What is premier league fantasy football and how to play? Part 1

For us at fantasy football stars it is a pleasure to write this article for you! In Part 1 we will give the basic rules and an overview of the Fantasy Premier League. We want to show you why we are obsessed and what constantly makes us want to be involved in this extremely interesting and fun game.

First you need to go to www.fantasy.premierleague.com and sign up. You will then have the opportunity to shape your squad with 100 million pounds (virtual 🙂) and 15 players to buy. There is a limit of no more than 3 players from 1 league team. You must have 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 attackers, and then choose your formation – the requirement is not less than 3 defenders, 3 midfielders and 1 attacker. This means that your scheme may vary, for example, 3-5-2, 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 5-4-1 and all possible combinations in accordance with the requirements described above. Those of you who have not yet participated may think – great, I’ll get Salah, Aguero and Harry Kane or Aubameyang and everything will be right 🙂 Yes, but no – if you buy these 4 players, you’ll spend 46.5 million and for the other 11 players you will have 53.5 million. Sucks, right? Once you have formed your team – you need to determine the starting lineup and who to bench. Of course, it will be appropriate to check the fixtures for the next round too. The good news is that you do not earn points from a particular team’s win, but only from the performance of a player – for each round you choose 1 player to be your captain and his points are doubled! In case he is not participating, your vice captain’s points are doubled, and if he is not participating, you will lose valuable points which you will need to recover in another gameweek. Let’s describe the points universal for ALL players, and then the points assigned only to specific positions, so that it is clear how to pick our team for next season!

Rule number 1 – for each player who played at least 60 minutes in a match – 2 points are assigned, if he played less than 60 minutes – he gets 1 point. Each goal assist gives you 3 points. Negative points – yellow card is minus 1 point, red card is minus 3 points, missed penalty – minus 2 points, own goal – minus 2 points. There are also bonus points for the top 3 players in a match – 3 points for the top performer, 2 for second best and 1 point for the 3rd best performing footballer.

By position:

Goalkeepers: Positive points – clean sheet – 4 points, penalty saved – 5 points, every 3 saves in a match carry 1 point. Negative points (didn’t think there will only be plus points, did you :D) – for every 2 goals conceded in a game – minus 1 point

Defenders: Positive points – clean sheet – 4 points, goals scored – 6 points. Negative points (always unpleasant) – for every 2 goals conceded in a game – minus 1 point

Midfielders: Plus points – clean sheet – 1 point, goals scored – 5 points. You expect minuses for sure – no midfielder specific negative points though.

Forwards: These extremely expensive but valuable players have the following points system: Each Goal scored gives 4 points. And that’s it. However, don’t forget the general rules and points described above for everyone.

In the next article we will cover the topic of Transfers, Bonus Chips and Bonus Points! BOOM!

Good luck to all you maniacs!

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