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Football Index

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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Newcastle v #LFC team:

    Alisson, Trent Fabinho Phillips Robertson, Henderson Milner Jones, Salah Firmino Mane

    Salah off pens.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Robo starts!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Nope, Klopp said a decision is to be made on the pitch when a penalty occurs between Salah and Milner.

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Really?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

          1. pavlev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Yep and unless it's v tight he'll give it to Salah for sure

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Cmon salah c, mane, robbo. Make me proud

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Jones!!!! Wooihooooii!!! Let’s goooo!!!!

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Those pens means nothing to me!

      Fielding 10 players. So grateful TAA and Robbo both start 😀 !

      TAA, Robbo and Salah (C) LETS GO!

    6. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Source?

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Milner will have a Word with you on that one.

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Is Coutinho starting for LFC?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah 😉 btw the real on injured for 4 months now, read today

    2. Mario Balofail
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      He wishes...

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Check out world no. 26 lmao

    Kane (C) Son (VC)

    But has 80 points with Salah left to play.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      80?!?! What on earth

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        triple leads may be

      2. pavlev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        70 actually. Mee and el ghazi

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Huh

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Maths is terrible

    4. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Fuzzy maffs?

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Actual score still fairly amazing, tbf.

  4. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Lol at bullshit team leakers saying there have been late changes rather than admitting they were wrong 😀

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Love it

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Could have been late changes. Ox is made of glass.

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      haha but glad that rockstar is back

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Not much use though is he? Can't do anything about it now

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          might be helpful sometimes.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Nope, the extra half hour between deadline and team news has screwed him over

    4. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      This

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Half these people just guess I think, throw enough s*** at a wall and all that

    6. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Basically someone got info that Milner is starting..
      And assumed it's at LB..

  5. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo CS and assist please.

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Meant to be benched so looking unlikely!

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        He starts mate!

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Ah ok, the rumours wrong! I'll let owners have an assist but nothing more!

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Jinxed it

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Only got 10 players with Robbo, and everyone thought he would be benched.
      Everything above 1point and I'll be happy 😀

  6. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Curtis Jones!!! You’re the man!!!!

  7. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Do football players school age kids get homeschooling generally?
    If not I doubt how secure the bubbles can be?
    Also there has to be a limit to the expectation from their families to keep up with the restrictions..
    Yes their loved one is highly earned professionals but they are human beings..

    So cases are likely to soar in any club no matter how much they try...

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    is the liverpool game on?

  9. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Gini/Matip - Milner/Phillips

  10. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Cmon Andrew, go get some attacking points!

  11. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Is there any news on how long Matip is out for?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Most people have it out for 5-10 mins max

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        5-10 mins only?, think i'll keep then.

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    the jammy managers with triple liverpool and no kane and son wins. silly game sometimes. next cahill becomes captain as third sub because the captain is set on price or form. snow days anyone?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Oh well there will be double GWs if you hold the players who miss games, those wanting to get them would have to take hits.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      I have a few of those in my ML. The irritating bit is they are above me this season. And I was hoping the Kane points today would help me overtake them. But then, they got Dallas off the bench and I have 1 point coming from Davis.

  13. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    i have fallen in love with FPL again!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      It’s a love hate relationship.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      That might vanish quickly the minute Pool concede.

  14. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Salah and Trent haul. Come on

    1. Oz
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Yep - have 50pts with Trent and Mo to play. Never have Spurs players (can't do' I'm a Gooner) so I'm smiling (rare this season).

  15. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Robertson!

  16. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Mane starts.

  17. rokonto
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    What's the most points Trent and robbo have got in one match together

  18. FantaCity
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Football Index is a scam.
    I will not be renewing my FFS membership next season due to support of this and other gambling sites - makes me sad, but it is the only protest I can make

    1. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Okay.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Paddy Power supported this site wayy back in the day. Nothing new.

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Football Index is massively worse than sports betting.

        Sports betting is a (for most people) negative value gambling. Football Index is a completely unregulated scam site.

      2. FantaCity
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        ... I hated the Paddy Power article, but it was easy to skim over. Now we are deluged with this sh*te

    4. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Why? Footstock any better

    5. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      I agree that this is a bridge too far. Gambling sponsorship is everywhere in football so I don’t think we can really turn our nose up at all of it, but football index is just ridiculous

    6. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      No idea what this is. Probably best to keep it this way.

    7. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      good protest; with your wallet. only way they'll understand

  19. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    F*** off Robertson.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      What, for doing his job?

  20. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Yes Firmino!

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    CONFIRMED LINEUP ✅

    Alisson, Robbo, Fabi, Phillips, Trent, Hendo, Milner, Jones, Mané, Bobby, Salah

    1. Halftime
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      No point in them benching Robbo given that he's likely to have a few weeks rest coming up anyway.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Real rollercoaster ride for Robbo owners!

  22. The Hunt
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Salah non owners & cappers absolutely SHITEING their underpants!!

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      There's literally no one serious who doesn't own salah

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Literally. Do you mean literally in the sense that it's often used to mean 'not literally'?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Haha.

        2. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          I mean literally as in the dictionary definition of literally

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Because there's literally a guy in the top ten overall who doesn't have him.

            1. Brosstan
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Top 10 casuals aren't serious managers

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 1 day ago

                You are bad at trolling.

                1. Brosstan
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 1 day ago

                  That guy will be out of top 100k by the end of the season

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        My ML leader has never owned him th his season
        .

      3. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Top of my league ranked 3k and never owned Salah this season

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      If Salah could give us a masterclass of 4 or 5 goals all will be forgiven.

  23. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Salah (c) & Robertson ...... chhhhhaaaaarrrrrggeee!

  24. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    ROBBO YOU BEAUTY

  25. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Liverpool: Darlow, Yedlin, Ritchie, Clark, Schar, Fernandez, Hayden, M. Longstaff, Murphy, Joelinton, Wilson.
    Subs: Dubravka, Carroll, Shelvey, Gayle, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Almiron, S. Longstaff.

    LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Newcastle: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Fabinho, Phillips, Henderson, Jones, Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
    Subs: Kelleher, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi, R. Williams, N. Williams.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Wilson starts. Shame.

  26. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Lewis benched

  27. scubasmithy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    As we were, BS re Robbo being benched.

  28. Dele
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    r O b B o

  29. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Robbo own goal and red card please

  30. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Hello Robbo.