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A beginner’s guide to the free-to-play SPITCH Fantasy game


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Imagine having a Free Hit chip to play every week and getting the chance to win money from your Fantasy knowledge…

Not just that, but still being in with a shout of winning big after a terrible first 30-odd Gameweeks!

Well, that’s exactly the case with SPITCH, the brand new fantasy football manager game.

Their £2,500 season-long game is free to play and we’ll be explaining more on that in the article below, along with the other ways to get involved with this fun new app.

GET STARTED WITH SPITCH

WHAT IS SPITCH?

SPITCH is a platform where managers can use their football knowledge to defeat others and win money prizes.

Until now, they have focused exclusively on individual matchdays but are debuting a longer-term challenge for the 2022/23 campaign.

As with Fantasy Premier League (FPL), managers commit to a formation and have a budget to buy players for their line-up, in the quest to score points and win prizes.

But unlike FPL, managers can actually go under or over their budget – this will determine how many positive or negative points they begin the round with. More differences are explored later on.

Furthermore, SPITCH users can create their own community to compete against friends, family or colleagues.

WAYS TO PLAY

There are three pitches to choose from in ‘Classic’ mode:

  • Biggest Winning Zone: Either free or paid-entry, there are smaller winnings but an equal amount for the top 70% of participants.
  • Double or Nothing: The best 42.5% get twice their stake back, regardless of how much higher they finish.
  • Tournament: Rewards more money for higher-placed finishes, with a winning zone of 25%.

Additionally, in the new ‘Season’ mode:

  • Free entry: A guaranteed prize pool of £2,500 for the top ten.
  • £5 entry: A guaranteed prize pool of £50,000, split amongst the best 25%.

In season mode, managers are required to enter a new line-up each match day and your best five match days throughout the season count. So in effect, you’ll still be in with a chance of success come April.

CHOOSING YOUR LINE-UP

So, as mentioned, SPITCH managers don’t have the same worries about only having room for two attacking premiums with their ₵1,200 budget. They can own them all – just at a points cost!

For example, if you spend ₵1,450 on a starting XI, your team starts the matchday on -250 points.

There is a range of standard formations to pick from but also some different ones, including 4-2-4 and 3-3-4. From there, managers can treat each week like an FPL Free Hit, as the squad does not need to carry over, making it a game of short-term decisions.

DIFFERENCES TO FPL

Meanwhile, there are various other differences between SPITCH and FPL. There are no captains in season mode – so none of that pesky effective ownership – but up to nine players can be selected from the same club, rather than three.

Even better, line-ups can be altered during a matchday if those players haven’t yet kicked off – even if it’s the last game of the day!

Those who are unable to respond to team news can make use of a ‘Safety Net’ feature, where non-starters will usually be replaced by a teammate of similar or lower value.

Above are the different ways for players to score or lose points. More actions are rewarded than in FPL, such as individual shots, crosses, passes and tackles. It’s also much easier to lose points, with punishments for wayward passes, off-target shots and goalkeepers not saving a penalty.

It should be noted that names like Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Jarrod Bowen are classified as forwards in SPITCH, yet Son Heung-min, Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka are listed as midfielders.

LAST SEASON

When looking at last season’s final totals, it’s interesting – and refreshing when we consider the irrelevance of defensive shields in FPL – to see Rodri on top of all midfielders. He ranked OK but not brilliantly for CBI (clearances, blocks and interceptions), yet was number one in his position for successful passes (2,629). Only one other exceeded 2,000. Slow and steady won the race.

Also of note is that Virgil van Dijk bettered Trent Alexander-Arnold and Son came ahead of Salah.


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Haaland Foden


FPLMarc Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.

960 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Je suis le chat
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Jesus (Navas) wept! was hoping my Arsenal triumphate kept it to a low key win.

    1. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Gabi, Gabi, Gabi!

  2. @persecuted_by_mods
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Jesus really owning the main man status, never shot this much for City

      Zincenko very subdued at left back, not getting forward much

      1. Z
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Well on that left side is Martineli and sometimes Jesus.....so there is not a lot space there

        1. @persecuted_by_mods
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yup, even Xhaka (which will eventually be Vieira or maybe a Tielemans)

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Saka on pens
        Jesus on fire
        Martinelli great value
        Great opening fixtures

        Quite tempting to triple up!

        1. TheBiffas
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Saliba at 4.5 probably taking my last spot but I would love Saka aswell

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Is Saka on pens?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Too early to say. He may have taken that one because he won it.

      3. LeytonOrient
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        A) Martinelli, Rashford
        B) Odegaard, Neto
        C) Other (12.5m)

        Salah, Diaz, Andreas make up the rest of midfield.

        1. Z
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          1

      4. adstomko
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Starting to believe captaining Jesus could be a good idea

        1. trick9
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          You don't have Salah?

          1. adstomko
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            At the moment yes

        2. trick9
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Seems like a huge gamble but if you are willing to risk it then go for it.

      5. AD105
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Any input on which team is stronger? 3 premiums vs 2 basically - subs are the same in both teams

        A)
        Ederson
        TAA Trippier GABRIEL DALOT
        Salah SON Martinelli Bailey
        Kane Jesus

        B) Ederson
        TAA CANCELO JAMES Trippier
        Salah 8.0 Martinelli Bailey
        Kane Jesus

        1. LeytonOrient
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          B with Diaz

          1. AD105
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Concern is whether Chelsea keep many clean sheets to start with, Son could easily outscore Diaz in the first couple of weeks..

        2. TheBiffas
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          A

        3. trick9
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          B with Maddison.

          1. AD105
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Like him but may wait til their fixtures turn slightly

        4. Z
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          A....but try Haaland insted of Son

          1. AD105
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Plan was to bring in either Haaland or KDB for Son/Kane for GW2

      6. Evil Greg
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        It's important to note that Sevilla's domestic season starts later than ours so they aren't probably as fit.

        Still...Arsenal to replace Chelsea in the top 4 this year me thinks.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Spurs and Arsenal are a mile ahead of Chelsea currently

          1. Z
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            This is 100% true

          2. Evil Greg
            • 14 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Tuchel should of been all in for Ronaldo, he's an volatile personality. Won't last beyond this season.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              *should've!!!!!!!!

          3. Silecro
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            That's because they are kings of preseason friendlies and Chelsea turns it up when there are actual trophies to play for

        2. trick9
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I don't see it.

        3. Brimble82
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Utd not getting the same hauls at Atleti though!

      7. The FPL Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Latest tinker

        Ramsdale 4.0
        TAA Cancelo Robbo Botman Neco
        Salah Kulu Martinelli Neto Andreas
        Haaland Jesus Archer

        1. ehg
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Looks good to me

        2. LeytonOrient
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Is Kulu nailed?

          1. trick9
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            In GW1, yes. After that? No.

      8. ehg
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I know Pep loves a bit of rotation, but is Grealish relatively nailed now Sterling’s gone? Got a draft I like but requires downgrading Mahrez:

        Mendy (4.0)
        TAA Cancelo Trippier (White, Neco)
        Salah Diaz Grealish Martinelli Bailey
        Kane Jesus (4.5)

        Alternative would be Mendy to a 4.5 keeper, Bailey to Andreas, Grealish to Mahrez but I prefer this one if Grealish starts.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          "I know Pep loves a bit of rotation, but is Grealish relatively nailed now Sterling’s gone?"

          If anyone claims to know, they're lying

          1. ehg
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Haha, fair! Always a gamble with City I guess.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yup. Mahrez Foden Grealish fighting for two spots...

      9. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Whatcha reckon?

        Ederson
        TAA, Cancelo, James, Trippier, Walker
        Salah, Saka, Martinelli
        Kane, Jesus

        4.0, 3 x 4.5

        1. Z
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Comon.... 3 arsenal players rly 🙂

        2. Piggs Boson
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Looks good!

      10. Toothis
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Saka on pens puts him into my side at Kulusevski's expense. Means I have no Chelsea or Spurs cover though. Any suggestions on the below?

        Could do Raya + Neto to Mendy + Bailey..

        Raya 4.0
        Trent Cancelo Gabriel Trippier Neco
        Salah Diaz Saka Neto Andreas
        Haaland Jesus 4.5

        1. ehg
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Feel like your only option within that team structure for Spurs cover is either Kulu in one of the 8.0 spots or Kane instead of Haaland. If you think your current picks will outscore Spurs players then it’s fine.

          Could do Bailey to Andreas to get Mendy, or Gabriel to a 4.5 Arsenal defender - I have White currently for exactly that reason.

      11. Z
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        My god....this Arsenal squad is so young....i knew that alrdy, but i didnt know that they are ALL so young

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Glad they give Arteta all the time he needs. Clearly a good manager.

          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Style starting to look distinctly Pep-esque

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              That's expected as Pep was his mentor

      12. Silecro
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Saliba seems more nailed than White at 4.5 spot?

        1. Z
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          He really looks great....but we cant be so sure about that

        2. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Neither have put a foot wrong, but they've not done enough to judge

      13. Warby84
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Anyone going with Sterling??

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Mount for 2m less

        2. polis
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I'd like to but not fully convinced he's worth 2m more than Mount

      14. Old Bull
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        First season in a long while I’m starting no Salah. Even if he hauls I’m hoping that I can offset much of the damage. With Son, Kane or Haaland and Jesus there’s plenty of Captain material. Then with the likes of Alisson, TAA, Cancelo, Saka, Rash and Barnes hoping to make the points around the edges.That’s the theory.

        1. polis
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          More & more tempted to go without Salah too.

          Can move to a mid of Saka, Maddison, Mahrez, Diaz, Mount

          1. Old Bull
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            There’s potentially plenty of alternative Captain material at this stage. Undoubtedly there will almost certainly be weeks when Salah was the pick but I’m ready to take that risk. I’ll review it after a few weeks.

            That midfield looks tasty

      15. Crystal Alice
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        which midfield combo?
        A. KDB BrunoG Martinelli/Rashford
        B. Mahrez Kulusevski Bowen

        1. polis
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Today should help that decision.

          I like B but only because I don't see Bruno G keeping up last seasons scoring / playing deeper this year.

          But you'd want to watch Kulu with Richarlison now around.

          1. Old Bull
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Didn’t realise that about Bruno G. Cheers.

            1. polis
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              I mean, he may not! I'm not Eddie.

              But pre-season games has seen a bit of a mix of positions for him.

              For Crystal Alice, could even go KDB, Martinelli & Rashford? Essentially Martinelli over Bruno G for me.

              1. Crystal Alice
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                could be an option.. really comes down to how much I want Kevin

      16. Warby84
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Pope
        Digne Trent Cancelo Zinchenko (Justin
        Salah Neto Grealish Diaz (DSilva
        Jesus Kane (Archer

        How is this? Tempted to give Grealish the first couple and see how it goes, originally on rashford…

        1. polis
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Super solid & pretty template.

          I'm not sure about Neto with Jiminez out.

          Totally get why people are on Grealish but I don't fully see it myself. The seasons he was Villa's absolute main man he only hit 149. I know comparing Villa & City sounds crazy but City will undoubtedly share more points around.

          1. Paqueta Rice
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            That’s fair enough on Grealish but as you said comparing city and Villa is different. If he does nail a spot, you’d imagine city score almost 2 goals per game more than Villa on average over the season and Jack didn’t have the likes of Haaland in front of him to finish opportunities at Villa. I think at 7m he could prove fantastic value but I’m not starting with him myself.

            1. polis
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Absolutely valid. There's big potential for value in him but that price point there are a bunch of players that could be; Martinelli, Rashford, Sancho, Barnes etc

              Would also flag Pep and "nail down a spot"

      17. Paqueta Rice
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Woohoo! Really excited about this season. Feels different to recent seasons with so many good options in all positions and people going for different strategies. I feel like in recent seasons everyone had the same team with the exception of 2-4 squad players.

      18. polis
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        For those looking at a Utd asset (and the big if of Cristiano)...

        What's the thinking between Rashford Sancho & Martial?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Sancho most nailed. Martial only if no CR7. Rashford is struggling a little still, but the 1M difference makes him appealing.

          1. polis
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Appreciate this. Was thinking similar.

            Martial in a 3-4-3 is annoying appealing and allows a playing sub in Andreas rather than a 4.5 forward.

      19. Raiser153
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        A - Mendy, James, Martinelli & Kane
        B - Reya, Cancelo, Grealish & Haaland

        1. polis
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          B with Kane for me

      20. @persecuted_by_mods
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Partey and Xhaka nearly recreating the Song to Van Persie volley :O

        • CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          & just read Benni joined ETH at Man U. Always loved him as a player. As a striking coach, I feel like there's a push for top 3 in the cards.

        • Rog.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Think I’m down to:

          A) James + Diaz
          B) Mount + Robbo