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How to play FanTeam’s €1m Premier League Fantasy Game – A Beginner’s Guide


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Fantasy Football Scout are again joining forces with FanTeam, Europe’s biggest daily Fantasy sports platform, for the 2020/21 season.

An astonishing – and guaranteed – €1m is on offer in their season-long Premier League Fantasy game, with €200,000 going to the winner.

There is no catch here, only a €25 entry fee – a payment you’ll make up just by finishing in the top 5,659.

Given that only 75,000 entries are permitted, the odds are favourable for those who know their stuff.

On top of that, there are also prizes handed out to Fantasy managers who perform well on a weekly and monthly basis.

So how do you play FanTeam’s game?

Our guide below has all you need to know to get started.

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES TO FPL?

Here’s the great news: anyone with any sort of Fantasy Premier League experience should be able to pick up FanTeam’s game without issue.

The rules, scoring and prices are very similar to FPL, so skills – and indeed squads – are easily transferable.

It’s essentially FPL but with huge cash prizes. Given that paid entry mini-leagues are now strongly discouraged by the Premier League, the FanTeam game offers Fantasy managers a legitimate opportunity to make money from their management expertise.

As in FPL, managers build a squad of 15 players that includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.

A maximum of three players from a single Premier League team can be selected, with the budget for the initial squad set at 100.0m.

A starting XI is then selected for each Gameweek from that squad of 15.

One free transfer is allowed each Gameweek, with each additional transfer costing minus four points. Managers can roll a Gameweek transfer forward but can never have more than two free transfers in their locker.

FanTeam managers have two Wildcards to use, one for each half of the season. Unlimited free transfers can be used when the Wildcard is deployed and also ahead of Gameweek 1.

A captain (and vice-captain) has to be nominated every week; that player will score double points if they are handed the armband.

How to play FanTeam's €1m Premier League Fantasy game - a beginner's guide

All sound very familiar? That’s because the two games are largely the same – although there are a handful of differences to watch out for.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • Player prices can rise and fall based on form and in-game transfer movement but, unlike in FPL, a player’s ‘sell price’ is the same as their ‘buy price’.
  • Other than the two aforementioned Wildcards, there aren’t any chips in FanTeam.
  • More than one team is allowed per person, with each entry costing €25.

HOW DO PLAYERS SCORE POINTS?

Seasoned FPL managers should have no problem in adjusting to FanTeam and running a squad with its familiar scoring system, which is shown above.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • There is no Bonus Points System, which is replaced by plus/minus points if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch.
  • Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, unlike the one point awarded in FPL for increments of three stops.
  • Committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty is penalised by minus two points.
  • Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
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We’ll be back over the coming weeks with a series of articles on FanTeam’s million-euro cash game, delving deeper into the player prices, fixture list and strategy.

Until then, head over to FanTeam and start tinkering with your team. As is the case in FPL, unlimited transfers are allowed before Gameweek 1 and the player prices don’t change until the season is underway.

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883 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Morning fang

  2. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Leko from WBA a regular starter?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      The answer is no.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you

  3. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Matheus Pereira price predictions? Hoping for a 5.5 but would sill likely take him at 6.0

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'd say he's got 6m stamped all over him.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      6.0

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Is he that good?

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Stats are good in the championship... Big step up and I expect West Brom will be the whipping boys.

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      6.5

      Normal price they give to the top promoted midfielder(s). Not saying I agree with it mind...

  4. SPorting
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Howdo Chumps.

  5. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    This feels right:

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Robbo Vinagre Saliba Taylor
    Salah KDB Fernandes ASM Soucek
    Jimenez Mitro Davis
    0 ITB

    ASM/Soucek/Saliba/Taylor can rotate for 2 spots

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      solid for now at least

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Prefer Martial Greenwood over Mitro Bruno. for exact price

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Valid point, but I’ll take the two penalty takers for now.

    3. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Curious mind wants to know, "How will you rotate them without knowing fixtures"?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        They won't play top 6 sides every week. It's not rocket science.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Who is the curious mind?

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        He probably means play the one that have the best fixtures each week

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Mitro looks wrong

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I’m willing to give him a chance at that price point

    5. rokonto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wtf is ASM

  6. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Any Fulham fans here can shed light on Neeskens Kebano?
    Scored 5 in 800 mins since restart, started loads of games towards the end, including 2 whoscored MoTM performances and all thr playoff off game, but didnt play much before that. Looks interesting on paper but didnt actually see him play last season. Is he an FPL option?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Meant 500 mins.

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        how do you always mistake the minutes he played after restart? XD

    2. Russell
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I think he's one to watch and not one to start with. Three of his goals were free kicks (scored 3 in a row) but he might be a slight rotation threat. But for 5m could be worth a punt. Another to watch is Onomah. After restart he played just behind the striker and was really on form, looked an absolute handful. However that was with Mitrovic out so his position might be slightly affected by him being back in the side.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you!

  7. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hodgson on Ferguson (4.0)

    “We are congratulating ourselves on having signed a top-class young player who, we think, is the right way forward for us and a player who, even from the offset, will be a real candidate for a place in the starting 11.

    Hmmm. Licking my lips right now. If Ward is not fit for opening gw Ferguson could start from the very go and cement his position if he plays well.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Is Mitchell nailed while PVA is out?

      Sounds like there is a doubt over Ferguson still ("real candidate for a place" is encouraging but still doesn't scream "nailed")

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Schlupp could be an issue (if he is still at Palace)

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Nope

          Doubt Schlupp is in the equation - attacking mid often fairly central mostly. Riedewald next most likely probs

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        He could also mean nailed for GW1 and could keep his place when PVA is fit.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Context is all here perhaps - this was Hodgson welcoming him to the club a month back. See below for further context

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      "He’s still recovering from injury, so he wouldn’t have been able to join in training even had we wanted him to"

      Perhaps significant omission here from the same interview a month ago on 25 July. This was a talk to welcome him to the club - not recent. Still more cautious than optimistic.

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Why am I so excited about fpl

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It's an addiction

      1. Brooksy86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Normally happens with me after poor season 😉

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Aren't we all

    4. rokonto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      But not about FanTeam

  9. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ryan, Button
    Trent, Van Dijk, Shaw, Vinagre, Ferguson
    Salah, Kevin, Son, Greenwood, 4.5
    Jimenez, Wood, 4.5

    I guess this will do for now...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Solid - no real weaknesses but keep an eye on Shaw fitness.

  10. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ziyech or Werner? Can't fit them both.

    1. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Werner

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nobody can give a good answer without knowing your team. I'll run through the pros and cons though

      Werner
      +Brilliant stats, amazing striker, has a fantastic system around him with plenty of creativity. 9.5 looks underpriced, could hit 20+!
      -Needs to adapt to the PL - a full preseason helps - and to playing as a lone striker in Lampard's 4-3-3. Also apparently not as lethal against deep defenses, which is the reason Bayern avoided him and he struggled for Germany. Watch the friendlies closely.

      Ziyech
      +World class creative stats, you can see a full article here on this site. On set pieces, extremely selfish from long range. Also looks underpriced and could have a Bruno-esque impact on Chelsea's offense.
      - There aren't many, but I've heard that he can take it easy in matches. Also more of an assister than a goalscorer. But I don't see any real downsides to him.

      Basically Werner seems to have the higher points potential with a lot of explosiveness, whereas Ziyech is the kind of player you set and forget, enjoying the returns along the way.

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wow, thanks for the long reply mate!
        Really informative.

        Here is my current team:

        Ryan
        TAA Vinagre Ayling
        KDB Salah Bruno Ziyech Soucek
        Martial Mitro

        Button Taylor Davis Ferguson

        Cheers!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Don't really do RMTs as everyone has their own opinion but your team looks fine enough. It's not what I'd do but per the template it looks decent. I'd consider digging up .5 and moving Martial to Werner if the fixtures are great for Chelsea though.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I think they are both under-priced and borderline essential if you look at their statistics.
      Ziyech won't be far off KdB and Bruno.
      Werner will score similar to what Auba has the last two seasons.
      Both of those statements are based on articles on here.... I've got both as I think the pair will total around 400 points for only £17.5m

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You're um... optimistic.

        Son and Ings didn't even make it to 200 points last season.

        1. LangerznMash
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Son only didn't because of the two red cards.
          Ings got 198 without being on penalties.
          Aren't we all being optimistic with our picks?

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I currently have both in my draft. I am willing to take the risk starting off.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      My take is Werner is the safer option - Ziyech only really works if Werner works while Werner can still function nicely as CF even if Ziyech doesn't reproduce stats as per Pepe

      1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This. And I would like to highlight that Ziyech Eredivisie's statistics may not translate into PL statistics . Recently here was published article about Ziyech but unfortunately did not present IMHO the most important comparison between Ziyech numbers and player, who went in oposite direction from PL to Eredivisie, which means Tadić. Tadić numbers are similar or even better than Ziyech's. I don't remember when last time any import from Eredivisie had a real impact in PL. Jahanbakhsh was a star there and has not produce anything in PL. So Werner for me

        1. LangerznMash
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Suarez?
          He showed the can do it in the Champions League (5 goals 8 assists in 17 apps) and his recent international record is also good.

          1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I do not think that I could classify Suarez as recent import from Eredivise:) Tadić also has great stats in CL

            1. LangerznMash
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Hard to compare Tadic who was the standout player in a very poor Saints side, with Ziyech going into a new attacking Chelsea side.

              Playing with Shane Long and Gabbiadini is a bit different to playing with Pulisic and Werner.

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Neither yet

  11. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all,

    Thoughts on this team if Aguero is fit:

    Mccarthy
    TAA / saliba / vinagre
    Saab / auba / ASM / greenwood / soucek
    Aguero / Werner

    Button / Taylor / Ferguson / Davis

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      If Saab is Salah, then nice. Would take Jimenez over aguero though

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yep salah! Thanks for the thoughts, I’ll keep tinkering

  12. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I literally know nothing about Ziyech + terrible bench but:

    Ryan
    taa, awb, doherty
    KDB, fernandez, ziyech, asm
    martial, jiminez, antonio

    Bench.4.0, Vinagre, 4.0, 4.0

    Any feedback. I like it

  13. reason17
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    A) werner - Greenwood + 1. 0 in the bank
    B) martial - pulisic
    C) martial - Greenwood ( then swap to pulisic when recovered)

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      C

  14. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Which combo of players do you prefer?

    A) Salah, Foden, Mitrovic
    B) Bruno, Soucek, Martial + 0.5m

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B - add the 0.5 to Soucek to get Klich

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Who's this Klich fella then?

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B by miles

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks all!

  15. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    B

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Rf to insane in de bruyne

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Better option?

    A. Doherty traore
    B. Greenwood vinagre

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B

  17. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Thought on this diffenrential team?

    Ryan Button

    KWP Vinagre Taylor Dallas Ferguson

    KDB Salah Fernandes Aubameyang (4.5)

    Antonio Wood Mitrovic

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Very much template

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        what? never seen a team like this, 99% here got TAA

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Aside from Taa, we got almost same team. There is no real differential. It just mix template 1 premiums with template 2 premiums.

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            4 premium here lol

            1. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              In other words, you downgraded Taa to a 4.5 that is in must teams anyway, and updated a mid to premiums. That not enough in my book for being differential. And the ones you choose both have high ownership, depending and which template you take

    2. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Getting four heavy hitters in midfield is quite a feat. No TAA is a bit risky though. My team is very similar atm but instead of Auba I have TAA and Robbo in defense.

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      downgrade mitro and upgrade the defence?

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not very differential. Just has a different structure slightly. Don't approve of no TAA. I think he's essential at that price.

  18. Penang Sandman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Say the greatest of all time come to Man City, is at 12m.
    Should be owned by 75% off all players right

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Thierry Henry has already retired.

      1. Penang Sandman
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The guy ended Henry's game at Barca by being his own teammate

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Is Pele worth 12m at 79 !

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The one who scored half his alleged goals in friendlies against Semi-Pro’s?

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I think he was overhyped as well, of all the players I've watched I'd rank the best 3 as Maradona, CR7, Messi in that order.

          1. _sidney_will
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            No one comes close to Messi for me

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would be more than 12m

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He won't. He said he'll only leave to have a better chance of winning the Champions League. That rules City out. :p

    5. Penang Sandman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Jokes aside tbh, he won't come to Man city, Pep is so 2010.
      Better chance to prove himself to EPL with Arsenal rather than City

  19. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I think my strategy this year is going to be a bit different.

    In over 10 years of playing this game, I have wildcarded without fail by wk3, often wk2 just to jump on bandwagons / transfer out deadwood before the price changes kick in. With this in mind, why bother spending hours tinkering on the "perfect" lineup. What Im going to do this year, is set up my WK1 team like a free hit team - fill it full of short term options based on Wk1-3 fixtures and use the bench boost chip straight out the gates.

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So bb in gw1 and wc in gw2? Sounds brave

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Am considering similar. Just need to nail 15 starters.

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I always select a team for the 1st 4-5 fixtures and WC by GW
      4-6

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      nice. I wildcarded in wk 2 this past season as well. Was last minute decision the evening before the deadline.

    5. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It'll be difficult to get 15 starters to make your bench boost worthwhile. They've also got to be reliable points scorers. That'll be very hard with the price structure this season. You'll likely lose points from your first 11 just to accommodate a bench of starters.

    6. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Have been thinking about this after my BB has gone so badly in the past

  20. AC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I’m sorry but the irony is too strong to resist. Huge banner articles on this site advertising gambling whilst the FPL Terms and conditions strictly forbid this in leagues and have been pointed out in great detail last week. Should this site not be more judicious in its advertising partners?

    I understand this has been discussed previously but I do think the update T&Cs should have some impact on what this site chooses to partner with.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It’s a fantasy game, it’s not like joining it will break the bank!

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      PL is saturated with gambling money. How many betting companies do you see on shirts in PL?

      I can understand if you wanna hold ffs to a higher standard. But loyalty to FPL / PL shouldn’t imply no gambling .

      1. AC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        So if it’s not a big deal why did the FPL have this rule?

        12. Players (and Players on behalf of others and organisations) can establish mini-leagues in accordance with the Game Rules. The Premier League does not permit Players charging for entry to mini-leagues they have created, strongly encourages Players not to join such leagues and cannot be held responsible for their management or any loss suffered through Players’ involvement in such leagues. The Premier League reserves the right to suspend and delete Registrations of Players that charge entry to mini-leagues they have created

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          If that rule (which I strongly disagree with) is actually enforced then sites like this will need all the sponsorship money they can get because money & traffic will dry up rapidly. £15 or so for membership is a decent investment when you're playing for a few hundred in mini-leagues. But simply to finish 30k instead of 50k? Not so much.

        2. AC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          The point is you can’t have it both ways ie be fully aware of the FPL rules on gambling and be a main proponent for the game saying 1 million pounds if you gamble 25 pounds .I would be interested to hear a moderator / site administrator reasoning for the inconsistency.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Sorry but I don’t see how the two are related. FFS is a different company and they are free to post about other fantasy games and have no legal obligation towards FPL. Even if they did, the T&C is very specific to running of money leagues.

      By your logic, Sky and BT shouldn’t run betting ads either.

      1. AC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No that’s apples and oranges you are comparing. The PL encourages gambling and allows it. FPL doesn’t

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          FPL is owned by PL. So what you are saying is they encourage gambling with their main company and discourage it on one of their platforms. How is that any different to FFS promoting in a different fantasy game and not encoraging gambling when it comes to FPL?

          1. AC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            You are missing the point. This site is built 99% around FPL that doesn’t allow and actively discourages gambling. Correct? If this site is 99% built on FPL content should they not be also actively discouraging gambling?

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              I don’t think they should because they promote it only on the remaining 1%, which is independent from the FPL content. Also as pointed out by the approach of their parent company, FPL doesn’t stand against gambling in general, it is a specific point about gambling associated with their leagues.

              Let’s just agree to disagree on this.

        2. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I'm not sure you realise FanTeam is not FPL, it's a different game under a different brand just like Sky FF or any others. You say apples and oranges yet try to apply FPL's rules to FanTeam even though they have no relation?

          1. AC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Not to be overly sensitive I do indeed understand the difference. The point is if the FPL is actively discouraging mini cash leagues regardless of who fan team are and there gambling cops go the FPL game that is entirely legal is it morally correct for this site to encourage this legal gambling. I’m also aware people all have bills to pay which is why they are advertising it (maybe)

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Fan team is not fpl

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Probably mixing up two different concepts here - fraud & gambling - across two different entities - FPL & FFS

      When it comes to cash mini-leagues - it's the potential for fraud & mis-management that FPL want to disassociate themselves from

      When it comes to gambling - neither FPL nor FFS have any problems with legal gambling & both companies endorse that fact quite publicly

      1. AC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        That’s a more nuanced way of viewing it however discouraging money leagues vs actively banning them makes it more definitive than previous.

    5. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Isn't simply a case that FFS covers lots of different fantasy games (FPL, Sky, FanTeam) but with a heavy leaning toward FPL so they are just showing whats out there.
      IMO, i think FPL are throwing up the no gambling thing to cover their backs in case someone runs a dodgy league and steals all the entry money.
      I don't see how they would be able to enforce it other than people reporting leagues they are in themselves.
      Maybe it will cut down on the "big" money leagues ran by websites but leagues amongst friends or colleagues will likely continue as before

  21. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lost on previous thread

    I think I am settled on my squad (which I will then rip up after fixtures are released

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Oops, that didn't work out, did it. Trying again..

      I think I am settled on my squad (which I will then rip up after fixtures are released

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ha ha!! Neither did that!

  22. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lost on previous thread. Third time lucky...
    I think I am settled on my squad (which I will then rip up after fixtures are released

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Painful

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ain't that the truth!

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes not a lot of point in doing drafts at the moment

  23. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I have no clue what's going on with my post. Sorry about that, chaps. My kingdom for a delete option.

    I will type it out again, seems to be the safest way.

    Which combination looks better:

    A. Heaton Justin Salah Mitrovic
    B: Lloris VVD Foden Jimenez

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B but why spend 5.5 on lloris?

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I like him as a pick; I may drop down to Leno if he is the no. 1 choice, or switch to Ramsdale if he goes to SHU.

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      All depends on fixtures mate. Both look good on paper.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B.

    4. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you all for the input. I agree with you.

  24. Nigawan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hi guys, anyone kind enough to RMT 🙂

    Casilla - Rodák
    TAA - Bryan - Duffy - Egan - 4.0
    Salah - Sterling - Auba - Harrison - Leko
    Mitro - Martial - 4.5

    Thanks !

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No one related to Leeds wants anything to do with Casilla.

      Dubious about Duffy and Bryan - think better to be had as 4.5 or just one of them and get Tierney and 4.5

      Nice enough generally

    2. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What Pingissimus said.
      Meslier should be Leeds number 1.
      I re-arrange your 4 other defenders to a 3 from 4 rotation of the 4.5s.

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Too many unknowns for me.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not a fan of the keepers - get a 4.5m in Ryan, McCarthy, Meslier and a 4.0.

      That defense is also fairly poor. You have a lot of better 4.5ms to choose. Take 3 of: Vinagre, Saliba, Ayling, Taylor, KWP, Justin/Thomas.

      That should allow you to upgrade Leko > Soucek. And you'll need the upgrade because that player will be starting.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I wouldn't take that last defender option, he is a much better golfer...

    5. Nigawan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Hi thanks guys ! 😀 really appreciate it ..

  25. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I actually think content on this forum is so much better then the twitter dross these days. I think I need to really filter my twitter follows as it will only get me to make wrong decisions in the future.

  26. j22prf
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Is not having TAA too risky or worth it??

    Martínez/Ryan

    Egan, Wan-Bissaka, Mee

    Greenwood, De Bruyne, Bruno, Auba

    Antonio, Mitrović, Jiménez

    SUB: Vinagre/Ferguson/Gordon

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Risky but brave and could work!

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Not a fan of AWB though.

  27. Irish Villan 1985
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    First draft, pointless with no fixtures I know but for shits and gigs...Any thoughts?

    Ryan

    TAA, Saliba, White, Vinagre

    Salah, Fernandes, Soucek, KDB

    Werner, Martial

    Bench: Total Crap

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nice.

  28. tc93
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Not gonna lie- VERY happy with this first draft: big 5 power midfield is the way to go this season!

    Obviously things will change when we get the fixtures- but this a great overall spine to the team

    Ryan / 4.0
    TAA / Vinagre / Taylor (4.0,4.0)
    Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Maddison / Mount
    Jiminez / Mitrovic (4.5)

  29. LangerznMash
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Does evreryone keep coming down to the same dilemma that you want TAA, Salah, Auba, KDB, Bruno & Werner but there is no balanced way of owning them all?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes!!

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Fully intending to switch prems for fixture runs

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Will come down to fixture (who plays the strong defensive teams) for which premium mid gets dropped.
      Without fixtures my logic is Salah gets dropped for three reasons; 1) Already have Liverpool cover in TAA 2) He is on the decline lol 3) Mane has been sharing his points.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I might do a FanTeam with some of the other options I don't get so the pain is dulled a bit if they haul

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        25 euro entry fee for a reserve team? Doesn't sound like a worthy investment. Take it seriously or not at all imo, plenty of free options for trying out other players

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Course I would for that sort of entry fee. What I'm saying is I may go Auba over Salah or Sterling over KDB etc. Plenty of 50/50 calls in FPL.

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      At the moment I've dropped Auba but like you say it's on fixtures, TAA KDB Bruno are immense and priced very well. For me Jimenez comfortably outscored Werner for 1m less?

  30. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Draft 1,550,217

    McCarthy
    TAA Saliba Vinagre
    Salah KDB Fernandes Ritchie Soucek
    Jimenez Werner

    Nyland Brewster Taylor 4.0

    1. jimmy6363
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Very similar to mine, although I've got Greenwood/Foden/Mitro over Ritchie/Soucek/Werner