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

    Newcastle v #LFC team:

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

    Salah off pens.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Really?

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

          Yes

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

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

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

      Cmon salah c, mane, robbo. Make me proud

    4. Vazza
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

      • Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Those pens means nothing to me!

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

        TAA, Robbo and Salah (C) LETS GO!

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Source?

      • bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Milner will have a Word with you on that one.

    5. Vazza
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Is Coutinho starting for LFC?

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

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

        2. Mario Balofail
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          He wishes...

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Check out world no. 26 lmao

        Kane (C) Son (VC)

        But has 80 points with Salah left to play.

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

          80?!?! What on earth

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            triple leads may be

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

            70 actually. Mee and el ghazi

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

          Huh

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Maths is terrible

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

          Fuzzy maffs?

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

            Actual score still fairly amazing, tbf.

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

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

          Love it

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

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

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

          haha but glad that rockstar is back

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              might be helpful sometimes.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

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

        4. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          This

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

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

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

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

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Robbo CS and assist please.

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

          Meant to be benched so looking unlikely!

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

            He starts mate!

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

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

        2. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Jinxed it

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

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

      • Vazza
          3 months, 14 days ago

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

        • acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days 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...

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          is the liverpool game on?

        • Naby K8a
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Gini/Matip - Milner/Phillips

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Cmon Andrew, go get some attacking points!

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

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

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

            Most people have it out for 5-10 mins max

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

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

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days 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
              3 months, 14 days 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.

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

          2. Vazza
              3 months, 14 days ago

              i have fallen in love with FPL again!

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                It’s a love hate relationship.

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

                That might vanish quickly the minute Pool concede.

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Salah and Trent haul. Come on

              1. Oz
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days 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).

            • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Robertson!

            • Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Mane starts.

            • rokonto
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

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

            • FantaCity
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days 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
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                This

              2. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Okay.

              3. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

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

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

                Why? Footstock any better

              5. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days 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
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

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

              7. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

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

            • Bounce
                3 months, 14 days ago

                F*** off Robertson.

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  What, for doing his job?

              • Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yes Firmino!

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

                CONFIRMED LINEUP ✅

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

                1. Halftime
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 14 days 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
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Real rollercoaster ride for Robbo owners!

              • The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Salah non owners & cappers absolutely SHITEING their underpants!!

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

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

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

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

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Haha.

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

                      I mean literally as in the dictionary definition of literally

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

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

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

                          Top 10 casuals aren't serious managers

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

                            You are bad at trolling.

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

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

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

                    My ML leader has never owned him th his season
                    .

                  3. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

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

                2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

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

              • TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

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

              • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                ROBBO YOU BEAUTY

              • ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days 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
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Wilson starts. Shame.

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

                Lewis benched

              • scubasmithy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                As we were, BS re Robbo being benched.

              • Dele
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                r O b B o

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

                Robbo own goal and red card please

              • Lev Yashin
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Hello Robbo.