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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
    9 months, 8 hours 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
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 hours 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
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

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

    1. Marvin abides
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      They will sign a CB

  3. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Lewis benched again for fuuu sake, down to 8 players

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Probably a blessing in disguise

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 8 hours 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
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      What could we hoped for? 1 point max?

  4. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  5. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Salah(C) and Robertson lets go!!!

  6. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Salah (c), Jones, Robbo all start

    Kerchingg!!!

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      You own Coutinho Vazza!?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 8 hours ago

        Yes.. Great name btw

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    So that Robertson benching was just a rumour?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      What do you think?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      You reckon?

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      It was true

  8. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Glad I did Lewis to Dallas this GW

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

  9. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Wilson get in.

    11 players =D

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Robbo! Screw the leaks!

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Liverpool are 110% conceding tonight.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      noooooo

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      I thought it was 111%?

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 8 hours ago

        People said that against West Brom

    4. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      If Wilson scores it yes please!

    5. djman102
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Newcastle have about as much chance of scoring as West Brom

  12. Spin The Wheel
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  13. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Wilson get jammy pen pls

  14. Skloppy Kops
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  17. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

    Best Wolves defender?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Should be Saiss for now.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Semedo

  18. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  19. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Nope

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Probably flat, minimal impact if they get CS

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Yes

    6. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 hours 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
        9 months, 7 hours ago

        Thanks all

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Nice, on 51 plus Salah (C)

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      I'm just here for the replies 😆

    3. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      Tell us more.

    4. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    5. MMN
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

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

  22. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 hours 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
      9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Crellin just unfollowed him!

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      No. He didnt say that Robbo is benched.

  23. Plant Based FPLer
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Boom Boom

  24. Podge
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Best of luck! Hope it come through

  25. BoleynWin
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 hours 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....

  26. Pocky
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 8 hours ago

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

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 8 hours ago

      He’ll score

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Surely he can get something against Phillips

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Great news!

  27. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Wow

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Username checks out

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      You ok hun?

    4. Podge
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Yeh bastards 😆

    5. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 hours 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!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Someone fought with the wifey!

    7. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

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

  28. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 hours 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
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      That’s 100% a green arrow this week

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 hours ago

        Yes but you want more than a green. 🙁

  29. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 hours 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!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Caesar's?

  30. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 hours 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
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 hours ago

      Sweet