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When will FPL start for 2023/24? Key dates for Fantasy managers

With 2022/23 now a distant memory, the question on most Fantasy Premier League managers’ lips is when FPL will start for the new season.

Here we look at a few key dates for Fantasy managers over the summer.

WHEN DOES THE TRANSFER WINDOW OPEN?

The transfer window opened for Premier League clubs on Wednesday 14 June.

Most pre-agreed international deals will go through on Saturday 1 July, however. Players such as Pedro Porro and Hamed Traore will have their loan moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth made permanent on this date.

For a list of all the key confirmed deals and a look at what they might mean for FPL, visit our Transfer Centre.

Transfer deadline day will be on Friday 1 September.

WHEN ARE THE PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES OUT?

The Premier League fixtures were released on Thursday 15 June at 9am BST.

From best opening runs to rotation pairs, we’ve taken a comprehensive look at the fixture calendar in the opening weeks and beyond.

WHEN DOES THE 2023/24 PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON START?

The 2023/24 Premier League season is scheduled to get underway on Friday 11 August.

After three consecutive campaigns have been interrupted by either a pandemic or a World Cup, this one should – in theory – return nearer to normality, with regular international breaks and the return of one split mid-season Gameweek that gives each club a brief respite from the tough winter schedule.

Gameweek 38 will be contested on Sunday 19 May.

WHEN DOES FPL 2023/24 START?

The million-dollar question and one we’re all waiting for an answer to, although the week beginning July 3 now looks certain.

FPL previously signed off their Season Review email with the following:

Manchester United may also have let the cat out of the bag in early May when saying that the provisional launch date was in the week beginning Monday 3 July.

On that date, we now know that there’ll be an ‘exclusive reveal’ – perhaps discussing a mooted new format or some player prices.

The first site update downtime of this summer happened on Wednesday 21 June, while a gradual reveal of some key player prices usually precedes the game going live.

OTHER NOTABLE DATES THIS SUMMER

  • Thursday 8 June – Wednesday 21 June: A variety of international matches involving tournament qualification, Nations League and friendlies
  • Sunday 6 August: FA Community Shield

No Premier League teams will be in European club competition before the season starts.

Who played the most minutes over the March international break?

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

86 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    FPL to open on 12th July 2023 @ 4am

    #bookmarkthis #canIbearsedtogoagain #magicbeanhunt #hiddengemsearch

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    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Cool info. What your source for this?

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    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Best start refreshing now

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    3. WVA
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      What are we supposed to do in the meantime?

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      1. Drishtikon44
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

        Massage Reece James Knees to fitness.

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      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Ride a bike, Climb a mountain, Grow some Tomatoes

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  2. GreennRed
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Will there be any rule changes?

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    1. thegame983
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Can't see it

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    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No rules changes. But some will sell their soul to try boost their rank. So may be some ethical changes.

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    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I'm hoping for an earlier deadline than 1.5hrs... which is weird from someone who spends so much time at this

      Other than that I just hope nothing else makes it easier to play for the "casuals"

      Fingers crossed pricing is better this year so it makes us all think a bit more & not have everyone we want nearly

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Other than that I just hope nothing else makes it easier to play for the "casuals"

        Problem is, the main cause of that is widespread copying of YouTube/Twitter "influencers". Not sure FPLTowers can do much about that.

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        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          very true!

          I mean more chip wise. I kind of preferred less chips. 1 WC is plenty imo

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          1. white91
            • 14 Years
            10 months, 16 days ago

            1 WC is plenty, I didn't really need my second WC. I think minima 1 as some people really mess up their initial selections.

            I think the FH was particularly important this year due to so many disruptions, and of course I yet again wasted my TC

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      2. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Same rules for everyone. The casual term only gets trotted out when some are having a few poor GWs and also blame bad luck and the players they picked or didn't.

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        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          2 things

          1: I hate the term casuals!!! that's why i put it in " ". I just see it used on here so used it.

          2: I may be wrong but I heard the final person attached to yer curse passed away? Is it time for ye to win? (non GAA follower here but always found that curse interesting)

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          1. GreennRed
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 18 days ago

            There's no curse. It's a myth.

            We're not ready. Too many inexperienced players this year. Might make the semi finals but a good start under new management.

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    4. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Anything which can annoy the mass here works for me...

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      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        this 🙂

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  3. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    When does the first preseason game start?

    Notable omission from the article.

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    1. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      The dates for every PL clubs preseason games aren't known yet.

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      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Dang it, Karl. Shame there isn't a historical precedent from decades of premiership football to draw upon.

        Also I've seen Klopp talk in detail about Liverpool's preseason plans in a recent press conference.

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    2. jlanigan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      I have tickets for 3 games in Philadelphia in less than 4 weeks time.

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  4. fusen
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Psssst

    For super nerdy people who have access to a web server, I've used the following the last two seasons to email me when the site launches -

    Set that to run every minute on a cron job around the week that people think the site will re-launch and then just pay attention to any new emails you get sent 😐

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    1. fusen
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Hmm, this site doing harsh filtering. It missed this bit out

      ?php
      $data = json_decode(file_get_contents('https://fantasy.premierleague.com/api/bootstrap-static/'), true);
      $players = $data['total_players'];
      if (!is_numeric($players)) exit;
      if ($players < 1000000) {
      echo "launched!";
      mail(
      "me@x.com",
      "FPL has launched!",
      "Go sign up"
      );
      }
      ?

      (add the opening and closing arrows around the question marks.

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      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Tis an incantation of sorts? T’will attract the damsels, pray tell?

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        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Sadly, that's the last thing it's likely to do.

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  5. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Brentford signing a new GK us interesting

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    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Raya is going to MU

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  6. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Given how well Raya did, Mark Flekken is an absolute critical signing from an FPL point of view. And yet there is still no scout report on here despite there currently being no premier league footballing activity to cover/write about.

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      1. Arteta
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        You can find a great report on the official Brentford FC website. Who'd have thought? I swear this is the last time I'm spoon-feeding you. Start using Google and give them (FFS writers) a break.

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        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          I pay my membership fees so I can get the FPL information I need in one place without having to do endless research on Google. I hand over my money in return for that convenience.

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    1. Funkyav
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      season has just finished dude

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      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Elite FPL managers never switch off.

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    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I dunno man. Maybe just make your own FPL site at this point?

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      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Or just get the scout to employee me as Joint Editor.

        I would eradicate all the sloppiness in an instant and run things like Mark used to.

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        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Might need to proofread your own comment there champ.

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          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 18 days ago

            I'd originally intended to keep silent on the obvious observation that your post is sour grapes for being "underappreciated" by the FFS team, but you've gone and outed yourself now. I'd say Joey Jo-Jo makes a suggestion we'd all be happy with.

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    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      I've never known anyone be as consistently critical as you are. It's awful.

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  7. Arteta
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    I'm afraid that Man City will go for Raya and pay £40m, which is basically pocket change for them. He's better than Ederson at everything, two years younger and a player who instantly improves an already amazing first team.

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    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Bookies have Tottenham at 3.0, Man Utd 4.0 and Chelsea 5.0. No odds given for Man City.

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I'd be up for starting with Raya at his new club (unless he's backup to DDG), but not the new Brentford keeper.

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      2. Arteta
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        David would be a fantastic signing for any of them. I haven't even checked the odds, but I just have a feeling that Pep, Txiki and Co. are after him and they know he's one of the best in the business.

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        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          He needs to be nailed-on first choice though. He would be at Spurs (new manager permitting) and presumably Chelsea (if Poch goes for him). The Manc clubs would be iffy.

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        2. Josimania
            9 months, 18 days ago

            I referenced you my champ. Arteta

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      3. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I don't even think he's that good. certainly not better than Ederson

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      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        He's not better than Ederson at passing. That's a biggie for Pep.

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    2. beerhockeyrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Anyone do the unheard of thing, more than a few GKs with their lower price and uncertanty of defenders?
      Or did you stay with "fire and forget"
      Did you feel it worked?
      Tried 8 keepers (6 FT) got 184 (194 with BB) points out of them, a few more than my usual stragety of maybe 1 or 2
      I'm not really sold on this experiment

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Depends. Last season I did start with 'fire-and-forget' but when first Raya and then Steele emerged, I moved where the opportunity lay.

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    3. R.C
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Erik ten Hag wants to sign another goal keeper this season to give competition to DDG.

      Dean Henderson will be sold for 30m

      Welcome Raya!

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      1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        £30m Lol. No chance you'll get that much

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        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          And I'd expect Raya to only go where he'll be a certain starter.

          He's not a great shot-stopper, but his distribution is outstanding, which is the new prime quality in a keeper.

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    4. Saka Rice
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Do we think casuals have done better this year than usual? The previous 3 seasons I've been comfortably within the top 20k and 100k but this season I've finished in 167k. Would be interesting to know if this is a pattern or just random FPL luck

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      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I don't think casuals have much to do with it. My guess is that with much of the season being so templatey, one bad or lucky captain pick has probably made a difference of tens of thousands of places.

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      2. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        If you didn't captain Haaland for all his hat tricks you were left with a mountain to climb...

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        1. PastaFasul
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Missed those early Haaland hattricks, so climbed that very mountain....from 3.8 million to 298K.....but it did take a while with such a stubborn template.

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        2. Tic Tacs
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          I didn't even have Haaland for a couple of those, but captained Maddison for his haul vs Forest so got away with it that week!

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    5. You Must Be Jokin Ere
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Any Rule Changes people would like to see to the Game? I'll throw a few suggestions out there:

      Penalties: 2 points if scored (All Players), -2 if missed
      2 Point Bonus for goals scored Outside the Box
      GW 38: BOTH Captain AND Vice Captain score double (No other CHIP allowed GW 38)
      Bonus Points: 3, 2, 1 for BOTH TEAMS in each match.
      Hat Trick Bonus: 2 points

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      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        No BPS for goals and assists--reward passing, tackling, and the other less tangible skills

        100 transfers for the season, to be used whenever--no Wildcards

        replace the Free Hit with a truly limitless chip--no limits on players from one team, no budget cap

        create a striker position and a wide forwards position so that players like Salah and Rashford arent classed as mids

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        1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Love some of these - the 100 transfers a season is intriguing and would require patience! Also love the "No limits" Chip - def worth a go.

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          1. Ghost10
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 18 days ago

            I like the total transfers for the season idea in principle too. I'd probably propose 38 total transfers for the season though, and keeping the 2 wildcards as is.

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        2. Keep calm and hoof me the b…
          • 14 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah, no BPs for goals in particular would be interesting. But I guess you'd have to follow through and not have BPs for clean sheets either, otherwise it would skew BPs towards defenders.

          Wouldn't be a fan of that 100 transfers rule. The drip drip of transfers forces more planning ahead I think and requires more skill.

          I think the current system of wider forwards being Midfielders actually works ok. If they became forwards I think we'd need to be allowed 4 strikers, otherwise Salah and Haaland might take up 2 of the 3 spots and force us all into a template.

          I'd rather see a DM position, with a category of midfielders who score more points for CS, but still occupy the same midfield slots as regular MFs. But it would be more complicated so they'd never do this

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      2. Philosopher's Stones
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Would like to see a rule where my team scores 100 points every GW.

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      3. Dunster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Hattrick and o/s box bonus are nice ideas.

        Not sure what the logic of the penalty points are.

        Why no chips in 38? I mean, it’s annoying if someone overtakes you on a FH38 but why remove that strategy option from the game

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        1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          The No Chip in 38 is purely just to facilitate having the Capt AND VC score double but agreed it's not necessary. The Penalty thing is just to spice it up a bit and recognise that a penalty is not earned by the player taking it- when a heavy scorer is also a penalty taker it can create bigger gaps for those that don't have them and adds a bit of jeopardy (maybe even -3 for missing the open!)

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        2. Johnny Leghorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Don't take that away from me! Threw a GW38 FH hail Mary this season to chase down a 38 point gap in my mini league to win by 4. FH in last GW is the future I reckon partly because you can stack your bench for all the unexpected team changes.

          -2 for whoever gave away penalty is a must for me.

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          1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 17 days ago

            Yes - like that idea of a -2 for conceding a Pen.

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      4. Keep calm and hoof me the b…
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I like some of these more than others. I think I agree about penalties only giving +2, it would lead to fewer "template" players I think because it wouldn't be as attractive to pick penalty takers.

        I would also allow a player to get both the assist and the penalty points if they get fouled for the pen and then take it. Could lead to huge swings, but seems a shame players miss out on the assist.

        Not sure about that BP for both teams rule. Could lead to players on losing teams getting BPs for hardly anything, when another player on the winning team might do well but be behind others, which would feel weird. On the other hand, it would bring a load of players from smaller teams into play, which might be interesting

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        1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Good point on the assists for Penos. Def feel like the Bonus needs a change - not overly sure what!

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      5. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I like your penalties: 2 points if scored (All Players), -2 if missed suggestion, but make it so that the player gets the normal amount of points for a goal if he is also the player that earns the penalty.

        As somebody who's reluctantly came over to FPL when I couldn't find a similar game to that which use to be run by the Metro Newspaper I'd like to see some of their idea incorporated into FPL.

        2FTs a GW (gave much more scope to play the fixtures with 1 or 2 GW punts etc)
        A points system that rewards successful passes, tackles, crosses, blocks etc that makes all types of player viable options (not just those with attacking intent or from a teams that are solid at the back)

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        1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          I tend to agree with the 2 FTs idea - don't think it would make it more "templatey", think it might do other way.

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      6. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I don't mind the penalties one, but the rest are a no from me.

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      7. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Points deducted form the player reasonable for a penalty being conceded.

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      8. Hairy Potter
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Maybe to help with the carnage of rotation for GW38, have an auto sub so everyone's 11 is their highest scoring 11 from their squad.

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      9. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Maximum number of transfers in a gameweek - say 3/4 to limit impact of all the ridiculous teams that make 50+transfers a week.

        Super low owned players that were obviously priced incorrectly, to drop more quickly to a 'fair' level and open up pool of options i.e. if Sterling as more like 7m for the DGW37 maybe he would have been an option.

        One wildcard per season.

        Deadline at midnight, night before first fixture of gameweek - eliminates leaks.

        Changes to BPS to aid players who have great games but no attacking returns - lets by honest some assists are pretty ridiculous.

        Max two players per team would really open up some different options?

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        1. Haa-lala-land
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 16 days ago

          "Maximum number of transfers in a gameweek - say 3/4 to limit impact of all the ridiculous teams that make 50+transfers a week."

          I like this.

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        2. RedLightning
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Used to be no limit on the max number of transfers in a gameweek, but last season they introduced a limit of 20.
          That's why the lowest scoring FPL player last season was only able to make 20 transfers every week from GW6 onwards.
          Richard Hayes finished on -2,672 points, having made the maximum 20 transfers each week from GW6 onwards at a transfer cost of 76 points each time, and scoring a total of four points all season before deducting the transfer costs. He is actually an FPL veteran and this was his 19th season, finishing in the top million in five of his first seven seasons!

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      10. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I just want them to sort out their current game first before they go tweaking anything else. That assist rule is a shocker. It’s too open currently. ‘Intended destination’ is a joke, they make that up as they go along. Every corner taken has an intended destination, doesn’t mean jack.

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      11. Epic Fail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        • Every week you must set your team to get points. No points for ghost ship teams.
        • No extra bps for goalscorers/assisters. They have already been awarded.
        • Failing the above. Bring back the man in the stand.

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    6. Tic Tacs
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Ah man, what a weird season! Managed to finish just outside the top 50k after a terrible start (not owning Haaland until GW13 was the main reason!) Targeted a top 100k finish at the start of the season as that's something I'd yet to achieve in my previous 3 seasons playing FPL. (2 x 1M plus rank and 167k last season).

      Learned a lot and will hopefully get a better start next season, aiming for top 10k but any kind of improvement will be great. It's been very frustrating at times but already looking forward to next season!

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    7. snow pea in repose
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I was also a Haaland denier in the early going, went with KDB/Kane over Haa/Salah (it worked for a while). I think my biggest hurdle continues to be benched points, including 71 between GWs 31-35

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    8. AgentFern
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Last day of 23/24 season is on Mrs 30th birthday and 1 day after our 1st wedding anniversary.

      Going to be tough trying to watch the deadline day streams. It helps that she plays FPL

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    9. Etihader
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      All this game needs is reduction in max players from 1 team. Make it two and you will have a massive improvement in team variability. Will largely solve the template issue.

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      1. Salarrivederci
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Make it 1? Or make it 15?

        Every change opens up to another way of playing the game. Imagine no limit, and someone commits to 5 at the back plus keeper from the same team. Scary!

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      2. Arteta
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah, there would be pros and cons to this type of game. But I think that most people would still go with the most obvious or safe options, and we wouldn't solve the template or EO issue at all.

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    10. fpl.blank
        9 months, 13 days ago

        I just hope that app will not log me off after every gameweek so i dont have to log in thats how i lost my previous acc

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