How to Play The Telegraph Fantasy Football – A Beginner’s Guide

The Telegraph Fantasy Football is free to play and allows Fantasy managers to enter up to five teams without charge.

Private mini-leagues can be set up, while there are prizes awarded in the overall rankings.

How Do I Play?

Managers have to assemble a team of 11 players to score Fantasy points based on their performances in not just the Premier League but also the FA Cup.

A budget of £50m is given to each manager, who are allowed to set their troops up in one of six formations: 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-5-2, 4-5-1, 3-4-3 or 5-3-2.

Unlimited transfers are allowed up until kick-off on the first day of the season, with 40 transfers per team allowed thereafter. A maximum of five transfers can be used in any one Game Week, which spans from Tuesday to Monday.

We won’t get too bogged down in the details but there is a ‘two-hour rule’: managers will be able to make transfers between the majority of matches, so long as there are at least two hours between the scheduled kick-off times.

If there is any overlap (eg fixtures at both 1pm and 2pm), then the earliest kick-off time of the overlapping matches will be the transfer deadline for those games.

How Do I Score Points?

Your selected players will score points as follows:

All players:
  • Starting XI appearance (2 pts)
  • Substitute appearance (1 pt)
  • Goal scored (5 pts)
  • Key Contribution (3 pts)
  • Red card (-3 pts)
  • Yellow card (-1 pt)
  • Missed penalty (-2 pts)
  • Own Goal (-3 pts)
Goalkeepers only:
  • Penalty save (5pts)
Goalkeepers/defenders only:
  • Full Clean Sheet – player plays 60 mins or more (5 pts)
  • Part Clean Sheet – player plays fewer than 60 mins (2 pts)
  • First goal conceded (0 pts)
  • Each additional goal conceded (-1 pt)

Points are not awarded for penalty shoot-outs.

In order to earn a Full Clean Sheet bonus, your player must complete at least 60 minutes of the match and his team must keep a clean sheet for the entire game (excluding penalty shoot-outs).

If a player is on the pitch for less than 60 minutes and his team keeps a clean sheet for the full match, he’ll score a Part Clean Sheet bonus.

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2 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bhavishyavani
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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