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How to Play Sky Sports Fantasy Football – A Beginner’s Guide

With the start of a new Premier League season moving ever closer, we switch our focus to Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

£50,000 is on offer to the game’s winner in 2020/21, with cash prizes of £5,000 and £1,000 dished out to those managers finishing in the other two podium places.

If you’re new to the Sky game or merely in need of a refresher of the rules and scoring system, we will go over the basics of the game in the article below.

HOW DO I PLAY?

Just like in Fantasy Premier League, managers select a team of players that will either earn attacking, defensive or bonus points in an attempt to score more than friends, colleagues and/or the rest of the world. However, this is not a squad-based game: you choose simply a starting XI and do not have a bench.

The budget, like in FPL, is £100m. There is no quota for players from the same club, however.

Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday with managers allowed transfers in between Match Days, allowing the maximisation of potential points by bringing in an asset yet to play for one who has already been involved that week.

Instead of one free switch per Game Week as per FPL, the Sky Sports game allocates 40 transfers that can be used at any time during the season – with a limit of five in one Game Week – creating the need for a more long-term strategy.

‘Overhauls’ (the equivalent of Wildcards) are also available in Sky Sports, with two being allocated every season. The first one becomes available to use following the completion of Game Week 4 and remains an option until the deadline for Game Week 6. The dates for the second one will be announced in due course.

In the Sky Sports game, you can name more than one captain in a Game Week so long as the players in question are in action on different days. For example, if there were fixtures on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in any given Game Week, a Sky Sports Fantasy manager could name a different skipper on each of those Match Days, providing they did so before that day’s deadline. Managers can also schedule their captains ahead of a Game Week, too.

HOW DO YOU SCORE POINTS?

The points structure is largely similar to FPL in Sky Sports Fantasy but tends to award more points for the actions mentioned below.

ActionPoints scored
Starting XI2
Substitution appearance1
Goal scored by a goalkeeper/defender7
Goal scored by a midfielder6
Goal scored by a striker5
Goal assist3
Clean sheet by a goalkeeper (must play 60+ mins)7
Clean sheet by a defender (must play 60+ mins)5
A penalty save by a goalkeeper5
Man of the Match3

CAN MY TEAM LOSE POINTS?

Unfortunately, just like in FPL there are a few ways to lose points too.

ActionPoints scored
Missing a penalty-3
Every goal conceded from the second goal onwards-1
Each yellow card-1
Each red card-3
Each own goal-2

HOW DO BONUS POINTS WORK?

Just like in FPL, there are additional points on offer for other events in matches – although the structure is slightly different, as you will see below:

Tier 1 ActionPoints scored
3 saves made (GK only)2
3 tackles won2
60 completed passes2
2 shots on target2
Tier 2 ActionPoints scored
5+ saves made (GK only)3
4+ tackles won3
70+ completed passes3
3+ shots on target3

HOW DO I PLAY AGAINST MY FRIENDS?

There are a number of different ways to compete against others in the Sky Sports game. You can create or join a Free League with your friends and colleagues but there are ways to win money too.

Sky Sports can actually administer your money league for you to avoid any awkwardness post-season. You can choose the entry fee (either £2, £5, £10 or £20 per person) and the prize structure beforehand and Sky Sports will take care of the rest.


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

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA / Robbo / Dier / Vinagre (Fergie)
    Salah / Son / Auba / Pereira (Flash)
    Werner / Mitro (Davis)

    I’ve never had a TAA/Robbo double up before and am quite excited by it.

    I’m not 100% settled on Vinagre.
    Anyone recommend a better 4.5 def to fit in?

    Any thoughts on this 4-4-2...?

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

      Thats a 3-3-2.

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

        🙂
        Wasn’t to keen on my 4-2-1

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I had that double up start of last season, went awfully.

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

        I’m willing to try it out.

        By no means set in stone though...

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I had it last season and rode through the tough patch at the beginning. Paid off fine for me.

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

            If it doesn’t look like coming off, I suppose I could use Robbo cash to get some Manchester players in.

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

        Mostly because of Adrian. I'm trying it again this season, but VVD instead of Robbo

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

      I see a number of people with Dier. He didn’t exactly score or assist a lot. Didn’t have that many minutes last season either.

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

        Was only tried at centre back towards the end of the season.
        I think if he can stay fit and nail that spot, then he’s a good option.
        Mourinho has a bit of a thing for him...

  2. Jealous Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Had a weird dream I forgot to put McCarthy in my final team for his 10 pointer in gw1 and started lamenting after. For some reason I had Tim Krul lol.

    Arnold also had 3 assists and i think Salah blanked. Matip scored though which probably makes it null and void

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      In my dream Rachel Riley was in goal.

  3. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else struggling with who to drop to bring in manc players

    I’ve selected a team that I like for fixtures and their ability to return

    Aside from auba who is an easy switch in GW3 to Kdb/sterling there isn’t really anyone I want to drop

    I guess greenwood is easy enough but as for further additions

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah same for me. I'll just go with the flow of the season. I can move out Kane for a cheapie and upgrade Mitrovic to Martial or Pereira to a Manc mid but if my players are doing well, not sure I'll want to rush to get them out for shiny new Manc toys

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I’ve got son - his fixtures are great till gw8

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

      Werner could easily become Martial if for any reason he doesn’t live up to expectations.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Werner has good fixtures till Christmas

        I’m thinking of starting with Vardy then switching to Werner GW3 if he shows promise

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

          I’m going to go Werner from the off.
          Fully expect him to do well and score plenty of goals.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It's an extremely odd scenario that we're in where many of us have premium players intended as placeholder for Manc premiums. We kind of need them to fail in order to make the planned transfers easy. If they unfortunately haul, we give ourselves a problem!

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah I guess it’ll make it interesting this season - how many people will jump two feet in

        Lots of promise across the board

      2. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I'm hoping Utd sign a RW soon to create uncertainty.

        Ideally this would be in time for GW2, and Solksjaer's selection will sow uncertainty in who starts in their front 3.

        Will eliminate Greenwood from my thinking in the short term, and potentially Martial and Rashford too. Fernandes likely to be the only secure pick in that scenario, and hopefully his price limits his ownership - at least in the short term.

        All this to buy time and not feel forced into early transfers before the landscape has had chance to settle.

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

      Auba->Sterling + Son->Ziyech
      Auba->Ziyech + Antonio->Kun

    5. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes massively

      Really wanted Werner and vardy too but if I go man United I don’t want a striker, want a mid. So no clue atm. Waiting for pre season before I start tinkering

    6. Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I reckon Greenwood is a season keeper if Sancho doesn't come. Sancho don't look like coming

      1. Og
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Mane placeholder for bruno. Pereira to greenwood. Then its salah or auba to KDB.. i am thinking keeping auba will be more fun

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    A FPL team picking players who should be in their prime (aged between 26-29) and play for one of the Top 8 clubs.

    Leno
    Doherty Maguire VVD Davies
    KDB Mahrez Ziyech Son
    Jimenez Firmino

    4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Couple of improvements:

      Davies to shaw
      Maguire to aurier

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Got a feeling Aurier will be sold. Otherwise I agree with that.

        1. Og
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Got a feeling maguire will be behind bars

        2. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Why?

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Lots of transfer talk around him. AC Milan interested and apparently he wants to go

            1. Arn De Gothia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Oh? Thanks. Didn’t know that

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Great idea, might make an old timers team

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        30 and over team:

        Patricio
        Azpi Walker Luiz Alderweireld
        Auba Willian Siggy Moutinho
        Vardy Aguero

  5. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Yes he is not a sure starter but 5.5 for naby Keita could be some real good value.

    Since the restart he has looked good and is a different player compared to the other Liverpool midfield.

    I do see him starting more and deffinantly getting more time off the bench.

    Food for thought for anyone who wants a rotating 5.5 mid?

    1. Think
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Its Liverpool slot you are compromising , You can have ASM, Armstrong and Westwood at that price point.

      1. Think
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Oh forget about trezeguet & Phillips.

    2. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      There's a slowly increasing expectation from fans that this is going to be the year of Naby..

      I'm not sure.

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I agree with that, Keita has such a great potential. He had the 4th highest xA/90 (0.4) in the league last year, and xG/90 of 0.2 is pretty decent for 5.5 mid. If only he was fully nailed...

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'm not saying that he is nailed at all. Just saying he is priced really well and has the potential to be a bargain this year.

      Yes he he may take up a pool slot but the best pool players cost alot and he has the potential to be a cheap way in...

      I think he is definitely one to watch

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If Wijnaldum goes and Thiago doesn't come then there could be some space for him to fit in.

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Fabinho at defensive mid gives 2 places, shared between Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, occasionally Ox(injured) and maybe see more of Jones this year.

        If Gini goes and we don't get a replacement, Keita will be straight into my team.

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Don't see gini leaving this year I'm afraid even if tiago comes or not

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

      Wrong one

      Check Hendo - who would be more or less nailed anyway. Best 5.5 about but for the shirt.

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

        Any chance Henderson takes pens before Salah?

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

          Not sure what I was thinking - one career penalty taken (and scored) in 14/15

          Plus missed that Penalty vs Colombia despite it being a pretty decent effort

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        yes I agree Hendon is kore nailed but Keita has more chance to haul

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

          Can’t claim to have caught more than glimpses of Keita but nailedness is key for me

          Were Hendo to start the season he’d be really high on my list as a long term play. It’d really come down to whether Doherty can match a Liverpool defender. Not seeing any 5.5 in attack I’d have ahead of him

          Is a 5.5 you can just leave in place a priority when there’s so little there and we all need that makeweight?

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Don't disagree with any of your points. Naildness is the main factor for me too and I currently have doherty too.

            Was just pointing to the fact that naby is priced well and had the potential to be explosive. He has looked really good after the restart

    7. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nice. I’m not alone. He could be a great differential

    8. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If he stays injury free, he could be poised for a break-out season.

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

    Any chance that when hyperlinks are being added in the text that it can be set up to open in another tab?

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

      Agreed,this should be default on every web site!

      I think you can change it in your own browser settings though

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hold ctrl when clicking if in PC, otherwise hold it on phone

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        *on

  7. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What are your thoughts on Son vs Ings vs Jimenez? Who is the one to go for?

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

      I like Ings from those options - higher ceiling than the steady eddy Raul. Not sure how Jose will deploy Son once Kane is fit but I would wait and see with Son.

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

        Kane is injured?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Quarantine

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

            He'll probably be working out in quarantine, so his fitness shouldn't be too much of a concern.

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

          Sorry, he isn’t, my bad, not available due to quarantine following holiday in Barbados I think

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

            Haha cheers, scared me there for a sec!

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

      Jimenez for fixtures and proven consistency. Ings not far behind. Son doesn't offer anything extra for the 0.5m more

  8. ChinaCraig6
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    a) VVD & Son

    b) TAA & Ziyech

    ?????

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

      B

    2. Think
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A because both are proven.

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This.

    3. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Did anyone else assume/think Mitrovic was much older than 25?

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

      yeah amazes me each time when I read his age

      1. Think
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Looks like it.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He’s younger than Lingard!

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He looked 35 when he was a teenager at Newcastle.

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

      Lol I was sure he was over 30 last time he was in the prem

    5. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      o/

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Does TAA’s ownership effectively make a pool defense double up essential?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If you want greens when Liv keep a clean sheet, yes

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Which is going to be most games right

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Probably, as long as everyone stays fit

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

      For me it does. He is underpriced so everyone will own. You can get another Pool defender to cheer any clean sheets but the only way to really cheer any TAA attacking returns is to captain him...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        True, back to the drawing board to try and fit in VVD!

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

      I've been wondering this. Problem is I started with double pool defence last season and kept faith for quite some time which went towards my worst finish in years so I hate defensive double ups.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hmm it’s tough

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

        The Allison injury really didn’t help...

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah for that reason i'm going with Trent and Robbo

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

      After GW10 WC for me for the excellent fixture turn. I've already got Doherty and am not getting Gomez so Robbo/VVD can wait.

  11. Vazza
    2 months, 6 days ago

    (A) Werner & son?

    Or

    (B) Kane Ziyech?

    Same combined value!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

      Why not be really London-centric and get all four. Would be something diffferent I suppose.

  12. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone fancy a punt on Pepe for the first 2 GW?

    I think he'll step up this season, was excellent in the cup final and looked full of confidence.

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

      I might chance it - between him and Ziyech for a GW1 punt

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

        You planning on wc GW2?

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

          Yup

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

            That's interesting. I'm lost with all these strategies! Not played very seriously the last 3 seasons just enjoyed taking silly amounts of hits. I just can't decide the best way to go. What's your rationale behind wild carding so early? I would have thought increasing value so you've a larger amount to spend would make more sense but I'm open to any suggestions.

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

              I always end up WCing around GW3 so why not plan it in this time instead? I want Bruno/Greenwood/KDB from GW2 and chances are I will play BB in GW1 cause it’s a chip I never score too much from and feel forced me to make suboptimal decisions later in the season.

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

                Sounds in interesting thanks mate.

              2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                What’s your bench boost team looking like?

                I’m bench boosting GW1 as well, I did the same last season too.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not for me, but if not now, when?

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      To expensive a punt for me. Money better used elsewhere.

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

      Nothing wrong with Pepe aside from possible playtime issues. He was fantastic towards the end of last season, well worth the punt. Can't justify him over Ziyech myself right now though, who has better fixtures and in a stronger system offensively.

  13. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1297303075770773504

    Gabriel Magalhães to Arsenal, here we go! Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week. The deal is finally done.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      So Saliva dead as an option?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        b

      2. Mweene
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not completely dead, no - those 2 are definitely Arteta's long-term CB pairing but it's unlikely he'll throw in 2 CB to play together for the first time, especially with a short pre-season.

        Unless he plays with 3 CB again and goes with Saliba-Luiz-Gabriel. Still risky though.

        1. Mweene
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I always had my doubts over Sailba starting the season anyway, so will avoid.

          Even if he starts in the Charity Shield - it won't necessarily tell us much about Arteta's PL starting 11.

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

      Another 5.5. I should imagine.

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

      Saliba dead

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You can see why Arsenal want Gabriel, Partey and Coutinho. Would make their squad much stronger and then they have backup.

      Leno
      Bellerin Mari Gabriel Tierney
      Partey* Xhaka
      Pepe Coutinho* Willian
      Aubameyang

      Martinez
      Cedric Holding Saliba Kolasinac
      Willock Torreira
      Saka Ceballos Martinelli
      Nketiah

      But there are a lot of players who need to be moved on such as Ozil, Lacazette, Mustafi, Sokratis, Elneny etc

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

        Arteta could do big things with that squad.

  14. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Leic def in tatters

    Evans, Perrierra, Chilwell, Fuchs & Amartey all flagged

    Hello Charlie Au$tin

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      x

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

      We're going to sign Koulibaly, resign Slabhead and buy
      TAA just for good measure.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Goodbye Jamie

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It's horrific, but let's not resort to Charlie Austin!

      Not even nailed...

    5. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Austin sits in WBA bench and might get 15-20 min, he is out of condition to stay 90min

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

    Any suggestions here?

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Vinagre Taylor Ayling Ferguson
    Salah Auba Son Ziyech Soucek
    Ings Antonio Davis

    1 ITB

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Worst case scenario you might not have 3 defs in GW1

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

        Really? How come?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He means Taylor sits out GW1, Vinny might be usurped by a new LB and the 4m guy isn't nailed.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Almost ident to mine. Prefer Mitrovic to Antonio though and he's cheaper. Antonio injury prone and hardly scores, all his goals were in one lucky game. Plus the double hammer's attack is horrible. 1m ITB for Auba Son to KDB Fernandes? I'm getting very tempted to downgrade Ziyech, completely unknown and Chelsea have a million new player's.

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

        Yes, those two changes are what I’m planning. Not sure how to get Martial if I want to though...

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Simple. Auba/Antonio > Martial/Bruno

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

            Fair enough, but i want KDB in there aswell...

  16. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I change my mind every day:

    A) Ings + ASM
    B) Jimenez + Armstrong

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

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I have B

  17. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I struggle to play both Sky and FPL simultaneously, they're just too thought intensive.

    I should really play Sky over FPL, for the cash prize. But the £50,000 is apparently not enough to lure me away from FPL.

    It seems I value the prestige and social status that comes from winning FPL more than the monetary lure of Sky. Crazy when you think about it... my inner chimp is actually controlling my decisions.

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

      🙂

      Thinking it over - play one aggressively (normal style) ie triple 4.5 at the back and the other patiently?

      I’m transitioning from casual - might try it out over the next 7 seasons while I complete the process

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What if you were offered £50k cash or winning FPL?

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

        Oh I'd take the 50k easy.

        Interesting, maybe it's about the achievement then... proving to myself I can win FPL..

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I think it is also probably something to do with having done 10 seasons or so of FPL (without winning) already that makes one want it more

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How many players in Sky?

  18. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I've seen alot of love for a double pool defence even a triple up, just curious to what everyone's thoughts where and if their defence will be able to regain post lockdown form of restsrt form?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I reckon they will. They were just going through the motions after league wrapped up.

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

        Exactly this. It effectively means they've had a very long rest. I have no concerns at all.

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Now starting to think of a double up

  19. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Which combo looks better?

    A. ASM & Bamford
    B. Soucek & Adams

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

  20. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    do you think it worth a hit to get fernandes and kdb in place of salah + auba for a hit to avoid price rise ?

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

      Planning the exact same moves. Hoping there are no price changes, otherwise may need to take a hit yes.

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

        Apologies getting rid of Son for Fernandes, not Salah.

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

      Can you not just leave 0.5 ITB to ride out the price rises?

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        really i don't know what to do

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

      That's a dilemma, we won't know until the season starts.

    4. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nah, no hit. Just plan now.

    5. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Given the very unique, very awkward situation, I'd say taking a hit is absolutely fine.
      I'd say over 50% of players will be doing it. I won't however, benching Greenwood

  21. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If Ferguson looks first choice in pre season, will you go with x2 4.0 defenders?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      2 x Palace must give decent chance of 1 starter

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I was looking at Ferguson/Ward as a combo.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If Ferguson looks nailed then yes

  22. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ok guys what do we think. Any feedback greatly appreciated

    Ryan
    Trent/docherty/Justin
    Salah/aubs/perreira/Armstrong
    Werner/Jimi/mitro

    Subs: button/soucek/Dallas/pieters

    Thanks everyone

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lot of love for Perreira on here, but he is only question mark for me

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sky FF looks pretty interesting but very time consuming. Planning out a team to have a captain on each or most matchday sounds painful.

  24. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    anyone going gomez instead of vvd?

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

      Thought about it but he has almost zero goal threat and VVD usually get 4-5 goals a season plus is nailed as they come. Matip could pick up minutes around UCL.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No, but maybe both

  25. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is switching from TAA + 4.5 to VVD + Gomez madness?

    Double Liverpool defence v TAA attacking threat..

    If we were sure Gomez was nailed, I'd be tempted.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Trent essential

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Why? He outscored VVD by 32.

        Gomez if nailed could beat a 4.5 by that easily?

        1. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Gomez isn't nailed. Expect more rotation with Matip as seen last season, bumps, form and appearances from other competitions mean the two are interchangeable, whih worked well for us last season.
          Anyone telling you he's nailed at present is making it up.

  26. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    how is the idea of leaving kdb until gw 9 ?

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

      That's my plan A. But I have a Plan B should he explode in GW2. I simply get him rather than Bruno.

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No for me, he’s coming in gw3

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'll probably be doing that, he isn't 9.5 anymore. However Pep plays him as a #10 in tougher matches, giving him more freedom to roam so the tougher fixtures aren't necessarily a bad thing.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      City should be pretty fixture proof though. Just play it by ear.

  27. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How does this look:

    Ramsdale (Nyland)
    TAA, Doherty, Egan, Taylor, Ferguson
    Salah(c), Auba, Greenwood, ASM, Stephens
    Jimenez, Werner, Brewster

    Monitoring Brewster and Ferguson and of they will play.
    Also keeping an eye on Ramsdale.

    GW2: Salah or Auba to Bruno, unless they are on fire.
    GW3/4: Salah or Auba to KDB.

    Might also be a bandwagon or two, so who knows.

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I would leave transfers till gw3. Auba has a couple of good fixtures and then it turns from gw3 so he’s an easier out. You just don’t lose salah full stop, he’s set and forget so for me it’s just auba > KDB in gw3 as you have united cover in Greenwood. Personally I would look at spurs to your team if you can

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks for the comments.
        Agreed on Auba.

        I was pondering Son, but if I want Salah/Bruno and KDB long term, and a balanced team, it is difficult.

        A downgrade of Salah/Auba to Bruno/KDB also gives me some cash flexibility to deal with issues the first game weeks.

        If Bruno keeps up his form, he will be indispensable.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If Fergus on and particularly Brewster are starters, you've nailed it

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers!
        Brewster not playing will certainly force a reshuffle.

  28. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Difficult to look past this team for nailedness/value. 1.5 ITB.

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA VVD Doherty Taylor Ferguson
    Salah Auba Son Soucek Stephens
    Ings Mitrovic Davis

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      My issue would be the 1.5 ITB when the team is a bit light up front and with three prime defenders.

      And if you look at it from a value for money perspective, putting 0.5 or even 1.0 in a set and forget GK returns more points based on last season.

  29. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Play Armstrong (palace away)

    Or

    Soucek (Newcastle home)

    Thanks

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Tough but I’d go Armstrong

  30. Kizza_10
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Can I get some advice on this team please. Is there any changes you’d make to this team ?

    McCarthy
    Egan TAA Gomez B.Davies
    Son Salah Aubameyang Pereira
    Mitrovic Werner

    Subs:
    Button, Vinagre, Soucek, Davies

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not bad but I wouldn’t have Gomez because of matip. Pereira it’s a no due to him being .5 more than ASM and Armstrong who are better prospects and save it the extra in case you need it