We know most of you have heard your friends or colleagues at work talking about Fantasy Premier League and you keep wondering what that is all about.
Well, worry no more, we are here to educate you on how that Fantasy Premier League works.
What Is Fantasy Premier League?
Fantasy Premier League or FPL is a game created by the Premier League that allows you to play the role of a Manager; given the task to pick a squad of real-life players who score points for your team based on their real-life performances in their matches.
Before you get to experience and play the Fantasy Premier League, you need to sign up. To sign up, you need to go on the FPL website to join. You can also download the Premier League App on Google Play Store or the Apple Store, and sign up.
Build Your Team
After you are done registering, you can now build your team. You will be given virtual cash of £100m to purchase 15 players of your choice to build your team. For the 15 players, you are going to purchase, you are required to pick: two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three strikers.
You can buy your players from any of the 20 Premier League clubs, however, you cannot buy more than three players from the same team.
The price of the players varies from £4.0m to £13.0m depending on their performances in the previous season. However, the players’ price may change (increase or decrease) depending on how well they perform in the current season.
Select Your Starting 11
Once you are done purchasing your 15 players, the next thing you need to do is to select your starting 11 players. All the points that you will earn in a game week will be scored by your starting 11, based on their actual performances in Premier League games. Players in your starting 11 who don’t play in a particular game week will be automatically substituted.
Select Your Captain and Vice-Captain
After you are done with selecting your starting 11, you are also required to select a captain and a vice-captain. Your captain scores double points. However, if your captain doesn’t play in the actual premier league game, your vice-captain becomes captain. But if it also happens that your vice-captain doesn’t play, then none of your players will score double points.
This is how your team would look like when you are done:
Join Or Create Leagues
You can join or create either a private or public league. In a private league, you choose to compete with your friends. Whereas, in a public league, you will compete with other players in Fantasy Premier League.
Transfers As The Season Progresses
You can buy and sell players in the transfer market at the end of every game week. You receive one free transfer every game week, however, if you make additional transfers, the points will be deducted from your game week points. So if you make an additional one transfer, 4 points will be deducted, if you make 2, 8 points will be deducted etc.
As stated earlier, your players score points based on their actual performance in premier league games. Here’s how the scoring is done:
For playing up to 60 minutes – 1 point
For playing 60 minutes or more – 2 points
For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender – 6 points
For each goal scored by a midfielder – 5 points
For each goal scored by a forward – 4 points
For each goal assist – 3 points
For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender – 4 points
For a clean sheet by a midfielder – 1 point
For every 3 shot saves by a goalkeeper – 1 point
For each penalty save – 5 points
For each penalty miss – -2 points
Bonus points for the best players in a match – 1-3 points
For every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender – -1 point
For each yellow card – -1 point
For each red card – -3 point
For each own goal – -2 point
You are given chips which can be used to potentially enhance your team’s performance during the season.
You cannot use all the chips at once. Only one card can be played a single game week.
For the 2019/2020 FPL season, you have 3 chips.
These are the chips and what they do when used:
Wildcard – This allows you to completely change your 15-player squad without you having to loose on your game week points. It can be used twice in a season. One to be used before the Premier League’s January Transfer Window and one post the Transfer Window closes.
Triple Captain – When this is used the points of your captain or vice-captain will be tripled in that particular game week.
Bench Boost – The points made by your bench players will be added to the points made by your starting 11 for that particular game week.
Now that you have fully learnt the art of playing FPL, go and conquer the world!
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