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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. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Having taa and robbo+Salah (c) is great this gw. Even if they a get 2 PTS each!

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yep. I’m rolling with that three too. Hoping for hauls out of all three!

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I have those three and I'm a Toon fan.

      I'd be conflicted if it wasn't Bruce.

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Could nat Philips nail down a spot Whilst Matip is out ?

    Please no ‘why did you have your tip out’ jokes

    1. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      You should get those spots on your tip looked at. Sorry.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      They will sign a CB

  3. Joey Tribbiani
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Lewis benched again for fuuu sake, down to 8 players

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Probably a blessing in disguise

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            4 months, 15 days ago

            yea could be good, just come on for last 10 mins for 1 point. I would love that right now

        2. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          What could we hoped for? 1 point max?

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Salah(C), Robertson & Wilson, let’s go!

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Salah(C) and Robertson lets go!!!

      4. Vazza
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Salah (c), Jones, Robbo all start

          Kerchingg!!!

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            You own Coutinho Vazza!?

            1. Vazza
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Yes.. Great name btw

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            So that Robertson benching was just a rumour?

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                4 months, 15 days ago

                What do you think?

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                You reckon?

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                It was true

            2. KAALI_DAAL
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Glad I did Lewis to Dallas this GW

                Let's go Salah (C)!!!!!

              • TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Wilson get in.

                11 players =D

              • Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Robbo! Screw the leaks!

                1. seanie3
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Don’t listen to these so called in the know, all nonsense since rockstar, only one who got it right all the time

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Liverpool are 110% conceding tonight.

                1. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  noooooo

                2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  I thought it was 111%?

                3. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Doubt it. Unless Wilson gets a cheap pen it's almost impossible.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    People said that against West Brom

                4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  If Wilson scores it yes please!

                5. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Newcastle have about as much chance of scoring as West Brom

              • Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Salah(C) and Firmino, let's go!!!

              • ivantys
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Wilson get jammy pen pls

                • Skloppy Kops
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Finally some luck with Nat Phillips starting.. up to 8 players.. including Taylor 9min cameo.

                • Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Robbo starts! No more reliable leakers left then. Rockstar would put these pretenders to shame 😀

                • Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Went Aguero over firmino... Don't punish me 🙂

                • jimmy.floyd
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Best Wolves defender?

                  1. ivantys
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Should be Saiss for now.

                    • Skloppy Kops
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Semedo

                  2. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Imagine cheering Robbo when Jammum Wilson is starting for Newcastle. Penalty for Newcastle confirmed

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Most don't have a full team this gw, would happily take 1 point

                  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Damn! I was hoping for a Lewis hat trick. Worst GW ever.

                  4. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Do you think Salah (C) is enough of a rank rise tonight alone?
                    As incremental points increase

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Nope

                    2. ivantys
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Need pool not to keep CS and their FBs to blank.

                      • Gandalf
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        130% for me, so should cover Mané and Robertson provided gets something from the game

                      • Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Probably flat, minimal impact if they get CS

                      • Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Yes

                      • Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Yes. There’s always more people who don’t have or don’t have captained compared to people who captained or have VC

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Thanks all

                    3. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      55 with Robo and Salah C... Hopefully reach 80 🙂 managed to just about field 11

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Nice, on 51 plus Salah (C)

                      2. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        I'm just here for the replies 😆

                      3. Plant Based Footballer
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Tell us more.

                      4. Podge
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Same but Trent over Robbo.
                        Wouldn’t be expecting anywhere near 80

                      5. MMN
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Exactly the same as you ... if Wilson outscores Robbo by 23 poiints. 4 goals from Wilson and a yellow for Robbo ought to do it. Almost.

                      6. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        That’s a huge score!!?

                        I’m on 31 (-4) with the same two left. Disaster GW

                      7. Guru Mediation
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        You may break the top 800k. That's an awesome achievement

                    4. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Was it Spion Kop on Twitter with the Robbo bench line-up?
                      Dude is usually spot on, no? 103k followers..

                      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        That's his reputation gone and down to 89k followers. 😀

                      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Crellin just unfollowed him!

                      3. Niho992
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        No. He didnt say that Robbo is benched.

                    5. Plant Based Footballer
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      I didn't think Matip was still injured. Seemed fine when I checked this morning.

                      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Boom Boom

                    6. Podge
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      I need 9 points from Trent to win my monthly cash league.
                      C’mon lad I need the readies.

                      1. Pep bites Kun
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        Best of luck! Hope it come through

                    7. BoleynWin
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Out of the current top 25 overall, only 1 player has a top 10k finish historically, (hes currently sitting 14th OR)

                      Definitely a season thats mixing things up....

                    8. Pocky
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Never been so happy to see C.Wilson start & earn me 2 pts.

                      1. Podge
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 days ago

                        He’ll score

                      2. ivantys
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Surely he can get something against Phillips

                        • Pep bites Kun
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Great news!

                      3. Bounce
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Salah (c) but don't own Robertson. Couldn't give a f*** about this match now. Absolutely zero interest. Liverpool can go f*** themselves for not resting him.

                          1. The Train Driver
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Wow

                          2. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Username checks out

                          3. TheDragon
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            You ok hun?

                          4. Podge
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Yeh bastards 😆

                          5. seanie3
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Rest? Why rest young fit lads like Robbo or Trent? As villa boss put it, never seen players coming off with exhaustion

                          6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Someone fought with the wifey!

                          7. Original - Wolves Ay We
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            I blame the countless reports giving managers hope that Robbo would be benched. Bound to have an affect on some people.

                        • tafrère
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          46 pts with just Salah (C) left...

                          Kane, Son & DCL no shows. 🙁

                          Sad times in FPL, if you're chasing, good luck to make some ground...

                          1. TheDragon
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            That’s 100% a green arrow this week

                            1. tafrère
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 15 days ago

                              Yes but you want more than a green. 🙁

                        • seanie3
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Need a nice big haul from salad and also a goal and assist from Wilson will be great

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Caesar's?

                        • nerd_is_the_werd
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 15 days ago

                          Rare bit of luck on FPL, was hoping Philips (LIV) was benched v West Brom to allow a Bednarek 9 pointer.... and now he starts v Newcastle when I'm down to 8 players!!

                          1. JoeJitzu +42
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            4 months, 15 days ago

                            Sweet