English football fans are certainly no stranger to the Fantasy Premier League or FPL game. Fantasy Premier League is a football manager game in which players build their own team of Premier League players using a set budget. FPL is the official game of The Football Association Premier League.
So the results of Premier League matches in the real world will affect the points of each team playing this game. For beginners who are still confused about how to play FPL, here’s a complete discussion of how to play. How to build a team, the point system, and in-game terms that you must know.
What is the Fantasy Premier League?
As mentioned earlier, Fantasy Premier League is a game for football fans who play by building their own version of a team consisting of Premier League players. Players will create their own team name, buy and arrange players, to design strategies to get as many points as possible every week. Broadly speaking, gamers are asked to become a football club manager.
How to play Fantasy Premier League
Start playing Fantasy Premier League by creating an account at Fantasy Premier League( FPL ). You can log in using your Google email address, Facebook account, or Twitter. You can also access FPL games through the Premier League application which is available for free on the Google Play Store or App Store.
After successfully logging in, game players will be asked to create a team and choose soccer players for their team. Players will be given a capital of £ 100 and choose 15 players consisting of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three strikers.
In order to start playing, any player who already has a team must register to leagues created by others. Usually the community or friendship association makes their own league for them to play. It is not uncommon for league organizers to prepare attractive prizes at the end of the season for league champions.
Point system in Fantasy Premier League
- +1 point: If the player plays up to 60 minutes, if the midfielder keeps a clean sheet, if the goalkeeper makes three or more saves and each player is award a bonus point for being the third best player in a match
- +2 points: If player plays 60 minutes or more (excluding injury time) and each player is award bonus points for being the second best player in a match
- +3 points: If the player scores an assist and each player is award bonus points for being the best player in the match
- +4 points: Striker scores a goal and if the goalkeeper or defender keeps a clean sheet
- +5 points: Midfielder scores a goal and if the goalkeeper saves a penalty
- +6 points: Goalkeeper or defender scores a goal
- -1 point: For every two goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender and any player who gets a yellow card
- -2 points: If the player misses the penalty and any player who scores an own goal
- -3 points: Any player who gets a red card
Terms in Game
- FPL wildcards: What are FPL Wildcards? Wildcard in FPL is a feature that allows game players to make unlimited transfers. Wildcards can be activate twice a season.
- Free Hit FPL: Free Hit FPL is a bonus chip that allows gamers to make unlimited changes to the team. However, this feature is only valid for one week or gameweek. After that, the team will return to the way it was before.
- Bench Boost: Bench Boost in FPL is a feature that allows gamers to collect points not only from the main eleven or starting XI, but also four substitute players. This bonus chip can only be activate once a season.
- Substitute in FPL: Subs in the FPL also play an important role for the squad. For example to cover players who are injure or not playing for other reasons. However, substitute players do not give points if Bench Boost is not active.
So, that’s a complete discussion about the Fantasy Premier League or FPL that you must know before playing. Starting from understanding, how to play, how to build a team, point system, to important terms in the game.