The Fantasy Premier League is the official fantasy football competition, which is free for all to join. Football fans from across the world pit their wits against each other in the quest for fantasy points. It is an excellent opportunity to test your football knowledge by controlling your very own squad over the course of the season. The Premier League is watched by millions and is generally considered as one of the most competitive leagues in the world. With so many exciting players, this adds to the widespread appeal of the fantasy football format, where you are able to form your very own dream team.
At the start of the game, you are given a budget of £100m in which to spend on a 15-man squad. This includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards. How you spend this budget is entirely up to you. Managing the budget is a large part of the Fantasy Premier League, as you must find cheaper players to make up for the more expensive stars of your squad. The one rule when picking your squad is that you are only able to choose a maximum of three players from any one premier league team.
After picking your squad of premier league fantasy players, you will then have to choose your starting eleven for your first match. You are given the option of several formations but you must include at least one goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and one attacker. This gives you the opportunity to experiment with different formations depending on the fixtures and which players you feel might collect more fantasy points for you. You will also need to choose a captain and a reserve captain. Your captain will automatically double his points score for the gameweek, if he doesn’t play, this benefit is passed onto your reserve captain.
During the season, you will find that some of your players may get injured or suffer from dips in form. As such, you may wish to transfer them out of your squad to bring an in-form player into your team. Each gameweek, you are given one free transfer, every additional transfer made will cost your team 4 points. If you choose to not use your free transfer, this will be added onto the following gameweek, giving you two free transfers. However, this accrual of free transfers stops at 2.
Over the course of the season, players will undergo price changes according to the amount of people transferring them in and out of squads. It is important to keep an eye on certain players you want to bring into your squad to avoid paying more than you would have a week ago. Being given the opportunity to transfer players in and out, keeps the game fresh and allows fantasy football fans to redeem themselves.
The Fantasy Premier League game has a fun and fresh format that will appeal to any football fan. We’ve all dreamt of being a football manager and in a way this game allows us to live out this dream. It also gives football fans the opportunity to test their knowledge against friends and strangers in mini-leagues. Therefore it comes as no surprise that this game is enjoyed by many over the course of the season.