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

    With Spurs not playing and only Salah (C) left to play, I can see that green arrow I had from yesterday's games turn to orange already.

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

      Salah (c) is plenty left

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

        I seriously hope.

    2. Bounce
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yep, and what makes it worse is that the only reason people have Robertson and TAA is because they don't have Kane.

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

          It’s a choice

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

          True.

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

          Not true.
          Have Salah/Bruno/Son and Kane with Robbo

      • Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Wish I had Salah (C) left. Just regular ol' Salah with Kane (C).

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Who's your vice?

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

            Bruno

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

              Not awful

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

                Yeah. Not great either.

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

          Not bad. Salah scored lesser than Bruno last GW. Can happen again.

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That's been a theme for a decent part of my season: green arrow on Saturday, red arrow on Sunday.

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

          Yes!

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

        ofcourse. it's only luck and jamminess

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

          Hate it.

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

      I recon I can jump a million places this game week if salah and bobby both haul

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I can see me jumping a million places in the opposite direction at the mo 😉

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

        That’s concerning about your current rank

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

          Exactly the point mate, thank you

      3. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Salah n Mane me...

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

      Salah (C) and Robbo owners unite!

      1. Parsnips
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yessssss

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Milner going to score a pen today

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

        Mane (c) and Roberson. Expecting MASSIVE returns tonight!!

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

          That’s what she said

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

        0 -0 Please 😀

      5. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Why are so many people chatting pure shite about pool line ups, please ban the next idiot who posts a bs line up

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

          Makes life interesting though

        2. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Agreed

      6. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Mane (c), Salah and Robbo let’s gooo

      7. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Us people with 11 starters should get 10 extra bonus points for our cleverness!

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

          Totally agree.

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

          Luck by any other name would still smell lucky!

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

          agreed

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

          So Mr. Clever Cloggs, how did you know the Spurs and City games would be postponed due to Covid. Was there an algorithm?

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

            There is but you wouldn’t understand it.

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

              Oh I see, it's written in horse language.

      8. Vazza
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Difference between a casual and an experienced FPL manager when choosing a Leeds defender up to 4.5m

          A. Who scored last week? Alioski? Ok I’m bringing him in

          B. Alioski is far more nailed and it is only a matter of time when he plays as a fullback and gets attacking returns.

          1. Vazza
              3 months, 14 days ago

              B. Was meant to read Ayling. Haha!!

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

                The difference between a casual and experienced poster right there 😉

            • alsybach
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              This is the worst post I have ever read

          2. Parsnips
              3 months, 14 days ago

              What do I do here with 1 FT? Was originally thinking bb in dgw but that could be out the window..

              Martinez
              Robo Cancelo Mitchell
              Salah Bruno Bowen Raphinha
              Kane Bamford DCL

              Ryan Coufal Dallas Anguissa

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

                In 2 weeks City and Fulham will be all clear to play for DGW

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

              Phillips lets go!

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

                He can’t. He has a game to play.

            • Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Whats Salah EO? Owner but didnt captain...

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

                Same as me 🙁

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

                175

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

                  Cant be!

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

                look away

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

                You’re gonna need a bigger couch

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

                  I think I need a Crouch!

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

                Who is ur cap?

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

                  Kane. Bruno vc

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

                150

            • Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Just opened a decent red wine to celebrate being able to field 10 players, and to get a little buzz on 🙂

              TAA, Robbo and Salah (C) lets go!

              Only second GW this season as a Salah owner. Feels much better than being a non-owner too 😀

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

                aren't you posting for the first time ever?

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

                  Let me enjoy the evening, please 🙂
                  Your team looks great for next GW, and you'll still be ahead of me after those hauls from Robbo and TAA tonight 😉

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

                What you drinking?

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

                  Villa Aurora Riserva Barbaresco 2006

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

                    Gorgeous. A little light for me but how has that been sat around for so long?

              3. Podge
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                You might consider a name change

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

                  Haha!
                  Could be the time to change 😉

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

                Don't drink too much. You might end up taking a -48.

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

                  I'll most definitely not be making any transfers until around 1 hour before the deadline in the next many GW's 😀

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

                    10 minutes would be wiser.

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

                      Yes 😉 But then I would be scared of too much traffic on the site making it shut down or something 😀

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

                        Wise

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

              Come on TAA Robo and Mane punish us Son and Kane owners.

            • Tommie
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Thank god I had banford as vc
              Shame son wasn't playing green arrow

            • Bounce
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Looks like the average will be pushing 50 after autosubs.

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

                  That’s pretty incredible isn’t it given the carnage

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

                  crazy. leeds and saints cs points i guess...

              • Fantabulous KdB
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Castagne or Justin? Assuming both are nailed

                1. ivantys
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Justin is cheaper

                    1. Fantabulous KdB
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Who gets more points though?

                      1. ivantys
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Not enough sample size to judge Castagne as he only played a few games.

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

                    So close to KDB and Douglas to Robertson and Raphinha. Already down 8 pts from not pulling the trigger. Written in the stars for Robbo to now haul

                  • acidicleo
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Wilson haul incoming as I sold him for Wood..

                    1. jdp219
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      That a euphemism? 😉

                    2. Joey Tribbiani
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        I need Wilson haul SOOO bad

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

                      What a backline for Wilson to have a go at 😉

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

                        Look at me, I have a new hat.

                    4. ivantys
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Those planning to FH in 18 are the biggest winners as they don't own any spurs, city players...

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

                          Exactly

                          1. ivantys
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              And now if they add more fixtures into 18, it's only gonna benefit those free hitters more so annoying.

                        2. Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Imagine Salah score hattie tonight.

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

                            that is red arrow even if he is your captain since mana taa robbo bobby will be part of those goals

                            1. Niho992
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              I have TAA and 50 points already. No chance for red arrows.

                          2. Kun Tozser
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Grey

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

                            I wish he reserve that for TC..

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

                          why they can't share who is covid positive for city? i want to forget this gw and move on and for that I need to know am I safe to bring city players

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

                            Gdpr probably

                        4. Nightcrawler
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Hmm if pool keep a cleanie hete and Salah fails

                          Im looking at a red arrow with 43 and salah(c). Wow just didnt see it coming

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

                          Own both Mane and Salah

                          HAAAAAULLL PLZZZ

                          1. Jdpz
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            me too

                          2. PompeyUpNorth!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Me too. Come on!!!

                        6. Tommie
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Atleast Wilson playing tonight might get some lucky points from my bench

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

                          How' doesTAA vs Robbo EO compare?
                          Can TAA owners punish Robbo owners badly?

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

                            Trent around 5% Robbo 25

                        8. Vazza
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Difference between a casual and an experienced FPL manager when choosing a Leeds defender up to 4.5m

                            A. Who scored last week? Alioski? Ok I’m bringing him in

                            B. Ayling is far more nailed and it is only a matter of time when he plays as a fullback and gets attacking returns.

                            Question-

                            Which camp are you in?

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

                              I remember comparing Ayling and Dallas in my gw5 wildcard, was not much between them and went with Ayling.

                              1. Vazza
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  There still isn’t much between them once Ayling returns to his regular fullback position

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

                                Is it double up on Dallas?

                                1. Vazza
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    I don’t have Dallas mate. Can’t afford him

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

                                  Dallas, all day long

                                  1. Vazza
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Can’t afford Dallas

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

                                  Lewis cameo would be huge

                                  1. Kun Tozser
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    1pt is not huge! (owner!)

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

                                      It is this week

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

                                    Need exactly rhat. Newcastle 5 - 0 down with Salah hat trick. Lewis comes for 30 seconds and gets 1 point. 1 point is massive this GW.