Sky Sports

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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2,989 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mdm
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Which option:

    A. Egan, Greenwood, Son
    B. Doherty, Fernandes, Soucek

    Thanks.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      B by a lot imo.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        Yes^

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      B

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Definitely B

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Yes, B looks great

  2. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    First post fixture release draft.
    Any feedback to make it better - changes you would make?
    Greenwood benched for GW1 but Probably a 451 after that. Any doubts on any of the 11 starting as GW1 does not have a bench?

    McCarthy

    TAA VVD Aurier Egan Vinagre

    Salah Auba Barnes Armstrong

    Werner

    Steer Greenwood Wickham Davis

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Not a fan of 4-5-1. Would downgrade VvD to boost one of them up.

      Also would pick up Doherty to start the season.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        If Brewster gets a loan deal and is expected to start, I might go for 4-5-1. It has flexibility issues though.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Doherty over VVD. Not keen on Pool double defence just yet

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        It’s Leeds though

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Yeah, but are you building a squad for GW1 only, or are you building it for around 5-8 GWks before you WC?

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            For the whole season ultimately so I don’t have to move in it. I think TAA, VVD and doh are sets and forgets for the season so work with whatever you have left for the rest of the team. You only need a playing 4.5 def to cover in case one is out

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 hours ago

              Agree, TAA - VVD - Doh is set and forget for the season. My thinking is given that early on it is difficult having all 3 without sacrifices in midfield premiums, I would rather split my eggs in 2 baskets and go TAA + Doh. You can always add VVD down the line as the season progresses.

              1. The Pesci challenge
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 hours ago

                Yeah very true, especially if it means using the difference to get city and united in. Just think it’s one less headache to worry about that’s all

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  One less headache and about 3.5m less budget...

                  The hardest thing about early on in the season is having the means and transfers to get on the bandwagons that appear. If you handcuff yourself to a premium defense early on, you severely limit your abiility to get on the emerging bandwagons.

            2. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              That’s where I was before the fixtures were announced just spent a bit more with Sterling to Auba

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

          Followed by Chelsea

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Yeah tough game so could be cagey so a 1-0 special could be on the cards

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 hours ago

              Then only city and arsenal in the next 16 after that. No brainer

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 hours ago

                Why not just wait until GW3?

                LEE che ARS aren't exactly amazing transfers for defense. Frees up 2.0m that you can use to chase good bandwagons. If everything goes up in smoke, you can WC in GW3 or 4 and get back your premium defense (especially since they are highly owned and won't go up in price...)

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  *fixtures for defense. I think Liverpool can easily concede in all 3 of those games.

                  1. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Maybe but it all comes down to trying to minimize the amount of transfers over the first few weeks and not taking hits. If I can get away with Auba to Sterling in GW3 and one more transfer then happy days.

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

                      So what I am trying to say is I am trying g to have at least 5-6 set and forget and only use transfers for the other positions.

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Aurier not sold to Italy yet?

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Aurier Egan >> Doherty KWP & you're great imo

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Nice one. But triple up Saints to start the season in punty

    5. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Replies very much agree with the slightly different drafts I was looking at - most had Doherty And it would have to be for VVD. That .5 spare might be useful for price changes etc. Double Wolves defence might be good but I don’t know about it for the first 2 weeks. Should I get a different 4.5 for Vinagre if getting Doherty for VVD?

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        There will be better reason to get someone for Vinaigrette. Transfer window is still open.

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Which one would you pick ??.

    A. Mitro Armstrong
    B. Adams ASM

    ASM rotate nicely with Soucek

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Prefer Armstrong myself and have A, so I may be a bit biased

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        Cheers mate

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          No probs Amey, good luck this season - you were smashing it over the last one! Hope the good form carries on for you

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Finished very badly mate.
            Thank you and good luck to you !!

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

      Che is not nailed

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        If you look at end of the season mate, he started almost all games.
        Long is older. Obafemi isn't PL quality IMO.

        You like Mitro fixtures ?? They are green on ticker but are tricky ...

        Hence confused. Armstrong & ASM is coin flip isn't it ?

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      A

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        It's what i have. It's template. 🙂
        Thank you !

  4. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    The Sky Fantasy Football is only for UK residents, right?

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      I think so...

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      ELIGIBILITY
      How to play and all instructions on the Game, Website and App form part of the terms and conditions of the Game and a Managers entry into the Game is their acceptance of such terms and conditions. The Game is only open to persons residing in United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. You must be 18 or over to enter. You must register in your own name and provide your own details. Any Manager found to be in breach of this provision maybe disqualified. Employees of Sky, GFM or associated companies, their relatives, agents or agents' relatives may play but are not eligible to win prizes.

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    When are Chelsea playing a friendly? Need to see the man of the hour Timo Werner in action.

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Yes indeed, could do with this as well but I think he’ll be alright

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      They only came back to training in the last few days. So Nothing announced as yet.

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Thinking of just getting jimi from gw1, city at home isn’t even a bad fixture considering their defence and then he’s got such a good run

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      I would get Werner/vardy for the first 2 and then downgrade in gw3 once city are out of the way

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        How many transfers in GW3?
        Bring Bruno/greenwood/kdb in and now Jiminez too.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Jimenez is never bad pick. He's definition of consistency

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        Well, yes and no. His record against the teams he faces in the first few weeks isn't good.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Hmm
          Defensive teams ...

          I hope you're right Andy as I'm not going to have him. Look at my post above.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Yeh. I'm nervous too. If it's a wrong call I can get him GW3 after Blades and City.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Jimi is greatly overlooked I think. He will be gold with those fixtures.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        His stats are awesome as well

  7. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    How does this sound?

    McCarthy - 4.0
    TAA - Doherty - Justin - 4.5 - 4.0
    Salah - Auba - Son - Armstrong - Ritchie/Soucek
    Werner - Mitro - 4.5
    £1.5 itb

    GW2 - Son 》 Bruno
    GW3 - Auba 》 KDB/Raz
    GW4 - Ritchie/Soucek 》 5.5 or some such

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      See how son goes, got good first 8 fixtures. I would do auba to the one that looks like rising first and then the other the week after

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      I don't like Son for one week vs playing the 4.5m defender + a transfer.

      Just get Fernandes straight up. Son would have to score more than the 4.5m defender + 4 points. And if he does manage to do that, will you want to make the Fernandes transfer at all or just keep him?

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        It’s just a lot to bench

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          It is but weigh the odds. I reckon at the start of the season, better to get nailed on players you'll want long term right away. You can have a few slots for speculative picks. But hokey cokeys I just really don't like.

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Yeah I get what you’re saying but I’d rather get son with his fixtures and then decide if he isn’t doing it then get rid. Two sides to the story on this front

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Perhaps, but you can choose the 4.5 def with a good fixture.

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Kwp or an arsenal def like saliba or holding

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        I have written same text earlier 😉

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        Not sure I follow you Camzy, sorry. The Son to Bruno is a straight swap so no -4 hit there. Playing 3-5-2 with a TAA - Doh - Justin. The 4.5 def is 1st sub.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Sorry read it again, and I do follow you now

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          It costs a transfer. That transfer might be free in GW2 but it is worth 4 points and you will need it. It's way short term thinking to force a GW2 transfer at the start of the season when you can prepare adequately without it. Furthermore there are no outstanding one week punts that I can see. Everton are not a mug side. If say Spurs had FUL or WBA maybe it would be worth it, but there is no one worth a one week punt.

          By getting Bruno right away, you open yourself up the option of rolling in GW2 and then in GW3 you have 2 FTs to do like Auba out + use the money.

          Point is, that transfer is an opportunity cost and is worth 4 points.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Yes, sorry, after I re-read your comment a couple of times I followed your logic. Sorry you had to elaborate. I appreciate the thinking behind it and it does make a lot of sense. Will have some thinking to do. Cheers!

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            It's not worth -4 if the rest of your team are long term picks a d you can easily save up 2 transfers again

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              Start of the season though with this much uncertainty? I highly, highly doubt that things will go according to plan. Someone will get injured or one of the touted 4.5ms won't start. Transfers are a premium at the start of the season. Always.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 hours ago

                I've considered benching Bruno but in the end I think you end up less safe because with the tight budget at the start you won't have a bench for gw1 if you bench Bruno and play your first bench player. That looks risky to me because there could always be a surprise benching and then you have 10 players.

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  Valid point as well, thank you Brosstan

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  You have a point there... I guess it comes down to how confident you are in your 4.5m selections. We need to get closer to the start of the season, have reports come out, new signings etc. Still a lot of time where things can change.

                  I will be very surprised for instance if Vinagre remains first choice LWB. And if he doesn't start, a whole lot of drafts are going to be ripped up and started again...

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Part of the reason why ultimately I decided to splurge an extra £1.5 and get Doherty from the get-go. Vinagre may be good, but minutes aren't guaranteed if they got another LB

        3. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          No transfer is "free". One injury and you may have to take -4 elsewhere.

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Template. Well, Soucek with those fixtures perhaps not.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        I see Newcastle & Arsenal 😉

        Can bench after that

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          After that he is probably going to get the boot or bench haha 🙂

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Son has great fixtures. If he is on a roll, no need to get rid.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Cheers!

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Like the draft and plan.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Thanks Amey

  8. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    If pulisic was fit would you bother with Werner or Ziyech?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Never.
      I'm waiting for him to get fit. Have Ziyech as placeholder atm

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Yep. Werner. Pulisic will assist and help get penalties for him as well as prob scoring.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Werner is nailed on for me, the only other dilemma was Ziyech or Pulisic. In which case Pulisic would have taken it every time, he was genuinely looking like Hazard since the restart. Insane dribbling, end product, effectiveness, the complete package. Also was listening to FMLFPL and they noted how Ziyech crosses benefited the LW of the Ajax side, so much so that the players playing CF and RW swapped goal tallies depending on where they played. Pulisic is very underpriced this year and I doubt we'll be seeing that again anytime soon.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Waiting for Havertz. Chelsea will be loaded with attacking options and double up going to be plenty points.

    5. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Ziyech. With Pulisic, however, what concerns me is his fitness. I agree with the poster above saying that lw benefitted from ziyech's through balls. His left foot seems deadly and people with pace i.e.: Werner and puli should reap the rewards, maybe even Alonso also, I can even see giroud getting on the end with some headers. Ziyech should be on free kicks also. Could be the new kdb if all things click for him

  9. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Which defender to start between

    A Tierney (ful ) WHU,
    B Doherty (shu, MCI)

    Alongside TAA Vinagre Ayling Ferguson

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Fixtures says A. Higher ceiling says B. Arrrgh. B.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B for sure. It's not about just the first two. Doherty has one difficult game in the first 8 gameweeks.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B

    4. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I will start with Doherty. If you are planning to WC gw3 it's a different story. I believe there will be early bandwagons, but Doherty isn't one of them. He is just too expensive.

    5. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Definitely B

  10. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Which option?

    A) Soucek & 4.5 defender (352)
    B) Bavies & 4.5 midfielder (442)

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Bavies + Soucek?

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        McCarthy 4.0
        TAA Doherty *** Vinagre 4.0
        Salah Auba Bruno Armstrong ***
        Werner Mitro 4.5

        9.5 for the 2 spots

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          aah ok. Wont work then. Try Ziyech and Martial over Bruno and Werner?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            I have 5 of those + Martial, Son and Ziyech

            1. davies
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              What you looking like atm?

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I have A. So A.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Biased opinions says A

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        *opinion*

  11. Jotangs
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    arthy
    Van Dijk Justin Vinagre
    Aubameyang, Salah, Ziyech, JWP, Soucek
    Vardy, Kane

    Im using a GW2 Wildcard so im going for coverage of all fixtures and the most goal threats.
    Anyone better than Ziyech or is my team fine?

    1. Jotangs
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      McCarthy*

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Silly planning for GW2 WC, will be far more valuable later on.

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Can't believe the entire site has to refresh just for me to post a comment. What is this, the 2000s?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Pay £17.50 membership fees and we'll update the site to suit your needs

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Yes it is the 2000s

  13. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Hmm,dont like the defense TAA,4.5,4.5(4.5,4.0) so

    A) Rash + 2 x 4.5 def

    B) Greenwood + Doherty + Davies

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      b 100%

  14. mbsoz45
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    How much reliance do players put on the RMT valuations? The Captain Sensible articles seem to give it short shrift among the different analysis tools and the choices in the Scout Squad and Scout Picks – other than the obvious Salah, KVB etc. - often are a far cry from the RTM ratings for the week.

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Personally, very little. I prefer my tables. 🙂

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Not too much. But it's decent tool to look for possible issues for future gameweeks.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      never use it.

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I look at it but don’t usually make the suggested changes

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      None. It's for the nerds

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      It's based on manual input that I've found myself disagreeing with a lot so 0

    7. mbsoz45
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Cheers

  15. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Which looks best?

    A) Egan and Martial
    B) Robertson and Mitro

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

  16. King Carlos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Bayern or PSG?
    And why...

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      bayern because they are a team

      1. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        PSG's front three can cause mayhem behind Bayern's high def line, though. Lyon broke through many times in the semis...

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          i m just hoping they wont see that much of the ball

          1. King Carlos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Well, that's not gonna happen... counter-attacking is PSG's main asset vs Bayern and they have possibly the best three players to do it... it's gonna be a coast to coast football...

      2. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        But otherwise I reckon Bayern has to be the fav to win

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      PSG .. high scoring finale

  17. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Starting with a balanced team and Taking a punt on Willian over Auba

    McCarthy
    Doherty, Egan, TAA, Tierney (Bernardo)
    Willian, Salah, Greenwood, Trossard, ASM
    Werner, Kane (Davis)

  18. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    a werner and son
    or
    b kane and ziyech

    thank you

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A hands down.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        cheers

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        This

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      thanks all !

  19. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Go Bayern Go...

  20. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Who is going to win champions league.
    A) PSG
    B) Bayern München

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    My word, the suggestions or plans to bench Bruno GW1 is like wtf did I just read...

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Why not? You may disagree but certainly there isn't anything crazy about that...

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Uh?

    3. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Here's another for you then. I'm benching Bruno and Greenwood. Hahaha

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Perfectly decent call. You can have triple United in GW2 with no penalty.

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Will be a penalty... for Bruno 🙂

        2. Indpush
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Could but I won't. I'll just have two.

          Interesting it was you who wrote that because as long as things can be kept to plan I am going with a front three that you had at one point but I believe I saw you had moved off of it.

          Ings, Jimenez, Werner

          It caught my eye because I had them in for a couple of days before I saw yours plus I'm always looking for it in managers teams posting. I immediately scanned the rest of your team when I spotted yours. Actually can't recall seeing anyone else doing it but no doubt I missed their RMT's.

          All the best to your season this year. I have enjoyed reading your thoughts and commentary in here.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        And then UTD lose their 1st fixture with no penalties for UTD

        So I am guessing you will have about 30m sitting on your bench GW1. Oh dear.

        1. Indpush
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          No. 26 million.

          "It's the end of the world as we know it"

  22. comeonspurs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone got a link to a spreadsheet or article on defensive rotations

    Would really help

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      see Ben Crellin's spreadsheet on Twitter.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Arsenal – Spurs
        Aston Villa – Crystal Palace
        Brighton - Leeds
        Chelsea – Fulham
        Leicester – Burnley
        Liverpool – Everton
        Man City – Man Utd
        Sheffield United – Southampton
        West Ham – Newcastle
        Wolves – West Brom

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      CPL / NEW is interesting for the first half of the season:

      SOU, BHA, EVE, BUR, BHA, ful, EVE, LEE, bur, NEW, avl, WBA, lee, FUL, avl, LEI*, SHU, shu

      Otherwise best I could manage was:

      1) Start with CPL / NEW defenders
      2) GW6 switch NEW to AVL defender
      3) GW12 switch CPL to NEW defender
      4) GW15 switch AVL to BUR defender

      First 17 GWs will give you:

      SOU, BHA, EVE, BUR, BHA, LEE, SOU, LEE, BHA, NEW, NEW, WBA, BUR, FUL, CPL, SHU, FUL

      Meets the criteria of avoiding the Top 8 and having home fixtures. Very little transfer cost

      1. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Great post!

      2. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Thanks for this - really informative

  23. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Been reading comments from experienced community players and will probably go with team below for GW1.

    McCarthy
    TAA - Egan - Doherty
    Salah - Son – Aubameyang - Amstrong - Soucek
    Vardy - Mitrovic

    Nyland - Ferguson – Justin - Wickham

    I’m not convinced on doubling up on either Liverpool or Wolves defenders for the early fixtures as others seem to be and don’t like benching expensive assets in GW1.

    Plan to make double change in GW3 for MU/MC or Chelsea players depending on how early form looks.

    Any views?

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Solid team. Keep an eye on Villa's friendlies, as Steer might emerge as preferred GK until Heaton is back.

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      issue for me is soucek. apart for gw1 fixtures are awful. egan to 4.5 and soucek to 5.5 imo

      1. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Soucek is OK for me. Arsenal are pretty bad at conceding from set pieces too (GW2 fixture), and he has scored 24 goals over the last two seasons, so worth a gamble.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          gl

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Sound strategy overall I guess.

      I disagree with two things personally, but this is just my particular view point and is not more correct than yours by any means.

      1. Doubling on Wolves defense. I think it's absolutely worth doing. Wolves had unbelievable defensive stats at the end of last year. They have no European commitments this year either. The fixtures they have are also outstanding for the first 8 weeks. Only MCI is a bad fixture and you can double up on Wolves and bench the one that isn't Doherty for that game.

      2. Benching expensive assets in GW1. Untied have Palace at home in GW2. One of the juiciest fixtures you could ask for considering Palace's current dilapidated state. Furthermore, they have 4 of the most underpriced attacking assets in the game to choose from. Value wise, all 4 of the United attackers are absolute gold. Bruno could be a 250 point+ monster, Rashford is a 9.5m OoP player proven for 200 points, Martial got MORE attacking returns than Bruno post lockdown, Greenwood is a relatively budget OoP player who posted elite goals/minute ratios. I don't think going without at least one in GW2 is wise. Preferably 2,

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I am considering 3 for gw2 tbh. Why not? (famous last words 😉 )

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Good points....may consider changing either Vardy/Son to MU asset for GW 2.

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    think going pepe over auba is a bad move? thanks

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Yes it is

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        cheers

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Auba is gonna be captained alot in many teams, seems essential at the start.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            you re probably right cheers

  25. Fit of Pique
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else thinking about United and City's lack of pre-season?

    Likes of Liverpool and Spurs are playing pre-season friendlies with the season still three weeks away. Other teams have just started their summer break and will have 1 / 2 (at most) warm up games before being thrown in the deep end of a new premier League campaign. Versus teams who've had much better preparation.

    Wonder if this means the Manchester clubs are being over priortised. Thoughts?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Me. I don't have any, and may wait until GW 9.

      1. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I'm keeping an open mind. I want to wait and see if I can avoid succumbing to early pressure to bring them in. Open to avoiding until a GW8 wildcard

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          I will probably WC before that. But MUN are in an unholy mess, and City's defence is all over the place. But we will see.

          1. Fit of Pique
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            What do you mean about United being in a mess?

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              Maguire arrested in Cypress. The story has yet to come out. I would bet on the dressing room being pretty disturbed, and it is not the greatest place anyway.

              1. Fit of Pique
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 hours ago

                Apparently a couple of United players were with him, at least earlier in the day - Rashford included.

                Says it was to protect his sister from being assaulted

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Totally agree. We saw after Project Restart the increase in clean sheets that came from sluggish performances. Current plan is to only own Martial from each until at least GW8, after which a WC with triple City is the plan. Keeping an open mind though, if Aguero gets a clear (C) opportunity at Leicester or West Ham it would be a no-brainer switch. KDB in my thoughts too but I'm not bothered over missing out on him for a while. Nobody besides Martial from United entering my thinking.

  26. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    cheeky rmt

    ryan (button)
    taa doherty justin saliba (ferguson)
    salah pepe son (greenwood 4.5)
    werner jimmy mitro

    thanks a lot and gl 🙂

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Dunno about Pepe....

      Saliba will need monitoring...arsenal seem to be buying Gabriel M.....

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        yes will monitor saliba and pepe too thank you 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      All set for now, planning early WC?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        not sure holmes. kane and pepe could become kdb and a striker gw3. really not sure about pepe though 🙂

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Don't worry about him, as long as he is expected to start, it's worth a punt.

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      7/10
      -1 for pepe - too punty
      -1 for the gk, a team which concedes too much
      -1 for saliba - not nailed, very young

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        all valid points cheers

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          You are welcome!

  27. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    When will they decide when the blank United and City fixtures will be played?

    Does anyone know?

  28. Gingerman
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Not at all convinced on Pepe, yet.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      thanks gingerman. would be for 2 gws only i think.

  29. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Hi.....can I have a view on best set up here please??

    Ryan button
    Taa xxx vinagre kwp ferguson
    Salah auba xx xxx armstrong
    Werner mitro Davis

    A...... dier, asm, son (1.5mitb for son to Bruno gw2).....343 gw1

    B....doherty, bruno, soucek ......442 gw1 with bruno benched

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A, imho. Easily.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Who are you playing in B? Looks like KWP away at CPL?

      If so, B by a country mile given that you want Bruno anyway.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes. I'll play KWP.....

        So I guess it is KWP v son for one week....

        Clearly son likely to do better....But not needing to make the transfer gw2 to bring in bruno is worthwhile too...

        I don't know....could go either way

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Reckon KWP averages out at around 3 points or so in that fixture - you're right in that there's a cost to bring Bruno in in GW2 (probably not the full 4 points for a hit, but probably not far off - it's the hit or opportunity cost of not making another transfer further down the line).

          So you need Son to average out between 6-7 points in that one fixture. It's close, but he doesn't quite make it for me.

          Incidentally the reason I think it's not close is because of your other two options - I think Doherty is so much better than Dier it makes it not a contest.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Cheers mate.....

            I generally don't like doubling up on defenders - and not convinced doherty worth the additional o we vinagre....plus I think dier is a good price....

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              No probs - Dier is a good price and not a bad option!

  30. Yeboah Power XI
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Hi, this probably sounds like a strange question but here goes! I’d like to join more ‘pay’ leagues, in addition to the ones I’m already in. However the obvious issue there is the money side, as in placing trust in complete strangers. Has anyone found a way of doing this? Like the prize fund being held in some kind of mutual place?? Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      FPL don't want cash leagues.

      1. Yeboah Power XI
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        But we’re allowed to run them, right? As in it is a lawful practice?

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Consider FanTeam.

      1. Yeboah Power XI
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Thanks I’ll take a look at that