SoRare

Test your Fantasy Football skills in the free-to-play Sorare Academy tournament

The Academy is back for another Gameweek with 10 more amazing prizes on offer to the winners.

The previous Gameweek featured over 3,000 unique players, so let’s look at the winning team from last week – and the prizes that were won. 

Congratulations to Polux17, TheFreak and Kekkoa88, who make up our top three.

Polux, as you can see, went for the Galactico approach and in the Academy, you really have the freedom to choose any player you want, which is something people are telling me they love about this version of the game. 

Our winner made the most of it and what I like here is the ability to combine our usual FPL stars like Mohamed Salah (Always. Captain. Salah.) with big names like Toni Kroos and (questionable this year!) Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.  

Prizes will be winging their way to all of our top 10 from last week; let’s look at some examples of prizes that went to the winners the week before last.

All of these have a current market value on the Sorare eBay-style auction house into the low hundreds of dollars – not a bad prize at all! 

Picking your Team

The Academy is completely free to play so why not give it a go this week? Just head over to https://www.sorare.academy/ to enter your team. 

The free game gives you the chance to check it out, and if you enjoy it and wish to do so, you can consider buying some Sorare cards to start building your team for the main Sorare Tournament “SO5” later on.

Fixture Frisking

You can pick stars from across all these leagues where a Sorare card exists. As Sorare cards are officially licensed by the clubs, not everyone is available yet – although this is rapidly changing. Recently La Liga and the Bundesliga signed a rights deal with Sorare and they hope to acquire the full Premier League rights too before long. But we can already pick plenty of EPL stars.

I have a super-secret tool over on my website to help with fixtures across the ‘big five’ leagues in Europe. 

This easily shows the teams that are likely to have the softest fixtures on paper across Europe and just like FPL, this is always a good place to start.

There’s no shock as Manchester City top the billing for the most likely team to win across Europe, as they almost always do. Liverpool and Bayern Munich are up there yet again and you can rely on managers to be picking plenty from that set. However, Wolves are no pushovers and Dortmund are tougher than the algorithm ticker lets on in my humble human opinion.  

It feels like a good week to take a look at some relative differentials. AC Milan have a plum fixture vs Salernitana, while Bayer Leverkusen meet Furth, who have amassed just a single point all season, conceding a shocking 28 goals in 13 games! I think I know what I’m going to do. 

Lille, PSG and Barcelona also make for tempting options. 

I enjoy these weeks where many of the bigger teams have tougher matches – there are lots of choices this week and we should see managers make some interesting picks. 

Form

The Academy will give us quick access to information about the players’ previous form. 

I want some Leverkusen players so I’ve filtered the Bundesliga and Leverkusen and then forwards. The Academy will easily highlight as you can see the average score of that player over the last five, and the individual scores in each game.


This is a really easy at-a-glance way of seeing who is doing well on the Sorare game. On Sorare, just like FPL, you can take player research however far you wish – it can be spreadsheet geek’s dream if you want it to be. 

However, for the purposes of this free-to-play game, I will just use the information available here. The only thing to check on is the expected line-ups if you can! 

The Squad

Here is my team on behalf of the Academy.

I am doing something I’ve never done on the Academy before and employing the “stacking” tactic with a full Leverkusen line-up, as that mismatch vs Furth is just too tempting to ignore. Nobody copy me, ok?!

Fortunately, Leverkusen provide no shortage of options. I have spent a lot of time over the years analysing the Bundesliga and here are some well-known favourites for fans of the league – and all can be expected to score well on Sorare on their day.

Remember the name Florian Wirtz in particular – that kid is surely destined for big things!

Enter your team right now for free – just make sure not to miss the earlier than usual 11am Friday deadline. 

Good luck with your teams!

Adam. 


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369 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RUN DCL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so concerned about a Merseyside derby as this one. It could be a massacre.

    1. richarlison2348
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hopefully the blues will be singing at fulltime

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rapha should have them in two deep banks

  2. Zalk
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Lots of Dennis and Chelsea cheers here. I'm assuming you're all in different camps?

  3. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah's Sonnet

  4. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Just hope Gundogan news is just rumours..

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rarely smoke without fire...

  5. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Ramsdale Foster
    James Cancelo Taa Reguilon Livra
    Gallagher Salah Raphinha Foden ESR
    Kane Hwang Antonio

    0.1 itb 2ft

    1. Hwang to king
    2. Raph Hwang -> jota and fodder (long term)
    3. Other??

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      2

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I like hwangking, but who doesn't?

  6. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A great week to have a bench of Dennis, Livra, Gilmour for coverage. That's for sure

    1. Zalk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Broja, Smith-Rowe, Livra

  7. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Good to have Dennis as first option on the bench in case Cancelo or a pool asset is benched.
    Chuffed avoiding James for a few more weeks was the right call ahead of Utd game and this game where we thought he could give azp a game.

    1. Zalk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm reading that...but I'm hearing "I've missed 53p in 4 games"

  8. denial
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Don't think I've ever transferred in a player for a hit who then doesn't play. A new form of fpl pain.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What if Gundo is out too? 😮

      1. denial
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That's who I'm worried about

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          You've done it now then

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You’ll have to find a new defensive midfielder

  9. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No idea what to do with 2FT. 0,5 Itb. Sugestions are welcome.

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Rudi Cancelo
    Salah Raphinha Jota Gallagher
    Vardy Toney

    Steele Livra ESR Antonio

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    #LFC v Everton:

    Alisson, Trent Matip Van Dijk Robertson, Fabinho Henderson Thiago, Salah Jota Mane

    Matip in for Konate.

  11. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Playing 4 at the back with James. have hwang first sub then livra but assume hwang comes in for James still?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thanks although May need both !!

  12. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Foden doesn't start, Cancelo does. FPL Rockstar.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hate to see it

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Don't get booked, Joao!

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Let it be so.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Love it

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Dennis or King for Jimmy?

    1. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Plan to get king in GW16

  14. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    James 1st on bench & playing livra
    If someone's in 1st 11 doesnt start then does 2nd bench option (mbuemo) come on?

    1. ToffeePot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yes, it goes down the bench until you get a sub as long as you have a minimum 3 defenders and 1 forward

  15. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    It's a no for Gundo. - Rockstar

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    City point chasing punished, again!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Torres, Foden, Gundo...

      Bilva wagon?

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Can already see the future. 6-0 vs Watford with someone getting 18 points, everyone buys him, and he follows it up with 2, 1, 0, 2...

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You've just been pepped

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Great handle

  17. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No Foden or Gundogan.

    Foden still needs a rest, Cancelo starts... Rockstar.

  18. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Mark bought Gundogan now. Past it I think...

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Trying to outsmart too many managers now

  19. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    13 players required.

    Let's hope no benching in Liverpool tonight!

  20. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Spion Kop @TheKopHQ

    #LFC v Everton:

    Alisson, Trent Matip Van Dijk Robertson, Fabinho Henderson Thiago, Salah Jota Mane

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looks about right.

  21. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Foden bench is perfect for foden owners.
    Will get a few minutes here and a strong chance he starts vs Watford.

    1. Yossi
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I don't think you know what perfect means

    2. JRD
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      a perfect 1 pointer?

  22. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Thank god Foden didn’t start. Brought Gallagher in for him.

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anything on James?