Millions of people all around the world have become fantasy Premier League managers, and the number will just continue growing. In fantasy Premier League you will play as a manager. Within the season you play in, you must assemble a team of 15 players who will be responsible for scoring your points. Here are some things you should know about fantasy Premier League to make the game as fun as it can be.
How does it work?
To start playing fantasy Premier League you can register on the official page for fantasy football on the Premier League. Once you do that, your game as a manager begins. First things first you pick your team of 15 players. Once you sign up to play you automatically get a budget of 100 to spend on players, so choosing wisely is important. A good way to assess what players to buy for your team is by looking over their known data. Many websites or applications make use of a Premier League API to get specific information about players and games, etc. If the real-life counterparts of your fantasy team do well, you will win points. In the Premier League, each team plays 38 games per season, in fantasy each of the 38 rounds is called a game week. Per game week, each team plays one match, though there are some exceptions.
How can I get points?
As mentioned before, If the real-life counterparts of your fantasy team do well, you will win points. This includes if they score goals, saves, assists, and clean sheets. You can also get rewarded points if your team performs well in a match.
Of course, this means that the opposite is also true. If your team performs badly, you can lose points.
When you pick your team, you also pick a captain. And each week your captain will win double the points. So if your captain is a striker and they score, you’ll get double the points you’d get if the striker wasn’t your captain.
After creating your team, you as a manager can create a league or even join one to be able to compete with your friends or others all around the world. You can create a private league that can only be joined with a code that is great to play with friends. You can join up to 25 different private leagues, and there is no limitation to how many teams can be in a single league. As for the public Leagues, you can join up to 5 of them and each public league has 20 assigned teams at random.
The ability to transfer players of your team is also possible in fantasy Premier League, though there are rules about it. Once the first deadline of the season is over, you, as a manager, can make one free transfer every game week. You can exchange a member of your team that’s in the realm of your budget. If you don’t want to transfer in a game week your free transfer will be carried over to the next game week and you’ll have two free transfers, but this is the maximum you can have.
Though if you want to make additional transfers, it’ll cost you four points for each transfer.