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Euro 2020

How to play FanTeam’s £1m Euro 2020 Fantasy game


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The 2020/21 domestic season is over, so now it’s time to switch our Fantasy-addicted minds to FanTeam’s £1m Euro 2020 game.

Yes, that’s right – there is £1m guaranteed in prize money up for grabs in FanTeam’s Fantasy event for this summer’s European Championship, with £200,000 of it heading straight into the pocket of the winner.

There are prizes all the way down the ranks, too, from £100,000 for the runner-up to £30 for a finish in 10,377th place (click the below image to expand).

Entries cost £20 (or €23) per team.

ENTER YOUR EURO 2020 FANTASY TEAM HERE

RULES AND SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES TO FPL

Here’s the great news: anyone with any sort of Fantasy Premier League experience should be able to pick up FanTeam’s Euro 2020 game without issue:

  • Build a squad of 15 players that includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.
  • A maximum of three players from a single national team can be selected during the group stage and last 16, with the budget for the initial squad set at 105.0m.
  • A starting XI is then selected for each Gameweek from that squad of 15.
  • One free transfer is allowed each Gameweek during the group stages, with each additional transfer costing minus four points. Managers can roll a Gameweek transfer forward but can never have more than two free transfers in their locker.
  • One Wildcard (to be used ahead of the last 16) is handed to each manager.
  • A captain and vice-captain have to be nominated every week; that player will score double points if they are handed the armband.

Sound familiar? That’s because FanTeam‘s rules and scoring are very similar to FPL – it just comes with huge cash prizes.

Click the below image to expand the full rule breakdown, which includes tweaks to the rules/transfer allocations in the knockout rounds.

There are also one or two key differences to watch out for:

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • Player prices can rise and fall based on form and in-game transfer movement but, unlike in FPL, a player’s ‘sell price’ is the same as their ‘buy price’.
  • Other than the aforementioned Wildcard, there aren’t any chips in FanTeam.
  • More than one team (up to 100, in fact) is allowed per person, with each entry costing £20.

HOW DO PLAYERS SCORE POINTS?

Seasoned FPL managers should have no problem in adjusting to FanTeam and running a squad with its familiar scoring system, which is shown in the above image (click to expand).

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • There is no Bonus Points System, which is replaced by plus/minus points (+0.3/-0.3) if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch.
  • Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, unlike the one point awarded in FPL for increments of three stops.
  • Committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty is penalised by minus two points.
  • Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
  • Shots on goal are rewarded with bonus points (forwards/midfielders: +0.4, defenders: +0.6)

Head over to FanTeam and start tinkering with your team. As is the case in FPL, unlimited transfers are allowed before Gameweek 1 and the player prices don’t change until the tournament is underway.

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76 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Play up England!!

  2. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Nice wee thread for anyone looking to bring in Chelsea defenders

    https://twitter.com/FPL_Mihir/status/1377290773029298176?s=19

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Without reading it surely it will simply say

      - Azpi if want nailed on
      - Rudiger if want cheap
      - Alonso if want to shoot for the stars with some rotation risk.

  3. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    England swimming u21

  4. SUBMIT QUESTIONS TED TALKS FPL Q&A
    Sam FPLFamily
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Twitter Q&A with Ted Talks FPL

    Over on the FFS_Community twitter account at 6:00pm tonight we will be running a Q&A with Ted Talks FPL.

    Post your questions for Ted in a reply to this Hot Topic, or head over to the community twitter account at 6 and ask them live.

    The onsite questions will be answered in an article tomorrow.

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks for giving us plenty of time before 6pm to get our questions in Sam!

      1. Sam FPLFamily
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Yep any questions that we get through the Hot Topics are answered the next day (today!) in an article!

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      "The onsite questions will be answered in an article tomorrow."

      That's questions asked on FFS tonight will be answered on FFS tomorrow.

      Nothing to do with the twitter deadline.

  5. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    A little help here, friends? (WC still available)

    Martínez / Forster
    Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Dunk /  Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
    Kane / Antonio / Watkins

    A. Salah to Mount
    B. Dias/Stones/Dunk to Azpi/Shaw
    C. Both for a hit
    D. Hold

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Dunk to Azpi.

      Salah has a good record against Arsenal so definitely keep

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you, Tony!

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yes I agree with Tony, Dunk to Azpi

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Appreciate it, sir!

  6. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Guys, Who do I bench....

    A, Watkins ( H ) Fulham.
    B, Lowton ( a ) Southampton.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    5. zotter
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B easy

  7. zotter
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hi all. Couple of questions if I may for this week

    1 FT. 10.0 ITb

    Martinez
    Rudi. Shaw. Dallas
    Raph Auba. Bale. Gundo. Lingaard
    Kane. Watkins

    Fabri. Konsa. Veltman. Brewster

    Bench
    A. Konsa
    B. Bale
    C. Watkins
    D. Gundo

    Sell Auba for
    1. Don’t
    2. Salah
    3. Son
    4. Bruno

    Captain
    X. Kane
    Y. Bruno if being in
    Z. Raphinha

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      A, 3/4, X

      1. zotter
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. Yeah think I’ll get Bruno in now.

        Then maybe Salah next week and Son week after once assessed if Bale will play the double or not

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Depends which way you swing really

      I'd play Bale and leave bench as is and get Bruno in. There's enough on your bench if Bale is a no show. Think Bruno is more important to have going forward and there's no telling if you'll be able to get him in next time.

      Captain? I fancy Leeds and would go Raph but Kane is the safe choice.

      1. zotter
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. You agree Auba out is the one though right? Leave Bale for now

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Auba and Bale both look slightly dodgy.

          But Newcastle and Liverpool are two different propositions and I suspect Bale is less likely to get an annoying cameo.

          1. zotter
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Yes plus if Bale turns it around I want him for the double. Don’t want Auba

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 27 days ago

      A, 3 (4 if you are WC gw31), Z (that's what I'm doing anyway)

  8. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Another start for Chilwell surely cements Alonso to start in GW30

    https://twitter.com/England/status/1377309128280977411?s=19

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Not sure. I think Tuchel pencils in whoever is his first choice for the Porto games.

      Having said that I can see

      Alonso v wba
      Chilwell v Porto first leg
      Chilwell v CPA
      Alonso v Porto second leg
      Who knows v Brighton

      Who knows!!

    2. tbos83
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Ditto Mount

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Dias
    B) Gundo
    C) Antonio

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Probably A

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I think the foxes will score against Citeh.

  10. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Loser in every game

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Best option? Still got WC.

    A. McCarthy+Dunk >> Mendy+Alonso (-4) and bench boost?

    B. Save FT and save BB.

    Martinez
    Digne, Dias, Dallas
    Bruno, Son*, Lingard, Raphina
    Kane, DCL, Bamford*
    (McCarthy, Soucek, Coufal, Dunk)

  12. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Bored watching Euros but:
    Jota, Foden and Neto look excellent. The biggest surprise is Mitrovic. He definitely does not play just as a target man. About time Fulham got theier act together and get the best out of him.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Problem with Mitro is that he doesn't fit the style Parker wants to play. Parker deliberately decided to sever his best supply of goals, and to play defense and counter, to go for a draw and try to survive in the league with point by point, and Mitro is just not suited to run around chasing opposition or running into space. He's more suited to slower positional play that includes creative force like Tadic.

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I hear all you say but if you watched him he has been mobile and very good with his feet. I have been pleasantly surprised just how good he is.

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I don't say he doesn't deserve to play starting 11 for Fulham, on the contrary, but I understand where does it come from regarding Parker. He wants Cavaliero, Lookman and DC-Ried to run and press.

          Or maybe Mitro is already marked for sale and Parker doesn't believe he'll be committed enough in games?

  13. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Evening lads, be kind to RMWCT, draft #2:

    Mendy / Forster
    Cresswell / Alonso / Rüdiger / Shaw / Stones
    Bruno / Son / Mahrez / Jota / Raphinha
    Kane / Lacazette / Antonio

    | Alonso, Raphinha, Antonio | could become | Konsa, Lingard, Bamford |

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      i like it. I would considering Laca and Creswell are the only differences to mine (smile)

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I'm not convinced triple Chelsea is all that good - their fixtures through the end of the year aren't amazing. But I suppose Rudi is cheap.

      I'm interested in Mahrez as a high upside pick - having a strong 7 other attackers is good.
      I prefer Lingard over Raphinha, WH are a much better team. And maybe Antonio over Bamford...but understand splitting the difference.

      So hard to decide though....it's all educated guess work - good luck wherever you end up!

    3. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers. Triple Chelsea defence might be exaggeration, true. Quite fancy Alonso as a high upside pick, with a strong bench not too worried about benchings. Could go Konsa + Alonso

    4. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Similar to my WC.

  14. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    The go differentials & take risk mantra just doesn’t stack up logically does it.

    Taken to its extreme - Just pick a team of 0% ownership players as if they all perform awesome You’ll end up at OR1.

    1. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      If you get the basics right: meet all the deadlines, maximise the chips, don’t take too many hits and get the form/bandwagons in at the right time then yes, on top of that base then calculated risks CAN work. Just look at Lateriser.

      Honestly though, just ignore ownership and what everyone else is doing it’s more fun.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        What does ‘calculated risk’ mean? Because if it means pick a low owners player with slightly lower expected points ... then you are effectively just hoping to get lucky

        1. Zen Arcade
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          It means backing against the crowd in a calculated way.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            What does ‘calculated’ mean? Someone with lower expected points?

            I agree that playing ‘sub optimally’ ie picking players with slightly lower expected points with lower EO is the only way to win but... taken to its extreme you are basically playing the lottery and hoping to get lucky. And there is nothing wrong with that if that’s how someone wants to play.

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 27 days ago

              I suspect it's something like this;
              I think player A will get a goal, and so will player B.

              Player A is 80% EO, Player B is 10% EO.

              "Safe" would be chose Player A because the downside risk of not owning would hurt you more (more people have them)

              "Calculated Risk" would be chose Player B - you think they'll score equally but the upside benefits are higher than the downside risk of missing on Player A.

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Completely agree with that

                And also if the ‘crowd’ has made a mistake ie a v high EO player has lower expected points than a low EO player that’s a huge opportunity to attack - which is what Lateriser did well in previous seasons (but not this season).

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  A lot of the difference in opinion is just about what you base your idea of "expected points" on. If you had a perfect RMT tool, you could just follow what it said to do all the time, and on average, you would expect to beat others who act differently. The general opinion around here seems to be that RMT tools are not particularly good, often missing things like a player who has recently changed his role in the team so that humans would expect him to get more points (but a computer would miss this).

                  Or for example, a computer model might say a certain Man City attacker has played 50 minutes per match on average over the season, so it will predict he will play 50 minutes this week; but a human might say there is reason to believe (based on things the computer isn't taking into account) that he will play 90 minutes this week, so he is worth owning and even captaining.

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 27 days ago

                    I have more respect for the RMT tool here than many of the commenters, but admittedly the way it works is not very transparent, so it's hard to put a lot of trust in it. Scientists tend to put more trust in models where it's explicitly stated what is taken into account, along with acknowledging the limitations of the model (which a human could try to adjust for).

                    For example, the FiveThirtyEight league prediction models explain their methodology in a fairly detailed manner, but they don't explicitly take into account injuries in their PL model like they do in their NBA and NFL (for quarterbacks only) models. This is a known limitation that I can try to compensate for. People who construct their own FPL models can try to do this as well, but people who merely use the models often don't understand why the computer is predicting what it does, and may reasonably have less faith in the computer than their own judgement.

            2. Zen Arcade
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              For example you own X who everyone is captaining - or many are - but you fancy Y and back them to do better. You cover yourself to an extent by owning X but if Y goes mental - as you think they will - you fly up the ranks.

              As I said though - I hate all this ownership nonsense and worry about what others are doing. CBA with it. Just play your own game.

            3. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Who determines expected points though? Newcastle don’t let players haul at St James Park, as much as Sheffield United do when they play away.

              But yet everyone is captaining Kane and not Leeds players, as an example. Even the poll is massively in favour of Kane.

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Ultimately the individual decides what to base their expectations on. There are stats that say one thing - others say something else. Eye-test might say another.

                For example I am captaining Raphinha this week for the reasons to mention - also if he gets an assist and clean sheet it = a Kane goal (not including BPS).

                I have Kane, Bruno, DCL, Bamford...just about every other captain option in discussion and so feel like Raph is the best option for me.

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  Agree but from the poll and FPL twitter, Kane is by far the most popular choice. It’s a little surprising because Leeds and Chelsea, even Man United also have a strong fixture. He’s a strong option but not far and away the best.

              2. Zen Arcade
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I have no idea what "expected points" means, in fact I think its meaningless.

    2. gogs67
      5 months, 27 days ago

      High EO team and you'll float around where you are, low EO and you'll either plummet or rise, all down to luck, there's not a huge amount of skill involved although we all like to think there is when it pays off lol

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 27 days ago

        This isn't entirely true.

        I've had a template team approx 80% since gw17 onwards and have risen from 240,000 to now 690 OR.

        Having the right combination of high EO matters, obviously Captain and the 1 or 2 players that are low enough owned to make a difference (Shaw and Cress for me made a huge difference but they're still well owned generally).

        1. gogs67
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Nailing the captain is the bonus, guaranteed rank rise if you manage that with a high EO

  15. SIGGYMETIMBER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone benching Mount? Surely he doesn't start on Saturday with the Champions League next week

    1. tbos83
      5 months, 27 days ago

      My thoughts exactly. But you never know with Tuchel Tombola..

  16. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    I enetred the Fan Team PL game. Big mistake. Shocking game, shocking game support, shocking website software. Just avoid and save your money.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Shouldn’t you have foreseen that?

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Oh I see, I get it - the Psychic Octopus bit. Not heard that one before over the past 9 seasons.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          You really should’ve foreseen my response too.

          I’m starting to think you might not be psychic???

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Shocking game - “Paul the psychic octopus”

  17. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you start this week:
    a) Gundo
    b) Watkins

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      depends on your team

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        No it doesn't, it is an A or B question, I'll answer for you mate, I'm going with Watkins and I have both.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Why the attitude? The missus shout at you today? If he has another 1 or 2 Citeh or Villa, it would affect my decision. TBH, it is an answer one cannot answer with any conviction. Chill bud.

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Been so long since I’ve seen sterling to anything decent in a game of football

    Starting to think he might not be a very good player

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Low and behold he wins a pen, wish he would run at his man more often

  19. tbos83
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Mount won't start on Sat now will he?

  20. DangerFC
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Any advice on beat transfer?

    A bale to son
    B burn to rudiger

    No hits

    Thanks