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The FPL players who have been performing well in Football Index over Xmas


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The busy festive period is a tricky time for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Get it right, and big hauls await. Get it wrong, and blanks abound, with this year’s Covid-based postponements meaning failures are more common than ever.

But is this the case for Football Index players as well?

Football Index is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

You buy Shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

I’m actively using FI this season with more than a nod to FPL, seeing which aspects of each game marry up, and which don’t.

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The Match Day Dividends (MDD) – the FI payouts based on individual Gameweek performances – frequently line up with the bigger FPL hauls some players bring in.

Over the Christmas period (Gameweeks 14 to 17), that has been the case, to a degree.

Where the similarities between the two games is even more marked is when we also factor in Media Dividends – those payouts based on the amount of coverage a player earns based on both their current performances and other factors such as transfer gossip.

So big Christmas performers such as Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who raked in 35 FPL points over those three matches, also did well on FI.

He earned nothing extra in MMD, but two first places in FI’s daily Media Dividends tables brought in 10p per Share for his owners.

That lack of MMD returns seems a touch strange, particularly considering he brought in a season’s best 17 points from the 6-2 win over Leeds in Gameweek 14.

But he was eclipsed on that day by Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi, who scored 16 points in FPL as his side beat West Brom 3-0 – enough for him to take home the star player award in FI, which involved a massive 14p per share.

If either player had been bought by an FI Trader, however, they would have earned them extra money again from In-Play Dividends.

These are handed out to Traders for every goal, assist and clean sheet etc that their players produce during the first 30 days of ownership.

That’s a great way of earning rewards during a really busy time such as Christmas in the Premier League.

In fact, festive investment in the English domestic game is a particularly good idea as many of the other major European leagues that FI also features for Dividend payouts are currently on their Christmas breaks.

A quick look at the last ten days of MMD awards backs this up.

Five star awards and six best forward wins have gone to Premier League players. Even more recently, the last four defender and goalkeeper payouts have involved England-based assets.

Timing, however, is everything.

One of the best performers over the festive period has been Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka, who has accrued an impressive 19 FPL points from the two post-Christmas matches alone.

That has helped his FI Share Price push up from a mid-December low of around 90p to a New Year peak around the £1.50 level.

He’s also produced solid In-Play Dividends from a goal and two assists in those two matches.

Positive coverage in the press also saw him fall just short of winning Media Dividends on Wednesday.

There should be plenty more starring roles for the up-and-coming winger on the pitch in the future – and some back-page headlines to go with it.


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826 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Up the Poopey

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bobby F hat trick tonight please

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      ID LOVE THAT

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ooh that'd be amazing! Although I'd be happy with a2 pointer !

    3. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Moh hat trick please

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This as well 😉

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'll take an assist or it's 4 captain blanks in a row (Bruno v shu, Kane v LEI, Salah v WBA)

    4. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Salah 10

    5. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      One word: Origi.

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Shock 4-3 win for Newcastle ... Wilson scores 4 and Salah grabs a Hattie, .... Game week saved ... hurraaagh!

  3. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Ahh Spurs postponed 🙁

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Where have you been training?

    2. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Surely you'd have been one of the first to know?

  4. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Raphina makes his debut in my team and comes off the bench for Son. Welcome sir.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Same here 🙂

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don't deserve that luck when you didn't start him against West Brom.

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I just played my WC and have a squad brimming with talent primed for DGW19. I couldn't start everyone. Best wishes for 2021

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ok I'll let you off this time but don't bench Leeds players in the future. Good luck for 2021.

    3. Agamenmon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Same for me

    4. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hahaha these lucky noob casuals get rewarded for making senseless moves

  5. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Robertson might actually start here...

    The ‘in the know’ is majorly backtracking now

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just mentioned this a few pages ago and got slaughtered lol

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Really? Source ?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        https://mobile.twitter.com/SMXLFC

        I believe this is the ITK - very unclear but sort of now implies Robbo starts

        1. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          https://mobile.twitter.com/beyondthekop?lang=en

          This is more reliable.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Ah so maybe not then 🙁

            1. Klaren
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              It could still be true; while it is a reliable source, Klopp could always change his mind or things could happen on matchday, wouldn’t be too surprised.

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks mate, fingers crossed.

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Source?

    4. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      They recently dropped points to WBA...cant understand why they wouldn't want to come out with guns blazing tbh.

  6. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What do you guys reckon about

    Chelsea vs City
    Burnley vs Fulham

    Chances for the weekend?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      65%
      35%

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      City v chelsea. good chance
      Burnley v fulham. Dont care

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That made me chuckle

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    For the DGW?
    A) Vardy, Raphinha, Soucek, Robertson
    B) Mane, Raphinha, Adams, Any 4.5 Def

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

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

      A

    4. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I hope A as I’ll have them all 😉

  8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The 2330 game helps me stay up for the 0130 game. This is tough. Along with the fact that Kane was a differential in my ML and everybody had captained Salah.

  9. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Brendan Rodgers on JJ. "He could play seven games on the spin, he’s a machine". Good player to have for the dgw it seems.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Okocha's back?

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lol. James justin 🙂

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jamie Jackson?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Good times. Aguero(c) that GW.

        https://twitter.com/JamieJackson___/status/1030475670751571968?s=20

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          😆

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jermaine Jenas

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Would you start Mitchell v SHU in 17 ahead of Dallas (tot) Coufal (eve)

    Robertson Dias Mitchell ( Dallas Coufal)

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Can if you want but he won’t play.

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yes worth it for sure given how good the fixture is in comparison to the others.

  11. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    My Predicted line up for Liverpool tonight

    Alisson, Trent, Fabinho, Phillips, Robertson, Gini, Hendo, Ox, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

    Currently 2/2

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yes except milner in for gini

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Robertson is benched

      1. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not confirmed

      2. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        the itk's are backtracking now and saying he starts, so still up in the air

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Oh for goodness sake

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Man, I’m glad that Juergen Klopp is here to post

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hilarious when someone sticks there finger in the air , has a guess and backs it up with "currently 2/2". As if that adds credibility.

    4. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Lol. The "currently 2/2".

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Well thats 2 out of 3 now. Lol.

  12. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    So what the hell do we do with our teams now? Ive been slowly setting up for the bgw and dgw but I imagine that's all out the window now then?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      It sure is. No clue till we get to know when the postponed games will be scheduled. But then also dont know if the scheduled games will go ahead.

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I guess no matter how much planning you do it's kind of a waste of brain power right now then. Got away with spurs blanking but not hasty enough to remove my city assets..pure fluke this season

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          True that. A guy in my ML who always has been in the bottom three for the last 9 years is top this year with a lead of 46. At 56 points this GW too. No Kane, no City, no Everton. Dallas on the bench. Now how do you explain that? When all serious FPL players had at least one Spurs against Fulham.

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Jam

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              This year I have just stopped bothering.

    2. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Just make yourself as adaptable as possible and hope for the best, if it doesn't Work out perfectly there'll definitely be good opportunities later on to use chips so don't worry

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      In non-FPL news - Anguissa, Cairney and Lemina supposedly the 3 at Fulham

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I own Anguissa so that postponement good news for me. Hope he's well though

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I was hoping for a mammoth 2 points form him and now not only is the match off tonight but I have another player out for the weekend.

          But yes, let's hope that they're all OK.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Don't worry, there may be no matches at the weekend

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Kamara too and kambola is it ?

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Walker invited them too?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          haha

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Football index, imagine having real money invested with these postponements

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Imagine writing an article where you are suprised that Bruno isnt paying out after performing at expectation level.

    5. Steirish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Which combo to bring in?

      Kane & Lowton (4.5 defence) or
      Ings & TAA

      1. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I like B

      2. NateDogsCats
          3 months, 14 days ago

          For 1 week the first, for longer I'd give the latter a go

        • Steirish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks

      3. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Evening guys,

        Who to get rid of first?
        A Matip
        B Taylor
        C Cooper

        And who to get
        A Justin
        B Holding
        C Tierney
        D Mee
        E Someone else

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          C A

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Although wait for taylor prognosis

          2. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks. It’s what I was slightly leaning towards.

        2. balint84
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Lowton

      4. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        How long do I have to wait for a further disappointment this week. Will Robbo be out in 1 minute or 31 minutes?

      5. greggles
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I had intended to save the FT this weekend until Taylor got injured.

        with 2m ITB And given the uncertainty around fixtures for City and Burnley, is bringing in a Spurs Def the safest option (waiting til last minute obvs)? Building towards BGW

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Any news on Taylor? Been busy. I got him back in at 4.4..

          1. greggles
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It was his hamstring so unlikely to make it back next game. might be postponed anyway because of Fulham’s COVID outbreak

      6. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        looks like Robo back in to start then

      7. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Robertson... don’t give me this hope...

        https://mobile.twitter.com/SMXLFC/status/1344349867657846784

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yaaaaay

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Dont get your hopes up.

      8. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Just checked in on my ML. The league leader who's always crowing has captained Kane and viced Son! Goes around comes around. Salah & Mane double-up incoming!

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

          Rookie mistake to captain two players in the same game.

          1. shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            A mate in another league did it the other way around lol. Spread the risk.

        2. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ah, the pleasure of “Player Hating”

          If it were a condiment it would be shaken on fries at every fast food restaurant

        3. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It's 50 vs 45 to me. He has no bench points just Robbo to play. I have 5 sub points for DCL and Kane plus Salah and Sadio. Hopefully this is the turning point.

      9. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This is ridiculous! Had double Pool defence with Van Dijk and Gomez and suddenly they get a knee injury . Then we get Jota, knee injury as well. How can somebody plan under those circumstances , FPL should give free transfers for knee injuries , how can one predict such events?

        PS sorry for the sarcasm 😛

      10. Dangerous Rhubarb
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Looks like I may only have 6 players this week, and I fear that the next game week maybe affected too as its only a couple of days away.

        This is now persuading me to not playing a bench boost or free hit over gw 18/19 due to the announcements being so late and we may not know that any game is postponed before the deadline.

        1. greggles
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes I think that’s a fair shout. Think of the DGW bonanzas later once everyone’s been vaccinated

      11. balint84
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A) Saving KDB
        B) Mane
        C) Rashford

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          All I can now imagine is KDB starting in saving private Ryan

      12. Jag-z
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thiago Alcantara is back..

      13. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        ROBBOOOOOO

      14. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        So 2 weeks of PL break with this postponed game, right ?

      15. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        My gw17 team looks horrid. All difficult fixs or players playing each other. Ewww

      16. jam
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lessons from this week:

        - Long term planning for BGWs and DGWs is pointless
        - Keep a bench of likely starters
        - Don't captain players in the same match, let alone the same team
        - Keep a FT in the bank
        - No more than two players from the same team
        - Man Utd are contenders 🙂

        Anything else?

        1. Bielsa Murderball
            3 months, 14 days ago

            FPL is a game based on luck.

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Part luck yes, part football knowledge, part strategy and statistical analysis and part gut feeling. 🙂

              1. Luton_Fan
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Shall i draw a pie chart?

                1. Bielsa Murderball
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    yep, why not 😉

                  • how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    If you can draw one with emojis or old skool ascii art, yes please.

              2. jam
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Definitely a slice of luck but people that are good are consistently good.

            2. Trippier Hazard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Don't forget these lessons mostly apply to the rare circumstances when matches get postponed at late notice (i.e. Covid, possible severe weather, other acts of God, etc). I kind of agree with no trebling up, and C and VC the same team though.