Fantasy football: 2021-22 Premier League tips, top players, rules, prices and guide to FPL play

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From creating your squad to using your wildcard, Goal lists everything you need to know about the Fantasy Premier League for the 2021-22 campaign.

The start of the 2021-22 Premier League is just around the corner and excitement is building for a new season of fantasy football.

While there are many fantasy football games available online, the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is undoubtedly the most popular and offers users the opportunity to fight with their friends and rivals across the world.

So whether you are a seasoned FPL veteran or a newbie just starting to get to grips with the game, Goal The guide has everything you need to find out what’s new before the new campaign.

Contents

  1. How to register a team?
  2. How do you play FPL?
  3. How are points awarded?
  4. What are bonus points?
  5. What is Fantasy Draft?
  6. Who are the best players to choose?
  7. What is a week of play?
  8. What are FPL chips?
  9. What prizes can you win?

How to register a team for the Fantasy Premier League 2021-22?

To register a team for the Fantasy Premier League 2021-22, go to the game’s official website and, if you do not yet have an account, click “Register”.

Once you have entered the necessary information and, if applicable due to age restrictions, arranged access with a parent or guardian, you will be able to choose a team name, then it is time to move on to the game. most exciting: choosing your players!

Each FPL manager is then allocated a budget of £ 100million and must choose a total of 15 players: two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three attackers. You are limited to a maximum of three players from each Premier League team.

You have unlimited transfers until 6.30 p.m. (BST) on Friday August 13 – an hour and a half before the Premier League opener of the new season – and there is an ‘Auto Pick’ option if you want the game to select from. a complete team for you.

FPL selection team

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How do you play Fantasy Premier League and what are the rules?

The basic goal of Fantasy Premier League is to accumulate as many points as possible throughout the 2021-22 season.

In your 15-player squad, you need to select a starting XI for each “Gameweek” – more on that later – and they will be awarded points based on their performance in each match.

You put your team in any formation even though there must always be a goalkeeper, at least three defenders and at least one attacker selected at all times.

It is also important to organize the bench order of your substitutes, as the game will automatically substitute a player if one of the players on your starting squad is not playing during match week.

You must also select a captain and a vice-captain before each match week.

The captain of your team will receive double the number of points, while the vice-captain is a replacement choice in case your original selection does not play, and therefore double the points will be awarded to the alternate choice.

Fernandinho lifts Premier League trophy to Manchester City

You will automatically be entered into various “General Leagues” including a Fan League, based on the team you are supporting, a National League, a “Gameweek” league depending on when you signed up, and a Global League.

There’s also the option of creating an invitational mini-league, both classic style or one-on-one, for you to play against your friends and family.

Along with the standard league format, FPL teams are automatically entered into the cup, with the start date determined by the total number of players entering the game.

There is no restriction on when you first join your team although, in the interests of fairness, you are limited to having one team per person.

A full list of rules and FAQs is available on the official Fantasy Premier League website.

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How is fantasy football score determined?

Points are awarded to each player based on their performance in a match, with the following criteria applied:

action Points
To play for up to 60 minutes 1
To play 60 minutes or more (excluding downtime) 2
For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender 6
For every goal scored by a midfielder 5
For every goal scored by an attacker 4
For every decisive pass 3
For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or a defender 4
For a blank sheet by a midfielder 1
For every 3 saves by a goalkeeper 1
For each penalty saved 5
For each missed penalty -2
Bonus points for the best players in a match 1-3
For every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or a defender -1
For each yellow card -1
For every red card -3
For each goal against his own camp -2

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What are bonus points and how are they calculated?

Bonus points are awarded to the three best performing players in each Premier League match.

The official definition provided by the FPL website reads: “The Bonus Point System (BPS) uses a range of statistics to create a BPS score for each player.

“The three best performing players in each match will be awarded bonus points. 3 points will be awarded to the best performing player, 2 to the second best and 1 to the third.”

In the event of a tie, between first, second or third place, the points will be distributed accordingly. For example, in the event of a tie for first place, players 1 and 2 will each be awarded three points, with player 3 receiving one point.

For a full explanation of what happens in the event of a tie bonus points, as well as the bonus point system used by FPL and how it works, a full breakdown can be found via the “Rules” section of the official website.

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What is Fantasy Draft and how is it different?

Fantasy Draft allows you to create or join a draft league against your friends and family, or a public league against the fantasy community.

You can have up to 16 teams in your draft league, although the official FPL website recommends that eight is a good number, to ensure there are enough top players spread out.

You then need to set a date for the draft, where players will have the opportunity to fill their squads with 15 players, taking turns selecting individual players from the 20 Premier League squads. Unlike the original game, no budget rule is applied.

Draft FPL

There are 15 draft rounds in total to allow each player to have a full squad of 15 players, with an initially generated random order that will then “meander” from round to round, with the draft selection order reversed to. every time.

During each round, the FPL manager will have between 30 and 120 seconds, the default being 90 seconds, to choose a player to join his team. If you do not choose a player within the time limit, a player will be automatically assigned.

Once the draft is over, it is possible to bring in unaffected players via exemption requests. Depending on the settings assigned to your league, it is also possible to swap players with other FPL managers.

For a full explanation of Fantasy Draft, the rules, and how it works, you can head over to the official Fantasy Premier League website.

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Who are the best players to choose in fantasy football?

Each Premier League player entered among the top 20 English league teams is given an award, with the top players considered the ‘best’ and most likely to score the most points during the season. .

The two most expensive players in the game are the Tottenham striker Harry kane and the Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, which are both available for £ 12.5 million each.

Indeed, midfielders and strikers make up the bulk of the game’s most expensive assets, with the most valued defender being Liverpool’s right-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£ 7.5million).

As for the more expensive goalkeepers, there are three who are valued at £ 6 million; Edouard Mendy, Alisson and Ederson.

Ederson Man City 2021-22

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What is a “Gameweek” and what are the deadlines for transfers and modifications?

A play week basically refers to the Premier League matches that will be played during a specific time period, with the most common play week consisting of 10 matches played and the 20 Premier League teams involved.

There are exceptions, however, with specific weeks where a team may have more than one match counted as part of a play week, while other teams may not have a match to play at all.

There will be a total of 38 matchweeks played in the 2021-22 Premier League season, with the first starting on August 13.

Play Weeks come with deadlines, where you need to have all of your transfers and team changes by a set day and time.

The deadline for the very first game week of the 2021-22 campaign is 6.30 p.m. (BST) on Friday August 13.

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What are “tokens” in Fantasy Premier League?

Each team is assigned chips which can be used during the 2021-22 Premier League season to help and improve performance and points score.

They are: Bench Boost, Triple Captain, Free Hit and Wildcard.

Bench Boost allows a team to receive points for its starting XI and substitutes, and can be used once per season. Free Hit, meanwhile, gives the FPL manager the ability to make unlimited transfers to his team during a single week of play.

FPL chips

A Triple Captain token can also only be used once in the season and means that the player selected as captain will score three times the number of points for a single week of play.

The Wildcard chip can be used twice in a season – the first before December 28 and the second after that date until the end of the 2021-2022 campaign – and allows unlimited transfers.

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What prizes can you win in Fantasy Premier League?

Various prizes are available throughout the 2021-22 season for teams performing well.

The grand prize for finishing in first place in the overall Fantasy Premier League ranking of all players worldwide is a seven night break in the UK, including VIP hospitality in two 2022-23 Premier League matches.

Other prizes are also awarded to this person, including a Hublot smartwatch, a copy of FIFA 22 and a game console.

There is also an assortment of prizes awarded to the overall finalist, third place and 2021-22 FPL Cup winner, as well as those who win Manager of the Month and Manager of the Week.

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