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

    No new articles or hot topic? I'm bored.

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Top of the page. What a coincidence 😀

    2. Bonuspunkte
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Can I help? What’s up?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Wants a 'hot' topic

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          What is a hot topic?

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            A hyped up section on the right of this site (under the pic of a team line up) where a person on it debates an fpl question/idea to they have to thier hearts content. Normally a member of the scout team (management on site) create some 'wistful fpl meanderings' there as well. Normally a genesis of a full 'fpl pro pundit' article about thier fpl team.

            1. Bonuspunkte
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Ah got ya, thanks... will take a look

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

      I think they've taken the weekend off.

  2. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So many question marks that I will probably start with proven PL players with good fixtures and then re-assess with a potential WC in GW 4/6

    Build around Son, vardy, TAA, mané, mitrovic

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sounds sensible

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why Mane over Salah?

  3. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    TAA, Robertson, VVD averaged 190 points last season (20.5m / 27.8PPM) and 202 points (17m / 35.6PPM) the season before.

    KDB last season scored 251 points (10.5m / 23.9PPM), Salah over the last 2 seasons has been 18.64PPM & 19.9PPM.

    Even at their price, the defence still looks insane value. Maybe I won't get all 3 but I'm tempted, TAA perma-cap.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'd rather double up on them.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      This time Liverpool has back ups for TAA&Robbo

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      TAA-Robo combo is great.

    4. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep, what I tried last season until Adrian put a stop to that

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

      Hopefully Allison stays fit unlike last season, if so the double ups going to be gold

  4. Jdpz
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What do you think about Rudiger? He is cheap compared to last seasons.

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rudiger is a good RCB and FL plays him as LCB

      get him if CHE signs a good CB or a goalie

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

    3rd draft, gone for a 352 formation now, thoughts?

    McCarthy
    VVD, Aurier, Vinagre
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Armstrong
    Mitro, Antonio

    Nyland, Douglas, C Taylor, Martial

    Auba & Son > KDB & Bruno - GW2 & GW3

    Cheers

    1. Bonuspunkte
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Isn’t Aurier gone soon?

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

        Is the AC Milan deal done now then? I thought it was just rumours?

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Don’t think it’s done yet but I heard it was likely, one to watch

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

            There's a few 5.5 def in that range so easily fixed, cheers for the heads up all the same.

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

      Only your third draft?!

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

        3rd after they announced the fixtures lad lol

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      News of Aurier being sold all over the FightingCock fansite.

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

        Reds Supporter here lad, I dont troll on Spurs Fansites lol - thanks for the info all the same 😉

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          no need to troll 🙂 I probably check out most of the fans forums before finalising my team (for all the good it does me lol).

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

            All good lad 😉

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

      The forwards aren’t great, needs premium to keep you going on that front. It’s good for a 352 if you can sort but I would down a mid to get VVD in

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        VVD is already in.

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

    going by whoever plays striker for utd they have scored plenty of goals most seasons
    rooney
    berbatov
    van persie
    sheringham
    cole
    yorke
    ibrahamovic
    even lukaku

    martial at 9.0 strikes me as a gift...

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

      Got him on my bench for GW2 onwards.

      see post above.

    2. Bonuspunkte
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Man U are my English club so I hope you are right, hoping to challenge top2 this year if things click

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Definitely. Especially when you compare him to the likes of Werner (9.5) and Vardy (10.0). Martial looks like he'll provide amazing value and a great route into the Utd attack.

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

        When you contextualise it like this he seems a bargain.

        Contrary to early thinking I reckon there's actually loads of great striker value this year.

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Agreed. I think people still have misconceptions of Martial from the early part of last season.

          When you break it down, he's the nailed on number 9 for a free-scoring Utd side with decent fixtures from GW 2.

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

      May go Werner to martial at gw3 if he struggles so yeah one to consider

  7. mental
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    which one to go with?
    A. martial , son
    B. kane, greenwood

    1. Bleh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Toughie. Probably A.

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

      Im on A also.

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

      A

  8. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who wins short/medium term?

    A. ASM & Bruno
    B. Son & Greenwood

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

      probably B

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

      B more for your money if Sancho doesn’t come in

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  9. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What's the realistic chance of Messi's transfer to Man city? City doesn't spend too much on one player and also he is 33 but then He is Messi.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      0%

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        also Barca don't want to lose him and his release clause is massive £626million

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        wouldnt rule it out completely
        barca in disarray
        good mates with pep and kun
        doesnt need the money
        would improve citys chances in cl
        manchesters riviera weather
        plenty of fat lasses without a coat at 2am

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      0%

    3. Bobby Reds
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      0% - Messi is just causing a fuss so that his final contract at Barca before he retires will be a huge salary. Similar to the Yaya Toure birthday cake storline.

  10. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this 442 / 352?

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Doherty Bavies Vinagre Ferguson
    Salah Auba Son Armstrong Soucek
    Werner Mitrovic Brewster

    GW3: Auba/Son > KDB/Bruno

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      nice. Obvs need to see if bavies is nailed

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dier otherwise (or 4.5 to keep .5 ITB for price changes)

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

      Rather have VVD than Doherty for the time being

  11. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on how this is shaping up?

    Ryan button
    Taa aurier vinagre kwp ferguson
    Salah auba son asm armstrong
    Werner mitro 4.5m

    Aurier can he any 5.5m defender.

    1.5mitb for son to Bruno gw2

    Thanks

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

      I like it, almost the same as my team above.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers.

        Main issues are that I really fancy kwp. But dunno if I should go mccarthy and another 4.5m defender...

        Dunno if Bruno is worth 10.5m. But guess good to start with him and downgrade rather than other way

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

          I personally wouldn't double up on SOU back line with both McCarthy and KWP, McCarthy is enough i feel.

          Bruno is worth the 10.5 imo, I am getting him in for Son GW3 all going to plan. GW2 Auba > KDB.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers...yeah I may ditch kwp and go Mccarthy

            Just that most of the 4.5 defenders look temporary like justin...want to save wildcard so looking for longer term solutions at the back

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

              same here mate - trying to hold onto my WC as long as possible too.

              What about KWP > C.Taylor?

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                He is an option....but doesn't pieters potentially threaten his place?

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

            Getting rid of Auba before WHU while KDB is away to Wolves?

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

      Good team but I’m really baffled by everyone is dumping son with his run of fixtures in the first 8? Rather dump Werner to martial if Werner is struggling

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

        Could find .5 more and upgrade one of the 5.5 mids to greenwood?

  12. Bonuspunkte
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Finding it difficult to keep up here, is there a way to be notified on replies? Pages go very fast

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

      Tick the box on comments that say Notify me of replies lad.

      1. Bonuspunkte
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ah thanks for help

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah you can get emails if people reply to your posts

      Check "notify me of replies?'' in the reply dialog box (top right)

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You seem to be going to a lot of trouble to make it look like you're new here 😉

      Parody account, I reckon.

      1. Bonuspunkte
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Just trying to find out how things work, sorry to trouble you

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          no relation to Maximus then?

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Just someone that occasionally enjoys a meat pie or sausage roll I think.

            1. Bonuspunkte
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I do like a meat pie, steak is my preference.. sausage rolls not so much, have you seen what they put in a sausage?

              1. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Or in Speccy's case what you put a sausage in.

                1. Bonuspunkte
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  This place is confusing sometimes..

                  Thanks I think

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

        Name gives it away.. sure a random person who's never been here names himself 'minuscule bonimus' when one of the most active posters is named 'maximus bonimus'...

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I saw his name and liked it but only get minimal bonus points... sorry shall I change it?

        2. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Didn’t realize it would be a problem, I don’t want to cause any trouble

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

            Dribbles? 😀

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

              I won't bother you anymore you were one of the funniest posters on here, do your thing. 😛

        3. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Most active? He takes up more bandwidth than virgin

  13. MikeBravo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    'FPL rotation: Taylor and Justin offer outstanding value'

    Just seen this on FPL Scout - are Leicester signing a centre back to replace Morgan while Evans is suspended then?!

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

    Who are you expecting the traps be early in the season?

    I think Leicester assets, specifically Vardy.

    Yes they have great fixtures. But the defensive absences could really undermine them. If they concede early goals they're going to have to chase games, opening them up to conceding more on the break. Not expecting them to make the most of those early fixtures and could be under pressure by the time their defense stabilises.

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

      I was just about to mention this. I agree I think that the full backs will be a big miss, not sure whether the replacements can provide what Chilwell and Perreria did.

      I had looked at Vardy but I think I prefer Ings / Ziyech over, say, Vardy / Traoré.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Salah

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kidding but he will not be as good as his first season possibly ever again

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I was reading about regression in here before I signed up proper..

          It was a bit boring if I’m honest..

          Salah will be in my team, regression or not

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

      Chelsea - too much to integrate all at once.

      0 points after 2 games and only a goal or so to show for it. That'll bring serious pressure to bear on big spending Frank

  15. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the single-game knockout format, used in the Champions League this year from the quarter-final onwards, has produced more exciting football than the usual two-legged games and could be revisited in the future.

    🙁

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

      good idea and make the goals 2 feet wider and 1 foot higher whist your at it...

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        😀

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think all cup competitions should be a single leg. It's what makes the cup exciting and a lottery.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        play home or away or at a neutral venue?

        I agree for domestic cup competitions.. but it's fair to have 2 legged games in European competitions

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          A random draw to see who plays at home.

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Would clubs give up on revenues from ticket sales for Champions League games? That would also mean there are 14 games fewer in the knockout phase and that would diminish the profits of both UEFA and the clubs. I doubt they will agree on that, but let's see.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        right, clubs will not agree ..

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

      Uefa will do whatever makes them the most £££

  16. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Kane + Son vs Everton, then a -4 to Bruno + Martial vs Palace in GW2?

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

      Maybe find a way to not take a -4 hit in GW2 and have 2FT GW3? Just a thought.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If it wasn't for -4, then I wouldn't be asking the question to see what people think 🙂

        I think I'd like Bruno plus one other Man Utd attacked from GW2 onwards. I could bench Greenwood and swap a biig hitter for Bruno with a FT, but not sure Greenwood is the one to have.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      not bad

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

      Either a good idea, or another Spurs trolling for FPL players...

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Everton will probably win...

    4. NEXUS-6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like the aggressive approach but on the other hand, it’s José v Carlo and last time they played it was so, so boring.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        true... I can see myself having one of either Kane or Son for GW1, but don't get why I would transfer them out after one game. It's not like Everton is an amazing fixture, and Spurs are hardly explosive.

        Guess I still haven't found the magic ticket yet.

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

          I think I just prefer the cheaper Chelsea attackers as Lampard is more of an offensive coach. Also Brighton were do poor during the run-in, although they have got a million centre halves to chose from now!

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Liverpool in GW2 is a bit of a spanner. I think I'll start with Werner, then consider a switch to Martial. If he explodes vs Brighton then obviously I'll find another way.

            Ziyech is a wait and see.

    5. luk46
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      quite a nice idea actually, could also keep Son and not take a hit, to shift him after gw3 then

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        KdB is a must for me in GW3. But Aubameyang to KdB would work and keep Son.

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          yes, I would probs do Auba > KDB. Son to Pulisic, Ziyech or Greenwood sounds all quite nice after gw3.

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

          This

  17. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    While everyone is going with TAA I am planning to play both ayling and dallas in that match for fun

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Zlatan for a reason

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wonder how Ayling&Dallas v TAA&Robbo will play out

      1. thericeking
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This is very interesting

  18. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    for people in the UK

    PSG vs Bayern Munich | UEFA Champions League Final 2019-20 | Live stream

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC8uHgI-7gs

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      the whole tournament over lockdown should have been free.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Why?

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Very aggressive ..

          I agree with Bemba, with everything going on in the world it should have been free to cheer people up..

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Wish my drugs dealer had the same mindset....

            1. Bonuspunkte
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Don’t get hooked, drug situation is very bad where I am..

              Dealers give freebies to get you addicted

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Should the film companies make all new films free on TV to cheer everyone up?

            1. Bonuspunkte
              2 months, 5 days ago

              That would be a nice idea, won’t happen unfortunately

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Ditto to Milhouse's idea then.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cheers

  19. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I have been listening to this Golbridge punter. Some ManU fan with 800k followers.
    How did he do that? Seems a self righteous bore to me.
    (Just an observation!)

  20. luk46
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who are the best mancs options in your opinion? Im thinking to either go 343 with Martial (possibly no Son) or to leave 1.5m itb to do Son > Bruno.
    Also, is one player enough to cover? I guess Chelsea provide even better value for a double up...

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you plan on captaining one, I think you need to have Bruno. I'm also looking at Martial, if Rashford is still going to play so wide.

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ye, I quite like Martial and could well go with Salah Auba Ziyech Armstrong erner Martial Mitro

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't think of it in terms of covering united. Just get them if you think they will do well. I'm not going to start with any city or united asset personally and will look to move them in later.

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I cant really go without at least one, fixtures too good for that

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I'm tempted to go without. After palace and brighton the fixtures aren't great imo. I am in the minority however.

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Greenwood if nailed at that price.

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        agreed, seems good value! Ziyech > Greenwood in gw2 is the easiest way for me rn

  21. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    FPL accounts on Twitter have absolutely exploded this season. I saw one this morning that was offering a psychology support / approach, to FPL, like WTAF?

    I don't really get the need for likes and followers, but then I'm a little bit older and didn't have social media in my childhood. It's a shame people take to heart what any random stranger can write to them, anonymously.

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

      Social media is just bad all round

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Full of narcissists who would sell their grandmother in return for a like...just like youtubers . The very worse of the FPL community. Can you dig it?

      Oh if you agree with me don't forget to hit that upvote button and subscribe .

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A lot of people trying to make money for nothing

  22. ThisPostsOnFire
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which player are you most uncomfortable about having in your squad.

    For me, it's Mitrovic. 6m is a very awkward price with very little decent prospects around that bracket.

    Currently have routes out for everyone but him.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It's the 6m Mid/Fwd position

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Vinagre. I'm okay with mitro.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mitrovic, definitely, but have to give him a shot with those fixtures and move on if Fulham flop. He's on penalties too.

      1. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That's the thing though, Fulham inspired very little confidence all the way through last season. I feel after 2 or 3 gws it will be quite obvious whether he can go on a sustained run with the team providing for him or whether we're buggered.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          The only real alternative is Doherty/Chilwell at the back or an additional 5.5m mid (if you already have ASM). Maybe JWP could be worth 6m? On pens too.

    4. Bonuspunkte
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane, saying that I can just get rid if he plays CDM again

    5. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Armstrong

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Easy hold at that price unless he loses his spot though. You don't want much from a 5.5 mid.

    6. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Am confomartable with all my picks. Have one 5m and two 4.5 defenders and am hoping I don't have to make any moves there as would feel a waste of transfers.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Egan, Rudiger or Bavies? 🙂

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Dier currently.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I don't think I'd be comfortable with Dier. The CDM option has disappeared with Hoijberg coming in from Southamption.

            1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              According to fan forums and james from planet FPL he is first choice centre back. Will wait to see how they lineup in preseason. Spurs fixtures look decent for clean sheets especially with the way Mourinho is setting then up.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Interesting, even with Alderweireld and Sanchez? Foyth even played vs Ipswich.

                One to monitor for sure.

                1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Yeah could be a nice pick as no one is talking about him. Mourinho once tried to sign him at united and pretty sure he was nailed in project restart.

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

                Did they say anything about Davies? Currently on him right now but could make the switch.

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

            I can sympathise with that - he'd be the last person I'd want in my team.

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

              A nailed defender at 5.0 for a second season Mourinho team? Interesting.

    7. sambyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mitrovic and Ziyech.

      1. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Also a bit iffy about Ziyech. Greenwood is a nice handy replacement though if United don't bring in another attacker.

    8. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Same, mitro is the awkward one. Not sure if to go mitro > 4.5 (Brewster if loaned) & a 4.5 defender to Doherty.

    9. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Route out from Mitro is to have him as 3rd striker and get a premium defender upgrade - easy to do if you don't max out on 4.5

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

      Armstrong. I'll be sitting with him until - probably - GW10 when I WC but I wish he was a player I was a little more... confident about.

  23. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I'm closing in Greenwood + Martial instead of Fernandes + Mitrovic.
    What do you think guys?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm probably going to have none of those players. If I had to choose I'd pick the one which has a gameweek 1 fixture.

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

      I'm going with Ziyech and Ings for GW 1 and the greenwood + martial combo is my route out if things don't go my way.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I'm going with all four... I'm trying to build a very well balanced team.

  24. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone going all in with BB GW1 then wildcard GW2?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Maybe, but keep it quiet as you get shot down.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I don't mind that. Ideas are meant to be shot down; good ones survive.

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Some are planning this. I am not a fan. Gameweek 2 is definitely too early especially as 4 teams won't have played a single match!

      What does all in on gameweek 1 look like compared to a normal squad anyway. Salah and mane with auba and pepe and triple chelsea attack?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I'm not sure tbh. I just tried putting a BB squad together and would certainly need a couple of the 4.0 defenders starting (Ferguson and Johnson).

        The benefit I see is that you can have triple Man Utd for GW2 plus KdB, without having future transfers planned.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      :). GL.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I am and have seen a few others

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nice. May I ask who your 3rd striker would be? Am considering Che Adams but he feels a bit meh.

        Kane, Werner and Mitrovic might be the way to go.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Werner, Ings and Antonio at the minute.

          Antonio haD the most headed chances post Lockdown and Newcastle concede the second most headed chances post lockdown (of teams available in GW1)

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            nice stat. If we don't see any life in Haller during pre-season then I may jump onboard.

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Quite a few i suppose.
      GL

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

      Don't be utterly ridiculous. Each to their own but one chip in the first two weeks is silly let alone using two!

      Sheer madness.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        😀

    7. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, everyone should do this. So I'm the only one who hasn't wasted 2 chips with 36 GW's to go.

  25. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is there a consensus on best Spurs defensive asset?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Gedson if Aurier is sold.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Very interesting, thank you!

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Gedson is a £5m midfielder, I’d say Davies is your best bet.

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Only issue is that Gedson is classified as a midfielder.........what’s the next best option if Aurier is sold?

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Dier is apparently first choice centre back. Wait to see how preseason goes though.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ah sorry, I thought he hadn't been listed yet.

      3. Blandiblub
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Gedson is a midfielder, even if he played a kind of RB role against Ipswich. I'd imagine we'll be in for a new RB if Aurier is sold. We have Tanganga or Foyth, possibly Sissoko if desperate.

  26. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on below chaps? 1M ITB

    McCarthy, 4.0

    TAA, Justin, Vinagre / douglas, braithwaite

    Salah, Auba, Redmond, ASM, Son

    Werner, Calvert Lewie / 4.5

    Cheers 🙂

  27. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Alli or ziyech?

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

      Ziyech

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Different perspective: Alli scored 4.7 ppm last season, the 12th highest MID, a bit under the radar and higher than many other MID's talked about ad nauseum on this site. Against opponents with FDR of 2 (or better, although there were no FDR's of 1 last season), he averaged 6.1 ppm (+30%). TOT face FDR 2 opponents 6 times in the first 8 GW's. Could be a sneaky differential at only 1.2% ownership.
      Ziyech scored 0 points in the EPL last season so he's anybody guess.
      I'm probably going Son, and possibly Kane, so most likely won't have Alli in my roster, but just wanted to give you something factual to think about.

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

        The trouble is that you don't know who you're getting with Alli - he can be world class or sunday morning pub team. No doubting his inherent quality but his attitude & form are all over the shop.

        1. Bonuspunkte
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He’s rubbish now... had one good season at a push one and a half.. mourinho should sell him

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes, Alli would be a high variance option no doubt. But I would venture that Ziyech, having never played in the EPL and not necessarily even nailed GW1 until we see more preseason, doesn't offer much more certainty. I also wouldn't say Alli is "rubbish", mainly because even though it may or may not be true, it would be a pretty useless comment based on opinion rather than analysis.

  28. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Views on this team- benching Martial for week 1 and ability to get KDB and Greenwood in week 2/3?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Vinagre
    Salah KDB Armstrong ASM Soucek
    Werner Mitrovic

    Nyland Ayling Ferguson Martial

  29. Uns95
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Current team - building around set/forget of Salah, TAA, VVD and Doherty - any thoughts?

    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Doherty Justin
    Salah Auba Son Ritchie
    Vardy Mitrovic

    Nyland Stephens Ferguson Wickham

    Only question I had was:

    a) Vardy + mitrovic, or
    b) Jimenez + Richarlison

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      why not Werner?

      1. Uns95
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        In consideration, just unsure on a player new to prem until I have seen how he performs in first 2/3 games... rather put money on proven prem players initially!

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

          Ravenelli?

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

      Very good team, I’m looking at this but it’s a bit too rigid to get city and united in. Auba to KDB yes but it may have to be Werner/vardy to martial. A for now

      1. Uns95
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have possibly changed it to Jimi and Mitro up top. This then allows the following:

        Son > Fernandes game week 2
        Auba > KDB/Sterling game week 3 (don't fancy it for wolves away)

    3. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don't like Ritchie, personally I'd downgrade him and VVD to get an 8.5 forward in place of Mitro. But it's decent.

      1. Uns95
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Might change Richie for Hojbjerg, assuming he continues in pre season as he has done. Take the point, could downgrade VVD to Gomez and then get Ings for Mitro - a few options anyway.

  30. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Triple Liverpool D? ppm value is the best around and TAA is surely captaincy material for plum Liverpool fixtures. I'm tempted.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It’s a bold strategy and could prove very effective but there will be frustrating GWs where Salah and Mané haul and Liverpool win 4-1 for example. For a set and forget team it would be a great approach.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Set and forget defence which leaves me free to concentrate on value moves up top. Salah or Mane will punish badly some weeks though no doubt.

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like the double up but not from the start. Only see a few clean sheets to start the season. Will get extra defender on wildcard when we have a better run for defensive prospects.

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      i'm also tempted, excellent value, allows me to virtually set and forget defence (have doherty too) and then can just focus on swapping between city/utd/chelsea assets for my attacking output, however i might play safe and start with double pool defence plus salah, still mulling it over

    4. Bonuspunkte
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Triple up is crazy talk.. just because it means you don’t have Salah or Mane in your team..

      No offense but only a crazy fool would triple up, you would have to be a bit silly