Guide to Fantasy Premier League

Login and Registration

First of all go to Fantasy Premier League official Site.

If you havent register your account, then register by clicking Sign up or you can login via google, facebook.

They will send confirmation mail to verify, so make sure to use the email address you are using currently.

After filling out required field, check the email address ( check spam mails ) , then click verification emails from FPL .

Go back to site , and login with the email address and password you used for registration.

It will ask you to select your country of residence, your favorite club and some agreements and all.
Proceed by completing and clicking next until it will bring you to squad screen.

If you forgot your password, you can reset the password from same screen, just enter the email address and password reset mails will be sent to that email.

Selecting your team

Once you register yourself for this you are provided with £100 million (virtual money) which you need to spend on selecting 15 players from the 20 teams who are in the Premier League.

To start with, you need to select the following players:
1) Two Goalkeepers
2) Five Defenders
3) Five Mid-Field players and
4) Three Forwards/Strikers

You are free to choose any player from any team provided you do not select more that 3 players from the same team. So if you are die-hard/hardcore Manchester United fan, for example, this rule will keep you at bay from selecting all your 15 players from Manchester United alone.

The most important thing to remember while selecting your team (a.k.a buying players) is the budget (£). As you buy a player, the budget is decreased based on the price of that player (which is also in millions). Due to this, it is a challenge that you will face when you try to extract your best 15 players for the game/season.

Selecting Your First-11, Captain and Vice-Captian

Once you are ready with your 15-player squad, you need to choose your first-11 players. Based on the performances of these players in the actual Premier League matches, you will earn points for that respective GameWeek (GameWeek is the week when the actual Premier League matches take place).

You are also required to choose a Captain and a Vice-Captain because a Captain will earn you double the points which he scores based on his actual performance.

The Vice-Captain also gives you the same benefit as the Captain but only if your Captain did not play a match in that GameWeek.

Let me explain this to you with the following scenario:
Captain – Harry Kane
Vice-Captain – Dele Alli
GameWeek situation –
a) Both Kane and Alli play their respective match. In this case Kane’s points will be doubled and not Alli’s.
b) Kane did not play his match and Alli played his. In this case, Alli’s points will be doubled.
c) Both Kane and Alli did not play their respective match. In this case, you will not earn double points for any player.

Competing With Friends And Strangers

You can create/join either a Private/Public Group. In a Private Group you choose to compete with your friends. Whereas, in a Public Group, you will compete with other players in Fantasy Premier League.

Other Key Points To Note

A) When you find out that one or more of your players are not performing, you can use the Transfer section to remove that player from your team and select another better player. After each GameWeek, you are awarded 1 Free-Transfer. Free-Transfer means it will not cost you your GameWeek points for buying another player. You will only require the budget to buy that player. Also, you cannot exceed more that 2 Free-Transfers in a GameWeek, which means it will cost you 4 points for every player that you transfer after your 2 Free-Transfers are over for the respective GameWeek.

B) You need to have at the most 1-Goalkeeper, 3-Defenders and 1-Forward selected always and you are allowed to play any the following formations:
1) 5-4-1
2) 5-3-2
3) 5-2-3
4) 4-5-1
5) 4-4-2
6) 4-3-3
7) 3-5-2
8) 3-4-3

You are awarded with the following cards to use:

1) Wildcard – This allows you to completely change your 15-player squad without you having to loose on your GameWeek points. You get 2 of these cards. One to be used before the Premier League’s January Transfer Window and one post the Transfer Window closes.
2) Free Hit – This allows you to make infinite changes to your squad for only coming gameweek. After the gameweek, it will revert to your old squad before free hit. So use it wisely.
3) Triple Captain – This is similar to Step 3 mentioned above but with this card played, the points of your Captain / Vice-Captain will be 3-times their original points. You get only 1-Triple Captain card which can be used anytime during the season.
4) BenchBoost – With this card played, your total points will include the points of the players that are your substitutes. In short, points of all the 15 players will be added for that GameWeek. You get only 1-BenchBoost card which can be used anytime during the season.

P.S. – You cannot use all the cards at once. Only one card can be played for a GameWeek.
*Free hit is only available after GW 1.

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.

Based on the priorities you assign, automatic substitutions are processed at the end of the Gameweek as follows:

  • If your Goalkeeper plays 0 minutes in the Gameweek, he will be substituted by your replacement Goalkeeper, if he played in the Gameweek.
  • If any of your outfield players play 0 minutes 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).

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