For those unfamiliar with Fantasy football, it is a free online game in which you assemble an imaginary team of real life Premier League footballers. You’re awarded points based on the performance of the footballers in each game (goals, assists, clean sheets and multiple other factors). In the spoiler tag below you can read more about the rules of the game, and how it all works. It might seem a bit much at first, but it’s easy once you get used to it. If there's any questions, just write a comment in the thread, and we'll be happy to help.
Below is a typical Fantasy team (image found online). A bit old image too, I might add!
To join the game select a fantasy football squad of 15 players, consisting of:
The total value of your initial squad must not exceed £100 million.
Players Per Team:
You can select up to 3 players from a single Premier League team.
Choosing your starting 11:
From your 15 player squad, select 11 players by the Gameweek deadline to form your team. All your points for the Gameweek will be scored by these 11 players, however if one or more doesn't play they may be automatically substituted. Your team can play in any formation providing that 1 goalkeeper, at least 3 defenders and at least 1 forward are selected at all times.
Selecting a Captain and a Vice-Captain
From your starting 11 you nominate a captain and a vice-captain. Your captain's score will be doubled. If your captain plays 0 minutes in the Gameweek, the captain will be changed to the vice-captain. If both captain and vice-captain play 0 minutes in a Gameweek, then no player's score will be doubled.
Prioritising Your Bench For Automatic Substitutions
Your substitutes provide cover for unforeseen events like injuries and postponements by automatically replacing starting players who don't play in a Gameweek. For the purpose of automatic substitutions playing in a Gameweek means playing at least 1 minute or receiving a yellow / red card.
Based on the priorities you assign, automatic substitutions are processed at the end of the Gameweek as follows:
If your Goalkeeper doesn't play in the Gameweek, he will be substituted by your replacement Goalkeeper, if he played in the Gameweek.
If any of your outfield players don't play in the Gameweek, they will be substituted by the highest priority outfield substitute who played in the Gameweek and doesn't break the formation rules (eg. If your starting team has 3 defenders, a defender can only be replaced by another defender).
After selecting your squad you can buy and sell players in the transfer market. Unlimited transfers can be made at no cost until your first deadline. After your first deadline you will receive 1 free transfer each Gameweek. Each additional transfer you make in the same Gameweek will deduct 4 points from your total score (Classic scoring) and match score (Head-to-Head scoring) at the start of the next Gameweek.
If you do not use your free transfer, you are able to make an additional free transfer the following Gameweek. If you do not use this saved free transfer in the following Gameweek, it will be carried over until you do. You can never have more than 1 saved transfer.
For information on wildcards please refer to the chips section of the rules.
Player prices change during the season dependent on the popularity of the player in the transfer market. Player prices do not change until the season starts. The price shown on your transfers page is a player's selling price. This selling price may be less than the player's current purchase price as a sell-on fee of 50% (rounded up to the nearest £0.1m) will be applied on any profits made on that player.
For example, if you buy a player for £8.3m and when you transfer him his price is £9.0m, his selling price will be £8.6m.
Chips can be used to potentially enhance your team's performance during the season. Only one chip can be played in a single Gameweek. The chips available are as follows:
The points scored by your bench players in the next Gameweek are included in your total.
Make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.
Your captain points are tripled instead of doubled in the next Gameweek.
All transfers (including those already made) in the Gameweek are free of charge.
The Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips
can each be used once a season and are played when saving your team on the my team page. They can be cancelled at anytime before the Gameweek deadline. The Free Hit
chip can be used once a season, is played when confirming your transfers and can't be cancelled after confirmed.
The Wildcard chip
can be used twice a season. The first wildcard will be available from the start of the season until 29 Dec 14:00. The second wildcard will be available after this date in readiness for the January transfer window opening and remain available until the end of the season. The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can't be cancelled once played.
Please note that when playing either a Wildcard or your Free Hit chip, any saved free transfers will be lost. You will be back to the usual 1 free transfer the following Gameweek.
All changes to your team (starting 11, transfers, captain changes, substitiution priorities) must be made by the Gameweek deadline in order to take effect for that set of matches. Deadlines are subject to change and will be 1 hour before the kick-off time in the first match of the Gameweek.
That the important stuff, taken from the official website! Seems a lot maybe, but it's really easy to get used to. We will use the thread for anything Fantasy related stuff, so if something seems difficult, just ask!
There is also a section about the scoring system, but that's the complicated part. Head over to https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/help
, and check the 'Scoring' section for more. :-)
(Not 100% accurate (yet) it seems, but an indication on how your team is doing during the gameweek)
. To join the
league, set up a team, go to Leagues - Create and join new leagues - Join a private league - enter the code below, and you're in!