Pre-Season

FPL 2024/25 pre-season page now live

…and it’s live! The European Championship is still ongoing but as it’s now July, we’ve launched our pre-season page for the 2024/25 Premier League campaign.

It’s a skeletal article at this stage, of course, but every bit of content we write over the summer will be added to this one-stop shop for the new season. So, bookmark it and keep coming back.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has yet to relaunch; it surely won’t be too long now. When it does, there will be price reactions, position-by-position analysis and first-draft team reveals.

In the meantime, there is still plenty of useful information on our page even at this early stage. All the pre-season friendly dates are listed, as well as the transfer ins and outs so far.

Initial reaction to the 2023/24 Premier League fixture release is also included.

To come over the next six weeks or so will be analysis of all 20 top-flight clubs, Scout Reports on new signings like Igor Thiago, Moving Target articles on those players switching allegiance and research into new managers.

Notes on the summer friendlies, predicted lineups for Gameweek 1, a set piece takers guide – you name it, we’ll have it.

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There’s something else coming very soon, as you’ll see below…

FPL 2024/25 pre-season page now live

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  1. marcos11
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 20 hours ago

    Use or hold WC? If I use WC I would probably be gambling on England/Netherlands to qualify to have a full 15 for the semis.

    No WC, 3 FTs:
    Kane Mbappe Morata
    Bruno Musiala Gundo Williams Simons
    VVD Cancelo Mendes Cucurella LeNormand
    Pickford Verbruggen

    WC:
    Kane Mbappe Gakpo
    Bellingham Bruno Musiala Simons Williams
    Walker Stones DeVrij Kounde Cucurella
    Costa Verbruggen

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 20 hours ago

      No need to WC whatsoever, hold.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 20 hours ago

      Definitely hold- good team. Morata perhaps main weakness over Gakpo owners

  2. The Iceman
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 20 hours ago

    Already have Gakpo - which is better?

    A) Depay, Bellingham
    B) Kane, Simons

    1. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm going for A. I'll have Depay, Gakpo, VVD and De Vrij for NED and Bellingham, Walker and Pickford for ENG.

      1. The Iceman
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        Leaning that way myself. Thank you.

    2. The Tonberry
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        A

        1. The Iceman
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 20 hours ago

          Thank you!

    3. The Tonberry
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        Think I'll have to get rid of Mbappe. Not as effective with the mask. Can also see the QF being a low scoring affair.

        Mbappe, Baumgartner, Guehi ➡ Gakpo, Simons, Stones

        Will wildcard for the semis and hope Mittelstadt plays

        Pickford, Costa
        Hernandez, Carvajal, Cucurella, Mittelstadt, Guehi
        Bellingham, Musiala, Fernandes, Williams, Baumgartner
        Kane, Mbappe, Havertz

        1. The Iceman
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 20 hours ago

          Good moves but see what happens with Mittelstadt first..

          1. GreennRed
            • 12 Years
            17 days, 19 hours ago

            He's not in his Zorro role but he's class, might improve in the Zorrole 😉

      • Nespinha
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 20 hours ago

        Still have WC but...

        Pickford, Costa
        Mendes, Cucurella, Carvajal, Van Dijk, Guehi ***
        Musiala, Williams, Fernandes, Sabitszer ***, Baumgartner ***
        Kane, Mbappe, Morata

        A) Dumfries, Vargas (or Ruiz), Simons
        B) Normand, Bellingham, Aebischer
        C) Dumfries, Simons, Gakpo (keep Sabitzer, Morata out)
        D) play WC

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          B.

      • Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        What is the advantage to holding a WC for the semis against playing it now in the quarters?

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          Makes it easier to get 11 starters with 5 FT for final.

          1. Milk, 1 Šuker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            17 days, 19 hours ago

            Mmm OK. I'm slowly coming round to the idea. Cheers Greenie

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          Hold if you want to hedge SPA v GER & FRA v POR, if too unsure of the outcome. Safe option, can't get caught out with a short squad in the SF.

          Play it now if you want to gain an edge with extra Netherlands or Swiss picks. Might be last chance to get some good differentials (could also punt on e.g. Güler).

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        I still have wildcard and limitless and basically a full squad still in. Only one I have to deal with is Guehi because he’s suspended. Don’t really know how to play it best.

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          Limitless QF.

          WC SF. Can do a split that should give you 11 min, with 5 FT, for final that you just need 11 starters and lineups known before deadline.

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            17 days, 19 hours ago

            Good call. Cheers mate.

      • lilmessipran
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Do we know who is on pens for Switzerland?

        1. Ausman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Shaqiri, Xhaka

      • fenixri
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        Which one?

        A) VVD
        B) DeVrij
        C) Dumfries
        D) Ake

        1. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 19 hours ago

          I'm on A and B right now

          1. Remi
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 18 hours ago

            A and B too.
            I had Ake but he gets subbed off every game at the 75th

      • Club-De-Belon
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 19 hours ago

        You guys are really picking way too many Englishmen.

        1. CoracAld2831
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          Yeah, I think 3 is enough, 4 is absolute maximum. Too risky otherwise.

        2. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 18 hours ago

          I have no WC. Currently with:

          2 SPA
          2 GER
          2 POR
          2 FRA
          3 ENG
          4 NED

          Best case scenario, I have 4 players eliminated (if ENG and NED go through).
          Worst case scenario, I have 11 players eliminated (if ENG and NED go out).

          If i swap 1 ENG and 1 NED for 1 SWI and 1 TUR, best case will be 6 players eliminated and worst case will be

          1. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 18 hours ago

            *If i swap 1 ENG and 1 NED for 1 SWI and 1 TUR, best case will be 6 players eliminated and worst case will be 9 players...

            Not sure what is the best strategy, though...

      • Westfield Irons ⭐️
        • 14 Years
        17 days, 18 hours ago

        Best 4.5m defender for day 2 sub?
        Konsa (good clean sheet odds but no guarantee he starts)
        Rodríguez (not so good clean sheet odds, but guaranteed starter and better chance of goal contribution)
        (I have Pickford in goal)

      • el polako
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        With the new approach to the FA Cup & Mickey Mouse Cup resulting in less expected DGW\BGW, is it worth targeting GW1 for bench boost?

        By doing so we effectively making the most out of additional 3rd wild card.

        1. Funkyav
          • 15 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          not for me, its never really worked that and we have zero data to go on in GW1, so many unknowns. I have scored 50 points on a BB before so i dont know why you would want to waste it early, its a really useful chip.

          Yes there will be less DGWs but there will still be some and thats before weather and other events that can impact games being postponed.

          1. el polako
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            I never done it, therefore tempted to roll the dice although agree that lack of eye test in competitive games is a worry.

      • Funkyav
        • 15 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        can anyone tell me when FPL opened last time there was a Euros/World Cup? Wondering if they wait until it finishes?

        1. Morbius
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          Last Euros (2021), Fantasy opened June 22nd.
          World Cup 2018, Fantasy opened 5th July.

          1. Funkyav
            • 15 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            interesting thanks, thinking back i guess 2018 is irrelevant as that was the Qatar World Cup in Nov

            That euros opening date is v early though

            1. Morbius
              • 9 Years
              17 days, 16 hours ago

              That's why I did 2018 World Cup instead of 2022.
              2018 was Russia; (June-July), 2022 in Qatar in Nov-Dec.

              1. Funkyav
                • 15 Years
                17 days, 16 hours ago

                Got it, thanks, really helpful

      • shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        17 days, 17 hours ago

        I need a Friday playing keeper to replace Nita alongside Pickers. My only German defender is Mittlestadt so I'm thinking bench him and get Neuer? Or double up on France/Portugal? Gives me

        Neuer Pickford
        Cucerella Carvajal Cancelo Hernandez (Mittlestadt)

        1. randomteamer1987
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 23 hours ago

          I can see spain score so rather would go costa/maignan

          1. GreennRed
            • 12 Years
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            Maignan

        2. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          16 days, 15 hours ago

          Why would you bench Middlestadt if you picked Neuer?