Fantasy Premier League Scoring Guide


During the season, your fantasy football players will be allocated points based on their performance in the Premier League.

This is how it will look like-

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

For each red card – -3

For each own goal – -2

Clean sheets

A clean sheet is awarded for not conceding a goal whilst on the pitch and playing at least 60 minutes.

If a player has been substituted when a goal is conceded this will not affect any clean sheet bonus.

Red Cards

If a player receives a red card, they will continue to be penalised for goals conceded by their team.

Red card deductions include any points deducted for yellow cards


Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional (that it actually creates the chance) or unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the chance).

If an opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is awarded.


If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored from the rebound, then an assist is awarded.

Own Goals

If a player shoots or passes the ball and forces an opposing player to put the ball in his own net, then an assist is awarded.

Penalties and Free-Kicks

In the event of a penalty or free-kick, the player earning the penalty or free-kick is awarded an assist if a goal is directly scored, but not if he takes it himself, in which case no assist is given.

Finalising Assists

Assist points awarded by Opta within Fantasy Premier League are calculated using additional stats which may differ from other websites. For example, some other sites would not show an assist where a player has won a penalty.

For the avoidance of doubt, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day. Once the points have all been updated on that day, no further adjustments to points will be made.