Fantasy Premier League FAQ

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about Fantasy Premier League

1. What is Fantasy Premier League?

Fantasy Premier League is the biggest Fantasy Football game in the world. Participants of the game create their imaginary team of real-life footballers from the Premier League and score points based on players’ performance – goals, assists, or clean sheets.

2. How does Fantasy Premier League work?

In the Fantasy Premier League, you built your team of real-life Premier League footballers. You have a limited budget to purchase players and you cannot pick more than three players from the same Premier League team. When players from your team score a goal, assist or register a clean sheet on the pitch, your team earns points.

3. Where to play Fantasy Premier League?

You can play Fantasy Premier League on the Official FPL website. Just register, log in and start picking your fantasy team. You can also play it on the mobile app, as well. Just download Official Premier League app into your device and log in.

4. Is Fantasy Premier League free?

Playing Fantasy Premier League is completely free to play. You only need an email address to register and log in.

5. When does Fantasy Premier League 2021/22 start?

Fantasy Premier League starts when the Premier League does. A new season 2021/22 of FPL starts on Friday 13th August. The deadline is one and a half-hour before the kickoff of the Brentford vs. Arsenal match.

6. How many Fantasy Premier League players are there?

More than 8 million players finished the 2020/21 season of Fantasy Premier League.

7. When is the Fantasy Premier League deadline?

The deadline for every gameweek of Fantasy Premier League is one and a half-hour before the first kickoff in the gameweek.

8. Can you join Fantasy Premier League late?

Yes, you can join Fantasy Premier League late, after the season starts. You can join it during every gameweek of the season, there is no limit for new players. However, you have a smaller chance of winning the game, because you missed the first gameweeks of the season. But you still have a chance of winning the FPL cup, which starts at the end of the first half of the season.

9. Can you change Fantasy Premier League team name?

If you wish to change your team name after you registered, got Pick Team/My team and find My Team’s kit section in the right panel. Then click on Design your kit and change your team name.

10. How are Fantasy Premier League points awarded?

In the Fantasy Premier League, points are awarded according to real-life footballer performance.

11. How do I create a league in Fantasy Premier League?

It is very easy to create mini-leagues in Fantasy Premier League. Go to the Leagues & Cups. If you want to renew some of your leagues from the previous season, just click renew your leagues. If you want to create a new league, click on Create and join new leagues and cups instead. Then click on Create a league or cup and pick whether you want to create a league with a classic scoring system or a head-to-head league. Then create the league and send an invitation code to your friends to join you in the league.

12. How do I join a league in Fantasy Premier League?

You can easily join a league in Fantasy Premier League. Simply, click on Leagues & Cups -> Create and join new leagues and cups -> Join a league and cup -> Join an invitational league and cup -> And now only enter the code of a private mini-league you want to join, and compete against your friends.

13. What is Fantasy Premier League head-to-head league?

Head-to-head is a scoring system in a special type of mini-league in Fantasy Premier League: a head-to-head mini-league. Every team plays a match against another team in the mini-league every gameweek. The team with a higher gameweek score (minus transfer points) will win the match. 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw. Then teams are ranked in the league according to the points earned in the head-to-head matches.

14. How to change formation in Fantasy Premier League?

If you want to change the formation of your squad, follow these steps. Go to pick team/my team and then go to the bench of your team. Click on some player on your bench and sub him in to replace a player from starting XI that plays in a different position. After the substitutions, the formation of your FPL team changes. For example, if your formation is 4-3-3 and you would like to change it to 3-4-3, just sub in a midfielder from your bench and replace a defender in your XI with him.

15. How to delete Fantasy Premier League account?

If you would like to delete your Fantasy Premier League account, you have to log in at Official Premier League website with your FPL login information. Then click on your account name in the top right corner. Click on manage profile and select delete account.

16. How do Fantasy Premier League transfers work?

Transfers help you to change your team before every gameweek. You are awarded one free transfer every gameweek. If you do not use it, you roll it over to the next gameweek, so you would have 2 free transfers then. However, you cannot roll over more than one free transfer, which means, that you can always have maximally only two free transfers. If you wish to make additional transfers (more than available free transfers), it will cost you 4 points.

17. What is Fantasy Premier League draft?

Fantasy Premier League Draft is a type of FPL league where FPL managers cannot have the same players in their team. It means that each player in the game can be selected by only one FPL manager. The scoring system is the same as in the regular game. However, there is no budget and managers use drafts and trades to build their squads. Because of these features, only a maximum of 16 FPL managers can be involved in the draft league. You can play Fantasy Premier League draft alongside the regular FPL game.

18. What is Fantasy Premier League vice-captain?

A vice-captain is your Fantasy Premier back up captain. If your main captain does play (resp. plays 0 minutes), your vice-captain’s points are doubled.

19. What is Fantasy Premier League wildcard?

Fantasy Premier League wildcard is a chip that will allow you to have unlimited transfers in one gameweek. Basically, you can change your whole FPL squad once you activate the wildcard. We have two wildcards available – one for the first half, and the other for the second half of the season.

20. What is Fantasy Premier League triple captain?

A triple captain is a chip that allows you to earn tripled points from your captain in one gameweek. Triple captain chip can be used only once a season, so use it carefully and do not waste it.

21. What is Fantasy Premier League bench boost?

Bench boost is a Fantasy Premier League chip that allows you to earn points that your bench players scored in one gameweek. Basically, for one week, 15 players will score points for your FPL teams instead of 11. Be careful, the chip can be used only once during the season.

22. What is Fantasy Premier League free hit?

Free Hit is a Fantasy Premier League chip that allows you to change your whole FPL squad, but only for one gameweek. After the gameweek is over, your team will revert to your original team before deploying the free hit.

23. What is the difference between wildcard and free hit?

The difference between wildcard and free hit is, that when you use the wildcard, you can make unlimited transfers to your FPL team (just like in pre-season), so transfers are permanent. But when you use the free hit, you can change your whole FPL squad only for one gameweek – after the gameweek is over your original team will revert back.

24. What is Fantasy Premier League double gameweek?

A double gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams play twice. There are more than They usually happen in the second half of the season when fixtures in the double gameweeks. postponements due to Cup duties occur.

25. What is Fantasy Premier League triple gameweek?

A double gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams play thrice. They happen due to a lot of postponements and a very tight schedule. But they are very rare, usually happen once in a decade.

26. What is Fantasy Premier League blank gameweek?

A blank gameweek is a type of Fantasy Premier League gameweek where some teams do not play at all. There are less than 10 fixtures in the blank gameweek. They usually happen in the second half of the season, when postponements due to Cup duties occur.

27. Why play Fantasy Premier League?

If you are asking this question, you probably have doubts about playing FPL. It is just a game, so do not take it too seriously. You win some and you lose some. At the end of the day, there can only be one winner from 8 million of the people. So, play it for fun and enjoy the journey from the first gameweek to the last.

Looking for more information about FPL? Read the the rules of the game and FAQs at Official FPL website.

Matej

Author:

Ing. Matej Šuľan

FPL Records (Overall ranking):

2017/18: 43 4852018/19: 942
2019/20: 1192020/21: 200 673