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The winners and losers on the FPL Bonus Points System

With Premier League football suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, any articles we produce over the coming weeks (and perhaps months) will focus less on Gameweek-to-Gameweek planning or strategies for the season run-in and more on wider issues.

A topic that is frequently raised on these pages is Fantasy Premier League’s Bonus Points System (BPS), which can leave the uninitiated bewildered.

How come Anthony Martial (£7.9m) hasn’t gained one bonus point since Gameweek 19, despite scoring in five matches after that point? Why is Federico Fernandez (£4.5m) such a BAP-magnet at Newcastle United? And why do forwards tend to accrue more bonus points than players in other positions?

We’ll address those questions and more below.

How does the Bonus Points System Work in FPL?

Long gone are the days of the ‘man in the stand’, where an independent match assessor from the Press Association would distribute bonus points based on a subjective evaluation of which three players stood out in a particular Premier League game.

Now the Bonus Points System harnesses a range of Opta statistics to create a performance score for every player involved.

The players with the three highest BPS scores in a match subsequently receive bonus points, although ties can mean that additional players also gain them.

Some of you will be familiar with the key Opta metrics that FPL use (most of which can be found in our Members Area) but, for the unversed, all of the below contribute to a player’s matchday BPS score.

All players, no matter what the position, will be affected by the performance indicators below, unless specified (e.g. goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet).

Game-time and attacking returns
Playing 1 to 59 minutes3
Playing 60+ minutes6
Goalkeepers and defenders scoring a goal12
Midfielders scoring a goal18
Forwards scoring a goal24
Assists9
Defensive Contributions
Goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet12
Saving a penalty15
Save2
For every two clearances, blocks and interceptions combined (CBIs)1
For every three recoveries1
Net successful tackles2
Attacking Contributions
Successful open play cross1
Creating a big chance (a chance where the receiving player should score)3
Key pass1
Successful dribble1
Scoring the goal that wins a match3
Pass Completion
70 to 79% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)2
80 to 89% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)4
90%+ pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)6
Defensive Deductions
Conceding a penalty-3
Yellow card-3
Red card-9
Own goal-6
Making an error which leads to a goal-3
Making an error which leads to an attempt at goal-1
Conceding a foul-1
Attacking Deductions
Missing a penalty-6
Missing a big chance-3
Being tackled-1
Being caught offside-1
Shot off target-1

To give an example, Romain Saiss (£4.5m) was awarded maximum bonus points in Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Brighton in Gameweek 29.

His BPS score of 28 was made up of:

  • Playing 60+ minutes: 6
  • Keeping a clean sheet: 12
  • Recoveries: 3
  • CBIs: 1
  • Net tackles: 6
  • Pass completion: 4
  • Yellow cards: -3
  • Fouls conceded: -1

You can see the full breakdown in the BPS Plus and BPS Minus tabs in the Player Stats section of each match in our Members Area (Wolves v Brighton can be viewed here).


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392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I expect price changes to accelerate now, so have done my transfers now.

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      So who did you buy?

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol why?

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Let me explain it little bit.

        The algorithm for price changes is based on number of active players and the active players now are hugely decreased, therefore less transfers will be needed for a price change!!!

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      There will be no football for months, relax.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Daniel relax? Lol...

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Juhhuuu

        2. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          See above

  2. caldracula
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Got 2FT, Dubvraka + McCarthy to Ederson and fodder?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nah, Ederson is not good value. City don't get that many CS but also don't have concede that many shots so low save/bps points and don't concede many penalties either.

    2. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Posting here but have you actually read the above article?

  3. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I think forwards get too many points for scoring a goal, and defenders and mids should get a few more.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Always thought it odd that a keeper saving a penalty is considered less bap worthy than a forward scoring a goal. The effect on the game is the same.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If anything its a bigger deal. The keeper prevents a certain goal on his own. The forward scores a goal with help from teammates.

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          They should also be able to differentiate between a pen save and a miss

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If mids get more bonus points for goals they should also get 4 points for the goal itself instead of 5. Those "midfielders" like Salah and Mane who are more like wide forwards make a mockery of the system. Theres a reaon those goal scoring, far forward midfielders are the best picks in the game every year. No reason to make them even better by giving them more baps too.

  4. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who is the best GK till end of season (if this season will be finished obv)?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Henderson? Has a game more to play than most others

      1. alastair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        No - can't play against Man U

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          oh, right (stupid rule btw)

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I stand corrected. Could still be the best choice though as the only ones with an extra game are the two Mancs and Villa

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Ignore me. Man City, Arse and Villa*

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Leno could be a shout but I think I'd rather have Arse outfield players

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He can play against Sheff Utd after his loan spell ends however. So you are still correct.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks. I think the same just wanted to be sure.
        Im also wonering is it worth to have 2 playing GKs or invest that money to upgrade one of defenders to premium one
        like Doherty/Alonso/Digne.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You need two if you have a BB left, otherwise no

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I also have WC so can use it before BB

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I think the Man U fixtures are some of the nicest. Plus if they’re playing for fourth they’ll try harder than mid table teams. Maybe.

      Norwich’s missing games aren’t too bad either, unlike them. Obviously 36/38 are rank.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Man Utd have been trying all season

        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Ha! I saw what you did there!

  5. Devo-McDuff
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Made 2FT before GW (such as it is!) started and quite happy with my team now. I plan to burn the rest of the FTs now pending when/if it all starts up again and there are concrete fixture announcements.

    How's she looking?

    Pope
    TAA / Doherty / Stevens
    Salah / KDB / Mane / Barnes
    DCL / Jimi / Ings

    McCarthy / Sarr / Lascelles / Taylor

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Godamnit it has begun. I dreamed about FPL last night. They decided to play games here and there without telling us, with Arsenal going first. Luckily I had Auba captain and he scored a couple.

    1. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What a result.

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sticky belly?

  7. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Great,we have to fight this virus and stay at home,but now in 6:20 cet we had a superstrong earthquake(5.5) here in Zagreb, Croatia so we all went outside ffs

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Just read about that. Sad news indeed.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      🙁

    3. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sad news. Read that a child died.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        They are still fighting for her life (15 year old girl)

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Just read it that she died 🙁

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Yes, confirmed,rip

    4. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It was awful this morning,never felt that kind of force,and there is nothing you can do

  8. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sorry haven't logged in a while with all the situation - but I opened the all and saw that transfer deadlines are as normal. Does that mean I can do transfers - I don't mind shifting a couple of players that were waiting to go on a wildcard? So up until April 30th at least I can do 1 transfer per week and also leave 2 transfers to the end ( I don't think we are starting on April 30th anyway).

    Thanks and stay safe everyone

    1. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yep

  9. Weilong7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How do the transfers work? Read from official website that no points deducted as long as don’t take a hit. And there is one point gain too with a “draw”? I assume draw means you can used up your “FT”s even when other managers do not do anything?

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1646851

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It's like any normal week except nobody plays. The one point is for H2H games

  10. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Loved the article.
    Really appreciate the effort to entertain us FPL managers and save the community.

    This article emphasized the variety options of FPL as I see it. Each position in the game has its advantages and disadvantages.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks a lot, that's much appreciated!

      I do realise the complete and utter meaningless of FPL right now but we'll carry on with some of these longer reads, much like we would in the close season. Hopefully they can be of interest and a temporary distraction from the more grave issues elsewhere. Won't be for everyone, I know!

      1. pelle9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Another brilliant article Neale - the detail and effort deserves to be commended.

        This is why you are top of the Mods and Cons league!

        Well done fella!

  11. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hope everyone’s staying safe!

    3 transfers for me either side of Friday deadline. Auba, Soy, Traore -> DCL, Doherty, Fernandes

  12. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I’ve never liked the bonus point system in FPL. The BPS players get for goals, assists and clean sheets means that it just awards more points to those who have already scored points. You scored a hat Trick!? Have 3 more points!

    I’d love to see it changed to something like performance points where all the things outside of goals, assists and clean sheets are actually rewarded. Right now this doesn’t really happen, despite the BPS system trying to do so.

    1. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Agreed. Scrap the baps for goals and clean sheets.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        My preference too, I think. Bonus awarded for all other contributions other than the ones we already get points for. Puts central strikers at a disadvantage given that they tend to make fewer passes, tackles, interceptions etc, but there could be a workable solution (one BPS per shot on target, perhaps?).

    2. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Did any one here play fantasy football in the metro paper. I loved it. Very detailed. used to score points for crosses I'm the final third etc.... This was when Marcos Alonso was at Sunderland so he was creaming the points.

  13. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hey, just realised I got a price rise last night. Harvey Barnes. Silver linings and all that.......

  14. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Please let Neale write all the articles. I'm salivating over how good they have been recently.

    Right up there with Mark and Paul for me.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He’s great - always has been - we’re lucky to have him

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Agreed. It's always worth paying close attention to what he says.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Very kind, folks, thank you!

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood's Minutes per baseline BPS was something I thought only I had seen.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Also Burnleys defenders having rubbish pass completion because they play lots of long balls helps Wood.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah, that's a good point.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      But cant spell Neil. I realise the issues with me there, but still. Is it an Irish variant?

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        It is, despite not having an ounce of Irish blood in me. I suspect my Dad had a winning punt on the 1984 National, given that I was born later in the year:

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Grand_National

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bonus points for penalty saves for keepers is the thing that really has to be changed. How many times have we seen GKs getting into the baps after conceding 2 goals in a loss just because they got a jammy irrelevant penalty save? Its laughable.

    Forwards also get a bit too much for goals. Too many times where a completely invisible striker scores one goal from a tap in and steals all the baps.

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Agreed on pen saves but the system is so far rigged in favour of oop mids such as Mo with extra points for goals and cs that nothing should change there.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I completely agree, those OOP mids should all be changed to forwards. I argued the same last season... If you look at heat maps its absolutely ridiculous that the likes of Salah and Mane are considered mids while players like Kane and Rashford are fowards.

        Firmino is an attacking mid, Salah and Mane are forwards.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Game would be boring though, unless they turn to 4-4 midfielder - strikers

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        4 points for a goal no matter who scores it (defs, mids, forwards) would put the cat amongst the pigeons

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I disagree with both.

      Pen save is an unusual occasion & it's rightfully greeted by FPL IMO. Many a times pen saves turns games upside down so ....

      Re Strikers, it's their job to score goals. Doesn't matter if they stay invisible. Example ?
      Vardy goals earlier this season vs City.
      Pure brilliance From him rightfully awarded.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Penalty save is the least predictable occasion in the game. That is reason enough to award it with less points. Its the absolute ultimate jam and its exaggerated by awarding it with too much bonus points in addition to the points for the penalty save itself.

        That said I might be biased because I havent had a penalty save in 3 years...

        Callum Wilson scored a goal this season from a tap in after being gifted the ball from the gk in the 94th minute (dont remember which game) and got 2 or 3 baps. He was shite, wasteful in build up and invisible the rest of the game. That is the kind of situation where you see that strikers get too many baps for goals.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Being less predictable yes.
          But awarding less bps because of that ?
          Nahhh.

          Re goal scoring thing I'm happy with current rules. It's disheartening to see someone stealing bps & 95th minutes but hey ho, that's what makes it brilliant for strikers. I mean midfielders gets extra points for CS & Goals too. !! That at least tries to make even ground for all assets in a way

        2. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          But, just playing devils advocate here, the bloke who scores the winning goal in the game probably deserves the most bonus as he had the biggest impact on the result.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bonus points are supposed to try to reflect who actually was the best player on the pitch, not who randomly had the biggest impact by scoring a jammy tap in. That's why they used to have "man in the stand" deciding who got the bonus points but it was deemed too subjective (British favorites like Rooney and Charlie Adam got the bonus points too frequently).

            I think there should be a few minor tweaks. I dont mind strikers getting bonus points for scoring if they have been at least somewhat involved in the rest of the game. I think a good change could be to give strikers slightly less bonus points for scoring goals, and in return give them more for chances created and completed passes. That way an involved striker who actually has an overall good game would be more likely to get bonus points than an invisible one who scores a random tap in.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              What about 442 teams ?
              Or Jose 4231 teams ?

              In which strikers don't touch ball for long but gets chances per game & most probably better ones takes one of those.

              So just because Aguero has 3 touches in the build up because of boring pass pass pass tiki taka he should get more bps than Ashley Barnes who wins a Knock down & then scores a goal from a cross from wing ?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Few chances*

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Yes. If Aguero creates chances for others in addition to scoring a goal then obviously he is more worthy of the baps than a striker scoring from a header and otherwise not being involved in the game.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  But creating chances already get appreciated by FPL i guess 😮

                  Big chance created, crosses completed, etc etc..

                  Goals (saving pen is like scoring one) what matters IMHO buddy. 🙂

          2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Rubbish imo. Bonus points should be awared for the standout players. Sadly man in the stand will never return..the baps system is utter dross from top to bottom

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              This.

              Someone who scores a goal is already rewarded for their goal by getting the goal points anyway. I'd love a return to the man in the stand.

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Do they still give - baps for hitting the goddam post and cross bar. What a load of shite.

                Remember when Jesus came on for about 3 minutes and ball hit him and deflected into the net and he got the full 3 baps 😆

                1. Monkey Hanger
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Do you deserve +baps for hitting the woodwork from six yards?

                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Do you deserve - baps for hitting the bar with a 30 point screamer.

                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      * yard screamer sorry

                      The system is broken either way. That proves my point

                  2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    This is why the man in the stand is better. Only a human can determine if a shot was crap or not. Stats can't determine that.

    4. Gangster Panda
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What I find odd is the fact that a goal line clearance by a player, could potentially be saving the CS points for the rest of his team (well the Def & Mid anyway)
      They are as important as a goal scored at the other end as far as I’m concerned - especially in that scenario.

  16. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone know what a "recovery" is for a goalkeeper? Apparently Pope has loads of these. Is it gathering a spilled shot?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I *think* it covers an array of things. Crosses caught, diving on loose balls etc.

      Opta definition of a recovery:

      "This is where a player recovers the ball in a situation where neither team has possession or where the ball has been played directly to him by an opponent, thus securing possession for their team."

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks, Neale.

  17. BNMC
    2 months, 6 days ago

    The fact that we don't know when fixtures will be moved to makes it very difficult to decide who to bring in...

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    There are some Belarusian games available for streaming right now.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      They even had a half decent footballer once.... Aleksandr Hleb.

      1. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Maxim Tsigalko

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          He was a baller in championship manager

          A 50 goals a season man

  19. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I can say that after looking at everything going around, I don't care about anything else than safety now.

    Stay safe all. Pray for a vaccine.

    Lack of football/staying at home is taking its toll on me surely though. It's the weirdest scenario most of us have ever witnessed so don't know what to expect ...

  20. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If anyone wants to see a player absolutely destroy a team single handedly, watch highlights of a young Gareth Bale vs Inter Milan. You won’t be disappointed

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Every single goal was the same

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I guess, cutting in from right & throwing bullets pass GK in top left corner ?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Are you quite young? Complete opposite.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            28
            But not following football for long 😀
            It was a guess though.

          2. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Haha yep all opposite bottom corner from the left, not bad for a no3, Macion still has nightmares, Spurs still lost though eh

  21. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If someone is bored out their mind sitting at home having nothing to do I recommend playing The Witcher 3. Brilliant game if you like RPGs, and seems absolutely huge and lots of hours to put in. Only played it since earlier this week but Im hooked and its made the hours fly by so far.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I recommend reading the books although guessing that a lot of writers masterclass \ humor is lost in translation.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Finally Finished Red Dead Redemption 2 yesterday

      Did Last Of Us Left Behind DLC this morning

      Burning through PS4 games like there’s no tomorrow

  22. fplwexican
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Just caught up on some member articles over Sunday brunch. Keep up the good work Neil. Found the BPS article very good in particular. We need more of this content now than ever.

  23. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Just read that ex-Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died at age 76 of the coronavirus.

    RIP.

    And Juventus' Paulo Dybala and legend Paolo Maldini also have it.

    And in Australia, the football is still going on ...

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hope the virus is as slow arriving as the news 😉

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I hope so 🙂

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Marouane Fellaini is amongst those who have tested positive since then.

    3. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lot of sleepwalking and denial

    4. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Aussie sport has gone the same way as the rest of the world. All postponed, at least until the end of May.

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Says they will go on until the Aussie govt says to stop?

        https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/51995469

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I'm just repeating what I thought was said during the N. Melbourne v St. Kilda AFL game.

  24. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    They should start showing old games and let us bet on the outcome.

  25. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    It's just over a week since the start of the first set of PL fixtures that didn't place due to the Coronavisrus, is it just me or does it seem much longer ?

    1. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Feels like football was in another life (don't want to be too melodramatic)

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I've started to lose my mind mate.
      Don't think i can cope up with this all !!
      I'm taking some weird decisions atm.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        You're definitely not alone on that one!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I can feel that I'm doing some things (not illegal of course) that i won't do if there was not this whole Virus/No life outside house/no footy thing.
          I want to study atm whenever i get some free time from office work but I'm just not trying atm. 😀
          Not at all kidding bdw

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Getting started with study and making a routine is the hardest. Once you can do this and stick to it it gets easier but tougher if you've not assignments, quizzes or ither deadlines to meet. Avoid the distractions if you're trying to study, easier said than done. Turn off your phone, tablet. Disconnect the broadband on your laptop or PC and get the head thinking, either typing or writing stuff. Take regular breaks and get into the fresh air for a while. Even one hour done today is a start rather than the 'Another day wasted' feeling at the end of the day. 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Ha
              Thanks mate.
              That was great advice.

              I don't have any assignments/exam's thankfully. The study i mentioned was to update myself in the field i work (data science) & land a new/polished job from one i am doing currently 😀
              But things you've said are applicable to that too !!

              Actually i do get time from working from Home stuff. But with all this negative vibes around its bloody difficult. I have less problems i guess so finding some would think so. But it's genuine situation.

              Thanks again mate. Stay safe 🙂

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Exactly quoted bdw with "another wasted day" !!

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Me too, I logged into FPL to use my FT's yesterday and it crossed my mind that one of my players might get injured before the GW deadline (crazy for what ?)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Ha ha

  26. Chemical76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Genuinely a very good article. Thank you. Some stuff to consider for next season, especially in terms of keeper selection

  27. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Some timely escapism in The English Game. Definitely a good starting point in looking into how the game started.

    To think this is how Blackburn all started and eventually culminated in winning a Premier League title 125 years later.

  28. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Dark is outstanding tv show

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      The best.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It is, had to re watch season 1 before starting season 2.

  29. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Great article.

    Thanks Neil.

  30. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Are there going to be problems with loan deals - aren't most of those legal contracts which expire at the original end of season date?

    So could e.g. Man U refuse to let Hendo play for SHU after that date?

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Just found a Daily Mail article from 3 days ago ... a lot of non-loan players have their contracts expiring too:

      After June 30, those players who are out of contract would no longer be obliged to play for their clubs.

      Udo Onwere, partner and head of sport at law firm Bray and Krais Solicitors, who has dealt with numerous Premier League player contracts, told Sportsmail: 'Clubs will try to be creative but once June 30 hits the player no longer has any obligation to perform - that's bottom line. The player has all the power in this scenario.'

      One silver lining is that players who are in on loan, such as Manchester United striker Ighalo, could have their short-term deals renewed with relative ease, if all parties are willing. But there could be complications over loan rules, with the number of loan signings each club can make per season limited by the Premier League.

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Silver lining is debatable in that respect