it’d be short, and we meant it. Have a great week - we’ll see you next Sunday.

Until then, stay lazy.

The LazyFPL Team.