Fantasy Premier League Tips

The Guide to a Winning Fantasy Premier League Team

Welcome to the Fantasy Premier League tips . The only one you will need to build a Fantasy Team to beat all your friends, family, co-workers and dominate your mini leagues.


How to select your Fantasy Premier League Team

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Step 1

Select the two players you think will score the most points. Two premium midfielders are a good place to start and players who take set-pieces.

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Step 2

Select a budget goalkeeper, try to not spend more than 4.5 million max. You’ll need your budget for other players.

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Step 3

Select eight other outfield players that represent value. One or two higher-priced defenders, a few mid-priced midfielders, and an elite forward. When selecting make sure these players are guaranteed minutes.

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Step 4

Pick three minimum priced players to use as your bench boys. These can be replaced later on if needs be, but keep them cheap.

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Step 5

Be wary of picking a club’s newest signing. These players are not guaranteed minutes when first signed. Double-check each fixture up to Game Week 6 to see if you can predict when they’ll be introduced.

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Step 6

Don’t get too excited by a player’s performance in pre-season games. They may have looked great against Macclesfield, but Man City are a whole different story. 

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Getting Started

As many of you will know, the start of any good team is a good team name. Luckily, we have got you covered in our guide to the perfect team name. The next step is picking your players. Most fantasy football games require you to pick a starting XI and 3 or 4 subs. We are going to go through the steps of picking the right players at the right time.

Points Scoring

The most important aspect of picking a team is to understand how players score points. Jordan Henderson may have been the player of the season, but in fantasy football, he’s not the right type of player. The main way players score points are scoring goals, making assists, and keeping clean sheets. There are also extra points on offer for passing bonuses, save bonuses, the man of the match awards, and various others.

Study the Fixtures

Before picking your team, and making transfers throughout the season, a great tip is to always look ahead at the fixture list. For example, Manchester City and Manchester United do not have any matches in game week 1, whereas Arsenal and Liverpool play newly promoted teams in Fulham and Leeds. The best fantasy premier league tips is to avoid players from Manchester and use your big money transfers on Liverpool and Arsenal players.

Bonus Chips

On the official Premier League Fantasy game, players get 4 different bonus chips to use throughout the season. There is the Main Wildcard, Bench Boost, Triple Captain and Free Hit. Here is how to take full advantage of each of them with more fantasy premier league tips.

Wildcard

This means you can make as many transfers as you like without losing any points. You get 2 of these a season so use wisely. The best times to use the wildcard are either if you are falling behind after a few bad weeks and need an overhaul of the team, a few bad injuries have ravaged your key players, or a few of your key men have a tough fixture list coming up.

Bench Boost

Using your Bench Boost allows your benched players to score points in a particular game week. This is why it is important to keep your bench relatively strong and not just put any old cheap player there. The best time to use Bench Boost is when the fixture list is particularly kind to a lot of your players.

Triple Captain

This boost trebles your chosen captain’s points for a particular week. Try to keep this available for a time when one of your star players has 2 games in a week. Given the way the season will be scheduled this year, this will happen quite a bit.

Free Hit

Free hit means you can change your entire team but the changes only stay for that week. After the game week ends, your team will go back to how it looked before. Use this when your main team has a tough round of fixtures or if a big team, such as Man City or Liverpool, has 2 games in a week and you need to get a few of their players in.

Transfers

Different fantasy games have different rules on transfers but most of the time you get 1 free transfer a week. If you don’t make any changes then you get 2 free transfers the following week. Any more transfers will cost you points so try to avoid this if at all possible. Look out for our weekly tips on who to put in if you need a bit of help with this.

Captains

Another big part of Fantasy Football is choosing the right captains at the right time. Captains can be changed as much as you like and earn double the points as a regular player. Therefore, if your captain hits a hat trick in a game they will end up with around 60 points instead of 30, which is a huge boost. Again, careful studying of the fixture list will be a great help to picking the right captain.

Lower Rated Gems

Almost as important as your star players are those cheaper players who perform above expectation. Last season, Sheffield United were a great source of cheap points, and it is vital to work out where those cheap points will come from this year.

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What not to do each week!

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Step 1

Do not over complicate your selections and make too many transfers at once. It’s -4 point penalty after all free transfers are used.

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Step 2

Do not rush and use your bonus chips. Double game weeks always happen towards the end of the season.

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Step 3

Do not overload players from your favourite team. Try to stick with a maximum of 2 players per team.

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Step 4

Do not make a transfer if a player is yet to play in that game week. He could get injured or suspended.

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Step 5

Keep your team balanced. Do not overload with premium players. Try to find those forgotten gems.

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Step 6

Take your time and remember that the season is long. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon!